Some time around last year, I saw this quote online, it is posed by American pastor Robert Schuller and it may help inspire us to try to accomplish our goals. Removing fear from the condition, what are your greatest dreams? In its effortlessness, the quote helps us concentrate on our priorities or tune into what we may most need in life.
To find out about others’ opinions, I went around on Twitter and Facebook asking people about what they’d do, if they had no fear. Most people opted for doing difficult tasks that could make them successful, mainly in monetary terms like attempting to buy all the major corporations, to have the power to have everything I can think of etc.. Some of my friends decided to go for something immaterial i.e. Ask to be forgiven by whomever I’ve hurt, ending poverty etc. Reading it, I said to myself, “ah, sweet!”.
As for me, this question got me thinking, “What do I want the most in life at this point of time?” I wondered and wondered and this is what I came up with…
Get 4.0 GPA. Get myself a job. Venture into something new and different. Start a blog. Pass GMAT.
It is funny to think about getting all the above things with guarantee of full success.
In reality though, all those things are actually achievable by hard work. If I want to pass the GMAT, I will work hard and the only reason why is because of the FEAR, the fear of failing. Failing is a part of life, there is no success without it, truly. You need to move out of your comfort zone and experiment new things. If you fail once, it is OKAY! Trust me, I know!
So following my short term wishlist, I worked hard and achieved 4.0 GPA, in one attempt, without failing and I thought to myself, “mehh, this is easy, life is so easy!”. Little did I know, I was going to have to face the real world soon after. So I graduated in December 2016 and since then I have been trying to get a job in my field. From multinationals to small startups, I tried applying in all, but no success! Life is not fair, I thought.
Soon later, some one advised me to get out of my comfort zone and try something new. I was then approached by a well reputed firm in Australia to help them with Digital Marketing. Heck! I know nothing about Digital Marketing, I am of no help!
But instead of just saying No! , I told them that it is not my field but I am willing to try it. They cannot pay me the amount they would pay a professional, but at least, I would get the experience. I Googled and found several articles and I soon realized how IMPORTANT this field is. Neil Patel – my guardian angel in disguise, learnt a lot from him and decided to give it a shot. I studied day and night to get myself familiar with the concepts and strategies. Anddd guess what?! It worked! I was successful at my marketing campaigns and also, got few more clients. I am now a Digital Marketer.
So you see what happened there,
three of the things from my list actually got done! Oh, make it 4, I have finally started a blog too. 😉
Never stop living out loud. Obviously failure and disappointment is conceivable and the most rewarding objectives can be risky, yet remember that disappointment can be something worth being thankful for.