Quote Of The Day: While Writing The Story Of Your Life, Don’t Let Anyone Else Hold The Pen

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Here you go with today’s Quote Of The Day:

“While Writing The Story Of Your Life, Don’t Let Anyone Else Hold The Pen”

What the quote says is pretty simple and I wonder if I need to make a post on it at all. But as a tradition, we try and analyze what these little shards mean and how they can be used to make a good impact to our lives.

All through our lives, we have been influenced by people, society, books we read, the television shows, our parents and what not. Each one of them makes a sizeable impact on what we think and how we react and how we plan our lives. But I am not really sure how strong the cultural aspect or the cultural tuning is but we sure let others have a lot of say in what we do and what we should do.

A couple of weeks ago we were talking about The 6 Kinds Of People Who Advice You and whose advice we should take or not.Β Β All along, we profess one simple thing – TRUST NONE! – No matter how close they are, no matter how much they mean to you and no matter how much you respect them, it still is not a good enough reason to trust someone else the decisions about your life.

The reason us pretty simple – the moment you let someone else take the decision for your life – it becomes their decision, their thoughts and their influence. They might be looking out for you, meaning well and even want the best out of life for you. But tell me truly – who knows what’s best for you? Who knows you better than yourself?

The moment you give that decision making power to someone else – what do they do? They take a decision to the best of THIER KNOWLEDGE – not your situation, not your expectations nor your capacities. They are responding to their aspirations, their insecurities and their experience with life. If you are an adventure seeker – there is no way you can trust that decision with a conservative person and vice versa. The world is set out at creating a ONE SIZE FITS ALL solution.

But that’s never going to happen is it? I mean this is your life -you are creating a story for yourself. No matter how crappy or beautiful it is, it still is your story and you own it completely. You can’t let someone else take that decision for you and point fingers at them when something goes wrong. That’s what failures do and you are not one among them. You got to take responsibility for your actions. And that is never going to happen if that action is based on the decision and thought of someone else. If you want to make a difference, – then have the guts to stand for it. If you don’t have it, then borrow it from someone or something else.

But never let someone else decide what’s best for you. It is YOUR LIFE! And You know what you want out of it best!

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    • Thank you Archana .. I am a strong advocate of being a little self reliant and taking our own decisions and above all, making our own mistakes πŸ˜€ :)..

      Have a great week ahead Archana πŸ™‚

  1. Life will be beautiful if we seriously hold our pen ourselves & write our own story.

  2. I’ve a similar outlook towards life. If we make our own mistakes, at least we don’t have to search for a scapegoat πŸ˜›

    Jokes apart, very meaningful and profound words here, Vinay. I enjoy reading this series of yours- Quote of the Day…. πŸ™‚

    • Spot on Maniparna. I think it probably comes a little naturally cos of the cultural exposure we have had and it is really easy to escape blame by putting it on someone else. But this way, atleast we take ownership and the focus is on making something right rather than finding the person to blame for it.

      Thank you Maniparna. The inspirational quotes/quote of the day is a treasured section of mine and I really like coming ujp with new ones. Takes writing to a new level which makes things more exciting for me. And the comments have been very supportive. My only hope is that I don’t get too boring or pedantic πŸ˜€

  3. Wow! The emoticons are visible now… that’s great πŸ˜€ I love emoticons….

  4. Very true. Often we have seen ourself doing things which are defined by others. While advice/suggestions are always welcome, but we should think from rational point of view and do what we think is right at that point of time, rather than doing things to please others. For parents, I will also suggest to develop this habit in their children for decision making in early age (obviously help them for positive direction as well).

    • You got it on the spot my man. Doing things for the sake of pleasing others is the worst kind of action we can involve ourselves in cos we end up cheating the one person who matters most – ourselves. I am completely with you on that, developing the decision making ability in children at a very young age. That will set the society in a whole new direction together :). Good to see your views mate.. Good Day!

    • Indeed Ravish. It sure is one of the toughest thing in the world, esp when everyone around you is trying to make you like them and live life by their rules. It is a crazy world out there and it seems to be getting more and more difficult to be on your own with time. Quite an irony isn’t it? All along our growing years people tell us to be different and be ourselves and the moment when we get a little older, every minor transgression from the rules of the society gets chided..

  5. So far the best analysation of a quote! So damn inspiring ! I often end up asking suggestions and help in making decisions in the due course of my life. I think this is a quote I’ll now put in use more often. Look forward for more such inspiring quotes ! ^_^

    • Thank you Najm. As always, super happy to hear from you and your beautiful kind words. I think we have all been there cos the situation kinda compels us. And finally I have realized that none of those work as well as when we decide to take complete control of life into our own hands. Its our story and we really have an obligation to make it beautiful and others really have a very small role to play in it..

    • Thank you Ragini. I am a huge advocate of taking control and stride over our lives and directing it the way we want. Although we will be wrong in the process over and over again, I think it is still honorable than trusting our life’s plan to someone else who has no expertise or experience in being US πŸ™‚