Each one of us has been given a social checklist and we are expected to strictly adhere to this checklist. We will be branded selfish for our attempt to live beyond this social checklist. But, when we define, we confine. So, tear off the social checklist. Rise above the confines of social definitions. Expand the definition of our life. Stand above the crowd. Live above the average human. Inspire future generations by the way we live our life. Let this life be a message to the next generation. Wake up!
We often say, “I like eating.” Precisely for the same reason, eat less. We will live long enough to eat. We often say, “I like sleeping.” Precisely for the same reason, sleep less. We will live long enough to sleep. We say, “I Love her a lot.” Precisely for the same reason, give her space. Then alone the relationship will survive the test of time. We say, “I want to hit the top.” Precisely for the same reason, invest enough time at the bottom to build the base. Then the base will sustain you at the top. Less will make it long. More will make it short.
Probably, I could not live without inspiration, it is sometimes the only thing that makes me do something. Inspiration in my life is always positive emotions that, it is unclear how, pushing me forward.
Most interesting is that it always comes when we least expect it at all. It can come in the simplest of things: when we drink coffee or just hang out with friends, but it is always difficult to grasp. And to everyone it comes in different ways: to someone in a song or movie, but for someone traveling or people. Inspiration comes in the morning or evening. It comes during riding bicycle or driving the car, in the process of communication, or perhaps when we are alone.
It inspires me to read books, especially reading the classics. I recently read “Most and More” by Mahatria Ra. This book made me reconsider my views on the world, understand what is hidden behind closed doors and the unknown hidden sanctuary. It made me think about the meaning of life and pay attention to what I did not see before.
Just few months back I worked with acid attack survivors, so for me it was not that easy to work with them I never thought to get this beautiful opportunity but when I had it, I just lived it.. They taught me the same thing which I learnt through my favourite book, Mother Earth is never benevolent to any seed. It does not make the process of germination easy for any seed. In fact, it stands against every seed. The seed has to sprout and fight against the forces of earth to emerge above soil. Similarly, all great women/men were ordinary women/men who were forced by circumstances to meet great challenges. History is full of simple human beings who won over forces well beyond their control and emerged as Champions.
For me, these beautiful women are Champions. They simply taught me that to live is to live fearlessly. Nothing stops human as fear does. Fear stops us as fear does. Fear stops us from the possibilities of greatness more than any other simple factor. Fear must be overcome.
So when I go through the story of these beautiful women, then it really helped me to understand the mechanism of fear. It is not because we fear we avoid things, but it is because we avoid things it becomes fear. That which we do not face what controls us; that which controls us causes fear in us. We supposed to do the very thing we fear. Expect to be afraid, but still we have to do it. Face fear fearlessly. Repeatedly face what we fear and fear will be vanquished.
I am inspired by all the things around me – the world is just amazing. But the most inspiring for me are people and their success. Because in most cases, success is based on the great work, incredible life stories with difficult situations, I always think of it when I live through difficult times.
For me, to become a finest and fastest sprinter is my biggest goal to achieve. Running and competing 100 meter, training in toughest conditions, motivating children, and help to motivate myself too, unforgettable moments in this beautiful life. Small steps to move towards my goal, which is very global. My teacher Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam ji taught me, “If you dream big, you are going big.”
I am also inspired by writing. And no matter what it is: a small article in two lines or the whole story. It helps me develop myself. Sometimes I cannot understand myself, and if I write what I think and I feel better. Inspiration help me when I feel bad, but when I’m in a good mood the inspiration elevates it to a new level. And I want to say: look for inspiration and do as much as possible what you like. Because when you do what you like, you grow up emotionally. Move forward to the dream right now. Do not miss your inspiration.
Love Max and Koti