Being Happy or Successful
I have never talked about such things until lately when most of my thoughts have become philosophical. Sometimes, I feel it’s the motherhood hormones which are still all over the place. But then I feel may be I am growing old and becoming wiser. Haha… Whatever it is, I like having these conversations with myself. Being happy or successful, what would I choose?
Success is quite luring but I fear it’s ephemeral, it doesn’t last long. It brings happiness which is also short lived. We all know, one can’t stay at the top for a longer time. And, when the downfall comes, it brings darkness with it. But does that mean one should never wish to be successful?
My heart says we should look out for happiness, it will show us the path to success. Our ultimate goal should be chasing happiness or dreams rather than success.
Being happy is the greatest form of success
And, you know the best thing about happiness, it’s everywhere around us. But we take it for granted.
When I started blogging in July 2017, I just wanted to prove myself that I still have that in me. And, I am not a lost soul, yet! I had no major expectations from it. And, I just wanted to be happy knowing that I’m doing something productive in my free time. (I bet most of the SAHM must have felt that)
Soon, people were liking my work, I was getting all the support in the world and I started getting paid collaborations only after 3 months into blogging. I was the happiest because my new found hobby was now giving me returns.
Would you believe me if I tell you that for the last three decades I had an impression that I have zero talents in me. I had been thrown out of dance and singing classes stating the same. But I always had a passion to learn new things, to do the impossible! And, I never stopped believing in myself though I need a push every now & then.
But, it is kind of fun to do the impossible! Isn’t it?
I know there are numerous people out there, who think they are useless. People who think they can’t do anything in their life. And, if I talk about new mothers who are right now struggling with this new phase. Some of you must be going through postpartum depression, others might be feeling like they are the most horrible mothers. And, many of you must be thinking that your life is over now. I know because I was this person once.
But, STOP! Stop thinking like that.
You are still the BEST because you are unique. There is no one else who can take your place. You have come to this world with a purpose which you need to figure out. Till then, you have to do what you are doing and believe in yourself that only you can do this. But, this is not all.
You have to keep dreaming & keep challenging yourself too. Because this is how you grow and this is how you find your purpose. Don’t stop believing in yourself because you too can do the impossible.
Find out what you want from your life, if it’s challenging, work a bit harder. Define shorter goals, celebrate small achievements. Look around yourself, there are many little happy moments waiting for you.
My ultimate goal is to be happy! And, I’m in no rush to be successful, I just don’t want to miss my happy moments.
Do you also indulge in such thoughtful conversations with yourself? What would you choose, being happy or successful? What’s your theory?
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