TODAY -

As you sail through the noises

Birkarnelzelzit Thiyam *



Floating over this ocean of possibilities and risks, life merely at times stands with no difference from toasting a coin. Affirming to the statement - WHERE DOES DESTINY STAND? Trust me - Life is just opportunities. As my experiences are snowballing up, I am now down to only fewer principles.

All those I dreamt as a boy - life gives more or less but never exact. Less, then with lessons and more, then with humbleness. I now believe that in this game of picking our chances by our choices. All that we have to build is ďTHE GREAT WALL OF MYSELF.Ē

So - the great wall of myself, what exactly is this? Let me dislocate this - you know! The water in the ocean is very much needed to keep the ship floating. And the water in the ocean is also responsible for sinking of the ship provided the water gets into the ship by chance. Here the water is the noises around you, starting with - you are stupid, you can't do it, you are not good enough and so on.

Most of the time we try to avoid all these noises and get ourselves away somewhere far. It only says you are not sailing the ship on the water. You need the noises just as the ship needs the water to keep it floating.

Do you know how you come to know about someone you never knew? Because you heard someone you know talking about that someone you never knew. How do you find that passion of yours? Because you heard someone talking about that or doing that. So listen please, you need all these people to talk SH*T about you. Because thatís how you float.

But the most important thing you have to keep in mind is that, you canít let the water get in the ship, you canít let those noises in your mind and heart. YOU WILL SINK IF YOU LET IT ENTER. So, let me introduce this principle ďTHE GREAT WALL OF MYSELF,Ē all you have to do is keep your wall strong.

Learn how to withstand yourself from those noises. Is there a secret formula? YES - all you have to do is - take only what benefits you. HOW? JUST LIKE THAT. I canít make this more simple.

Yes! How will I make this wall very strong? You have to learn to play this game of life alone at times. Because when you play this game of life alone, you will feel or face a lot of pain, and every pain gives a lesson and every lesson changes a person.

This change is not about becoming a different person but becoming the better and stronger version of yourself. Saying so - never change your originality for the sake of others, because no one can play your role better than you. You have to be you by just becoming a better you.

I know there are lots of people who love to kill otherís ideas at their budding stage just so they never overtake them. Instead of backing down thinking about all the odds of this, rather be happy that you have what they donít have and keep working on building a stronger wall to incubate your idea. It might not be formed well yet but it will, once you work on them.

So, taking you back to the first paragraph of todayís article, itís all the choices you make in life with every chance you get that changes you for a lifetime. And please - you need the noises to keep yourself floating.

Let them say you canít do it, let them say you are not good enough. Let them say you will never be loved, let them say you will never be rich, let them say you are not beautiful or handsome enough, let them say all they can.

All you need to understand is that - you canít let those voices get inside you. KEEP SAILING READERS.


* Birkarnelzelzit Thiyam wrote this article for The Sangai Express
The writer is an International Awardee and also a major in International Business Marketing from Algonquin, Ottawa, Canada.
He is also the director of The Oratory Academy, and the founder of International Youth Alliance, based in Canada.
He can be reached at birkarnelzelzitthiyam3073(AT)gmail(DOT)com
This article was webcasted on 22 March 2023

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