Rahul is a software engineer based in bangalore, india.

this journal is his manifesto to help people tackle everyday hurdles and live better.

There will always be problems

If you're thinking of dumping the idea to do something new just because you might face a lot of problems, don't.

There will always be problems, in everything you do. Nothing in this world exists without any downside.

Take this as an example:

I just got braces today. It wasn't after a one night thought. I had been thinking of getting my teeth straightened out for a while.

However, I always held back the idea thinking of all the bad stuff that I would have to go through while I'll have my braces on.

Here are some of them:

  • Difficulty in eating food.
  • Pain.
  • Irritation.
  • Weird appearance.

However, beyond all the misery was the reward. A set of perfectly aligned teeth and that was it.

I decided to go all in and put on braces, anyway.

Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.
— Steve Maraboli

Yes, those problems are real. I'm facing them right now.

However, I have my eyes set on the prize that's due after 10 months of awkwardness.

And you know what? That works for me and I'll deal with all the problems.

When you're in a dilemma, stop thinking about what you've to lose and rather focus on what you'll gain from the deal.

That'll give you all the motivation you need to go ahead and actually execute your plan.

Remember, no pain, no gain.

There can't be only pros of something, there has to cons as well, your job is to focus on the pros.

Passion will be your fuel

Now is your perfect moment