First step

“A thousand-mile journey starts with one step ”

Have you visited or even seen pictures of the Taj Mahal? Isn’t it beautiful?

Do you know it took about 22 years and almost 20,000 workers to construct this colossal monument?

This 22-year journey involving a lot of hard work started by placing one small brick on the ground. When that process continued for 22 years, it led to the construction of this monument, which is admired even four centuries after its construction.

We come up with such ideas on daily basis, while sitting on a chair in the office, or, while sitting on the back seat during a boring class. But why is it that our ideas don’t yield similar results?
It is obvious! We don’t take action to implement our ideas. We do come up with great ideas from time to time. But soon we realize the amount of work and time it would take to make that idea a reality. Overwhelmed by our analysis, we decide to give up and move on with our daily routine.

How many times has that happened to you?

We all know that good thing takes time. Also, any initiative yields result only when it is nurtured with consistency, persistence, and hard work. Our craving for overnight success and resistance towards hard work makes us ignore the seeds of success in our heads. Sooner or later, the required actions are taken by somebody else who then gets to reap the fruits of the seeds which were once sowed in your head.

Even though the amount of work may be huge, but baby steps taken daily with the final goal in mind will one day take you to your destination.

Think about it, what is your resistance costing you?

Published by Sruti Shivakumar

An architect from India on a journey of self exploration

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