New Beginnings


Have you ever had the privilege of witnessing a sunrise? The hues of the sky when the dawn breaks, the violet turning into orange and then finally into bright yellow. The sun literally rising from the lap of the mountains or the base of the horizon, trying to prove that the earth is definitely round. You may not be good with shades, but everyone has enough aesthetic sense to appreciate the beauty of the rising sun.

‘The darkest hour is before the dawn’, I don’t know how many people on this earth are standing in darkness in the hope of a sunrise. But what happens after that? You stare at the sun, you see it rising. Its beauty casts a spell over you. By the time the spell is broken and you realise that darkness is gone finally, you’ve been staring too much in the eye of the most magnificent star. When you look away, there is darkness again as you really can’t see anything for a while.

This is just how you describe new beginnings. You begin a certain thing, by the time you actually come out of the happiness of starting something new, it strikes you that the responsibility is way bigger than you’d thought. You had become so glad witnessing the darkness go away that you didn’t even realise that now there is too much light to handle.

Beginnings were easier when we were kids. We all cried in the first week of our playgroup. All that new routine, new environment, it makes you nervous, anxious and scared. You actually feel like crying and calling your mother to help you! But you could cry only in the playgroup. Junior college was a similar experience if you go to see, and you really did want to cry but you did not. WHY? Because image! :p

As we grow up, beginning new things becomes difficult. You really want to start a lot of things, but then you analyse it first, then over-analyse it and then make the biggest mistake of your life. You ask a hundred people, listen to five hundred advices (assuming five per head), get confused totally and end up dropping the very idea. I am not saying analysing and asking for advice is wrong, but letting that intuition, that inner gut feeling which led you there go away, really is. Yes, it is fine if you ask a hundred people before starting a new project, but the final decision should be made by you and you alone. You are the captain of your ship, and only you should sail it.

I recently read a story, the story of a man who started at the age of sixty five and became a brand owner of the well-known fried chicken. Indeed, there is no age limit for starting a new venture. You can begin anytime, and be successful. You just need to have faith on your talent and the rest works on its own.

All those who want to start something, all those who are afraid to do so, all those who are confused whether they should or should not, I’d say only one thing to them, ‘go for it!’ Because, if you don’t start how will you reach the end? Initiative is a big thing. If Jyotiba Phule had not taken the initiative, Indian girls would have remained deprived of education till date. If Wright Brothers had given in to people’s views we wouldn’t be flying to places today. Remember one thing: It happens only if you do it.

‘Well begun is half done!’ Yes, I agree. But even if your beginning isn’t perfect, don’t be disheartened. Every zenith is far at the base camp, but the view at the top is mesmerizing. Don’t be scared of failures. The light bulb was invented at the 100th attempt. Not reaching your goal is not failure, failure is not trying. If you begin, if you try, if you believe in it, it is then bound to happen. You just have to go for it!

If you have dreams in your eyes

Then surely somewhere success lies

For that you have to begin anew

And face many difficulties too

But if you not let your strength give away

Every day would become your day!

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21 Responses

  1. Reem Mehta says:

    Motivated! You write classy. Keep Writing.

  2. Ghazal dalvi says:

    Congratulations for UR new beginning. May allah give u all the success in UR life
    UR first article is good enough to boost up all of us in our life . All the best

  3. Safwan says:

    Make every beginning a new beginning in your life. Keep it up . Congratulations

  4. Anushka says:

    For getting light in our lives :*
    May every sunrise get with it all that you desire and deserve.
    Congratulations. Well begun.

  5. Pooja Gaikwad says:

    Inspiration and now an Idol. I believe in you and it is just the beginning. Congratulations! Well begun and keep inspiring everyone.

  6. Nadim Dalvi says:

    Good beginning try to touch topics related to your field will generate more interest Wish u all the best

  7. Saloni Rathod says:

    Very well written….!!
    All the very best👍

  8. Rupali Tavksr says:

    Very well begun! U have a long way to go but i am sure about you achieving what want and that is more important. Believe in yourself always! God bless…

  9. Rupali Tavkar says:

    Very well begun! U have a long way to go but I am sure about you achieving what you want and that is more important. Believing in your dreams and putting efforts is the best road to success always! God bless…

  10. Nishi Malvankar says:

    Keep going
    I really appreciate that you thought of doing this😘

  11. Sreekumar G says:

    Well written & Nice initiative…Keep going..

    As you said, well began is half done…so you are nearly half done..

    Waiting for more…all the best

  12. Priyanka says:

    Very inspiring…!!

  13. Fiji says:

    There is clarity and depth in your thoughts and writings. Good attempt. Keep writing.

  14. Priyanka manglani says:

    Well begun is half done!!
    Keep it up!!
    Keep inspiring us by ur writing!!
    All the very best!!
    May God bless you and you grow more!!

  15. Vihangi Kothari says:

    Truly Inspirational.. Great Job girl.. you have a long way to go.. 🙂 :*

  16. Vibhuti Ms. says:

    Dear, Always keep this in mind that God doesn’t give us what we can handle, God helps us to handle what we are given. U have a God gifted talent so, use it wisely & be successful in life. My best wishes r always with u…

  17. Farzana Abbas says:

    Very well written, Keep up the great work and keep writing, May Allah bless you with more strength and you touch the sky of success….. Aameen.

  18. Vandana says:

    Excellent start. Very inspiring . Beautiful presentation of words.
    All the best for your future endeavours. Keep it up !!

  19. Sada Dalvi says:

    Good. Very well reflect yourself. Wish you all the very best. Words are very powerful, they are speculum of our soul. Don’t let your creativity overcome your thoughts, your feelings, values. Don’t allow them override your personality. Best wishes for the BEGINNING of a new era of your life

  20. Mehreen Siddiqui says:

    You are indeed the “Queen of Words”..!!
    Your words touch hearts..
    Beautifully written and wonderfully expressed..!!
    Keep up the go..!!
    All the very Best..!! 🙂

  21. Suhel says:

    For the first time I googled thumbs up 👍👍, keep up the good work!

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