Thursday, 9 February 2017

The War Between Your Head and Heart - whom to listen to?

There is always a war between heart and the mind. I always wonder, they reside in the same body and are few centimeters apart, but still why there is always a war between them and why do we face the situation of who is right and who is not? The situation in itself needs a decision and on the top of it, we are faced with another decision as in - to whom should I listen!

A few days back I had to make decision wherein, it was a complete U-turn in my life. The decision need to be made was between money and interest. It was probably the toughest decision of my life till now. The ‘practicality’ of life caught me. But, I was not happy with doing what I was doing. I could buy everything and anything I wanted, but when I go to my business, I was not satisfied because I knew I want to do something else and this is taking me nowhere closer to what I feel my interest lies in! My heart said I should ignore money and go for my interest, while my head said the money will make you happy, how will you buy the things you want to?

Sometimes we need to make tough decisions which might not sound flowery in present, but who knows might become one of the best decisions of our lives, looking back to which will make us laugh, but at the same time gives us strength. My mom says, "until and unless it is not a threat to your life, go ahead with a crazy plan(basic R&D is what one does always! But apart from that, over thinking about it will just waste the time).

You need few people’s support and you are good to go. It does not matter what Sharmaji thinks or what Lata aunty think about you because you have to live this life and not them. They have their own to handle! They just need a distraction or something to pass their time by commenting on your decisions and your situations.

I do not know if the decision I made will be the biggest mistake or will be the best decision, but I know even if I fail, I will not regret that I had the chance, but I did not try and that I do not have confidence in myself, which is the worst feeling! But sometimes, we just need to chill and leave the result to itself.

Over-analysis is paralysis and leads us to make impulsive decisions.

Written by Ashna Garg
Ashna grew up in a jazzy town (where she felt she can never fit in), did graduation in economics (where she didn’t fit either) and she writes (where she finally started to feel like she fits in)

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