Sitting lonely in the room after missing a test only because you were too lazy to get up from your bed, itself compels you to think harder about what are you doing with your life. Well, that’s when ideas and questions pop up in your head and a self-reflecting thought spreads through your brain like the mist of winter, though not visible yet able to drench your face with its presence, though not visible yet dense enough to blind you while you walk on the roads. This moment of introspection made me ask a question to myself,” Are all the movements I am making towards my aim, a progress?”
The answer was undoubted ‘No’. I remember my mother often saying to me, “Son you can keep running all the time and still reach nowhere. Doing all the things never implies that you are getting all the things done.” Somehow today I read a small line that brought back to me these lines said by my mother. The line read as ‘don’t confuse movement with progress’. Amidst all the people of CSE who are getting a life-changing job and all the people other than them who are struggling to keep a smile on their faces to show as if they don’t care, well the truth is I you and everyone else cares. But I guess that we already are at the rock bottom, and as one of my very good friend says ‘The only way to go after you are at the rock bottom is to go up.’ Moreover what I think is that even when we fail, I suggest that rather than falling back, we should fall forward so that at the very least I will face my failure and look into what I am getting into. I remember that once I read a small piece of life-changing advice that I try to follow.
It suggested that we should always be thankful to God for all that we have. If we look this advice on the surface it seems very fickle and obvious, but when we dive into the depths of it we might find the true wisdom hiding behind these mere words. It suggests that we should be thankful for everything, now the obvious thing we all have to be thankful for are the things we own, but the one we fail to notice is the DESIRE that we carry in our heart to do something. Yes, we have to be thankful for that desire too. The presence of that desire itself implies that we possess the strength to achieve it. we just need to organize our resources in the right direction to achieve it and once we do that, we will not be creating mere movements, we will be striving towards our goal and we will be making progress. So let’s stop moving and start aiming.<3