If you ever wonder who you would become and where you would be in the future, well, you do not know. No body knows. I do not even know who I would become and where I would end up living in the future. I still do not know what I am doing so far. Even if I do know what I am doing and who I want to become, I do not know how to really arrive at that level of achievement. I really do not know.
Do you know anything about this matter? if you do, you are LUCKY!
It is too frustrating to think about the future yet it is something that we can always think of; something that we are always afraid of; something that we are worried about; something that we look forward to; something that we fight for, just for the sake of our existence.
Wherever you are right now and whoever you have become, I believe that not all of you used to know that you would come to the stage where you are now. You might be in a place and a person you have never imagined before. Because the future is a greatest mystery in life. We do not know. God certainly knows.
Yes, we do have to fight for our future, for the better life of yours and your beloved ones – for the entire human race! People have to be prepared for the future. It is not that we expect for the worst, we anticipate the worst. It is not true that we just need to live the moment as we do not know what tomorrow brings. We lived today and then worried about tomorrow at the end of the day. However, worrying about tomorrow does not mean spending your energy to simply worry. It is the action of thinking ahead and preparing of what might happen tomorrow.
We often feel the desperation and the failure that we just want to give up for we think we would not achieve anything. In that case, it is time for you to have a break and stop what you are doing. You need time to think it over again and take action to really contemplate of what you are doing. Whatever your decision is, that will, somehow, affect your future. We can always start again when you know it might be over, but we cannot give up and feel desperate.
In the process of achieving something and preparing for the future, people have to go through different kind of situation that might always not be fortunate. It is okay if you are not the most popular person at school. It is okay if you are not the very first person that your best friend go to when they are sad. It is okay if you are not the number one in the class. It is okay if your friend has everything you do not have. It is okay if you do not have many friends. It is okay if you are not considered as the most beautiful person in the community. It is okay if your family does not take you to good places every weekend. It is okay if you do not have the latest technology. It is always okay if you do mistake. At the end of the day, it is the result of what you have been fighting for that matters the most.
We cannot have what others have, can we?
That is why we see no point in being jealous of someone else. We are different from each other. It is hard to please someone else, so why don’t we start to please ourselves first by not envying of what the others have and be grateful of what have? It is possible to do that. Our friend might have achieved what they want quicker while we are still struggling to achieve it. That is totally fine. That is life. Everyone has different destiny from one another.
So good people, now and then, let us just focus on what we need to do to improve our life. Let us just focus on what we need to do to fix what we have done wrong. It matters the most about what we prepare now for the future and how the outcome of our preparation will be. It is important not to see others as our rival for they are not. There is no such competition in the world. The competition itself lays beneath yourself: how you fight yourself to be a better version of who you are in order to be where you are.
So, good luck.
Happy New Year!
A Mortal Learner