It’s what I’ve always dreamed of, planned to, and waited so long for.
Yes, I had the opportunity to be a speaker in TEDxYouth@MNS.
It all started in October in 2016 when my sister encouraged me to apply to tell my story and experience with everyone. But let me tell you, how my dreams changed from being Captain Majid when I grow up, to traveling away after finishing school to getting good grades in college and finally to realizing what life is all about. It’s about leaving a footprint.
It doesn’t matter how or when or where. It matters only on how I was an influence on others. That’s why dreaming about inspiring and helping others by different sources like words, or actions is pretty necessary. But I chose both!
I used my actions to express my words.
The event’s theme focused on the importance of looking for our future and stop missing trains that carry our dreams. I used every detail in my life, whether it’s about my family who always have my back, my friends who are my family, or my failures and pain who are just my mentor to success.
Believe me when I say, sometimes freezing is a healthy solution because negative thoughts and anxiety will only take you one step back. During the wait for my turn to speak, I was listening to other speakers. That’s one of the worst things I’ve ever done, not because of being scared they’d do better, they were all good speakers and we were all there to deliver a message. The problem was I felt that my eyes following the speakers as they pace around, were blind and my ears were listening, listening to thoughts, thoughts drowning in my mind. However, one of these thoughts were the key to everything when it whispered to me a part of my talk. “Listen” it said. If don’t concentrate and show respect to what other speakers say, no one will listen to me. So, I decided to release my mind from stress and just listen. On the other hand, I wished I had a way to forward time. I wished traveled through time, to see If I should escape or not. Then it hit me, only 5 minutes left before the big moment.
Oh, they’re looking at me! Okay, I’ll make it the way I want.
Because you’re leaving a footprint.