You know the thing about shoes, right?
All of us wear shoes, but the difference is that we wear different pair of shoes – different sizes, different designs, different brands and of course, comfort is different for all.
What does that tell you though?
Can you wear the same shoes as mine? What if it doesn’t fit you though?
In the same way, our journeys are different too – our paths are different, our goals are different, our thoughts are different and that’s the beauty of life.
When everything is different, there’s no reason as to why anyone’s journey or anyone’s accomplishments should be compared with someone else.
Let’s try focusing on wearing our shoes for once and not comparing them with someone else’s.
What’s Next? The question on our minds, at every point of time, no matter what we are doing.
This isn’t just about work, it involves everything we do, every day.
While we are doing something, we are constantly thinking, what are we going to do next!? 👀
You see the problem, right? In this quest for what’s next, we aren’t enjoying the present moment at all, we aren’t enjoying the process of whatever we are doing.
I realized this, and now I want to make amends. I want to feel this moment, I want to enjoy it and remember it.
The problem with expectations is that everyone, at some point of time, have some of them, with or without doing anything in the first place.
We “expect” someone to do something for us, just because and this is something that is in your head. Now looking at this from the other person’s point of view, he is not liable to do anything at all.
Another scenario is, when you specially do something, just to get something in return. Another form of an expectation. However, the deed was with motive and not from the heart, and yet again, if it isn’t reciprocated from the other side, it is you who feels disappointed.
In every scenario, it boils down to one person being disappointed in the entire transaction. Wouldn’t it be better if you stop expecting and if you just do? Wouldn’t everything be simpler?
Think about these “one-sided expectations” the next thing you expect something in your head!
What is it that you love to do?
Anything in which you find happiness?
Anything in which you find peace?
Anything in which you find satisfaction?
There’s no restrictions with what you can do or with what you should do – you should never ever settle!
Push beyond your limits – but, do the things you love.
Then, it doesn’t feel like work, it’s a purpose that you’re able to deliver on a daily basis – and there’s never a better feeling in life.
Why wouldn’t you want to do that?
There are times in one’s life when they think something’s not working out, in whatever phase of life, or are probably stuck with something that isn’t allowing them to grow.
At such times, does the point of change come up, when you have to ask yourself what kind of change are you looking for?
To add to that, even though it is about taking a decision and moving forward in that direction, the process is still difficult – because it requires patience and efforts to actually change and to get on a better path that will improve your life.
During these moments in life, you have to ask yourself these two questions – what kind of change are you looking for and is it the kind of change that you’re willing to accept?
The answer’s always within you!
There are two situations in our lives, one where things are in our control and the other where they aren’t.
The problem arises when we start overthinking about those things that aren’t in our control and worry about their effect on our lives.
We overthink, we worry, we try to prepare for events beforehand and yet all of it is in vain – why – because it’s not in our control.
If we spend that time on ourselves, on our mindset, on our thoughts, on our actions, on our behaviour – the things which are in our control – we’d be better off because we are now in control, not letting the external factors affect us at all, no matter their consequences on us.
One change in our thought process and it can do wonders for us! #StopWorrying #StopOverthinking
To become a better version of yourself means you have to grow/ you have to level up – and, for that to happen, you need to change / you need to learn / you need to have a growth mindset.
If you think you know it all, if you think you don’t have to learn anything anymore, if you have a fixed mindset, then how do you think you’re going to reach the next level of your life.
The concept is simple, the process is everlasting, however, you come out of it as a better person everytime!
Quite honestly, that should be the daily goal and we’re setting that for ourselves, not for anyone else, because only we are going to benefit from that mentality. #ActOnIt