Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The value of Hope

One should neither hope too much, nor too little. Like other things in life, it's finding the right balance that is difficult.

I realize how important it is to be optimistic, to not look at life without a twinkle in the eyes; and i realize it now, more than ever before. The past year was not easy, the past month especially. Of late, I've lacked imagination and most importantly, the spring in my step, which is the one thing I've loved about myself. Life had become monotonous and predictable, and I was happy with it.

Usually, you look at a thing in finer detail only when it stops working. And there I was, pushed against the wall, losing what I'd wanted the most all my life, forced to look at my life in finer detail. I had nowhere to run and nowhere to hide; noone to help me out, for only I knew best what my mind was upto. There were no miracles, no signs to show me the right path. Ahh how I hoped for one!!

A good, hard look at my life helped though. I'm not a changed man now but I've learnt a few lessons. You do not get to design your life the way you want to. You've got to do your thing and hope everything turns out the way you want them to. It doesn't really help if you are lazy and laid-back. The only thing constant in the world is change. You've got to keep changing; because with change comes hope and hope is what drives you forward.

Here I am, hoping the decisions I've made will take me in the right direction. I've accepted a job offer from a Pune-based company. I will leave my comfort zone and set sail to a new territory in a month or so. I wonder how well I will adapt to a new city and a complete set of new experiences. I am accepting change and I hope that my life will get better.

They say when you kill a man's hope, you kill him. I'm not ready to die yet because life is still beautiful.

2 comments:

JoSe DoMiNic said...

Will really miss u bro.......

kavya said...

Dont worry Arjun... u ll do extremely well :) just dont lose ur faith... All the best