Pursuit of Happiness

‘It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.’-Denis Waitley.

Trapped into the mediocrity of life, we often ignore the purpose of our existence. Our identity is entirely dependent on our profession, not on our personality. We tend to ignore that apart from the cubical where we spend our days; there lies a world of our passion, opportunities and dreams. We urge to be a part of that world, but sadly it is predetermined by monotony. Somewhere we are torn between creating a mask for the society and the authenticity of our thoughts and desires. Our minds start molding in the direction of herd, demeaning the intensity of our sub consciousness.

How often do we ask ourselves regarding what we should do instead of what we really like to do?

Perhaps, we are running from reality, as we’re afraid to be left alone while others are running behind materialistic success. People thrive merely to survive and forget about living.

Today, leading a successful and happy life is based on money, fame and power. Passion, dreams and contentment are sidelined and seem to have lost their meaning. They are not associated with the concept of making a living, they appear to be mere words in the dictionary of people who are blindly scorching for success. The fine line between professional and personal life gets blurry in chasing our materialistic desires. Deep inside, the burning sensation to pursue our passion is still alive. However in order to beat the rat race, we ignore to introspect our inner self. In pursuing our career and trying to get mature with time, we often kill the little joys of our life. Remember the time when we used to laugh out loud, but now those have gone into oblivion and what remains is just a gentle smile.

Life is all about moments. Instead of waiting for them, we should create them. Little moments can transform our monotonous life and add glimpse of excitement into it. Prioritizing important aspects of life which in turn would let us have those moments of bliss back into our life; will make us appreciate life like never before. Free from social obligation, create your own version of happiness and let your soul dance.

As Chris Gardner from Pursuit of happiness quoted, “Walk that walk and go forward all the time. Don’t just talk that talk, walk it and go forward. Also, the walk didn’t have to be long strides; baby steps counted too. Go forward.”

Tanvi Pandey | PGDM 2016-18