Attitude Adjustment!

Over the years, if there is one thing in me that has been subjected to constant metamorphoses, it is my general disposition towards people, phases of crises, euphoria et al. And at times, it fascinates me how quickly my attitude breaks and builds, assuming a different mold every time it changes.

I wasn’t born with the best attitude towards life. Nor were you. It is not something congenital. It is acquired through habits outgrown, lessons learnt, in adversity and prosperity, mistakes made and corrected and through love gained, given and lost.

I have been through my fair share of embarrassments, confusions, frights and fights growing up. I’m pretty sure all of us do. I was touchy, insecure, impatient, short-tempered, suppressive of myself, et cetera. Today, a completely different girl looks back at me in the mirror, who is way more confident, secure and accepting of herself and others- flaws and all. Someone who laughs at the confusion, speaks up when she has to, owns up to mistakes and deals realistically with her strengths and weaknesses and one who realizes what strings are to be cut off and what to be held on to fiercely.

Because life is a bed of roses with thorns. And there’s really no point in hiding what you feel as things WILL keep changing forever. I am personally not a fan of change and that my dear reader, is the irony of my life – it keeps changing and never ceases to transform me in good ways and sometimes bad. Either way I learn and that is all needed to keep me growing and upgrading my version of self.

Our lives are beset with umpteen plot twists and how far would we go by being someone we’re not. People would see through you and I right away. Cribbing doesn’t work you know. But a cheerful outlook on situations most definitely does.

Learn to remind yourself of your greatness (Don’t roam around with an edematous head stuffed with arrogance and pride :/ 😛 ), be happy with who you are, care less about what others think of you and value what has to be valued. And if something in your life goes wrong, chalk it up to experience, let it go and move on. In any way, understand what makes you wonderful. Be true. Be you! A little attitude adjustment goes a long way. 🙂

Look at the good things in your life. Look at the good things in you.

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To infinity and back,

Maliha Taqui.

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Stand up! Live Again!

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Very often in our happy lives, occur bouts of sorrow, failure, loss and misery which render us off guard (whatever the reason there might be) leaving us with no specific direction to traverse this long journey called Life. It seems as though the Fates are against us and no matter how much you lament about the cruelty of Time, your helplessness in such moments doesn’t cease to exist. In fact, broken-ness as this condition of man is infamously called, slowly spreads like poison, mutilating your mental capacity, gradually destroying your hope which is not healthy for your well being.

Even the strongest of us have yielded to this toxic poison called Sorrow in some way or the other. Now, not everyone is perfectly capable of combating it successfully and not everybody deals with it in the same way. Some camouflage it while some wear their emotions on their sleeve while others laugh it off. But sometimes, all a person mostly requires is motivation to get through such testing waters no matter what, where, how or who it comes from. A little motivation goes a long way in dealing with the ups and downs of life, especially the lows.

Owing to my tendency of writing what I feel, here’s a little something which comes straight from the heart and hopefully serves my purpose for today – Motivation.

Stand up and live again

For you may not have another day

‘Cause even if you are in pain

Life goes on and that’s the way.

Let it rain some other day

Don’t say ‘I tried but in vain’

To heal the wounds find a way

For time is a speeding train.

Bury deep regret and sorrow

Crawl out of those gloomy lanes

Wake up to a new tomorrow

And take hold of your life’s reigns.

Pledge to be happy today

Kind and cheerful- be your best

Let smile be the price you pay

And to the Almighty, leave the rest.

Pick up the pieces and stand again

Let the tears get washed away

And everything that made them drain

Never again, let ’em find your way.

Life has its lows and highs

And without pausing,we ought to go

Not many would hear our muffled cries

So build up hope, rather than woe.

Don’t hold onto your weary past

Believe that someday you’ll find

A part of you, you thought was lost

A healed you, in the course of time.

‘Cause there is someone watching you over

Reading your heart and mind

There is something He demands however

In Him your faith and trust blind.

So pick up your broken self

In His love lies your gain

Just know that He wants you to

Stand Up And Live Again!

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. the most certain way to succeed is to just try one more time.” – Thomas Alva Edison

Until next time,

To infinity and back,

Maliha Taqui

DREAM. WISH. DO.

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For uncountable months, I’ve been delaying the conception of this blog. But after overcoming a lot of procrastination and ‘what-ifs’ , The ParaDoc’s Error has finally seen the light of the day. Right now, I’m brimming with high levels of optimism and bouts of anxiety at the same time, as i kick-start this blog.

As this is my first post on the blog, it seems legitimate for me to do a little bit of an ‘introduction post’.

To begin with, I’m an undergraduate student of Medicine suffering from an acute case of scribbling down my thoughts, my whimsies, my fantasies, my fears and my perks. (Hence, the name of my blog is totally in sync with what I do apart from diagnosing diseases). I’m also what you stereo-typically call- a bookworm, a decent artist and a full time dreamer.

I am a firm believer in the “Dream. Wish. Do” concept (with extra emphasis on the doing). Nothing can define you better than your dreams and how you wish to achieve them. Dreams and wishes come in all sizes and forms and let nothing and no one tell you otherwise. No dream is insignificant and no wish is futile.

Often, you yourself become an obstacle in the path of erecting your Palaces of Marvel through minor fears of failures, doubts and sometimes just due to loss of sight of what you really wish and want to happen. Does this imply that you give up on what you want?! Absolutely not. It is very easy to wish upon a star but it’s easier more, to give up on your goals. Here, I must mention how I was unsure of going ahead with this blog initially. But just a little encouragement from my loved ones, a little inspiration from fellow blogger friends and especially, immense faith in my own capabilities gave me a heads up for The ParaDoc’s Error. And here it stands. Though not very fancy, my blog was and now is one of my little dreams and I’m going to do my best to deliver the best. And I’m going to do it for myself before anyone else. Ah! What satisfaction even the first stepping stone towards a goal gives.

That said, your dreams don’t come with a guarantee card. They may or may not culminate into what you initially desired. That is exactly the point where you start dreaming anew. There’s not much to lose when chasing after your dream and only profits to gain even with the risks of failure. Don’t ever get bogged down by failure. The ParaDoc’s Error itself, is a result of many abortions (medical metaphors anyone?!)

P.S – I am no great author or writer. I started TPE out of my passion to write and learn. And I’m yet to learn the A B Cs of blogging skills which I intend to grasp as soon as possible. I’m open to any criticism and suggestions. And I’d definitely appreciate your views on my further blogs.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”  So remember to :

DREAM. WISH. DO.

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To infinity and back,

Maliha Taqui.