There comes a time, when everything starts falling apart. Your career, your profession, your personal life, everything just starts to move in a direction which you never planned for. Sometimes being the best at one thing is not ‘good’ enough. Every day we run, as fast as possible. Try to achieve and derive value from the very last drop of the resource available, tire ourselves to the extent where we can’t work anymore. We always try to be what people expect from us, and during this process we completely forget what we are best at. Initially it feels great, people love you, and you feel contended and happy. Eventually you get satisfied, and you stop improving and expanding, and then one day you reach the break point.
It’s normal. If you don’t break, you won’t learn how to stand up back again. A winner is not the one who doesn’t break, a winner is the one who breaks apart and knows how to make the best out of those broken pieces. Believe me I have faced such situations, and I know what you are going through. Just stop what you are doing. Shut yourselves for a few days. Limit your conversation with the world, and start investing time to assess yourself. You will understand very soon, that you were not doing what you are known for. Invest in time, and re-invest it to think. Re-invent yourself back again, and focus on the things that you always wanted to do. Diversify your strengths. Workout and build strength and stamina. Working out not only makes you fit, but also makes your thought process clearer. I feel that isolation sometimes can cure your problems way better than when you are surrounded by people.
When you bring a change, there will be people who will try to suppress you. Always remember, the person who brings a change face the greatest pain. Don’t be scared. It’s just how the world reacts to change. First people will try to stop you, then they will criticize you, but finally they will follow you. Lead the path, lead it with dignity.
Again, re-invent yourself, no one but you yourself can do that the best way.
Arnab Pandey is a capital markets professional, an entrepreneur, a nationally awarded debater, an internationally acclaimed researcher, and a passionate blogger. He holds an MBA (Finance) degree from the Sykes College of Business at The University of Tampa, Florida. He procured his under-graduate (Bachelor of Technology) degree in the field of applied mechanics….. Read More
2 thoughts on “Re-Invent or Be Extinct”
Love this post! And I definitely agree with the time to think and the working out. Fitness is can be so thought provoking and clarity inducing.
Thanks for sharing this.
Thank you Malissa for your words.
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