The comic book heroes that have fascinated generations are not the one without weaknesses. They all have their own Kryptonites. They are vulnerable from inside too. The teenage Peter Parker has a festering wound on his soul. Think about it. One moment of negativity and indiscretion indirectly caused his uncle’s death. The boy could have easily gone nuts out of the sheer weight of the guilt. But, he turned it into a white rage, which he directed against the evil around him. This is what makes him a hero.
Yeah, it looks easy in the world of comic books. Comic books are not comic books, if they do not exaggerate reality. Reality, however, is something that we face everyday and every moment of our conscious existence, with all of its naked harshness. Guys like you and me who face the stark reality with a straight face are brave too. But, there are few times in life when life gets so tough that we can either wither away in the universe, or take out the heroism that is inside all of us.
These are the times, when you are down, and almost out; everything looks too hard to handle, and you see no help coming your way. This is when you can transform yourself from a brave soul to a hero. Life has given you one on the chin, and you are on the ropes, listening to the count that would take you out of the game. The game here for you is your life. So, what would you do? Wait for the counting to end? Or, summon the last reserve of your strength, get back on your feet, and give it back?
Yesss…take the second option.
You have nothing in life with you, man. So what-? You still have that bitterness, that negative energy, the thought of already losing two rounds out of three. Channelize that bitterness; suck the energy out of the universe, and give it back.
The game ain’t over until you say so. Giving up is not an option. Keep prowling around till you get the chance to sneak a knockout punch.
There has been no statistics to prove that perseverance and doggedness makes you a winner. However, we all know that to be true. It’s about fighting the odds. It’s about kicking ass when going gets tougher, and you feel down and out. It is not easy, but it is doable-
1. Take a mental brush and wipe away clean all the gloom and doom off your mind.
2.Think about the challenge ahead and keep thinking till you make a mental map of a path that could still make you a winner, no matter how far fetched it sounds.
3. Start working with an open mind and flexible approach.
4. Break your tasks into smaller targets. Keep focusing on the smallest piece of work.
5. There will be set backs. Accept this fact, move on, but do not give up.
6 . Discipline your life.You are the best judge of yourself. You do not have to be honest with anyone else but yourself. If your mind says that you should sleep early every night. Then, do it. If you feel that you should cut down on social media time then you must do it. If you know it in your heart that you are not giving your hundred percent, start right then, and step up your game.
7. Be smart- You should be smart, analytical, pragmatic and a willing learner. Do not run away from learning new skills, trying new technologies, and always be ready to accept a change.
8. Accept the failures, but be ready to make a new beginning.
9. There are always options. Remember that.
This list above is not exhaustive. Only you know the best about yourself. But, no matter what comes your way, keep getting up, and maintain that swagger and that kick ass attitude. The shoulders must not drop; the head must be held high all the time.
Best of Luck.