I asked My Mom


                                                                                                      Alok Srivastava


When We Are Growing Up in Life


It actually sort of matters to people how you look. And then it matters to you because it matters to others. Why does it matter how you look? Because If they don’t like you, then who will like you? If they don’t accept you, then who will accept you? And the fear that we have is that we are going to be alone. There are so many questions.

We Have To Change Ourselves

So many people put me down and said, you can’t do this and you can’t do that and I couldn’t change anything. I couldn’t change my circumstance. You know what I mean. But it was so hard because people put me down. And I started believing that I was not good enough. I started believing that I was a failure. And it was so hard, I thought to myself. I started getting depressed. I thought, what kind of purpose do I have to live? I mean, Is there not a purpose for me? Is there not a purpose in life? And I had questions, and no answers. But then someone said we are not good enough so we have to change ourselves.


I Asked My Mom

I asked my mom, why did this happen? Then she said, ”There are some things in life that are out of your control that you can’t change and you have got to live with. The choice that we have, though is either to give up or keep on going. Are you going to believing in yourself? Or are you going to believe everybody else’s judgment on you? Are you going to believe people when they say that you are a failure? That no one really likes you. That no one really cares about you. And it’s not really to say that you need somebody to come up to you. And say, “  I really like you. And I really care about you. It’s not about that. But it’s the fact people put you down. People don’t even look you in the eye. But you have to face the world and you have to WIN.

Are You Really Fine?

People ask you how you are and you say “ fine”. But you are not really fine and they will never know that I tell you life is interesting. Life is a journey. In public life, you have to deal many people. And just show your STRENGTHS not Weaknesses.


I will Try 100 Times To Get Up If I fail 100 Times

What do you do when you fall down. Get back up. Everybody knows to get back up. You know there are some times in life when you fall down. And feel like you don’t have the strength to get back up. And pretend that everything is okay. you don’t have to impress anybody and you are yourself. Fear comes in. May be you have doubt in your life. May be you don’t know for sure what’s going to be happening in the future. It scares you. Just that fear that paralyzes you. In that case, just say, I will try 100 times to get up if I fail 100 times.

There Is Still Hope

I am not here today to tell you that I understand your pain. And I want you to know that I have found my strength in God. And you are going to find your strength in whatever you find it in. But I just want you to know that it’s not the end. It matters how you are going finish. Are you going to finish strong? And you will find that strength to get back up.

Start Putting Your Happiness Into Things

You know, I have a choice. And this is what I want to talk about today.- choices. I can still do a lot of things. I am travelling around the world it’s amazing. But I had to ask myself couple of questions. And first question was really,” who am I “And it’s funny the friends around you sort of determine who you are. Well, You start putting your happiness into things.



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