Achieving, Right or Wrong!!

Sometimes, how we forget to value what we have, and keep craving for something new. Even though we have at some point of time put in tons of effort to achieve the current possession, the charm stays not for long. Isn’t it the human nature, to get attracted to the ones he doesn’t possess? 

These cravings have been many a times dignified under the names of “ambitions” or “aspirations”. But the truth lies in the fact that this hunger never ends. Dreaming big or aspiring to achieve something in life is no wrong. It’s just that the insatiable thirst of achievement could be rested to peace, when one finds a little potion of “satisfaction”, in order to appease the thirst. And this “satisfaction” is not at all far-fetched. It can be easily found in the moment we live. For an instance, if we just focus on “what we have” rather than on “what we want”, each glorious effort taken in the past that were responsible in making this beautiful present can be re-lived. And definitely this one thought can earn a smile of contentment on your face. This one thought can add value to the present, which it truly deserves. 

This value addition not only increases the charm of the moment, but also creates an aura, encircling balanced thoughts, calmness and positivity. To elaborate, when one is content, one can think not only positively but also calmly. Won’t this lead to a brighter vision or perception of future? We all know that the present actions play an important role in making the future. Henceforth, the present full of positivity and contentment will definitely yield a more coruscating future full of achievements, which is rather more scintillating than the ones acquired in a valueless race of goals.

                                          Anushree Dutta

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25 thoughts on “Achieving, Right or Wrong!!

  1. I see from the number of those who have liked this post that we all concur. Rather than forever reaching for contentment, it would be nice to stop and enjoy where we are. But life is fast and keeps pressuring us to do more. You are very wise for a young woman. I am not so young :), so I have the luxury now of taking moments to cultivate a grateful heart. In the end, it is not what we do that will bring us value, but who we know. Thanks for your meditation!

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  2. Anusree did you meant like the story a person who knows how to make chalks went in search of buying them?I mean it is always nice to appreciate what we have rather than what we don’t and others have?

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  3. Well said! I had the same kind of epiphany recently (I talk about it in my Thanksgiving Day post in case you’re curious).
    Strangely enough, when I stopped being obsessed by faraway goals and started enjoying the process instead, I made much quicker progress towards my goals. It’s as if, looking at the mountain I wanted to reach, I forgot to look at the path right in front of me, full of trees and roots and branches to avoid, making me trip and fall every two or three steps.

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        1. I read it. It is so well expressed. I was so engrossed that it didn’t seem long at all. Infact I read it again. Your writing style is very expressive and it keeps you glued. Like one wants to know what happened next. Keep it up. Happy to know a talented person like you.

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