Monday, April 7, 2014

On aspirations and inspirations

I write this as i am switching pages between 1) a reality debate show in Vijay TV youtube channel in which a friend participated, 2) a talk show with popular host DD and Shreya the actress, 3) reading several blogs, 4) msging friends on Viber 5) msging said friend in no.1 on FB to let her know that I’m inspired by her achievements, and most importantly .. 6) ppl watching. 

Talk about multi tasking! this is why i never get any serious work done… like job or pHd applications or even reading. Everything I do is always with my laptop or my phone. Sometimes I wish i didn’t have my MacBook and my iPhone. No, i didn’t mean it … not at all… not one bit. Please don’t take away my gadgets from me! 

I just noticed that Shreya blinks a lot, and it’s quite unnatural. Maybe she’s wearing contact lenses that aren’t very comfortable… 

Anyways, back to what i was going to say (how easily can I get distracted?!). Although i’m doing so many things at the same time, it is all related .. or I would like to think so. 

The debate show, the reality talk show and the kind of blogs that i read have something which catches my attention and interest me, either for the way people talk or write, the things they’ve achieved in their life, or how hardworking they are. 

The one thing that we’ve all always wanted in our lives is to be acknowledged and appreciated for the things we do. You would be lying through your teeth if you say you never wanted that. we all crave for acknowledgements, appreciations, rewards, publicity etc. I know I do, and I’m not ashamed to admit it even if you are. 

It is human nature that we want to make a mark for ourselves in this world while we are alive, and when we die, even if we don’t leave a legacy behind, we would want to be remembered for something that is worth it. no one wants to be the one whom nobody remembers by name or by face. No one wants to be somebody who have nothing to say for themselves or about themselves. 

so, if no one wants to be ignored/avoided/forgotten, then why is it that only some of them make it big? why it is that all of us aren’t on TV, or participating in debate shows of travelling in first class flights to attend business meetings or meet and greet with fans? It’s because you’ve been content with only seeing and not doing it. Seeing on TV doesn’t teleport you into it and miraculously makes you it. there’s no magic lamp that you imaginarily rub while watching YouTube and have a genie grant your wishes to be in that show. 

watching other people achieve is good, but its only good to a certain extend. by all means, do read or watch autobiographies and true stories about people who have done so. but how much time are you going to spend doing that? if you spend 7 hours a day watching inspirational stuff, 10 hours for sleeping, eating and personal hygiene, and the remaining 7 hours working,  when are you going to do it? 

what’s d whole point of watching a debate or an interview with a celebrity?? Pass time, entertainment, morale support, motivation etc etc. If so, do it then!! why don’t you give your dog the honour to have an interview with you. or why not practice debating at home (it might not be avery good idea doing that with your parents all the time though … i warned you!). 

if you see something that inspires you, just do it. do it. do it. DO IT!! DONT KEEP WATCHING ! Go out in the rain, go out in the cold, take a bus or a train, or walk if you have to go somewhere. do whatever you have to, as long as you DO IT! You weren’t created to be a wallflower. you were made to stand out, so just stand out for crying out loud. 

If you want something, do yourself a favour and get off your lazy bum and go and get it. it’s not going to grow hands/leg/wings and coming flying to you and fall on your lap. oh, and stop procrastinating and being unmotivated while you are on your way there. it makes the journey much shorter, and definitely much more memorable and pleasant ! 


JessJ said...

Great post Chumi!

Chumi @ Lakshmi @ Lucky said...

ahaha... thank u Jessie!