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Chasing Dreams in the Time of Crisis
February 1, 2017|LivestylePeople

Chasing Dreams in the Time of Crisis

Chasing Dreams in the Time of Crisis

A crisis could be painful, disturbing, frustrating or outrageous and nobody likes to welcome it. Though, they do visit us and mostly when they are expected the least. All our plans are dusted and we feel belittled, yet we have no choice but to undergo the pain it brings. Every crisis brings its set of lessons, and after teaching those it vanishes, though that’s not the point I wish to derive. My intention is to talk about the squandered opportunities in the time of crisis, which could be used as a milestone to add new meaning to our journey.

Imagine sickness of a member in the family that forces you to take a break from work. Now, most of the time is spent complaining about the situation, which further causes bitterness, while you also have a choice to accept the situation, and look for some idle time, that can be utilised to pursue a hobby you always dreamt of. Our mind if so deeply obsessed with what is lost that we miss the opportunity to see what we have.

Let’s take another case, a retrenchment takes place at work and you have been shown the door. The instant reaction would be that your life is devastated and the future looks bleak. All this leads to playing defensive, which further repels the prospects and the agony continues. On the contrary, you have an option to transmute this crisis into a turning point. You decide to go for a yoga retreat, which you longed for or attend a training program that you desired for years or pre-schedule the golf coaching which you planned after the retirement.

Our mind if so deeply obsessed with what is lost that we miss the opportunity to see what we have.

Another case, assume that you meet with an accident and have been advised bed rest for a month. Initially, you would spend a few days accepting sympathies, what after that? Why not utilise this time to start a blog or finish reading the books you resolved at the new year.

Life rarely gives an occasion to pursue things beyond the routine and a crisis brings an extra-ordinary opportunity to come out of that monotony and add transformational experiences. Though, this could happen only when the mind is at peace and the heart is open.



Vivek is a life coach, blogger and an author in progress. He can be reached at thevivekspeaks@gmail.com.


  • Nikhil
    February 19, 2017 at 3:42 am

    Very well put sir….keep it up

    • admin
      February 19, 2017 at 7:47 am

      Thank you sir. Will surely do.

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    February 19, 2017 at 3:57 am

    In fact, this is the first blog, i read. Normally, i ignore such ‘success mantras’, usually stereotyped. But this one is really sane, free of verbosity and moralising. Its simplicity is touching. The last para is really a quotable quote;and the last line is a fitting disclaimer that saves the first line from being sweeping statement by adding depth and dimension to it.

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    February 19, 2017 at 4:46 am

    To the point, couldn’t agree more. Thanks for this blog, awesome !!

    • admin
      February 19, 2017 at 7:43 am

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    February 19, 2017 at 5:24 am

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      February 19, 2017 at 7:42 am

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  • Md. Afaque
    February 19, 2017 at 5:43 am

    Good and meaningful explanation of the title along with excellent examples. Thank you!

    • admin
      February 19, 2017 at 7:42 am

      Thank you friend for your generosity.

  • Skchoudhary
    February 19, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Appreciate your positivity towards life.

    • admin
      February 19, 2017 at 7:40 am

      Thank you Uncle for your encouraging words.

  • Prasun
    February 19, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Welcome to blogging fraternity 😋
    True. It’s human to think negative first in crisis. Lesser the time to come out positive makes u perfect human. But there is a saying that”…. to err is human…..”

    • admin
      February 19, 2017 at 7:39 am

      Thank you, sir so very much for your kind words.

    February 19, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Very well said !!! Keep it up

    • February 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you Ishvinder for dropping by.

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    February 19, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Awesome…keep posting dear Vivek…

    • February 20, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you Shantanu for dropping by. Your words matter a lot.

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    February 20, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Very well written with simple yet impactful examples that make you think of the importance and dwelling upon the philosophy of “let go and move on” . My best wishes and keep blogging and motivating .

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    • February 20, 2017 at 12:17 pm

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    Well written Vivek! Most of the people who are successful in business or jobs knows the art of bouncing back.

    • February 21, 2017 at 9:26 am

      Can’t agree more. Thank you Aashish.

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    February 21, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Well said…a crisis does very often leads you to rediscover your strength…each one of us experiences it at some point in one’s life. A bend is never the end and often leads us to a new dawn.Blessings in disguise.

    • February 21, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      Thank you for dropping by. Completely agree.

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