Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
I came across this amazing quote by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, and it left me wondering; do we really have to fight for what we want?
I used to think that whatever is meant for us will eventually gravitate towards us, just like birds who find a way back to their nests once the sun sets.
Have you ever had a feeling or wanting something so bad that you can’t stop thinking about it?
Is it okay to want something so desperately that you can actually feel your heart aching for it?
Hell yes, it might even be a good thing if you ask me. If you wake up thinking about something and if by the time you sleep, those thoughts haven’t ceased but rather only intensified then please fight for it.
There is a reason you can’t let go of them.Maybe those thoughts are your inner feelings your instinct telling you to go out there and achieve those goals , or get that better job, or learn that new skill, or live the life you dreamed of.
Maybe all the struggles you are facing and all the sacrifices you have made is actually the process of getting to where you need to be.
I have had my bad days and my sad days. I mean who doesn’t. But I can definitely say that I have a resilient heart. I don’t give up easily. It’s not what I am made up to be. I fight for what I want. I always have this insatiable urge to learn, to try out new things. It’s not always about making tonnes of money. It has more to do with a personal, emotional, and spiritual growth. It takes a lot for me to actually give up on something or someone, especially if that thing or person means so much to me.
I can’t just throw away all the effort, hard work, those thousands of hours of deep thinking and the time I put into it. I keep fighting for what I want until I can’t fight anymore, until giving up is the only option left. But even after having the thoughts on giving up, I still fight some more. I just can’t let go.
I always believed that before giving up, one should think about how far they have come. Not only does success require diligent effort, it also requires persistence and patience. Learn not to get side-tracked by fear. Or distracted by other’s opinions. Or closed minded by what ifs?
Rest when you are tired, but don’t quit.
There is no soul mate, or a life partner, or a friend out there who will solve all your worries.
You are the one, who you should be standing up for.
Regret is such a wasteful emotion. Time really flies. And you will only regret all the things you did not do, is when you are lying on your deathbed.
Don’t wait for tomorrow as tomorrow isn’t promised. Do what you want to do today. It is the only time worth fighting for. It’s the only time that matters.