“I reached the crossroads where I had to choose between living and dying. I chose to live.“
Imagine the life of a woman who fell in love with a man and left her parents for him, at the rebellious age of 17. Her love story had a disastrous end when she left her abusive husband who was also a drunkard and a drug addict. With no finances, apart from her two children as assets, she had arrived at the life’s crossroads. She chose to live and is now an independent flourished businesswoman.
She is Patricia Narayan, director of Sandeepha Chain of restaurants in Chennai. Starting with a negligible income of 50 paise per day, her earning has touched ₹2 lakh per day. She started with making and selling jams and pickles, and now owns a restaurant chain. It’s all because of her determination to live and succeed. She didn’t give up at any point and continued to struggle.
We often arrive at that point in life where we are clueless to go. The life comes to a standstill and we think that this is just the end. It’s easy to give up and wait for the right time. But, to keep working hard and not giving up is difficult.
Above-cited is just one example. There are so many people in real life whose hard work, determination and the ‘never give up’ attitude has made rags to riches, misery to success stories.
Try finding out such heroes near you. Someone might be struggling at the workplace, someone might be having a terrible marriage or someone might even be working hard to earn a loaf of bread for the family. The point is they don’t stop doing their work but, keep on working harder and harder. They don’t blame the destiny for their ill-fate, but try to make their own future by finding a way out.
So, keep knocking that door. Who knows the door may be answered the next moment!