Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Live "your" life




We often say we enjoy our life and we are happy for the way life leads us. But deep inside the heart, there are small questions that nag us every time. Is this really that you wanted to be? Is this the thing that you wanted to do in life?


During our younger days, most of our decisions are influenced by our parents, friends or other external forces. It may sound safe or promising at that moment but years later, the heart will yearn that you could’ve done something different in the past, if you had taken your own decision.

This is where passion steps in. We tend to develop our long overdue desires into a passion. Had we done that before, it could’ve given a great livelihood and fame (not to forget happiness and satisfaction) but time play a spoilsport and rule over the heart. And we may not have been in a position to take decisions on our own because of the age factor.

But after grown up, never miss an opportunity to do what you like. Your heart will lead you to new explorations and ideas. Just have some ears on it and move on in that direction. Who knows, you may be lucky enough to discover a new paradise in life.

Never get influenced by others when it comes to life. They have no say on how you should be or what you should be doing. Also never live a life for other’s sake and compromise your desires. It will be like letting yourself out of you to satisfy others. It may please the other person for a brief period but it will definitely hurt you at some point of time. Life is just too precious to be wasted!

55 comments:

Saru Singhal said...

I can so relate to this post. Because of my mom, I acquired multiple degrees, did fairly well, rank holder on All India basis in professional examinations. But, I always wanted to write and thankfully I'm married to a man to told me to follow my heart. Now, I'm living every moment. Life is very precious. Do it before its too late. Great post yet again...

kranthi said...

this post has touched my heart.

Nasnin Nasser said...

This is something which boosted up my sense of freedom of choice and living my own life...it is said that from the very small age itself I was really stubborn in my own choices(not harmfully) and I hated following the crowed and acting according to people's expectation. And when I took literature for higher studies there were a huge oppositions but I was damn sure that this is where my true interest lies...and there are lot many people who just "exist" and not really "live" because of their lack of freedom of choice. In childhood and in immature age it's OK...but just as you said "but after grown up, never miss an opportunity to do what you like"!

Great thinking Anand and highly inspiring! And what you said on the concluding para is a painful truth which we are often not even ready to accept because of the sheer fear of pain and isolation;)

Aasiyah said...

Hence, I'm taking AB Fine Arts. Everything may be hard at first, but only the persevering survives.

Sahana Rao said...

I like a lot of things.. I am yet to decide what I am passionate about. But, I enjoy what I do at that moment. That is how I find happiness.

But yes, I should really ponder on my passion.....

Anand said...

@Saru Singhal: Thanks a lot... Yeah, I was guessing that you must be great in academics... Congo on the rank achievement... Happy to know your life partner supports you to follow your heart. :)

Yes, life is indeed very precious and do it before its too late. well said. I have one more perspective to it. Its never too late to do anything new... Just go for it! :)

Anand said...

@kranthi: Glad to know that this post touched your heart. Thank you very much for dropping by! :)

Anand said...

@Nasnin Nasser: Great to know that you always had your own choices during the early days. It happens to very few people and very few of them have a good choice :)

I can share a similar experience of yours when I decided to do my management in PG and had oppositions from the family. But I decided to proceed and did it! :) :)

You always draw a great inference from each post. Thanks a ton for the comment. Kudos on your decisions and never give up. :)

Anand said...

@Aasiyah: Well said Aasiyah. Only perseverance will survive. Thank you very much :)

Anand said...

@Sahana Rao: Yup, find that passion and develop on it. But don't let go the current state of happiness which you're enjoying. Thanks for the comment :)

Sujatha Sathya said...

exactly how old are you ? :) just wondering :)

true, pleasing all the people all the time helps none

Ashwini said...

Very True. In a battle between the Mind and the Heart, the heart wins hands down. I'm happy I'm finally doing what I enjoy the most :). I guess you deserve another award :)

Anand said...

@Sujatha Sathya: Thanks Sujatha... I can say am not too old and just one of those (nice?) bachelors out there :) :) :)

Anand said...

@Ashwini: Truly overwhelmed by your comment! :) Glad to know you do things you enjoy the most. Thank you veryy much :)

Anne said...

Having switched careers myself, I can't agree more with you Anand! Your spot on!

Aakash Kokz said...

I found this post quite inspirational, can't agree more on your views about life :)

Anand said...

@Anne: Thank you thank you Anne :)

Anand said...

@Aakash Kokz: Thank you Aakash. Glad to hear the post was inspirational. Welcome here and a warm welcome to blogosphere :)

Someone is Special said...

Anand, this post touched my heart man.. and.. 'Life is too precious to be wasted!'..

PS: I have posted a new love story series.. I hope you will like it.. Here is Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of it

Someone is Special

Anand said...

@Someone is Special: Thanks man... Will definitely check it out... :) :)

pygmalion said...

indoctrination is the base of all pretenses and hipocracy
very thought provoking ! specially the last para

i had been one of those rare breed who had a choice about studies and career.. my parents never intervened.. let us free to pursue our dreams.. and i m doing the same with my son.. i dream with him:)

but but but.. is that all? do we really grow up from the imbibed thought culture, responses we make to specific simuli..dont we have an imprint of the choices of generations behind us?

i really am confused with the last para.. cant comment effectively.. may blog on it later

thanks a lot anand for ur visit and add.. i much obliged:)

Lady*♥*Fiona said...

I will return tomorrow to comment on this amazing post!

In the meantime I wish to congratulate you! :)
Have a great day!
You’ve been tagged here!

ashok said...

Nice blog...cheers!

Anand said...

@pygmalion: Thanks for the comment and the follow pygma. Glad to know that you had the freedom of choosing what you want and kudos that you pass on the freedom to your son.. very sweet :)
And confused with the last paragraph? Hmmm let me know on what perspective. I shall enlighten you... :)

Anand said...

@Lady*♥*Fiona: Thank you very much Fiona... It was a sweet surprise indeed. Thanks for the award... :)

I'll await to see your comment on the post :)

Anand said...

@ashok: Thanks Ashok and welcome here :)

pygmalion said...

dear anand
see my perspective on the confusion i mentioned earlier
i am all for enlightenement:)

http://spacewithinmyheart.blogspot.com/2011/10/mind-your-mind.html

--- Bagya --- said...

"It may please the other person for a brief period but it will definitely hurt you at some point of time."
So damn true.

Nice piece of writing Anand :)

♫♪♥PhilO♥♪♫ said...

Your post was what I required right now..

How I wish, we could all just be the way we are..without having to be the way others want us to be..
And I wish the flow of life could be simple and easy to go with :)

Loved the post :)

SUB said...

lovely thoughts Anand:)
yes, life is too precious to be wasted... live it your way :)

Lady*♥*Fiona said...

This is such a great post and topic, Anand, once again!

As children we grow up always seeking our parent's approval and I think that's why it's natural for us to continue to do this as we become adults.

The same can be said about our parents, they always see us and continue to treat us as the tender infants they brought into this world. I really struggled with this a lot in my life and it's hard to make that 'break' but you have to do it for yourself!

It is no longer their lives and they need to respect our choices and support them. Of course, this is easier said than done ha ha! Yes, definitely live YOUR life indeed ~ follow your passions and dreams and even if you don't succeed, you won't have to live with the 'what ifs' for the remainder of your life.

Great to see how thought provoking this was for many ~ it definitely led to great discussions!

Awesome post ~ keep them coming! This is why you deserve so many awards. I was thrilled to be able to present you with one! :) :)

Anand said...

@pygmalion: Thanks a ton Pygma. It was very sweet of you to extend the thought with such a deep persprctive. Thank you very much :)

Anand said...

2Bagya: Thanks so much gal.. :)

Anand said...

@Philo: Thank you very much gal. Glad this post came on time for you... :)

Anand said...

@SUB: Thank you sooo much for the comment. *happiness* :)

Anand said...

@Fiona: First of all, thanks again for the award and thank you very much for those sweet words. You indeed give lot of appreciation in your comments and that motivates me very much to go extra mile every time.

As you mentioned, yes it is easier said than done and don't regret for missing or not pursuing a particular action. Live it to the full extent :)

Cяystal said...

When we're young we generally want to pursue that which the world may throw at us, what may sound appealing from what XYZ said but ultimately its your life, your decision and if you fail, your repentance on a wrong decision! Well said. I do agree totally. Thanks for the comment and follow up ! I'm following you back in a while.

Sourabh K Rao said...

simple words so effectively put..thanks man

Anand said...

@Cяystal: Thank you very much for the visit. Truly appreciate :)

Anand said...

@Sourabh K Rao: Thanks a lot for the comment Sourabh and for the follow too :)

Rahul Bhatia said...

A very nice post about following your heart!Agree with you whole heartedly

Anand said...

@Rahul Bhatia: Thank you very much for the visit and the comment sir. Read that you've been awarded the "The Versatile Blogger" by Fiona. Will definitely check your blog posts this evening.

TheBluntBlogger said...

story of everyone! i am an engineer by education and hippie trapped in a body :D at least, i follow what i am passionate about and that's more than enough :)

anand, i like the way you articulate difficult topics with a subtle tone :)

Anand said...

@TheBluntBlogger: Chintan, I knew you always follow your passion and speak from your heart. Thanks for those kind words :) :)

Ganga Bharani (GB) said...

Super post :) I took up engineering due to peer pressure. I wanted to do electronic media or journalism.

Then now IT company because of parental pressure, i want to do something creative...

:) I wish I could be like what u ve typed down/

Anand said...

@Ganga Bharani(GB): Thanks for the comment. One can always pursue their passion regardless of time and age. Glad you discovered your passion. Never let it go and pursue it someday :)

ashok said...

Thanks Anand for your visit and wonderful comments on my blog...I instantly like your writing too..blog-rolled you! cheers!

trupty said...

I found this post quite an inspirational one... very truly said "Never get influenced by others when it comes to life" because you r only responsible for every nook and cranny
of your own life....
keep blogging .......

India's no.1 blog said...

Well said...lifes anyway too short to be livin on someone elses script..:)

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Yet another great Post frm U Anand.I strongly beleive that no one enjoys or lives a full life.But tries to.Thanks for sharing this .

Anand said...

@Ganga Bharani (GB): You can pursue your passion anytime and nothing can stop you from doing. Thank you Ganga :)

Anand said...

@ashok: Thank you for the blogroll Ashok. I liked your blog and your poems. Glad my blog was appealing to you. :)

Anand said...

@trupty: Thank you very much for the visit and the comment. Welcome here :)

Anand said...

India's no.1 blog: Well said Prayukth. You can't be wasting your life by living someone else's script :) A nice expression!

Anand said...

@MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!: Thank you very much Christy. Yes we all strive to live life to the full extent. At least pretend to strive.. :)

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