One day, a diver was enjoying the aquatic world 10 feet below sea level. He noticed a guy at the same depth, but with no scuba gear whatever.
The diver went below another 10 feet and the guy
joined him a few minutes later. The diver become ferocious and wanted to see
how far the other guy can dive with him.
So, the diver again went 20 feet deep, but to his frustration, he was joined by the other guy. The diver went 25 feet further and within few minutes the same guy joined him. This confused the diver, so he took out a waterproof chalkboard set and wrote,
“How the heck are you able to stay under this deep without equipment?”The guy took the board and chalk, erased what the diver had written, and wrote,“I am drowning you, moron!”
Most often, we are competing with animated imaginary targets like these whom we want to beat desperately. These targets are short-sighted and their success is momentary. We mostly follow them as they give us a spark of satisfaction and an inflated idea of achievement that is quickly attainable with ease.
We, then, are like the diver who is actually chasing a goal which is a non-goal and attains it only to be targeted against another superficial goal. If you are part of such a pack or can relate it to a point of your life, then it is high time that you and I take a pause and check whether our myopic goals are realistic and purpose-driven.Everyone has a purpose and it is good to attain them step by step. However, it would be disaster, if after conquering those goals we find nothing further to cherish about.
So, who are you competing with? Whom you should
Yes, as you might have guessed, it is yourself. I am the person with whom I am competing with every day and I alone should be my benchmark. I have to beat my own best; the best of my today must make the best of my yesterday look like nothing.
Break the monotonicity of your life; do something new every day. Dream big, establish a strong long term goal, and chase it gradually; one day you will surely achieve it. Because at the end of the day, all that matter is you being happy with yourself. Failures will come definitely, but turn that negativity into your positive energy, find that rose amidst the thorns. Turn whatever you do to lead to your passion and beat your best. Nothing is far away, unless you start moving.