Bankersadda brings to you another article by our guest writer Malarvizhi Jayachandran on her goal for the next year. We hope this will motivate our readers to stay motivated and think about “what is your goal for 2021?” You can also feature as a guest writer on bankersadda if you have a flair for writing.
My Goal for 2021
Everybody has a dream, or that’s what most people say. The topic here may sound quite simple. But is it really that simple? For people who have a goal, are the ones who have truly identified the purpose in life. But they are just a handful. Ask a kid what her goal is. Her answer sounds beautiful and dreamy. But as a grown up, most of us here have dream (Goal) that changes with time.
Nothing hurts more than watching your dream crumble while there is nothing much you can do. So we adapt or look for new goal just to make the scar go away (Scars hardly fade). Does that mean we give up? The power to dream, and strength to go after them is what made human species survive. It’s easier said than done.
Life doesn’t give free lessons to everyone. During the final year of my UG, I participated in 400 meter running event. I was leading everyone or thats what I thought. In the final lap, when I saw other athletes closing on me, the fear of failure made me lose my edge and I abruptly gave up without crossing the finish line. And that’s where it all began.
Most of the time, the fear of failure is what pull us down and tear us apart and make us feel miserable. With a decent job in a reputed bank, and a mother of two, what more does a person have to fear about? The fear of failure. Sounds hilarious right? Not when you have missed your golden opportunity to work with “The Regulator” four times in a row just by a few points. And not when you “now” have additional responsibilities as a mother by your side. And not when you have a decision to make, “Is it time to give up?”
I have a tough choice to make, as my Goal for 2021. Should I carry on as such and be a woman with household responsibilities just like the society demands from you? Or should I try one last time? Should I cross the finish line or let the failure haunt my dreams for the rest of my life?
An infant trying to walk doesn’t lose hope every time she falls to the ground. She gathers her strength and walks with a new zeal instead. Falling down does not make you a loser, but its when you refuse to get up back. It’s not about how others judge you; you are your own judge. Will I be able to forgive myself if I dont fight for what I want? The knees are already bleeding. How much more could it possibly hurt to try? I keep telling myself that success is around the corner. All I need to do is to reach out.
The task ahead is not going to be easy. If it is easy then that is not for me. I will rise back even stronger and will not come down without putting up a good fight. Success or failure, my will to chase my dream is what makes me stronger. And if I succeed then I will have something to pass on and if I fail, I still have the wisdom born out of my painful experience and the opportunity to build something new.
On a closing note, a wise man once said, “Be a strong woman so that your daughter will know how to be one and your son will know what to look for in a woman”. And that is what my goal is, not just for 2021 but for all my life.