Lately I have written a few ‘Pep Talk’.It is for a very good cause. I know someone who needs it. This person is brilliant,humble,helpful,in other words doesn’t lack anything except,”Confidence’. I know I need to be cautious when I do this,I never presume to know everything,but I sometimes can be quite convincing. So here is my Pep Talk for this person,whom I will give the pseudonym ,’Harry’.
I noticed he was not as jovial as he used to be.He lacks interest in his work.He works all night and sleeps all day. The worst part is he has fallen behind in important work. I thought he needs cheering up,someone to remind him he is brilliant and that he should forget about some of the negative things that happened in his life.
I said, ‘Harry my dear,you are a gifted writer,you have won countless awards,you need to think about the positive things in your life and try to get back your lost confidence. The only nocturnal living things I know are ,cats,I had a few,they slept all day and ran around all night.This is their lifestyle they are not expected to work for their livelihood.Humans do it for them,they are fed,cleaned and taken to the vet,a fantastic life isn’t it.We on the other hand are diurnal,our work is done during the day and we sleep at night. Think about it this way,a lot is expected of us,especially a brilliant person like you. Put all the negative thoughts in the litter box,start anew,look back at all your accomplishments and start believing in yourself. Anyone who makes you feel small,it’s their problem,they are jealous because they are unable to do what you can,cheer up my friend,all is not lost.’