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Day 4: How do you see yourself?

October 4, 2011

Have had an extremely demanding day. So much so that, I could fall off on this keyboard and sleep! Back is still stiff.. work pressure is still high.. expectations have not stopped climbing.. but there is something that struck me as I dragged my weary self back home.

It is how you view yourself. A confident woman will not see fat, will see curves. A doting mother will not see anything wrong in her child when he paints the wall a rainbow,  will see talent. A photographer will find composition in a traffic jam. A dancer will find rhythm in noise.

Today, the first half of morning went in cribbing, more cribbing and a bit more of cribbing. I did not want to exert myself so I tried to sneak out of my responsibilities. I made a big deal about the amount of work that was handed over to me (of course so unfairly) and that there is no one to help. I whined about how no one else wants to take over responsibilities and the cliched.. “Why should I do everything???

And then it struck me! What am I doing? This is the time and age to take responsibilities, to exert, to load yourself with pressure and then to taste the sweetness of Victory! I should not be getting worked up over the load of work.. because honestly my friend, it only wastes your time. Why am I not seeing the brilliant opportunities that are being thrown at me? So what if they are laced in stress and challenges? Just do it, I say! So it takes your blood, sweat and nutrients..that gets replenished right?

As Katherine Hepburn truly says, “Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don’t do that by sitting around.”

So this is me, finding a way, to make my life interesting and positive. Sitting around and moping about the apparent stress will probably take me nowhere. These opportunities that are being showered at me will probably not come again. Plus, I have succeeded before. What is stopping me from achieving success again?

I captured this below image while we took a leisure stopover on our way to Coorg. I ask you – What do you see in this picture? The tattered clothes, the skin and bones, the sagging eyes, the tired hands? Or that electrifying gorgeous toothy smile?

What do you see?

How do you view your life? 

  1. October 4, 2011 11:04 PM

    The electrifying Smile, of course! And only optimist see an opportunity in work!

    And yes, you reminded me of my Landmark Forum days! Optimism maximum!

  2. October 4, 2011 11:37 PM

    that is a brilliant shot and yes what u said is so damn true. Something probably I need to keep reminding myself of

  3. October 5, 2011 10:44 AM

    Life is what you make it , of the opportunities and challenges thrown at you ..

  4. October 5, 2011 12:34 PM

    this is real food for thought!!! guess that is what happens with most of us when we fall into a routine…..hmmmm…story of my life….but then I try and look at the positive aspects…adds a lining to the cloud!!!!

  5. October 6, 2011 4:45 PM

    i see tht oldie has got quite some strength!!

    thanks fr the inside out! its given light to some of my thoughts..

  6. October 6, 2011 10:05 PM

    That’s such a beautiful thought. Right from the seeing curves not fat, I kept shaking my head to it all:)

    P.S: (from your display picture) you are very pretty, if I may…

    • tanuanand permalink*
      October 10, 2011 9:31 PM

      @PeeVee Hey! Thank you for looking at the details of the thought! And why, thank you for the compliment.. *blushes*
      And may I say i love your blog. 🙂

  7. October 10, 2011 8:14 PM

    True!!! I used to crib earlier as well about the workload, but proud to say I can handle anything now. I just get my head down and work quietly at one thing at a time. I’d much rather come on time, finsih ym work and leave rather than take innumerable smoke breaks or stand around bitching abt folks

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