It is our effort, no matter what the result of it is. Others’ opinions doesn’t matter.
If you are true to yourself and feel complete satisfaction without an iota of regret, then that is what you need to keep on moving.
What people think of your efforts is none of your business, even if people judge you when it is none of their business.
You do not need others to validate your efforts.
Tap on your own shoulder and move on with your head held high.
There is no rule in life that it has to be lived perfectly. It is not a crime to make mistakes. What is wrong is to make the same mistake twice.
Mistakes are what are required to grow a level up in life; to not linger in stagnancy. Mistakes are opportunities that we stumble upon to acquire knowledge. So be happy when you make more mistakes because it provides you with a chance to gain some lessons from it.
Lee Child’s first Jack Reacher novel, Killing Floor, is the start of the list of many sequels followed. Killing Floor introduces the character Jack Reacher, in the first series and gives a background about him and the type of person he is.
Killing Floor feels like, it has been written for it to become a movie! And some of Jack Reacher’s series has really been made into a movie starring Tom Cruise and manky of you would have seen it. So coming to the 1st one in Jack Reacher’s series, Killing Floor was the first book I read of Lee Child’s works and I could say that I’m ready to read more of his writings!
Killing Floor starts of with Reacher, who is an ex-military and was wandering off to random places, gets caught as a suspect in a murder investigation in the town of Margrave. Margrave is a sleepy town which hasn’t seen a murder in the last thirty years.
Reacher, as a suspect in murder case, turns out to be the person who has a monumental role is solving it. When the number of bodies gets suddenly increased in the otherwise safe town, Reacher discovers that the murders are just the tip of the iceberg in a biggest nationwide crisis, which could shake the entire foundation on which United States economy. The story progresses into how Reacher along with the help of some locals in the town unravels the scam going on behind it.
The one thing that I liked about the book, and which is different from the others is the simplicity of the language. In the beginning, I felt like the sentences are too short, but it then turned out to be the real factor to hook me on. There are no unnecessay details and descriptions – just the one which is of utmost importance. And hence, it made the reading more interesting. A hard concept behind the story was made to feel like it is one of the simplest ones, because of the minimalistic and precise writing of Lee Child.
All together, it was a perfect read on a lazy Sunday, munching on chips and chocolates!
The highest level of maturity is when you realize that it is more important to make yourself feel satisfied, make yourself feel happy instead of pleasing others.
The contentment when you try to do things for your own happiness, instead of considering the judgement of others or waiting for others to do things for your happiness, is when you can feel pure liberation.
It is not fair on the job you do, or for the person you do, if, in the back of your mind, you have ‘Sorry’ as the go-to option.
Even before you start the work, if you have some excuse prepared, then it transcribes into how much you really want that work to workout for you.
If you are doing something nice for someone else and have an apology prepared to fall back on if things didn’t happen as it should, then it signifies your real intention of how much you really wanted to do it for them or how they really matter to you in the first place.
How do we define Freedom?
Well, you may come up with multiple perspectives and explanations to define freedom, but, according to me, there is no particular universal form of Freedom, just like Freedom itself.
But when freedom is bounded by various criteria, then it is actually not freedom.
The boundary of the society, or family, or oneself must not influence our freedom. There is no term such as Restriction which is associated with Freedom. If it is, then we are probably fooling ourselves into thinking that we have the Freedom.
For example, if you think you have or want to have Freedom to eat whatever you want, then nothing should stop you! Not the place, not the people around you, not even the food itself!
If you think you enjoy Freedom, then nothing should influence it. That’s when you enjoy total Freedom and that feeling of having Freedom is incomparable to anything else.
If you are someone who is a fan of Sidney Sheldon’s books, then the name Tracy Whitney would have immediately brought a spark of recognition in your mind. Tracy Whitney is one of the strongest female characters ever written. Though Tracy Whitney is not someone who is all good, the negative element is what sets her apart and attracts the readers.
Tracy Whitney was first introduced in the book, ‘If Tomorrow Comes’ as the main lead of the book and Tilly Bagshawe went on to write two more books with Tracy in the book titled, ‘Chasing Tomorrow’ and ‘Reckless’.
Though Tracy was a negative character, what made her the hero and not the bad guy was because of her background, that she was just an ordinary soft, young girl. Her experiences with the wrong crowd made her to land her in jail and that days in jail made her develop into a strong, firm girl who is ready to face any hardships. Tracy goes on to become an arts and jewels thief who steals from the rich.
The brilliance she exhibits when she cheats the police, rich people and government all around the world, the risks she takes, the presence of mind she exhibits and escapes tough situation is mind-blowing.
Though she is a ‘thief’, I cannot stop myself from admiring her skills and brain! Sometimes I go like, ‘What am I even thinking?’, but in the end I can’t just refrain from applauding her mentally every time she deceives everybody out there waiting to catch her! She is a big time crook, yes, but there are a few times her good heart peeps out.
The courage she exhibits in front of even the highest ranked government officials is an inspiration to me to not be afraid of anyone in life. The beautiful way in which she falls in love and mends her broken heart is touching. She sets an example of the independent way a woman should carry herself even with their partner.
Tracy Whitney has become one of the phenomenal characters that I have read and one of the few characters that has stayed with me long after I have completed reading the book.