I wasn’t Prepared

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“I’ll go to play football if class is cancelled,” said Manish to Mayuresh.

“Why don’t you play in the evening?” asked Mayuresh.

“My parents do not permit me thinking that I’ll get distracted.”

“And what made you think that class won’t be there?”

“The teacher in the class is not disciplined. Sometimes he teaches, sometimes he doesn’t.”

“Don’t forget to carry the kit with you.”

“Yep. I want to play whenever I get a chance.”

In the class.

“Guys, sir is not present today,” said one of his classmates.

“Ohh, no!!” exclaimed Manish.

“What happened?” asked Meeta.

“I decided to go to play football if class is not there. But, I didn’t bring kit though I knew sir has been irregular about this class.”

“You forgot?”

“No. I deliberately didn’t bring it. I thought that sir will be present today.”

“What made you think that?”

“I assumed. But what happened to sir? Why is he not taking class today. He does this frequently.”

“But you knew that he does this frequently. You should’ve come prepared. You can’t blame him.”

The crazy fact is, not being prepared closes the door of opportunities and opens the door of regrets.


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Increasing The Comfort Zone

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“If tyre of your bike was punctured, why didn’t you ask your colleague to give you a lift to bus stop?” asked father to his son who recently joined a new company.

“But, I am new there,” replied son.

“So, what’s problem in asking for help? You walked 2 kilometers.”

“It was awkward to ask. We are all new there. We haven’t interacted much. I barely know anyone. It felt uncomfortable.”

“Son, the crazy fact is, you need to get uncomfortable to increase the comfort zone.”


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The Only Certain Thing

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“Nothing is going according to plan,” said disciple to his guru.

“You are on right track. Improvise,” replied Guru.

“But, I’ve got into things that don’t serve my purpose.”

“That’s the way it goes in the beginning.”

“If the beginning is like this, I’m afraid what will happen throughout the journey?”

“Remember, the crazy fact is, uncertainty is the only certain thing.”


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What’s Inside Wasn’t Alive When It Was Light

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“I don’t know what’s going on in my life,” said a frustrated boy to monk.

“What is the matter?” asked monk.

“I think I’ve lost control over my life. I can’t do what I want to do, can’t express myself, I think I’m wasting my time, over-thinking about small things, just passing the days, not doing something that would add value to my life as well as others’ lives. I’m being someone else to show others that I’m happy, but I’m not.”

“How did you get to this point?”

“I don’t know.”

“Tell me, how do you spend your day?”

“I wake up at 7. Go to gym because my father wants me to. Till 8, I exercise. Then, get ready for a class at 9, which my parents wanted me to join. Till 12, I spend the time in class somehow. Till 1, I’m home. Till 4, I have lunch, play games on computer, and do some reading. From 4 to 6, I sleep. From 6 to 8, I spend time on computer again. At 8 to 10, I read or study. At 10, I have dinner and then watch TV and go to sleep.”

“How long have you been doing this?”

“From past 2 months, since I finished college. I wanted to do something else. But my parents, my friends are not convinced that would work, so I am not doing it. Or sometimes, I do that. But, I can’t do that wholeheartedly.”

“Why don’t you do that? There will always be some people who don’t agree with you. It does not mean you should give in.”

“But..”

“First of all, you must accept full responsibility for what’s happening to you. You are responsible.”

“Yes, you are right. I know that. But..”

“What did you do when you were in college? Why didn’t you work on it, so till this time, you would have had something in hand as an output to back up your intentions. You give in to comforts and fun. And it has become your habit. You don’t want to do what’s difficult. You find an easy way out. You got to do what necessary and difficult. Otherwise things won’t change. It will get darker and darker for you.”

“But it’s uncomfortable.”

“Do it anyway. When it gets dark, everything ceases and the only thing that remains alive is: what’s inside. But the crazy fact is, it gets dark, because what’s inside wasn’t alive when it was light.”

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8 Ways I will help you bring SMILE For You In 2015

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Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them.
— OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, THE VOICELESS

This year, do not hold yourself back by giving in to fears and unleash your greatest potential.

8 Ways I will help you bring SMILE For You In 2015:

  1. Sharing the experiences lessons learnt while running a business on facebook, blog that will help you in your endeavor. Subscribe or Follow blog via email. Let’s be friends on facebook: Pratik Kirve
  1. Share your personal stories, experiences and struggle on your facebook profile and blogs. I’ll share them on my blog, facebook profile, page SMILE FOR YOU and twitter.
  1. Helping you know more about yourself from your smile. Send photo of your smile at iwantsmileforme@gmail.com
  1. Sharing self-help eBooks that will help you to grow your wisdom and conscience. Download some eBooks from here: Free EBooks
  1. Sharing inspirational, motivational and meaningful videos, podcasts that will help you get out of your comfort zone and do the right thing.
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  1. Consulting personally to help you find meaning and purpose in life and solve any other problems through your smile. Visit – Know Yourself
  1. Setting a vision for your life to supercharge you to live your life to its full potential every day.
  1. If you are struggling in a relationship, consulting you to solve your problems to cherish and experience a ton of joy. Visit – Relationships

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“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” 
– William James

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Where To Find Courage

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I don’t know what is going on in mind

Don’t know why my head is aching

My eyes heavy, feeling purposeless

Feeling bored, feeling stuck in a time warp

I feel like my actions are restricted,

Not free, not driven by purpose

It’s bound to rules or trying to

Create an impression or image

Or don’t feel love, appreciated

No free and fearless actions

There is a rope to which

I’m bound, not allowing me to escape

Can’t do anything in my way,

Signed up for fulfilling expectations of

Others, for their approval

But I know that’s not my way

So what? Try to find an intermediate way

But that way involves compromising yourself

Doing things half-heartedly, mechanically

Without emotions and feelings involved

I’m a human, I can’t do that

In order to do things in my way

Doing what I think is right for me

Requires courage, confronting fears

Coming out of comfort zone

But don’t want to be uncomfortable

Because the crazy fact is,

People who are supposed to be my greatest fans,

Do not believe in me, then

From where I’m supposed to find courage

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Karma Closing In

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“Juan, go to sleep. We need to leave early tomorrow. Where is Jasmine?” shouted Jessica, his mother.

“Going!! Just packing up my bag. She is with me,” replied he from his room.

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The next day. 8:10am.

Cell phone beeped.

Jessica received a threat via text message chiding her to back out or face the consequences. She was receiving similar messages from days. The election for mayor of the Barming city was due and she was about to announce her name as a candidate. After serving as a mayor for 5 years, the city knew everything about her and her developmental work. Everyone knew that if she announces her candidature, she would win. So, others wanted to coerce her to back out.

“Juan, Jas, time to go,” said Jason, her husband.

Both screamed in exaltation. They were going for a picnic. The car was ready. Jessica and Jason were about to enter in the car and her cell phone rang.

A man from other side said, “Looks like, Ex-mayor and her family is going for picnic. And your faithful bulldog is looking like a man in black goggles and jacket.”

“Ohh.. William Rhodes. I am not backing out and don’t you dare to say anything about my family again.”

“As always, up to the point. Fine. Let’s talk to the point. You back out or face the consequences. We both know that your hands are dirty. Why don’t you come to the backyard, let’s talk face to face.”

“Jason, I’ll be back in a minute,” said Jessica to Jason, hurriedly.

“What happened? You look worried,” replied Jason.

“Nothing. Just a minute.”

Jessica turned around and started walking towards backyard. Noticing her strange behavior, Jason followed her.

At the backyard.

“I am not gonna ask you how did you get in, but surely you are not getting what you want,” said Jessica to William.

“Would you like to look into these files? Then we will discuss,” replied he.

Jason was watching them furtively. He was getting negative vibes that something bad was going to happen.

“No, I don’t want to. Let’s play a fair game.”

“Like you played to get where you are today, right? But, these files say the opposite.”

“I don’t care what the files say, tell me your price and go home. You know what it takes to get here.”

“Yeah, I know. And I’m gonna play this game in a same way as you. To get what you want, you bribed people, you threatened people and if required, you killed people who came in your way. Let me make this clear, I will not care to get my hands dirty if required.”

“What do you mean? You will kill me? Don’t be silly.”

“I am not kidding and if you think that, don’t you feel a red LED light on your forehead.”

A shooter from top of another building was ready to shoot. But her vigilant husband came from back, held a gun on the backside of William’s head and said, “If that’s the way it has to go.”

“Easy, man. Don’t worry. I’m not here for that. I’m here to give her a taste of my capability,” said William.

“Jason, leave it. But one thing for sure, I am not backing out.”

“I got your message, but it seems you didn’t get mine. The moment you return from a picnic, you will get 24 hours. If I don’t see any movement from your side, your children will receive flowers of deep condolences from my side. And Jason, I consider you got why I mentioned only children.”

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On the picnic.

“Why are you doing this? We can fight this together,” said Jason to Jessica.

“Yeah, I think it is necessary. Anything can happen. I know we can fight, but what if we can’t?” replied Jessica.

“You don’t have to do it.”

“Yes, I have to. We never know what will be there for us. We must be prepared for worst.”

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After 7 days.

The news came. Ex-mayor Jessica Henderson and her husband Jason Henderson had been found dead in a hotel room under suspicious circumstances. Mrs. Henderson was a leading candidate in forthcoming elections for mayor. Police believed that they had been sabotaged. Police were investigating the case. The whole city was in despair. Their children didn’t understand what really happened. The grandma took care of them.

The police confirmed that it was sabotage. The saboteur, wearing sweeper uniform, slipped in a very thin plate though the closed door. The plate has a detector which activates the circuit in the dark. It was based on the reverse theory of conventional detectors work. When there is no light, it activates the circuit. Then the circuit burns the substance inside and it produces a poisonous gas named ‘Hertimure’ which ejects through a vent at the bottom of plate which spreads gas all around the room. The gas is ineffective when exposed to light, so it didn’t harm people outside the room.

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After 7 years.

Juan was sitting alone in his room, engrossed into thoughts. He was reminiscing fun they had on picnic, his moments with parents and their love for both of them. It reminded him of a bag which he never opened after that picnic. The bag was not just any other bag, but it was about last memories of him with his parents. He immediately went to his cupboard and took out the bag. When he opened it, he found something else which wasn’t there at the time he was packing his bag. There was a CD in it. The CD, which Jessica kept without acknowledging him. The CD, for which she was insisting to be kept in the bag due to uncertainty.

When he played that CD, it was his mother and the location was their picnic spot. Her mother in the video said, “I couldn’t gather courage to tell you this in person, so I hope you get this message through this CD and understand it as soon as possible which will help you in life.”

Juan was about to cry after listening to mother’s voice.

“I want this video to be found by only you. I hope you will take responsibility of Jasmine after us. Yeah, you have to be strong before I tell you what I am going to tell right now. Promise me you are being strong right now to listen this.”

Juan gathered the courage to listen to what his mother was going to say.

“Life is not about how rich you are, how many cars are there outside your house, whether there is swimming pool outside, but it is about the how deep and compassionate pool of your heart is. We have everything in abundance, but I always felt deep down in my heart that something is missing. I reached where I am today not only with hard work and persistence, but with something else too. Things I did which my conscience did not permit. I used people for my personal gains, used them as a ladder to get where I wanted to go. But in return I didn’t give them anything. I was obsessed with power, money and this lavish lifestyle. I made them do anything I want using my power, money and position. The world is not mean and nasty place, it’s us. Because at the end of the day whatever we do, whether you are being caring or rude, unfair or considerate, it is going to turn around on you.”

Juan started crying, thinking whatever his mother did, turned around on her.

“You will beat people down, enjoy seeing people getting hurt, but one day you will face certain circumstances or situations where they will enjoy seeing you getting hurt. If you will engage in any dishonest work and people will suffer because of it, one day, they will engage in dishonest work and you will suffer because of them. You will blame them, but actually it’s you who is responsible for that. You will be unaware of it, but it works in this way only. At the end of the day, you face your own karma. Look at me, son, I’ve done something due to which I am ashamed to tell this to you in person.”

Juan was crying, nodding his head saying his mother didn’t deserve it, but that wasn’t the truth.

“To get here, I had even killed people, made threats to their lives and today, they are making threats to my life, they may kill me for getting what they want.”

He yowled after listening this. Whatever she did, everything reflected back, returned back to her. For her own deeds, they took her life. The video wasn’t finished yet.

“One way or another, one day or another, you will face your own karma. Even, your father tried to stop me, but I was so stubborn that my greediness leaped over his care and I wish he should not pay for it. I beg you to never compromise with your conscience. Whatever you will do, make sure you will do it with honesty and integrity. This world is too short to spread hatred, but too big to spread love. Pass this message to Jas and take care of yourself and her.”

Juan became unconscious.

The crazy fact is, getting away with wrong deeds for this moment does not mean we got away forever.

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When The Road Will Be Clear..

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“First learn how to conduct a business, how those people have meetings, how they strategize a plan,” said Kelly to Shaun.

 “It will take at least 4-5 years,” replied Shaun.

 “Obviously, you need those as you are not good enough.”

 “Yeah, I will learn in the process. Actually we will never be good enough. There will always be a room for improvement.”

 “Why can’t you wait for the right time?”

 “But, there is no guarantee that I’ll be alive till the right time comes.”

 The crazy fact is, waiting for the road to be clear is futile; we need to drive through as per the present conditions.

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Fearless Actions

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“These ideas will not work in practical world, no one will pay you for this and if only a single person do, I’ll touch your feet,” said Lalit’s father.

Lalit remained silent & went in the bedroom, frustrated, thinking he can’t live his dream.

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After two days, he read a gratitude letter in front of his parents which he wrote himself to thank them for all the sacrifices they did from childhood to this day.

In those two days, two out of three agreed to pay for services he rendered based on his ideas & he wasn’t concerned about proving anything to his father.

The crazy fact is, instead of choosing egoist ways to end the discussion, choosing to spread love leads to more fearless actions in pursuit of living a dream.

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This Post is also a part of  Five Sentence Fiction – Fearless.

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