In life, the only thing you have to do is breathe: everything else is optional only. No individual raindrop ever considers itself responsible for the flood. Life just gives you time and space. It’s up to you avail it properly. Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror. Man cannot take pride in his self, but appreciates the precious life itself.
Make your life a mission, not an intermission. Many people don’t believe in the hard work and persistence. Instead, they prefer casualness and lethargy to suit their convenience without minding the fate of life itself. Any hurdle faced during such a mission is viewed as Failure, but not as a challenge to the skill or experience. However, this doesn’t mean getting worried and burdened with the cost of the personal happiness and relationships in the society. Set personal goals and start moving towards them with all sincerity and determination. Alongside, cultivate the habit of enjoying whatever is required of that age or stage. For instance, a school kid should have a clear target of what to do in his studies, and keep doing that. At the same time, he should enjoy the fun of that age like playing, watching movies, etc..
Life becomes valuable through the service one renders. A fair face may fade over a period of time, but a beautiful soul lasts forever. A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. Life is so much simpler and easier when you live honestly. It’s like a mountain; the higher you climb, the more expansive is your view. Like the game of tennis, the player who serves well seldom loses. A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor. It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. The twin benefits of taking risk in life are: Success brings happiness and confidence and Failure fetches experience and wisdom. However, certain risks are not worth considering as they spoil the life itself. For instance, excessive smoking affects the smokers health and family.
Keep moving to have the freshness of life like an ever-flowing water stream. So, change is always desirable, if life to become interesting and happy. Just imagine: How terrible will be our life if there are no seasons, but only one climate throughout the year? Nevertheless, any change looks terrible at first and later turns out to be handy. Technology was at first resisted and later welcomed for its value addition.
Do what you can unmindful of what you have and where you are. Many people tend to feel inadequacy or inability forgetting what they have or possess with them. Each person has the greatest asset brain to think and act. Many neglect their innate power for reasons: they have lesser resources or power to execute or laziness or the tendency to procrastinate. Two hands and two legs are more than enough to prosper in life. History has several examples of rag-to-rich achievers by sheer belief in sincerity and inner power.
‘Life is rare,Live with care’ is a beautiful slogan displayed on a construction site. Though intended for the safety of people working there it goes beyond to signify the value of our life. A lotus plant draws its sustenance from the water but remains without getting wet. Similarly, live life without getting drowned in it.
Trying to copy others will land in trouble. Even one’s life will be at peril. A Sparrow cannot become an Eagle even if it flies high. A Dog cannot be a Tiger even if it dons the coat of the latter. Like wise, by having a stethoscope, a person cannot become a Doctor. Neither a Black gown wouldn’t make a Lawyer. The list is endless. The consequences of imitating others are several and serious. Each person has an individuality that needs to be polished and maintained. Simple truth is ‘Remain what you are and Not as what are you not.’
Life turns active when our mind interacts with the surrounding nature. Nature only wins. People that conquered and built vast empires merged with that nature. People that accumulated huge wealth is nowhere. Landlords are now under the lands. Nobody can claim the right to stay here forever as life is leased to you. In a nutshell, ‘Came from and Returned to Elements’ is the truth of our life.’ So, live the moments happily.
(Author is a Ex-Banker and can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org)