If you want to fly high, be pre­pared to leave the ground

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - Front Page - Rachna Mehra (In­ner Voice com­prises con­tri­bu­tions from our read­ers The views ex­pressed are per­sonal) in­ner­voice@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The Dalia Lama once said, “Change will not come from the sky, you have to work for it.” It is ex­treme pres­sure that trans­forms car­bon into sparkling di­a­monds.

We are all he­roes in our life jour­ney, try­ing to be­come bet­ter with ev­ery pass­ing day. So, it is im­por­tant to live life to its full po­ten­tial.

Once, a boy lost his vi­sion. He was de­pressed and scared about his fu­ture. See­ing him cry, his fa­ther told him: “Don’t keep your dreams in your eyes, they will wash away as tears. Keep them in your heart so that each heart­beat re­minds you to reach your dreams.” That changed the boy’s life and today he’s an adult who has touched the lives of thou­sands of peo­ple through his mo­ti­va­tional talks. I be­lieve that dif­fi­cul­ties sit­u­a­tions are les­sons that help us be­come bet­ter hu­man be­ings.

When you chase rel­a­tive suc­cess or try to copy oth­ers, suc­cess is short term. Long term suc­cess is not guar­an­teed when you fol­low a group or pas­sion which is not yours. How­ever, when you do things for your own sat­is­fac­tion, even rel­a­tive suc­cess will be cher­ished and will be ful­fill­ing in a much greater way.

It’s im­pos­si­ble to ex­pect that things will go well al­ways. Even for those who seem very suc­cess­ful, there are low points and ad­verse sit­u­a­tions they have had to tackle.

Let­ting go is im­por­tant but what is even more im­por­tant is let­ting go gra­ciously. As the proverb goes, ““In the end, only three things mat­ter: how much you loved, how gen­tly you lived, and how grace­fully you let go of things not meant for you.”

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