DON’T COMPARE YOUR actual self to a hypothetical self. Don’t drown in a sea of ‘what if’s. Don’t clutter your mind by imagining other versions of you, in parallel universes, where you made different decisions. The internet age encourages choice and comparison, but don’t do this to yourself. Theodore Roosevelt said; “Comparison is the thief of joy”.
You are you. The past is the past. The only way to make a better life is from inside the present. To focus on regret does nothing but turn that very present into another thing you will wish you did differently.
Accept your own reality. Be human enough to make mistakes. Be human enough not to dread the future. Be human enough to be, well, enough. Accepting where you are in life makes it so much easier to be happy for other people without feeling terrible about yourself. BE YOU.
Fears stop you from all things possible. Don’t let fear get in the way of anything, especially your dreams. Did you know that FEAR is actually an acronym that stands for False Evidence Appearing Real? In other words, your fears are not real because they’re not actually happening they’re based on things that haven’t happened yet and therefore don’t exist.
Replace a fear with a wish or a dream for your life and choose to focus on that instead.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. -LES BROWN.
Don’t spend it scrolling through everyone else’s Don’t spend it wishing you had someone else’s Don’t spend it comparing it to someone else’s Don’t spend it competing with someone else’s Don’t spend it talking about someone else’s Don’t spend it recounting your mistakes Don’t spend it rehearsing your failures Don’t spend it focusing on your limitations Don’t spend it living in regret Don’t spend it paralyzed by fear Don’t spend it listening to the naysayers Don’t spend it living purposelessly.
Hate no one, no matter how much they’ve wronged you. Live humbly, no matter how rich you become. Think positively, no matter how hard life is. Give much, even if you’ve been given little. Forgive all, especially yourself. And never stop praying & wishing the best for everyone. There’s no bigger form of wealth compared to GOOD WISHES.
(This video got nothing to do with the post above. It’s about omicron variant. And so many people are testing postive even after getting vaccinated. See this video to get little knowledge about what’s next. It’s more transmissive, but less lethal. Still follow the government guidelines & take care of yourself.)
Keep going. No matter how stuck you feel. No matter how bad things are right now. No matter how many days you’ve spent crying. No matter how hopeless and depressed you feel. No matter how many days you’ve spent wishing things were different. I promise you won’t feel this way forever. Keep going.
Each one of us is born with a unique and remarkable gift that’s not only meant to change our lives but the greater world around us. I know this to be true because I’ve witnessed it throughout my life. Whatever your strengths are, they may be something that someone else wishes they had. So use your gifts wisely and you will be amazed how much you can inspire others.
You’ll be amazed at what you attract after you start believing in what you deserve. Inspire someone today just by being yourself. The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. (Not my words.)
My grandpa died before 4 years at the age of 97+. He lost memory during his last few days. But whenever he was able to recollect his thoughts & was able to understand what’s going on, he used to talk about his involvement in Mahatma Gandhi’s khadi movement during India’s freedom struggle. Khadi means hand woven cotton fabric. He used to preach few things till the day he was alive;
1. Saying/wishing/greeting RAM RAM is not a religious thing, even though LORD RAM is the highest celebrated deity in Hindu religion. It’s about seeing divine in other human life & exchanging equal amounts of respect for that reason.
2. The biggest sinners in this world go to church/temple/mosque very often. Because they have to keep reminding god to wash their sins.
3. 10% of your wealth/income must go towards DANA (in Sanskrit it means DONATION), donation towards helping underprivileged & upliftment of society.
Not a secret, i own a small health supplement business since September-2017. And now that business enjoys a loyal customer base because of good quality products & quick customer query resolution. With those fitness enthusiasts in mind, i started an athleisure clothing brand in August-2019.
Like every other human, i am not perfect & my business is also not perfect all the time. Especially the atheleisure clothing brand i am talking about, not talking about profit or loss. My operation is small and we never made a loss. I am talking about clothes not being perfect sometimes. While manufacturing/stitching/printing, in few cases there’s a misplaced logo or a packaging label mishap, a stitching at wrong part of the clothing material or short hoodie strings, so we reject few clothes while passing it through quality testing. But even those quality reject clothes are completely usable, sometimes even i use them as my layer-1 clothes during winter. Like previous year, this year too we will go to a nearby orphanage & a refugee shelter to donate some winter clothes/blanket/woolen socks. There’s an amazing feeling of fulfillment while giving it back. I am forever grateful to almighty for giving me little more than i can consume.
(In case anyone wants to join, i have updated the address in our CMU university group. Please don’t try to overcrowd the place, 12-13 people are enough. It bums my mood to see people roaming around without mask, so please wear a mask while coming.)
There are titles, positions and ranks that command respect through status. That said, should you blindly respect your teachers, your boss or even your parents!? What if those people aren’t behaving in a respectable manner!? What if they take advantage of their position!? Well here’s the thing, age or position shouldn’t be a prerequisite to gaining respect. It’s more about how someone conducts themselves, their attitude towards others and their actions. Respect is thoughtful consideration to another person’s words, feelings, thoughts, ideas, wishes or needs. We all want to be respected by others, but respect is something we need to earn.
If you want to be happy and successful, learning how to earn respect should be an important goal.
With time moving up we see young people showing less intrest in relationships, basically most of us suck at COMMITMENT. Nobody answers you why!! But you will definitely spot a bunch of those who will say; “They are the perfect oak but weather is not helping. Claiming to be perfect is nothing but stupid”.
Answer: Expectations & optimism, It depends on what you expect from yourself & how optimistic you are about it!! There are many who aren’t stable with life, I am not talking about that problem. It’s just that, people know what they can ever be & becoming stable/rich someday is just an unachievable dream for them. This is what makes a person feel like they aren’t good enough. That’s where all desires start limiting one after another. And you never desire to buy a subway/train ticket to your next street in your city, you can do that anytime you want. You desire to travel/fly to Disneyland or a nice beach vacation out of your country and you start saving for that. Relationships are like that DESIRE, you invest little after little time to get something bigger one day. All sums up to; No matter it’s relationship or any other goals of your life; DESIRE BIG, HAVE EXPECTATIONS ONLY FROM YOURSELF, INVEST YOUR ENERGY WITH TIME, REMAIN OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE OUTCOME & STAY AWAY FROM THE CHEAP IF YOU EVER WANT EXPERIENCE EXPENSIVE.