What is this thing about inspiration?
I fail to fathom.
It’s captivating, deceptive at times, yet truly gratifying. I feel that having an inspiration is like having a friend, which we all have. It just takes a moment to find the right one.
It’s a common observation that if we are asked to write an essay on a person who inspires us the most, whom we consider to be our paragon, most of us would go in for our parents or siblings or even other older family members, who certainly did something commendable in the past.
However, there’s one more fact that I confide in. I believe that triumph, i.e., achievement of your lifelong desire, is beyond these cliché ideals. Unless you are born to venerable parents, in an acclaimed family, where you have just the ‘right’ amount of exposure to everything, and where the members of the family have literally left their footprints on the sands of time, you should definitely go beyond your immediate surroundings.
I’ve learnt a lesson that-
“Just come out of your milieu and you will find literally the entire world at your disposal.”
Our immediate surroundings are our comfort zone. Anybody can be comfortable going to their school or workplace and doing their routine work and also meeting the ‘people’ they usually meet.
Challenge, my friend, is accepted when you step out of that little-world-of-bonhomie and confront strangers and get the best extracted out of yourself.
I understand, “easier said than done”. However, there’s another theory. After all there always has to be something contradictory to the first thing. That’s how things work.
So, the theory, according to me, tells us that “miracles don’t happen over years”. Well of course, otherwise they won’t be called so. Miracles are like a reflex, so instantaneous and unbidden that your brain just doesn’t get them until they’re done.
So, an inspiration is one that can cause that miracle.
We have all witnessed people change. We have all espied people who rose to possess things and powers nobody had.
The miracle in these scenarios would be to acknowledge your raison d’être.
Hard work indeed will take years as success is not an easily attainable thing but knowing that you have an aim will provide the strength entailed for the hard work. Your goal will always be with you; nothing except you yourself, can snatch it away from you. That my friend, will be your friend, which we all have- our Inspiration.
“Sometimes it is the very people who no one imagines anything of, who do the things that no one can imagine”. – Alan Turing