Common knowledge suggests that the people we are surrounded with have a huge impact on our lives. They can determine our satisfaction level, our motivation level, and even our happiness level. Our psychological state, therefore, depends a lot on the people around us.
This post however, is not about the importance of good company or the malicious effect of a bad one. On the other hand I firmly believe that even though external factors do play a role in determining a person’s psychological state, the ‘person’ in question, has the ability to bring about a change, in whichever way she/he wants. This post is therefore a reminder, that at the end of the day, you, human, can do and be whatever you want to be.
Its a personal observation…. I am mostly surrounded by two types of people, one are those who are talented and have also have the drive in them to achieve their dreams. And two those who are talented but lack this drive. Where the former category is want to work, take chances, learn and move forward. The latter is content and accepting of their current situations. They put in only that amount of effort which is required to just pass through life.
Now, its not that one is better than the other. Both are equally right in their own position and from their own perspective. In fact, for the balance of nature, its imperative that both these categories exist.
The problem for me begins when both these categories are equal in number, and are together for long duration. Say an year….
In such a situation, the extreme natures of both the groups interact and neutralise each other. Consider, for better illustration, two equally strong people pulling a block from two opposite sides. The result is that the box remains stationary.
No, I am not the box. I am a third category altogether. For even though I do have the drive to move forward and achieve all that I can, I do have my fair share of doubts and I am quite lazy. I often require an external support or puah or maybe just a little hint. So at the end of the day, I am left staring at that box, torn between the side I want to be in. Waiting for the result of this invisible tug of war.
Now, before I am bombarded with suggestions, or disagreements, I’d like to remind the reader that this is how I feel. And for someone else, it may or may not be true.
Anyways. So this is where I am in my life at this point. And I should also tell the reader that this is not my first time being here. From my previous experience, I’ve noticed that whenever such a situation arises I do not go the distance I need to in order to achieve my dreams. I become stagnant. Just like the box. Just like my environment.
But now! Enough is enough! I am tired of waiting. Tired of the box to be moving. I am tired of finding a person, who’ll accompany me to my destination. I’m tired of doubting myself. So this time, I’m leaving the box altogether. I am going the diatance. Venturing into the middle of the river of life alone without a life jacket.
I’m sure it will be a lonely place. And I know I may not end up anywhere. But it will still be something new. Something unique. It may even be fun! But most importantly, it will not be stagnant.
I hope you’re well reader! And I thank you for being here. Please let me know if you relate to this! Have a nice day! 🙂