Growing up,I had dreamed of becoming a columnist, whose Sunday columns would be such a rage that the world would wait for it to be a Sunday. Fantasies!!! who doesn’t have them? But seriously, if you want to become a force to reckon with in a field of your choice all you have to do is to be at it with dedication. At least, that’s what the TED talk I watched yesterday told me. There was this illustrator who said , he drew cartoons for 1 hour everyday for 1 year and became such a master in his craft that he went on to become famous and even give a TED talk. Wow!!!
How many of us have the perseverance to do something everyday, day after day with the same enthusiasm and dedication. Surely, if we can manage that much of commitment to our cause,tangible results are bound to follow.
Wisdom dawned on to me post 40 years of living.Too late ,but as they say, its better late than never. I watch the youngsters today, and I must say I am impressed by those among them who seem to know where they are going. Such clarity of thought. Such courage. Wish I had met a few of them earlier in my life!!!
Well! Coming back to my struggles in meeting my goals. I had been trying to catch the rising sun for a month now. I set targets,alarms but yes, the Sun beats me to it all the time. In a span of 30 days, I have met the rising sun for about 3 times. Talk about goal setting! So I decided to put it up here. To be an early riser every day and to write.. write every single day. Will that get me to my childhood dream of being a writer whose words stirred the world!!! Hopefully!!!
When I left teaching, I told my students that I am going to be a content writer and they cleverly skipped content and focused on writer,sincerely wishing me success in my endeavour, promising to make my book a best -seller. Once in a while , I have to answer earnest queries about the progress of my work and I usually give some vague answer leaving me cringing in shame later. It so happened that recently at Dhwani Toastmasters Club, we invited a writer, Dr. Sibichen Mathew. After his educational session, he announced that he was going to gift a book to the audience and he walked up to me saying, I had been the most receptive to learning in the audience that evening and handed the book . I was speechless!!! Is it providence? For someone who reads signs into everything , it certainly seemed so. Now you know what reaffirmed my wish to write…..
Let’s be at it, at our efforts to meet our own goals…
So long, Cheers to success!!! Yours and mine!