Tausif Mundrawala en Lifestyle, Directors and Executives, beBee in English Research & Data Analyst • Nexsales Hace 1 d · 2 min de lectura · 1,1K

Let’s nudge our pessimist selves

Let’s nudge our pessimist selves


In pursuance of multi-tasking and an urge to earn more, I undertook a project and subjected myself to toil for fourteen hours a day including my office work.

Initially I was proud to have enlisted myself in this independent task but later on it started taking toll on my mind.

All the motivational quotes, articles and self-help books perched on the top of my mind asking me to continue and my inner self kept prodding me to achieve more than I could.

I thought if there is no pain how would I gain.

In order to complete that project I had to achieve interminable numbers though we can count those but this exhaustible task made an entire experience impossible one.

My entire family started blaming me that I should have asked for their advice or else I should have calculated the task well. I wanted to achieve something unachievable on the expense of my health.

I lost the willpower to achieve that unachievable and could see my investment slipping from my hands.

I couldn’t muster enough strength to pacify the darkened clouds of pessimism which were looming on my head. The foundation of my self-confidence was about to crumble.

But someone came to my rescue and guess who? My mother-the real progenitor boosted my morale with her kind words and asked me to reflect on what went wrong and take it as an experience well learnt.

She started quoting several leaders who went on to achieve big in their life. I was speechless to hear it from my mother though she being an introvert and spoke few words in an entire day.

Brick after brick of wisdom helped me sustain my mettle and roused me from the dreams of avarice.

I took a day off from my work. The very next day I missed my transport which plies towards my company and in order to reach on time I boarded public transport.

Being an avid reader I utilized my time to its maximum potential. But that day each article came hitting me on my hippocampus and amygdala.

One of the article boasted about a minister’s display of social work in the form of distributing freebies and it made me realize about my anguish.

Another article listed details about the brutality of police clampdown on protesters in order to suppress their voice. Those lathis(sticks) came rushing down on my head and I developed empathy for those protesters.

Initially an entire reading experience didn’t augur well with me but later on it casted a spell where I found myself spell-bounded and got immersed in the lives and events described in the newspaper.

I proved myself a living example of being true to the motto of this newspaper which says,”Because the truth involves us all”.

Days passed and I grew accustomed to this habit of involving and indulging myself in each article which I read.


I went to the extent where I finished licking entire newspapers to my astonishment.


We need a little nudge from our inner core to rouse ourselves from the nightmare of pessimism. So let’s pledge to eradicate this devil and usher in the optimist angel.

It would be an absolute unjust on my part not to credit Sir Ali Anani who nudged me to pen this buzz and expressed his desire to read this story. I am highly grateful to you sir.


I invite all my readers to leave a feedback in the form of comment.






Sara Jacobovici Hace 1 d · #8

Thank you @Lisa Gallagher for bringing my attention to this heartfelt story beautifully written by @Tausif Mundrawala. Tausif, your heart is definitely in the right place. Keep connecting to real people, like your amazing mother, and stay open to those nudges. Wishing you all the success!

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Ali Anani Hace 1 d · #7

@Tausif Mundrawala- you are a storyteller. I liked your buzz and immensely enjoyed reading it. Towards the end you wrote "We need a little nudge from our inner core to rouse ourselves from the nightmare of pessimism". Excellent way of expressing it. Keep writing.
I also thank you for accepting my urge to you to write this buzz. It is worthy.
Thank you @Lisa Gallagher for bring my attention to this sweet buzz.

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Chas Wyatt Hace 1 d · #6

@Tausif Mundrawala, you made me look up the definition of hippocampus and amygdala. "Brick after brick of wisdom helped me sustain my mettle and roused me from the dreams of avarice."~ I love that sentence. Some very well-written thoughts.

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Lisa Gallagher Hace 1 d · #5

#3 I'm glad you followed your gut and penned a buzz @Tausif Mundrawala! Keep going with it. I wonder if @Ali Anani saw your buzz yet? I'm sure @Fatima Williams @Sara Jacobovici and @David B. Grinberg would be interested in reading your first buzz!

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Tausif Mundrawala Hace 1 d · #4

I am on cloud nine, @John White, MBA. In a truest sense I am felicitated.

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Tausif Mundrawala Hace 1 d · #3

#2 Thank you so much for your kind words, @Lisa Gallagher. I commented on his buzz and he sensed a story in one of those sentences. He nudged and encouraged me to pen this buzz. I have to pay heed to him and have to share with you all. Thank you once again and keep inspiring us, Lisa.

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Lisa Gallagher Hace 1 d · #2

Hi @Tausif Mundrawala, I'm glad @Ali Anani nudged you to write this! It sounds like you were pushing beyond your human limits and it was affecting your health and possibly psyche. I'm happy others noticed it and your mom became your rock with her words.

It appears your mindset changed through feeling others pain(s) which lessened you own? You are so right, "Truth involves us all," and so does love for our fellow humans. When we can focus on something outside of ourselves, I think it can help to put much into perspective. Also, having support from those that care about us is also conducive to our mental frame of mind.

Thank you so much for sharing this! cc: @Jared Wiese

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