Everyone holds people’s opinions on a pedestal and base their lives around it!
However, have you ever read the definition of an ‘opinion’?
A view or a judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
The opinion is not based on facts neither does the person have the 100% knowledge of your life?
Then why are these opinions so important?
Think about it.
An open mind is the key to accepting change and implementing it too.
One can listen to endless inspirational stuff and read n number of books, but if you have a pessimistic mindset towards it, then what’s the point of it all?
First step is to acknowledge that you need change.It all starts from there and it’s all about the Mindset.
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.
“Canceling plans to read is ok. Skipping a party for the gym is ok. Staying home to cook is ok. Let’s encourage it and respect self-improvement.” – Chance the Rapper
Upgrading to a better version of ourselves should be the goal!
Whatever makes us happy should be the goal!
Not what makes other happy! Not what is part of the culture! Not what is “supposed to be done”!
You want to improve yourself? Spend your time on the right things which will make you learn more.
Let’s respect and encourage #SelfImprovement!
We, as humans, have been taught that the more complicated the process is, the “easier” it is to achieve the results.
Everything is simple, binary if you may. The logic of 0s and 1s apply to everything.
However, if it was simple, then we wouldn’t have the needed results.
So let’s complicate our thinking, let’s complicate the process, make it even longer. That’s going to make it look like it was achieved.
The more you think about this, you realize the pattern that the society follows. Without asking a single question, the majority simply follow the same process.
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.