Step out of comfort zone

Published on May 03, 2015 01:33:33 AM

Sunitha Krishnan, social activist, founder- Prajwala foundation, Real life starts the minute you step out of your comfort zone. As long as you surround yourself with cushioned walls of false security, you will never be able to live the life that you are meant to live. You will never explore your potential to the fullest.

The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who is going to stop me; - Ayn Rand

Parental pressure, society, peers and policymakers can restrain your efforts for a brief period of time. But your mind can't be chained. It is impossible to bridle the spirit of freedom you carry within you! When the will is strong, who can stop you?

A good thought without action is absolutely a waste of time. I believe that a person can be positive only when he she dusts off laziness and excuses, and starts working. A dreamer is a dreamer, but an achiever actually sets about to achieve those dreams.

Can a nation be built on dreams alone? Can you feed your family with plans on paper? Is it possible to bring about changes only by awareness campaigns? No! Every single human being is capable of greater good to attain goals and to make a change. A strong belief lies in the decision to be strong. The minute you decide that you are the only person who can help yourself, that you are your only hero, and that you cannot really depend on anyone else, the journey of self realisation starts, which is the turning point in everyone's life. There is no greater truth than the fact that man is incomplete without realisation. Realisation hits hard only when you put yourself through hardships.

Swachh soch and Swachh bol - is not just a campaign, it can be an identity, if one takes it seriously. Put yourself through the test of fire, if the essence of goodness and positivity is deep-rooted in you, there is no stopping the diamond from glowing, even in the darkest hour.