‘Madiralaya jaane ko ghar se chalta hai peenewala,
Kis path se jaaoon asmanjas, mein hai woh bhola bhala,
Alag alag path batlate sab, par main yeh batlata hoon,
Raah pakad tu ek chala chal, paa jaayega madhushala.’

(Seeking wine, the drinker leaves home for the tavern.
Perplexed, he asks, “Which path will take me there?”
People show him different ways, but this is what I have to say,
“Pick a path and keep walking. You will find the tavern.”)

-Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Have you ever wanted something really bad? As bad as an alcoholic needs his drink? So bad that it ruled your days and nights? So bad that every step, every action, every breath, was taken to move closer to it? Isn’t that ‘something’ your madhushala? You, like the drinker, are out searching for it, trying to figure out the best way to get it. But you don’t know where to start! You ask around, your parents, friends, relatives, mentors, and anyone and everyone who is willing to give you a time of their day. Alas! Salvation never comes. You are left helpless, confused, and tired. You don’t know what to do.

What should you do?

The answer is quite simple. Just make up your mind and pick a path for yourself. Commit to it completely. Give it your blood and sweat, and everything you have. If you do, I guarantee, you will find your tavern.

 

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