A Letter To Someone Who Wants More From Life

I am glad you have a desire for more; a higher and better life. Desire is just the start. After desire comes strategic planning and hard work. It means living intentionally and giving up the average for excellent. There’s always an opportunity cost. But whatever you ask, with endurance you will get it.

Stop selling yourself short. Don’t allow the impostor syndrome to rule over you. You are not doing badly. You were made to thrive, settling will be living below your potential.

Most importantly, remember that this is life; not a trial version.

Let me conclude with my favourite poem – My Wage by Jessie B. Rittenhouse.

“I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.

For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.”


Also published on Medium.

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