Challenge Yourself!

From times immemorial men have tried to do something different. 99% of attempts failed and only 1% of the attempts were successful. Needless to say that 1% made all the difference in our lives in the course of evolution.
Why am I speaking about this today? The reason behind this depresses me to a great extent. And perhaps this reason compelled me to use my keyboard again for the blog. The hiatus in between was not predetermined. It happened as the period in between had enormous upheavals. I got busy with other aspects of life and as well as developing other dimensions of myself. If you have been my reader, you would be knowing that I don’t write until I seriously feel about something. And today I felt, and I felt deeply.

While teaching today I observed a student of mine lost in her thoughts. She is not a very bright student as far as her academics are concerned and that’s why I decided to break her reverie and pull her attention back into the class. My attempt to rescue her fell on deaf ears and she chose to keep mum looking into oblivion.

I rested my case after a failed attempt but the psychology disturbed me. What I felt is that she has created a fence around her mind and has accepted that she can not do much in her studies. She has kind of branded herself as a weak student and she doesn’t even want to try to improve herself.

This is the case with most of us. We create an impregnable fence and limit our zone of effort within that area. We assume that we cannot do something great. And to make it worse we don’t even try to surpass the boundaries we have created for ourselves.

The strangeness of human life is that it manifests what a human brain thinks. And so it is important to think and stay positive. It is important to sail over the rough waters and be the proud Captain of your own life. It is important to break the shackles which you have put around your feet.  And all of these can be done only if you know how to challenge yourself to venture into the unknown and reimagine yourself from a completely different perspective.

So ‘CHALLENGE YOURSELF’ is the key to a better and more meaningful life. Think about it…

POSSESSED

My first book…

My quest which started from my first blog ‘Another Failure’ has reached its first milestone. It is the quest to redefine myself in such a way that my life gets a new purpose.

My first book POSSESSED & THE OTHER TALES FROM THE DARK is out and is ready to be devoured. It is a collection of 7 horror stories which will make you ponder about the futility of materialistic desires. Each story reflects some kind of twisted human behavior and will certainly give you a sense of thrill and a longing to be human again. These stories will act as mirrors in which you will be able to see the darker side of yourself.

So please do read the book. It is available on Amazon and Pustakmandi. I am giving the links below.

Would love to have your opinion about it.

Click on the book pic below to open the Amazon link.

https://www.pustakmandi.com/possessed

My journey still continues. Its a long and tiresome walk to the next milestone…

WHO READS???

Recently one of my students asked, sir have you started a blog. “You write? Wow! Don’t worry sir I will read and post my comments.”

Friends choicest greetings of Diwali. I don’t know whether any of you were waiting for my post or not. But the statement above really knocked me down for few days and finally I felt that I should share my feelings with you all. It shook me from within. There were number of things which really hit me hard. First of all his “You write?” convinced me that he did not have even an iota of confidence that I could write. (I myself doubt.) Secondly his “wow” convinced me further that writing is something very rare and could be done only by the selected few. (And I was certainly not one of them). His “don’t worry sir, I will read and post my comments”, was the most depressing. It was not difficult for me to understand, that all in good faith, he wanted me to try something else other than writing.

To give you an insight of our conversation further, he became very verbal trying to convince me to stop writing and make some videos and upload them on the video sharing sites. He felt that it was the latest thing in vouge. My numerous attempts to make him understand, the real purpose went in vain. I tried my level best to make it clear to him that I was using the platform only to share some of my feelings, my lows and my highs. But he kept on insisting on one point. The basic question forwarded by him again and again was that “WHO READS?”

But now, up to an extent, I agree with him. Really now “WHO READS?” Most of us don’t even have patience to read messages, forget about reading any literature or mythology. With the changing times, reading is really becoming a lost art.

Though not long back, it was considered as a part of necessary self education as it was the only medium though which you could enhance imagination. And no doubt imagination was and still is the stepping stone for great inventions and discoveries.

Cutting it short, dear friends continue reading. Read where ever and whatever you can. Subconsciously it will work wonders and you will be able to imagine your ways, your solutions and your goals.

Coming finally to CORPORATE, it was conceived as a novel and then I decided to convert it into a small story. Thus it has become a roller coaster ride. I hope you like it. While writing the basic idea in my mind was to entertain you. Entertain you through reading….

(CORPORATE is a separate page in the top menu. Looking forward to your suggestions, comments and the post-mortem…)