• Never Stop Learning •
Education is limited, learning is not.
In order to grow as a person, to evolve, to upgrade to a higher version of yourself, you need to keep learning!
– and, everyday!
It could be in any form – written, audio, video – either consumption on the internet, or having conversations with like-minded people, whatever suits you best.
That’s the key – Never Stop Learning!
Only the achievements are compared, not the goals or the aspirations or the journey or the day-to-day life!
It’s simply astonishing how the society works!
The best way to move forward in life is to follow your Journey and stay in your lane!
Can’t get any simpler than that!
Celebrate others successes instead of dwelling over them!
Support them in their failures instead of enjoying them!
To top it off, walk with others instead of trying to trample them!
Who we are.
Who we become.
What we think.
Where does it all come from?
Certainly not from a bunch of books taught to us during school or college.
We are an amalgamation of every person we meet in our lifetime, every experience we have, every activity we are a part of, our conversations, what we read, what we observe around us.
It all affects us.
We are a sum total of all that.
Have you ever noticed how the heart beats?
It never beats in a straight line, because that would simply mean you are dead!
It beats upwards and downwards (the heart rate increases and decreases), which means the heart is beating regularly – that’s how it’s supposed to beat.
It also means you’re living.
Our lives work in the same way. However, no one notices it.
If you do the same thing everyday, without any change, for the good or the bad, it resembles the heart beating in a straight line.
Life is about ups and downs. Whenever there’s a down, it also means that you’re going to rise from it and be at the top again.
It also means that you won’t stay at the top for long, and there’ll be a down soon and you should be ready for it instead of being stressed about it or dwell about it when it happens.
Live your life the same way your heart beats!
Get a degree by 22 or before.
Choose a career by 24 or before.
Get married by 28 or before.
Retire by 45 or before.
What’s the rush to figure everything out?
We have one life, a long one with enough time to figure everything out with patience and satisfaction of taking the right decisions.
Everyone is in a hurry to do everything because others are doing so. As a society, the time limits have been set by the society and they’re followed like rules.
People often look at Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg who started at 19 or Steve Jobs at 21, yet there are others too, whom we seek inspiration from, who started their journeys at a later time –
Larry Page/Sergey Brin, Google: 25
Jeff Bezos, Amazon: 30
Jack Ma, Alibaba: 34
Reed Hastings, Netflix: 36
Charles Flint, IBM: 61
Colonel Sanders, KFC : 65
There are many inspiring people out there, the point is, everyone has their own journey, their timeline and not everything has to be figured out so soon.
There’s no rush.
Are you letting external or internal factors affect your life?
Either or both have an impact, it’s up to you, your choices define the impact.
You can be in control of your destiny.
Define these factors and taking the first step towards changing them is the first step.
You can achieve anything, once you set your mind towards it.
When people around you, say it’s not possible, it should give you the energy to do it even more than before.