I don’t have solution to all the problems. At times, I feel helpless. I try hard to get through a challenging situation. I apply all means. Still, I fall short of a perfect solution in many cases. I struggle. I get irritated. And then, I leave it. And it helps. And then I wonder why was I looking for solution to all the problem. I vow not to stress myself in the future. But I am not able to. I again try to become super human and prove that I know everything. Yet again, life brings me to my knees. I become humble again and start trusting the decision of an invisible force. I have been into this cycle many times. And I think it shall continue.
It is easy get power but difficult to remain humble. It is easy to criticize but difficult to appreciate. It is easy to talk but difficult to remain silent. It is easy to dream but difficult to execute the plan. It is easy to advice but difficult when it comes to following it. It is easy to win but difficult to go for win-win. It is easy to make money but difficult to give it away. It is easy to promise but difficult to keep it up. Everyone is doing the easy stuff. Grow up. Do what is difficult because this is what makes you stronger. Remember; the stamina increases only after a series of workouts which makes you tired.
Wait before you respond, specially during heated arguments and unfavorable situations. Don’t commit too early if you are in good mood and don’t react with anger and a feeling of revenge when you are not in the right frame of mind. Before you exercise your choice of response, visualise the after effects in the near term as well as in the long term. Try to solve the issue peacefully as much as possible. If you do not control your response, it will hurt later when you take stock of the entire situation. Measure your words and actions before you use them.
Stop running after money. Start living a fulfilling life. The thirst of money will never end. If you get addicted to it, you might become rich one day but you may miss out on the other luxuries that life has to offer. After a while, the marginal value of money diminishes quickly. On the other hand, if you live an intense life which incorporates a personal routine as well as a deep purpose to impact the society and world at large, you will achieve a great sense of accomplishment. If the necessities of life has been taken care of, focus on fulfilling the desires of soul.
Fairness saves a lot of time and even pays off big time. You may think it costs you more in the short term but it all it does is compound future benefits. It also enhances your brand which further contributes to your output. However, when you start practicing integrity you will not generate instant trust with people. They will doubt you. They will watch you. They will negotiate with you. You must persist with your morals. With the passage of time people will recognize your true worth. Give up everything but not fairness. You will have all you want.
Time and again it has been proven that the biggest opportunities originate from the worst of the crisis. But you have to identify it. When circumstances are not good, the vision gets blurred. We can’t see beyond the pain points. We get consumed by the short term effects of an unwanted situation. We curse our fate. However, if you carefully observe, there always lies an opportunity under the cover of darkness. If all you can see is trouble it’s time to change the angle. Crisis will keep coming. It’s upon you to convert them into opportunities.
It might so happen that your respect for people can be considered as your weakness. Don’t worry about it. To keep peace and harmony a little compromise should be acceptable. However, never allow anyone to permanently take you for granted. Never let anyone hurt your self-respect. Be fair in your dealings. Giving a little advantage to the other person is also not a problem. But never let anyone dominate you and push you to the limit. Stand firm to protect yourself. Fight for your rights. Respect everyone but never let anyone impair your dignity.
We waste so much of time and energy in unproductive activities and therefore we are unable to reach our full potential. We spend countless hours in increasing our network hoping it will help us one day. We kill so much time in falsely promoting our brand and glorying our image. We waste a major part of our lives procrastinating and worrying about things which possibly will never happen. Instead, if we take our eyes off the result and focus on doing what we know best, we shall achieve much more. Living silently is the source of working effectively.
Find your motivation. It could be hidden behind your purpose. It could be to prove someone. It could be to overcome your hurt in the past. It could be your family. It could be the urge to support someone. Whatever it is, be self-motivated. It’s the raw material for success. Never let the fire in your belly extinguish. Let that one reason be strong enough to keep your adrenaline high. Everyone needs a push. Make your purpose push you.