Every moment we live in, is a moment of uncertainty; uncertainty in nature to uncertainty in a man’s social climate. The turmoils which one may face at any moment, anywhere. These turmoils are something that makes or breaks a person. These are the stepping stone to the future. Admits all these turmoils, there’s a temptation to face them; to make bold bets in life. To challenge the situation and above all, there’s a constant urge to obsolete the competition; achieve success and hence be entitled with ‘the conqueror’.
Apart from being the aggressive and impulsive self, there’s other way to respond to such turmoils in life, and it is with small kind gestures; the gestures which further gives birth to bigger signals about what one cares for and even stands for. Leo Tolstoy has once said that “The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.” But sadly in this materialistic world, everything is defined by crisis, so to heal it small acts of generosity and reassurance acts as the best first aid to the wounded humanity. The humanity which is sadly diminishing in today’s world.
The Reward to Oneself
At the end of the day, what brings utmost satisfaction to one’s soul is these “small acts of generosity” and not the big challenges he has conquered till date. What we prize ourselves with at the end of the day are these small gestures of compassion and connections and the touch of humanity and not the dollar and cent with which we have pampered ourselves with.
Mother Teresa‘s word- “Don’t look for big things, just do small things with great love. The smaller the thing, the greater must be our love.”– stands as a great epitaph for our disruptive times.
The True Measure of One’s Success
In today’s world, everything is undoubtedly about rewards, outcomes and quality- all with sheer economic value. One’s success and power is measured by his economic stand. But that’s not the wholesome measure! Success is more about one’s passion, identity, emotions- one’s beliefs and values.
The best strategy for success is about communicating to the world. Who you are and what all you care about. It’s about unveiling the mask, and letting the human inside you outshine and speak for your true self.
There definitely are just a few who rises above the chaos and finally make their mark, but certainly all of us can do small things with pure feelings and true sense of emotions and thoughts, as at the end of the day, what brings contentment and happiness the most is inner satisfaction, the contentment of the soul, and definitely not the materialistic one.
Success is not a one day’s achievement, it’s something which a person achieves as a gradual resultant of all the good deeds done throughout.
Written By: Somdutta Das