I was in fourth grade when I first wrote a relatable sentence, “Life is like a candle”. And after 9 years, when I look back at it, I realize it’s stupid. Regardless of the fact that my then 8 year old self considered that the burning candle symbolizes life and when it’s blown off it means death, it doesn’t make sense to me anymore. But the reason that I do remember this particular incident is because I struggled for days to come up with something that can be relatable. For me it was a challenge, and even today when I’m writing this article, it’s a challenge.
Everybody struggles with something or the other. May it be a subject they are trying to score in, or a job thing they are trying to finish before the deadline, may it be an artist trying to come up with new ideas, or even someone trying not to contact that one person who once meant everything to you. These small struggles are challenges themselves. If we think about it even staying alive is a challenge. Yes, it takes efforts to not accidently kill yourself. (Clumsy people will know) But jokes apart, what I’m trying to say is, challenges are a part of our life, and avoiding them is not a solution. Maybe if we learn to accept the challenges and face them, we might break our inner walls which have been holding us down this long. Maybe in the process of winning the challenge, you might overcome an issue within yourself that you never had the courage to face. We all live in our own bubble; it’s our territory, our ‘safe zone’. But once in a while, it’s better to see beyond the walls of our bubble and try and break them.
If you come to think of it, challenges exist because of the insecurity we have. If we are confident enough to perform any activity with ease, will it be considered as a challenge? No! It will be just a walk in the park. It is called a challenge just because deep inside, you fear you won’t succeed. But if you don’t give it a shot, you’ll never know. So accept any challenge not because you want to inflate your ego by winning, or don’t want others to think that you’re a chicken, but because you want to test yourself and overcome the fear by facing it. It’s the only way you can feel satisfied that you at least tried.
Everything we want to achieve in life is a challenge. And let’s be honest here, if it wasn’t a challenge, life won’t be worth living. These little ups and downs are what make life interesting and amazing. You know, the more we struggle to overcome a particular challenge, the more permanent of a memory it is in the back of our mind. So when we come across another problem, we can just look back and realize that if can overcome that in the past, we can break down this problem too.
I read these lines the other day, and found them quite inspiring:
Smooth roads never make good drivers,
Stills seas never make good sailors,
Clear skies never make good pilots,
Problem and hassle free life never makes a strong person,
Be strong enough to accept the challenges of life,
Instead of asking “Why me?” say “Try me!”
So I don’t know if life is just like a candle or not, but I do know that it’s full of challenges, jig-saw puzzles, walk in the parks, child’s play and more. And the only way to live our life to fullest is to go through it all.
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