But what though?
The biggest values in the world
That create the most impact!
Things like kindness, empathy, gratitude and optimism cost you nothing,
it doesn’t take anything away from you,
but it helps you to live a happy and positive life.
You know what?
Whatever you do,
However you do it,
Whether you succeed or fail,
Whether you know the answers or not,
There’s always eyes on you.
Someone or everyone is watching you.
So, will you let that bother you or will you do what you want and enjoy those eyes on you?
When you plan on running a race, usually there’s two scenarios as to how everyone looks at it – either you win the race or you lose.
No one really wants to notice the constant efforts and practice that was taking place behind-the-scenes and the mentality it needed to prepare for that race.
No one really wants to acknowledge those who finished that race, but not just first.
No one really gives a pat on the back to those who couldn’t finish the race. A pat on the back for trying!
This world we live in wants everyone to win.
Is that possible though?
If 5 people participate and they do their best, yet only one wins, how are we, as a society, reacting to the other four?
Do they stop running then?
Do you know the feeling when you feel like doing nothing at all?
Nothing as in literally nothing.
No distractions, no tasks, no smartphones, no thoughts, no focusing on yourself.
It’s a feeling where you feel calm, you feel peaceful, silently sitting there – and no, I’m not talking about meditations either.
Just the feeling of doing nothing, at that time.
You don’t feel it too often, but when you feel it, you got to respect it and spend that time accordingly.
If you don’t love yourself first, then how will you love your day, your thoughts, your emotions, your actions, your results.
If you don’t love yourself first, then how will you share that love with others around you.
If you don’t love yourself, then how will you love what you do.
If you don’t love yourself, then how will you love your life.
It all starts with that.
Loving your strengths as well as your flaws.
Loving your mistakes and your failures.
It’s all a part of you.
Start with that.
When you actually take the time out and take a look at your surroundings (your personal space, your work space, your wardrobe, your house) and at the same time, a look within yourself too, you’ll notice that there’s a lot of clutter around.
That cluttering leads to congestion of space which hinders the space for freshness and growth.
An unarranged pile of papers or books has an effect on your thoughts and ideas and execution too.
An unarranged pile of clothes, an unfolded bedsheet, an untidy home has an effect on the positive thoughts that you’re trying to attract.
When you de-clutter your exterior surroundings, it gives you the organized space needed for your growth. The cleanliness leads to clean thoughts within you. The openness leads to more ideas within you.
Although, it doesn’t end there.
What more is needed, is a de-clutter within yourself too. Once the exterior is done, then its time to work on the interior. The negative thoughts, the toxic thoughts, the comparisons, the ego, the arrogance, the discouraging opinions is all a part of the de-clutter.
The in-and-out de-clutter leads to a positive space around you and within you – a space for more positivity, for more confidence, for more growth, for more ideas and for more execution too.
When you fear something, you start fearing it even more, it leads to anxiety and stress and over-thinking about it.
That is what is happening with the current situation as well.
We constantly fear of it. Not that we shouldn’t be careful, but we shouldn’t be in constant fear of it too.
Fear is a form of negativity in our mind, it brings a negative reaction in our brain, which further leads to a decrease in our immunity system as well.
On the other hand, love plays the complete opposite role of that. Loving ourselves more, loving others around us, spreading that love around has that very positive affect on our mind and body.
Thus, fear less and love more is something that is apt for us right now and should be on our minds, at all times.
In the limitless number of thoughts that I have on a day-to-day basis; one of those thoughts resonated with the fact that life is nothing but a game, which you play and your choices and decisions lead to how you play that game and whether you’re good at it or not.
Thinking about life, I pen down my thoughts that relate with this and thus as you can notice below are a few that I think can change how we live life.
Sometimes you have something on your mind that you want to do
Could be a small task or a hobby you want to pursue or a goal you want to achieve… A career path you want to change… Can be anything
Although sometimes you worry!
Worry about what others will think!
Worry about what others will say!
Sometimes it’s the worry when people around you tell you to do something, which you don’t want to do in the first place
At the risk of all these before and after scenarios, we can do only one thing!
Do what you feel that needs to be done!
As simple as that!
Without worrying about the pre and post scenarios of that something, especially with regards to others.
Yes, we should cherish every day we get to live and every day is a boon for us to do something we didn’t do the day before.
However, don’t you think Sunday is a good day?
How do I mean?
I’m not saying that, in terms of, waiting for the weekend to arrive and when will the weekdays get over.
But, in terms of, Sunday gives you that chance
– to take a step back
– to relax
– to chill
– to take the workload off your mind
– to take a break
– to spend some time alone
– to spend time with your loved ones
Could be anything or more!
Hey, you can even work on a Sunday, what ever makes you feel content and satisfied!
Nonetheless, taking all those above pointers in mind, don’t you think, Sunday is a good day where you get to do all of those things and none of those things, get it?
Sure, there are people who are inspired with their goals for life – know the ‘why’ of their life and and why are they pushing themselves more and more, every day of their lives.
But, for most of the people, not everyone is inspired that way in life. They walk in the cycle of life – where everything is the same. (and they could be happy doing that too, that’s not a problem)
However, in this walk of life, something you must have experienced, either by consuming something or experiencing something or by having met someone, you could have suddenly hit this jolt of inspiration within you.
Inspiration to achieve something – to do something – to work towards a cause – could be anything.
Now, what’s to be known is this – now that you feel inspired – understand the why.
Why do you feel inspired? What made you feel that way?
If it’s actually inspiration, and you feel positive about it – then use it practically in your life to achieve what you want.
Being inspired is such a blissful moment because now you won’t stop – now you just want to go on and achieve heights.
Take in this moment, cherish it and walk the path of life.
To others, of course. That is a given!
You need to be honest with yourself first.
If you aren’t, well, things start going off the rail thereon.
You know yourself better than anyone else would.
You know what you want. What you don’t. What you enjoy. What you don’t. Who you enjoy it with. With whom you don’t.
These answers lie within you.
The key is to be honest with yourself.
No matter how your yesterday was, good or bad, today and every day is a new day.
A new day to restart, to refresh, to rethink your choices and your decisions and live an entirely new life the next day.
If the circumstances aren’t going your way, today you’ve the chance to change things around.
If the choices made yesterday, were a mistake, today you’ve the chance to make different choices.
Every day you have the chance to live a new day – it’s up to you, whether you want to or not.
When you focus on the road ahead, the journey always seems longer than usual. Your mind is filled with doubts and you tend to question your steps.
On the other hand, when you focus on how far you’ve come from before, it fills you with positivity and optimism, you see it as a stepping stone.
That’s what the life’s journey is about – you always go forward – you want to rise higher than before – be better than before – and it’s a step by step process.
Everytime you tend to realize how far you’ve come, but when you think of the future and how unpredictable it is, it makes you anxious though.
“Always focus on how far you’ve come, not how far you have to go.”
I legit sucked at writing anything. My marks in school clearly defined that. Whether it came to writing a formal letter to our School Principal or caption writing for the clients, it was difficult to cope with, every time.
However, when I knew what to write, along with a lot of practice and mistakes, you can improve at anything and I improved at this.
After 250+ blog posts, various articles and ‘n’ number of posts created on my various profiles, I’ve finally overcome it.
Next on my list is to overcome my fear of looking at the camera lens and speaking!
All you require is a bit of confidence, practice and not to look at others and get worried with what they are doing! Also, remember that they started way before you did.
Is there anything that’s on your mind?
Whether you have a vision for the future, or you have set a massive goal for yourself, or you’re doing anything out of the ordinary – it always seems a bit difficult at first, in your head.
But, do you know that it always seems impossible in other people’s minds – very rarely would you get a supportive opinion, in situations like these.
Usually, its statements like, “it’s not possible at all” or “why are you wasting your time on this?”
As Nelson Mandela clearly states, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
It’s only when the job is done, when the mission is accomplished, does it seem possible to others.
Always remember that you need to have that will-power, that mindset, that hunger within you to get it done – you cannot expect it from others.
You do you!
All of us have dreams, some achieve them, some are in the process of achieving it and some forget about them!
Let’s discuss those who have forgotten their dreams and let’s question the why.
Why have some of those people forgotten their dreams?
Why have they just let it go?
Did they try and fail and then let it go? – That scenario isn’t bad, it’s good on the contrary – that you tried.
If you just let it go – was it because
• you weren’t confident with yourself
• you didn’t get enough support
• people would have judged you had you failed
• parental pressure of getting into something else
Yes, there are situations, there are circumstances that one may not avoid – sometimes one is forced – but those who persist, and fight for their dreams, feel more satisfied than if they hadn’t.
All dreams are achievable.
Even if the end goal isn’t achieved for some reason, the process is just as beautiful. Plus you’re happy with no regrets – that you tried – you followed your dreams.
Then why wouldn’t you?
“What makes you different or weird—that’s your strength.” – Meryl Streep
Everyone’s chasing to be perfect, without realizing that perfect doesn’t exist.
What makes us, humans, different from each other, and at the same time, makes us unique, are our imperfections!
Those imperfections that make us” different” or “weird” is actually our strength – then why should we change it.
It makes us unique in our own way.
Love them! Cherish them! Flaunt them!
Know thy imperfections – because those make you perfect in your own way! ❤️
“Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it’s worth remembering.” – Arnold H. Glasow
Forget the past – forget the past mistakes – forget the past decisions if you aren’t where you want to be – learn from it though.
More importantly, Live in the present.
Make everything about today.
Make it a day worth remembering that tomorrow you write a story about it.
It can happen – it’s up to you – your choices define your today and your tomorrow.
//QOTD – Was today worth remembering for you?