Start where you are
Desolate, disappointed, stressed, betrayed, abandoned, abused and hopeless might be some of the words that resonate with your life, especially when you feel like life is offering you nothing but a bed of thorns.
The truth of the matter, however, remains that you are the only person who can rescue yourself from the situation you are in. To break the chains of such misery, you have to start from where you are; make the commitment to head towards where you want to be.
Pema Chödrön was right when he said: “We already have everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves—the heavy-duty fearing that we are bad and hoping that we are good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy and the addictions of all kinds—never touch our basic wealth. They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun. But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here. This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake.”
Take a different look into the situation you are in; you will realise that the solution to making a difference is within you. Surely you will notice that you are indeed a blink of an eye away from realising the dream of your life.
As the economy keeps biting and the value of salaries keeps diminishing, waste not your time blaming your employers for not increasing your salary. Look into yourself; you have the ability to make extra money.
Possibly, you are blessed with a beautiful voice. Use it for singing or acting and that will change your fortunes. Take an intrinsic look into the abundance of talents that you have and work hard on them.
In life, you can achieve anything as long as you look at yourself differently and do things differently. Different results are likely to be an outcome.
You were not born dull. No one is dull. It is just that you are concentrating on something which is not your area of strength. You are following the footsteps of others instead of working hard on your dreams, your talents and other unique abilities you have.
If sciences are not a part of you but arts are then do not hurt yourself that you cannot make it into a medical doctor. You can become a lawyer. No one should deceive you that the only thing you can do to be successful in life is to be a medical doctor. You can be successful in any field as long as you make yourself special.
The world celebrates academicians, physicists, chemists, athletes, painters, musicians etc. and it is for that reason that world records are almost in each and everything.
Find that in which you can break the record and that is likely to be your game changer. Stop forcing people or children to be like the professional you. Just show them the talents they have so that they professionalise in areas they can be highly competent in.
Not every person can be a writer, accountant, economist, a lawyer, medical doctor or engineer. Cherish the power of diversity and how it makes the world better. You will be successful as long as you are providing a solution to the problems people are facing.
Hearts that are broken need songs that give them hope. That is where musicians come in. People at home might feel bored and that is where watching sports becomes a solution and athletes become solution providers.
Humans are social beings and they need to interact and chat and in filling that gap Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram became viable businesses.
There is a solution you can provide to people and that is what will move you away from the hopelessness you might be finding yourself in at the moment.
Be it at the office. Be it in your business. Be it in your marriage. Be it in the groups that you belong. Start from there to make a difference and you will change the fortunes of your life.
Remember one thing; you hold the key to unlocking solutions to any person you meet on the street. Start where you are. Wait no more.