“If you say you can or you can’t you are right either way”-Henry Ford
Our water purifier at home wasn’t working in the right manner for a long time. We got it a few months back but were struggling with it’s inadequate performance ever since. It used to take an unimaginably long time to fill the water tank with it’s extremely slow pace of filtering the water. We were told that it was due to the low water pressure from the source. We tried to make peace with it’s slow pace of working and got used to it. Our patience reached the limit when the speed of filtering the water declined drastically and we completely ran out of drinking water. We called a technician today who fixed up the purifier and now it works like a charm. I couldn’t believe how happy it made me. Everyday when I looked at the water purifier, it gave me this nagging feeling that something isn’t right. Fixing up this particular thing gave me a sense of happiness that I cannot describe in words.
This really got me thinking. Every time I complete a task that has been long due, my heart explodes with happiness. I get a great sense of accomplishment which lights up my day. There’s always some work or task that I procrastinate everyday for various reasons. The task could be complicated, scary, unknown or uninteresting. When I finally get around to attempt it and eventually complete it, it makes me feel immensely fulfilled. I can’t imagine the amount of progress in my life that I could make if I could push myself to attempt such tasks right away instead of taking an eternity to work on them.
Our normal day consists of 90% routine work and 10% new work/tasks that we either procrastinate or tasks that we believe will end up in a “failure” which I certainly don’t wish to experience. Unfortunately I believed hat as long as I continue to work on things that I am aware of, I don’t need to deal with any disappointment or sadness. The secret to a happy and rather remarkable life lies in attempting those tasks which our mind deems impossible. “I can’t lose weight”, “I can’t get a new job” or “I can’t clear this exam” are the first I thoughts I had when I faced the specified situations. I said all of this without trying my best. I was scared to give my best yet remotely consider the situation where I could fail or not get what I desired.
Fixing this small little element of my house today made me wonder about the other elements in my life that aren’t working well. There is a long list of things that could help turn around my life, yet I’m scared to attempt them. Instead, I waste my time and avoid getting out of my comfort zone. Just imagine how our life would be if we truly believed in ourselves and started working on the long pending elements of our life. Starting today, I’ll start paying attention to such tasks and do my best to attempt it right away.