He got a promotion. A different role. But he refused. He didn’t mind a promotion but not at the cost of giving away the work he loved to do. Even if the changed responsibility was more prestigious and would have given more growth with time. He doesn’t work for money. He works for satisfaction. He was a gardener among many others. He used to water the trees. Take the weeds out. Give life to samplings. Now he was promoted to manage other gardeners. It would mean he needed to instruct others but can’t dirty his own hands with mud any more. He loved it. And so, he refused.
Are you happy? Ask your inner self whether you are happy or not. List down things that will make you happy. Go after them. Happiness is a choice and you must exercise this choice. Life is short. Don’t spend it cribbing and complaining. Find a reason to be happy and you will get one. You deserve it.
To get extraordinary results in life, you have to do a little extra. There is no other secret. Sometimes, you won’t get any money for it. Sometimes, there won’t be any appreciation for it. But if you keep doing a little extra, it will all add up to something big over a period of time. Eventually, your rewards will come in abundance. Do a little more for your customers. Work a little more for your employer. Do a little more for your body. This is the simplest way to get extraordinary results.
Are you playing it safe in life? Agreed, by playing safe you won’t lose. But you won’t win either. It’s only when you reach the end you will regret having played safe. It is only then you will feel playing safe was actually like losing the game. You might not get a second chance. Move ahead. Go for the kill. You may end up without a goal. But you will still be happy that you took the shot.
There are some who think ‘it can’t be done’ and there are some who question ‘why not?’ There are some who prefer to play within the boundaries and then there are some who create their own playground. In the game of life, you may save the goal but the excitement is in having a shot at it. Being realistic is playing safe. Dreaming is the real play. Change your role. Don’t preserve your dream, shoot at it.
Life is precious. We have all got one life. That’s it. You must do what you want in this life. Yes, there will be challenges along the way. Yes, there will be obstacles in your journey. Yes, things might not end up as you thought in the beginning. Still, it’s worth going for it. Don’t let fear stop you. You are made to win. You are made to go far. Start the journey.