This morning, I went through many inspiring posts- starting from self-worth, advantages or disadvantages of social networking sites; from funny to satirical experiences, comparing behind-the-scene ‘self’ image with other’s highlighted image, from responses acknowledging one’s “worth” to comments asking- to ‘follow back.’ Don’t know why; but while reading these posts, I was trying to compare myself with others’! I placed myself poorly on the comparison scale- that didn’t have any readings! I was immersing myself into comparisons and stacking reasons that was enough to not recognize my self-worth!
Do I sound familiar? A little pinch of dissatisfaction is sufficient to bring down all your spirits, and efforts- you have been putting into your writing, blogs or in managing your fan pages. Such moments trigger anger, and endless reasons for not doing what you have loved doing in all these years! I am sure: nobody was born famous and known! May be they were born with some inbuilt qualities that helped them in their endeavor- to be a successful blogger or a writer. But trust me, it takes a lot of your interest, curiosity, hard work, dedication and lots n lots of trust in your capabilities. Are you one among them; who keeps their eyes and heart pinned to the comment box or to the like button- wishing that each published post gets noticed! I dare to accept that, “I am one among them too!”
When there are some days like; I receive no visit on my blog- for some of the posts, I feel disheartened and rejected. Such events force me to think- that writing is not my cup of tea, and I should stop it right here! Rejections are not easy to accept. So are the failures! The burden of past rejections and negative comments – about my writing skills constantly comes back and reminds me of my fears; but I’ve decided that, “I will face my fears and will find out the results.” Glad I did! Since then I started taking baby steps towards ‘writing.’ I am proud to say; “I have survived failures, and never gave up.” I learned the hard way! “I am still not a pro; but I am learning and improving everyday.” “My dream will definitely meet the reality, one day!
I believe we all need to acknowledge and value self-worth! It definitely takes time to feel confident or 100% sure about your capabilities!
Belittling yourself is not nice! When we are not sure about ourselves, doubt and comparison takes over our mind and heart. Whatever we do, doesn’t seem to be fit for us. This also happens when we don’t look upon ourselves – in a positive way! It is important to feel worthy; worthy of success, just like anybody else! Success isn’t limited to top rankers, and higher degree holders only; anybody who is persistent, hardworking, resilient, and focused on their journey, is very likely to achieve success sooner or later!
Every time you seem to be in a state, where you doubt your self- worth, remind yourself that, you just have one life. A life that is going to give you hundreds of chances to – be ‘you,’ to think- what others’ cannot! To create what others’ never had an idea about! To inspire lives (doesn’t matter just one life or too many!), to encourage hearts- that are sad and sulking, to be an inspiring person for many, and to stand tall and alone in the crowd- just to show the world that you’re equally worthy of love, respect, to belong, and to participate!
Share your stories and experiences. Who knows, that may attract someone, to live a life with purpose and happiness. I learnt from my everyday experiences that; “nothing should stop you or distract you from doing what you have always dreamed of!” Not even zero responses because we are sure to find wisdom (about blogging/writing), and ideas, and tricks to be among the best some day!
I am following my dreams; and that is more than enough to continue doing what I am doing now, or who I am today. Whether I get noticed or not– will never be the reason to bring down my enthusiasm and hard work.
I don’t want to complain tomorrow and feel regretful the whole life, thinking that- I never tried, never took risks, never listened to my inner voice; or could never prove that- I can!