There is no harm in accepting our weakness but giving excuses is dangerous. It is very natural that we can’t be the best in everything. It’s acceptable that we make mistakes. It’s alright if we have a few bad habits. What is not necessary is to give a reason for everything. It is not required to justify all your actions and cover up things which we have messed up. People are not blind. If they are openly not contradicting us doesn’t mean they can’t see. Even more dangerous is to give excuse to self. It’s better to be human who err. It’s better to acknowledge who we really are and what we do.
Some people will always counter you no matter what. They do this not only to you but to everyone they come across with. They are losers all the way and so they want to win over you. Nobody listens to them and it makes them all the more insecure. They have identity issues and they desperately need people’s approval. So, they try imposing their stupid ideas and arguments in front of you, while opposing your thoughts. It’s best to ignore such people. Cut your ties with them fast. A good counter argument will make you wise. A bad objection will make you doubt yourself.
The job is never over. The purpose of life will never be achieved. Before you can celebrate, you will have to prepare for another war. Accomplishments of the past will mean little infront of the challenges that lay ahead. The task in hand will not allow you to rest. One wrong move can wipe off the history of good work done. Still, you have to play the game. Sometimes, life will be easy on you. Sometimes, it will play the opponent. You can’t quit the game. The only choice you have is to play your best shot.
In the middle of desert, we understand the importance of water. When the streets are filled with snow, we wish to get some sunshine. When we work hard all day long, we die to have a good night sleep. When we are in pain, we long for someone to hug us tight. Don’t take for granted what you have already got. In search of something better in the unknown future, don’t let your definite present pass by in front of your eyes. Everything has a purpose. You can’t be selective. The fun is in the suspense. What you know becomes boring.
It is so unfortunate that many people live their entire life just to win over a few people who never approve of them. An activist who may have a million followers but still attempt to convince that lone journalist who write against her. A CEO of large company who is unable to confront a colleague who is always critical of her actions. The bread winner of the family who tries to be in the good books of a relative who never acknowledges her accomplishments. It is not worth to spend your life and get everyone on your side. It is better to ignore a few who for some reason will never give you the respect you deserve.
No pain no gain. It’s so true. Yet we don’t want to go through the pain but want the best out of life. We are worthy of gold only when we acknowledge our defeat with respect. The feeling of love is intense only after we go through the hurt. You top the chart only when you slog it out down under. The luxury seems worthwhile only to those who have seen the crisis. The thing is; the outcome is satisfying only when you sweat it out through the journey.
Three things should fall in your everyday routine. First is – exercise or walk to take care of your health. If you are short of time on some days, even 10 minutes is good enough but do it daily. Second is – spend time with family. Pay atleast an hour of undivided attention to kids, spouse and parents. Third is – pursue a hobby or entertainment. It could be reading, playing a sport, watching a movie or listening to songs. If you think your schedule doesn’t permit all this, make changes in your schedule or cut a few other things but attend to these three things daily. Initially, it will take a little adjustment but it will become an addictive lifestyle you won’t ever change.
Underachievers have a tendency to view things from a negative perspective. Their past plays in their mind and so they are always looking to prove themselves. They make every discussion a win lose proposition. They never concede and try to win the argument by force. This ends in unfavorable result again. Winners are different. They never make losing a big issue. They consider it a part of game. A part of life. Since they have a positive approach, they take defeat as a learning curve. They focus on process rather than the outcome. This results in winning again.
Who is richer? A wealthy individual or someone with freedom of time? A disrespected leader or an unknown soul which is loved? A lonely successful individual or someone with a family waiting for him every evening? A powerful politician who is corrupt or a small business owner who enjoys the trust of his customers? A gold medalist who applied wrong means or that unknown coach who team lifted the trophy? It’s the way we look at it. The choice is with us.
Everyone struggles. For some it is obvious. Others hide it. But make no mistake, we all have our own problems and challenges. While someone may be worried about his job security, someone somewhere may be in stress due to falling profitability of his business. While someone may be fighting to meet ends, someone somewhere is unable to buy good health with all the wealth he has. Life doesn’t spare anyone. Life also gives opportunity to everyone. It’s not about what you have. Its about how you handle what you got.