Here I am right in the snow. It’s been one of my long-held dreams to visit the snow-capped mountains of Switzerland and there I was standing right on them, and they were exactly as I had imagined them to be.
Similarly, it was a sudden idea in my mind, which made me want to blog. I didn’t know how I would do it, didn’t realize from where to start, how it would shape up, but look at my site now, it’s a start for sure and what a start. I don’t just have a blog; I have an entire travel blogging website to my name. The first step is always difficult, but it is only when one takes the plunge, that we realize our potential. Moreover, we are not alone in this; we have our family, friends, relatives and everyone to help us achieve our dreams.
So those of you having second thoughts about your dreams and aspirations don’t put your dreams on the back burner. Even if it seems difficult or impossible at first, one must at least try to make an attempt to fulfill one’s dreams. In case it doesn’t turn out as expected, at least one would have had the satisfaction that an attempt was made. It could also be that one discovers something better than what was being pursued. In such a case, one can always change paths.
In my opinion, one must never have any regrets in one’s life. Life is too short to hold on to having regrets. Our life is meant to be lived to the fullest and we are all called to be alive and living a life full of zest and abundance and not just of mere existence.
I was particularly impressed by the last scene of a movie. The movie is about three friends on a road trip to Spain and together, they make a pact that each of them would pick an adventure sport in which all three will have to participate in it (nobody can back out of it). In the last part of the movie, one of the friends chooses to attend and participate in Pamplona‘s famous festival Fiesta de San Fermin: the running of the bulls, as part of the pact. All the three friends would be required to run for their lives to save themselves from the raging bulls left loose behind. The other two friends were against this sport. In their opinion, it was complete madness to put them in such a dangerous situation where they were sure to die and they started to wonder what would happen if they died whilst indulging in this dangerous sport. It was then that the third friend questioned them:
“Why are you thinking of what you will do if you die? Think and make plans of what you will do, if you live after playing this sport. All you have to do is get up and run to save your life from the raging bulls behind you.”
This scene always brings goose bumps to me, because it reminds me of how fickle minded one can be and how easily one gets discouraged by little challenges in life. We need to get up and get out of our comfort zone and run. Run with all of our strength as if our life depended on it. We need to put all our passion and zeal into whatever we are doing and then we will truly be fully alive. In that essence, we would be living a life of no regrets.