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Value Your Journey

Updated on September 23, 2019
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Sara is a writer and lives in Pakistan. Her vision is to spread optimistic thoughts, hope, cultural and heritage knowledge and motivation.

Meeting with an Old Friend:

A few days ago, I went to the shopping mall to buy some decoration items. I parked my car in the parking lot. A splendid mall in our area is quite astonishing for its architectural point of view as well as the theme of Pakistan Truck art made it even more glorious. In the entrance, a lady named Jessica never forgets to say hello to me with a smile showing gratitude.

I frequently visited this mall and helped once to find a job in this mall. Being the eldest one, she has to bear her family expenses after the death of her father.

I bought some household items and then went to the decoration department. That was my weakness truly speaking. I have a craze for decorating every corner of my house. Crystal bottle in which two ships were trapped just got my attention and on the top of the bottle it was written as "Friends Forever". I was about to move that someone tapped my shoulder, I turned around, the girl with sparkling eyes and pleasurable smile said if I am not wrong you are Sara. I looked at her in amazement and trying to recognize her. I must have seen her but not sure where.

Ohh…I remember suddenly. She was my college friend. We had spent two years in the same class. She has changed a lot. A beautiful face which was once the heart of our college now showing stress, a seriousness, and dullness.

What a great surprise! I said. It's really good to see you Uzma after such a long time.

It's been almost 15 years since we last met. She sharply counts on the figure.

You are always good at mathematics. I told her. She laughed.

I cleared my bill and we sat in the cafe nearby and started to recall the old memories. We spent a wonderful time together.

Regrets Makes You Weak:

During our conversation, she told me the biggest regret of her life was of not becoming a doctor. Although, she was an industrious girl she didn't get admission in a medical college because she was short of 3 marks. Finally, she did a Masters in Chemistry, now continuing her Ph.D. degree.

She told me; at every turn of my life, I feel sad and disappointed about not becoming a medical student. Regret. Regret. Although this field gave me knowledge, scope and opportunities to move on but…I'm not happy.

Uzma was blessed with everything but the real essence of happiness was missing in her life. She was striving hard to achieve her goals but at the same time, lacking the Peace of mind. She is so busy to achieve her targets but she forgot about her inner satisfaction. The hustle and bustle of life had sucked her life and she didn't even think to Value her journey.

There are so many people around us who are great achievers, multi-millionaires, entrepreneurs, and businessman who have everything in life but after interacting them we came to know that they felt depressed and miserable in their lives. It's only because they didn't enjoy their present state. They didn't give value to their current journey and ultimately loses the happiness and joy that comes in their way.

Activity: Start Appreciating Yourself:

Although, Uzma is very much concern about her Ph.D. studies. I told her to look back and make a list of what you have achieved till now. Secondly, make a priority to appreciate where you are…your current status. Appreciate in terms of love, respect, relationships, money, health, career, family, etc. She didn't understand why this is needed.

After a few days, she came with disbelief. She told me, she listed down her accomplishments despite all her setbacks. She said Allah has given me so much which I have never imagined. I was in complete shock that why I was so unsatisfied and distressed. I never thought to value my journey. Finally, I figured it out why I was not motivated and joyous in my field which gave me many reasons to smile. My attitude, my mood, my strength to move on, my motivation and positive energy was hiding behind the secret of Valuing my Journey.

She added, I thanked Allah for all His countless blessings and using my entire God gifted abilities and strengths I will continue my journey and show my top success stories to the world in my specific field.

I was so happy to hear all this. With little effort, she realized how to get her life smooth. We separated on a good note and promised to keep in touch with each other.

No more Regrets, Only Success:

This is the true spirit we all needed.

We should be determined and motivated and need to set our goals in whatever field we have chosen. Unfortunately, we keep on regretting our past and get so depressed that we missed the pleasure of our present state. Even if we are not at the stage where we want to be, it doesn't matter. Set your targets and the beneficial effects of valuing your journey skyrocketed your work performance, company growth and above all your relationships.

Appreciate your every current move and Value Your Journey.

Sara Shahid.

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