Not-afraid-of-rejection! A bold statement, isn’t it?
This comment might give you the impression of me as a calm and composed person, fuming with confidence. I hate to break it to you — that is not the case. Most times, I am as afraid as a grasshopper. I get alarmed easily. And I am not talking about the mild scare; I genuinely freak out.
In fact, my (somewhat healthy) relationship with fear acts as a wall, parting me from a world of misery. I am not ashamed of my fears. I can admit when and why I am afraid. …
Do I matter? Do I have stories to tell? Is my story worth sharing?
I would often wake up at night gasping for air. Then, as I would sit up, looking out the window from the corner of my bed, I would see the beautiful city lights in the distance. I would also see my own reflection on the glass. And this is when I would remember what woke me up in the middle of the night. It would be these fragments of questions sitting tight on my chest.
Being a 26-year-old scribbler trying to find his place in the…
You are on your desk, scribbling out the contents of your mind. It is not a piece yet, but soon, it will be. For that, you’ll need to make the best use of your words. Besides, it should feature the utmost editorial values. To elaborate, it must have the right pacing, proper flow, and a solid structure.
Most of all, it should speak to the readers, giving them something special to cherish.
You give it your best — you pour your heart and soul into it. It feels so good you have teary eyes! You mail it to the editor…
Some literary works stay with you. It might be days, weeks, months, or even years since you last checked into the piece itself. But the feel of it lingers, breathing a sense of life in a lonely quiet evening.
It makes you wonder, what does it take to write something that speaks to people?
And the answer may not be as exciting or pompous as you might expect. It is because all of it starts with a simple idea with endless possibilities.
Need some examples?
Well, the entire ordeal of The Mayor of Casterbridge emerged from the idea of a…
Do you know what would happen if, all of a sudden, the earth shifts drastically closer to the sun or sways two miles further from its orbit?
Of course, it will be devastating for all life forms as we know it.
And why would that happen? Because it will disrupt the balance of the planet and the environment around it.
It is a simple word; balance. Thus we often tend to forget that our very existence depends upon it. And when it comes to forgetfulness, I am a top-shelve-specimen ready to be abducted for alien research.
Coming from a developing…
Chances are you have tried and failed to take on meditation at some point in your life. Don’t freak out! It’s just guesswork. It’s not like meditating (regularly) has rewarded me with some psychic power or anything. However, it does help me live my life with more freedom and calm.
You don’t need me to tell you how chaotic it can get sometimes. You already know it.
The truth is, you already know how meditation puts you in control of your emotions, your physique. And, thus, you tried. You did your best. Yet you couldn’t get the hang of it…
Two years after I launched my digital marketing startup, I ended up broke, stressed, and helpless.
It was the fall of 2017 when I quit my daytime job in an autonomous Media Marketing house. At first, $170 a month for a fresher SEO analyst seemed fair enough. However, within months of my joining, things changed. Matters (beyond my job role) began to fall upon me.
It started with a client-visit. Then, I found myself outlining campaigns. Shortly after, I was micromanaging the team. And lastly, I was formulating all the content. I had become the centerpiece of the machinery. …
Imagine reading something written so well you can catch it whispering into your ears.
“So what?” — You must be asking. Being an avid reader, you regularly come across such well-written works. They are solid but not remarkable. Well, you would not be wrong.
But what if the whispering doesn’t stop? What if the feel of it lingers around for weeks, months, or even years. Would not you be curious? Would not you be jealous? Would not you feel like “I wish I could write like that”?
You must be thinking, “Well, I could study the piece and replicate the…
Growing up, I was an immense fan of Sam Raimi Spider-Man, even though it wasn’t so cool back then. I remember being picked on in my school as I would spend my time drawing spider-man. I absolutely cherished the cool costume, breathtaking action, and surreal swinging sequences. But none of it would be so exceptional if not for the man behind the mask.
Call me nostalgic, but Toby Maguire’s Pete closely resembled my own school-life. Seeing him drawing different versions of spidey-costume filled the 9-year-old me with pure joy. It is because I was spending most of my time doing…
How often do you find yourself at the wrong end of deadlines? How often do you find yourself struggling to make time for your loved ones? How often do you find yourself wishing for more hours in a day?
Guess what! We all are in it the same. Regardless of where you are, what you are, and how well you are doing, you only have 24 hours a day. There is nothing you can do about it.
“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.”
— Stephen R. Covey.
I was this close to getting dumped by…