I dare you

Dear readers,

This letter is not just for anyone; this is for those who like challenges. This is for those who find an adrenaline rush in dares. If you are the one who always suggests the game Truth or Dare at gatherings, well, you have landed in the right spot. And it is also, of course, for those who are kind enough to read it.

As humans, it is our natural instinct to accept the challenges we are offered. That feeling of accomplishment after completing the dare works like a drug to the body. Our body and mind are built to adapt and respond to the demands placed upon them which allow us to test our own limits every time, thus helping us grow.

Well, I have a challenge for you. I have a dare for you which I want you to accept and show me that you can complete the challenge.

I dare you… to be kind
Be kind, not just to others, but to yourself, too. Being too hard on yourself will result in nothing but sadness in your heart. Kindness doesn’t necessarily have to involve big tasks, it could be as small as holding the door open for someone or helping someone with their bags or just smiling at someone standing with you in a queue. Simple, right? And hey! It costs nothing, and don’t we Indians like free stuff?

I dare you… to stop depending upon “chaar log”
Stop seeking validation from the “chaar log” for every decision you take. “Chaar log kya kahenge?” Who are these “chaar log” anyway? And why are they always talking? Has anyone even seen them? Always so judgemental and dominating, like a dictator over everyone’s lives. I say, forget those four people!

Even if you think of these people as important, they are not as important as YOU. What you think about your life, your dreams and your decisions will always be more important than what THEY think. So don’t let them or anyone for that matter influence your way of life.

“You need to believe that you can do whatever you set your heart to. You CAN. And that is the only truth you need to know. YOU CAN. All you need to do is to believe!”

I dare you… to fight
Fight for your dreams and chase them like Tom chases Jerry. Never giving up on him. The chase might hurt you, and cause you to fall down a couple of times. It might even frighten you, but don’t give up. Living your dream will make all those downfalls worth it.

After all, it’s always better to lose after trying than not trying at all. Makes sense, right? Because, let’s admit it, the chances of achieving your dreams are higher when you are trying than when you are just complaining about how you didn’t make it.

I dare you… to believe
That little nagging voice in your head telling you that you can’t do it, that you will never be good enough, that you will fail… do yourself a favour and show it the door. It is doing nothing but sowing the seed of doubt in your mind, making you doubt your own capabilities. You need to believe that you can do whatever you set your heart to. You CAN. And that is the only truth you need to know. YOU CAN. All you need to do is to believe! Believe in your capabilities. Believe in yourself. And then just let that belief pave the way for you.

I dare you.

Yours,

The girl who accepted the challenge

Komal has announced prize money for whoever finds the “chaar log”. The amount is huge, so if anyone has seen them, contact her as soon as possible. She will arrange a party… of course, if those “chaar log” approve of it!