13 10 2009

I never knew this simple phrase would jolt me back into this little world of mine.. Often what you take for granted is the one that requires utmost focus. Feels as if the music played on when I was napping.. Life crawled in slow finesse, whilst I slept unaware. Until.. until someone shook me up and asked my name.

Now what’s in a name? What’s in a name except for a simple attempt to frame an identity. Except for spelling that unique purpose it stands for? Hmm.. Here I am, wondering, what does my name stand for?

I have always taken pride in my this single strong trait of my identity. My confidence in my ability and my trust in my judgment has always been the guiding force in my life. No matter how strong the persuasiveness of life is, my spine has always been straight. What would you do when the whole world stands against you and screams against your conscience and best judgment? Whose side would you take? Would you hold on and stand for what you deem right, or would you give up yourself for the sake of acceptance? Sounds like a tough choice, isn’t it? Somehow I have always believed that One should never leave the side of oneself for the sake of anything, as long as what s/he believes it to be  true. Does this echo with you? Do tell me..

In words better described by Gall-up, which I often look upto..


Self-Assurance is similar to self-confidence. In the deepest part of you, you have faith in your strengths. You know that you are able — able to take risks, able to meet new challenges, able to stake claims, and, most important, able to deliver. But Self-Assurance is more than just self-confidence. Blessed with the theme of Self-Assurance, you have confidence not only in your abilities but in your judgment. When you look at the world, you know that your perspective is unique and distinct. And because no one sees exactly what you see, you know that no one can make your decisions for you. No one can tell you what to think. They can guide. They can suggest. But you alone have the authority to form conclusions, make decisions, and act. This authority, this final accountability for the living of your life, does not intimidate you. On the contrary, it feels natural to you. No matter what the situation, you seem to know what the right decision is. This theme lends you an aura of certainty. Unlike many, you are not easily swayed by someone else’s arguments, no matter how persuasive they may be. This Self-Assurance may be quiet or loud, depending on your other themes, but it is solid. It is strong. Like the keel of a ship, it withstands many different pressures and keeps you on your course.




18 responses

13 10 2009
Prajwal Pai

Finally.. you write. As usual very nicely written. Bout the content you ask.. I think its a recurssive situation. You have that line “as long as what s/he believes it to be true”. Now as long as you think what you believe is true you have a strong self-assurance and conversly if you have strong self-assurance, you continue to hold on to what you believe. In case you know that what you believe is true and giving up your belief for sake of acceptance, is something you cannot do for a long time. Well… atleast not me.

13 10 2009

May be our perceptions go ahead of our situation. It is with a bit of excessive self-pity that we (I very often do) assume the ‘whole world’ to be on the other side. I have felt that it is this perception of my unique plight that is often hard to adjust. I mean so much of this world is with us, really, even in our darkest hour.
I agree with you on self assurance, yet, too much of it can push us to ignore the army of people behind us.

14 10 2009

I read your blog regularly.. wonder at your Thought process all the time..

16 10 2009

Hello from Russia!
Can I quote a post in your blog with the link to you?

18 10 2009

Hmmmm 🙂 good to see you back , I was expecting lot more blogs now that the fan base has increased.

29 10 2009

I couldn’t agree with you more…


5 11 2009

Finally u wrote…..ever since i’ve chanced upon this blog, i’ve been waiting for another post to come up….. 🙂

About standing up agaisnt the world, and standing for what you believe in….it seems so very easy to crumble and gain that much needed acceptance isn’t it?…..we humans are naturally a lot who need their actions validated and accpeted by the society….

And yet we crib endlessly, on how difficult it is to walk alone and stick to your choice……

I find my peace in Mr Tagore’s words always….

Jodi tor đak shune keu na ashe tôbe êkla chôlo re,
Êkla chôlo, êkla chôlo, êkla chôlo, êkla chôlo re.

23 02 2010

I have your blog in my favorites…what more to say :)..I wish you were a guy 😉

8 05 2011

Why do you wish he would be a Guy 🙂

22 04 2010

hey I saw u’ve written quite a few book reviews. I want to invite you to become a reviewer in Bookreviews

Would love to know what you think anyway!

28 04 2011
Bistirna Barua

Very well written and moving..Your thought process is very clear..Keep writing ! 🙂

8 05 2011

very old posts.. no updates from author.

19 07 2011
Hustlelusion belt

I am fully agree with your opinion and that’s why I like reading your post. Self-assurance is a big virture.

19 10 2011

a very wise, insightful post.

7 11 2011

Wow, how very poetic

8 12 2012
Fred Crompton

Improving your self esteem and building up your confidence will greatly enhance your life. Your relationship with your loved ones will hit a new high and your interaction with those about you both at work and at play will become much smoother and more pleasurable.

4 01 2013

Why you no write anymore? 😦

4 06 2013
A fan of your blog

Hey there.. I have always loved reading your posts and your’s is the only blog i ever enjoyed reading. There are very few people who can articulate as well as you..your English is very charming.. u r truly gifted. When I am in a reflective mood, I always remember your posts, like having a conversation with a friend 🙂 I do miss your thoughts and wonder what is happening with you. I genuinely wish you all the best and hope to see some posts from you!

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