In the last few months, I’ve come across some really great people, made some extremely beautiful memories, lost some people who were once the most special, learned a lot of lessons here and there, landed myself a job, and well, a Masters degree. Besides all the filtration, there still seems to be a question that just wouldn’t stop popping into my head. And that is, “What is the purpose behind my existence in this world?”
We’re all here on earth, because of God’s grace. We didn’t choose this life. This life chose us. We were brought into this world, and moulded into the human beings that we are today, to run the race majority of the world is running. To earn money, and make something out of our lives. To be able to afford all those things, we couldn’t earlier. To give our loved ones the life they’d never expected to see. But ask yourself, if that’s enough. Ask yourself, if that’s the reason why you even came into this world. This? Something every other individual is doing, or wishes to do? That’s all? What about your own growth as a human being. What about fulfilling the purpose of your existence, and giving back to the Universe.
Someone recently told me “Life is too short and unpredictable, and it is extremely vital for every single human being to grow. To grow from a Zero to a Five, from a Five to a Ten, and from a Ten to a Hundred.”
The point is, keep growing. Don’t settle for something you think you deserve. Don’t settle for something which gives you all the comfort and convenience possible. Don’t settle for something that doesn’t require you to put in your 100%. Don’t settle for something that doesn’t challenge you every single day, and makes you think twice before sleeping peacefully.
You’re born to give your best, and if giving the best keeps you on your toes, keeps you motivated, and makes you feel passionate about your work, every single morning when you wake up, then you’re going to grow, and there’s no stopping after that.
There was once a delivery boy, who worked for a 6 months old tiffin services start up, and delivered food to the customers all round the day. Every single day, without fail, he’d show up at work on time with a smile on his face, and finish his deliveries efficiently. This continued for a year and he made 10% of the total sales daily. He started building a great connection with his daily customers by knowing their needs and wants, their tastes and preferences, and realized that this could benefit him if he starts his own business. He was content with his life as a delivery boy, and he was happy with the pay, but I guess he had this fire burning inside him, to grow, and do something more. And so, he did. He collected funds, added them to his savings, built trust with a bank, and soon, opened his own little tiffin service firm that catered to all the gaps that his previous employer couldn’t take care of. It took a while but he became successful, and one of the most preferred tiffin services firm in that particular region. Because of that little spark. Because of that passion. Because he didn’t want to settle for the life, he thought he deserved.
Don’t waste your time doing things, that wouldn’t give you the kind of happiness you’d get by doing things you’re passionate about. You don’t have to make people happy all the time. You don’t have to be someone’s shadow to fit in, and be loved. You don’t have to let yourself get influenced by people who aren’t worth all those efforts. You don’t have to please anyone.
You’re enough, yourself. And you deserve to lead the life you wish to build. You must make your own decisions and walk with pride. You take responsibility for yourself. You must be confident and self-sufficient to live life your own way. You make mistakes and learn from them, only to come out stronger and better. You grow. Grow. Look ahead. And just grow.
Life is really too short to be wasted on temporary things and people. Focus on your life, make yourself happy, wake up every morning with that little fire of passion, feel proud of yourself, smile and keep growing.
Make your life worth your existence in this world.
-Tanya Singh Kochar