Don't be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try!

    23-May-2021
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Birkarnelzelzit Thiyam
Light’s out - before the inception draws you a line, the last consciousness of the day Crips you're slowed down heart, no curtains allowed - there you ask ‘What am I doing with my life?’ Some bring out a dairy to jot down before the subconsciousness takes over to only be drowning in projections and memories. There I am - exactly every day, asking if ‘I am happy with what I am doing.’ Trying hard to do a little more closer, to lessen my regrets later - it’s hard to do what you want, it’s the hardest. But you will have the guts to make friends with mistakes.
To follow what your heart tells you to do exactly as it is- either you have to be a ‘fool’ or you have to be ‘unreasonable’ or very ‘courageous’. Oftentimes, we do not have the guts to follow our gut. We have to be aware of this voice that our consciousness has. It talks in various ways and often tells us the right thing to do. Oftentimes, we ignore it and take it as noise. To do what our heart says is a brave thing. What might make sense to you, might seem like a totally crazy idea to others. The judgement and opinion of others should not sway you from your dreams and that only happens when you believe in your idea more than anything else.
Ideation is important. However, more important than that is action. The action of believing in yourself and following your heart bring in motion the entire universe around you to help you get there. It's just that leap of faith that is required and all the potential energy begins to turn kinetic and things start to move in the direction of what you want.
The ultimate truth is “when there is a will, there is a way”. Different authors have tried to put it in various theories. But ideation to action is a journey of a simple change in the direction of your energy. Simply put, we cannot change the destination overnight. But definitely, we can change the direction of our actions. And when it's imbued with perseverance on a daily basis- it turns out to have a phenomenal impact in the grand scheme of things.
The question is- Do you have the courage to burn all bridges behind you - to follow your heart? Can you put down everything at stake to pursue what you want? Can you untie all bonds to listen to that music which leaves you spellbound every time you think about it? Can you bear to die every day with this music still on? Can you let go of all fallacies which the world has been impregnating your mind with and believe in the unknown.
People usually remember their past. They are drowned in the lanes of memory. Good and Bad both- and they are so engrossed in the act of thinking about their past that they do not have the time to ideate. We engage in ourselves with mental fights, virtual conversations with people, picturing ourselves in places we don't want to be. The Universe is your servant. It brings to you more of what you put your attention on.
Practice imagining better things, take smaller dives into the sea of possibilities and create a life that you want. I know, it might seem impossible at first, but try doing it bit by bit. Train yourself to think broader, different, disruptive, innovative and creative. 90% of our thoughts in the day are repetitive. Which means you actually think the same thing on a daily basis and then you question yourself - Why am I stagnant in life? Why is there no growth?
Growth occurs when we step out of our comfort zones- we leave the old shackles of self and are ready to be transformed into something greater and bigger. And for your information- Change is hard! Even the acceptance of the fact that we need to change- puts a big plunge on your ego. Everyone thinks- Oh I am perfect and what I think is right. But even that awareness of the requirement is critical in creating bigger realities.
I know it's hard to create something new but trust me, even the best ideas never came fully formed. It only will get clear as you work on it. ‘An idea’ is the most contagious abstract, once you are sick with an idea, trust me no amount of medicine can help you get better. And only these sick people change the world just like that. If you think you are sick with an idea, trust me - try your best to never get better, be sick. Many will come to you with their conventionally but safely failed medicines to make you a ‘mediocre.’ Nurture your idea, that’s your baby, that will only make your life carry on - even long after you are gone.
The writer is an International Awardee and also a major in International Business Marketing from Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada. He can be reached at [email protected] Watch his motivational videos on YouTube at Live With Bir.