Motivation is not the only thing you need to change yourself and neither is just inspiration. "People learn from your example rather than your advice" is what my father always told me. As time passes by and I started realizing things, I got to know that everything you can see with your eyes or even things which you cannot see are inspirations if you have the right way to interpret them, i.e, everything that exists is an inspiration. It's just that very few realize it.
When this thought hit me, I started to make a mental list of things which I would like to change in my life. Well, thinking is the very first and most important step, because people in this generation like to avoid problem rather than thinking for a solution. It's most common example would be the people who drink and smoke, when they are in problem. They live in a misconception that they would find solutions there, but what they get is a temporary relief.
After thinking, the next step is putting those into action and having a certain deadline for our goals coz it's said that" dreams without deadline are just wishful thinking". It is the hardest thing coz here you will meet a guy called "failure" who will later try damn hard to put you in company with "quitters", "weakness" and much more people like that. I realized that if I try to change everything at once, I would not last long in this journey. Coz after all I am just a human and unfortunately, I don't have any magic wand that would do this. So the plan I made was ' one thing at a time'. The new year brings new hopes and so I began with joining gym. Coz physical change can be seen and felt earlier and that would give me a push to continue. I wanted to inspire myself by being able to look into the mirror and say " You are the girl who didn't quit that day and reached here, if you wanna achieve more all you need to do is to go on".
As I said earlier, everything that exists is an inspiration in itself. When I reached at the gym, seeing all people in there to work on their bodies, to see them sweat their weaknesses; gave me a different level of courage and hope to be one of them. Within three months I was no longer similar to the older me. It makes me smile when I remember my first day at the gym, when I wasn't able to do a single skipping properly and now when I can do 1500 daily. In just 90 days I had achieved the thirst to be more better each and every day.
Once the body was done, the next goal was mind. This doesn't mean that we should neglect the earlier goal, instead we should do things simultaneously. And yes, once you become crazy about something no one can stop you. Even though corona had an unwelcomed visit, my goals and I didn't give a shit about it and kept grinding. When the final results of the 11th grade were out, I stood at 92.7% the highest score I remember till date except for the KG classes. Because I also belong to the average category of students whose score starts decreasing as the grade starts increasing. Yep, they are inversely proportional.
These big two goals had successfully cleared their initial stages and so others little goals will do as well. When a person becomes successful in something. He is left with two choices; first, to get satisfied and cool the fire inside, second, to increase his efforts coz if the initial stage can give such results what would the pro level do! And when a person faces failure he is again left with two choices; first, to think that the goal is way too much out of his league and quit, second, to take failure as a challenge and increase his hard work rather than reducing his standards.
My inspiration, my motivation was just me, my shortcomings and failures. When you look for inspiration outside, it's just like looking for a right thing in a wrong direction. The inspiration you get from others lasts for just a little time but if you do change yourself and inspire from yourself that would be a great achievement and would help you to get up everytime you fall down without any outside help. Be your own helper. Be your own role model. Be a self achiever.
And yes, my #NEWME journey isn't over and it would never be until I die. But it would get its first destination on 1st of April 2021,i.e., my 18th b-day and then the train would be the same, just the route and destination will change with time. At last, I would like to say, give yourself time and be patient because every caterpillar will turn into a butterfly eventually.