“Arrival at one goal is the starting point to another” …John Dewey
Think about your increment salary, the promotion you gave your everything for, your professional degree for which you spent sleepless nights, that moment where you find your life partner becomes your soul-mate, a beautiful home that you can call your own, the list can just go on and on. It’s always the best feeling ever to accomplish something you have always wanted, experiencing such fulfillment suddenly makes all that sweat and blood so damn worth it ! But then comes the most dreaded question we have to face ‘What’s next?’..
The moment I Graduated I still had to get a professional degree. The day I earned my professional degree I still had to find a decent job. Just when I started working I still had to get married and settle myself into a new lifestyle. After a year when I can say that I have sort of managed all that some people want me to get a better job with a better pay or may be decide to start a family. It’s like enough is never enough.
I personally think it is very frustrating that the moment you reach your goal you have the next one just waiting in the pipeline. Your sense of fulfillment is suddenly filled with ‘What next?’ as there is obviously something that u have still left to achieve. The world around us always wants us to be achievers or may be even over achievers. If you ever say that you are satisfied with wherever you are, the society will say that you don’t have enough ambition in life to be something or do something greater in life. All this running makes life such a struggle.
When we were kids we had final exams to clear, always one at a time each year. As we grow up we are expected to multi-task and do lots of things at the same time. Imagine working at office, home management, marriage, family socializing, friend,circles, booming career, making investments and increase in savings, having fun, traveling around etc etc.. Phewww!.. Our society always reminds us about the things that we still need to do instead of just letting us be happy and satisfied with the things we have already done. Its like a crazy rat race.
I think we should just let it be and shut the outside world from our mind. It is okay to be where you are and it is okay to just keep doing what you do. Frankly, whatever the world around us says doesn’t matter because they don’t have all of it either. Just be happy and give yourself an entire lifetime to achieve all your goals. There is no point in running that rat race as life always takes it’s course the way it wants irrespective of the way you plan it.
“Right now you’re the best of what you ever were and have the most of what you always wanted.” … Kinnari Vora Adhia
I’d like to thank my husband for all his help, my sister Packet & my cousins Ani and Anee for their amazing insights.. I love you guys so much :*
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