is by training your mind. That’s the most important thing.
Your mind makes you see differently, talk differently and work differently. It can transport you into another new place without actually moving you an inch. Likewise, it can transform you into an entirely new person.
Train your mind and you can command your senses. Acquire new habits, tread new paths and attempt new principles.
Give the excuses a kick on the butt. Your reasons suck. Get over them.
Glory is not in giving up your goal, it is in giving your mind a new mindset.
No one, infact including the highly adored Einstein or the Tesla are any superior to the little farmer producing corn in his fields. Or to anyone working hard to make a difference in this world.
Ask any legendary figure and the first thing they’ll tell you is how incredibly ordinary they are. Perhaps their vision and their actions could be big but they act small. Because they are.
No one is bigger than anyone else. We all have the same energy, the same molecules and the same breath. So, stop comparing yourself with those people around you, negative or positive, and move ahead.
If you have to battle against someone, be it you yourself. Fight with your complacency, your laziness, your inaction, your fears and your prejudice. Be more open, more welcoming, more forgiving, and more loving. It isn’t easy, and that is exactly why you aren’t any superior.
We all are humans and that’s exactly what we will all be.
As kids, we all dreamt big and wanted to become astronauts, teachers, football players, actors or a musicians.
Well, somehow two things screwed us. a) Our Education b) Our family
I am not against either of them. What I’m trying to say is our education,instead of empowering our decision making ability, has only impaired it.
We learnt to think more logically and analytically but have become more afraid.
No, knowledge should never be an excuse for not doing anything. Infact, that very knowledge if possible should aid you. Use the power of research, analysis, psychology and science in the field where your heart is and you will perform miracles. But how you use your education, towards your dream or against your dream is a choice. A choice.
The same goes with family. I love my family and I hope you love yours too. But they can’t be a barrier to your growth in anyway. Infact, the greatest moms and dads in the world are the ones who have let their sons go to space, to war-fields or to Olympics. Not the ones who have always hand-cuffed them with the inappropriate dosage of we-are-afraid-you-might-get-hurt drama. I am being harsh here, yes, but don’t miss the point. Every family freaks out when their kid is trying to be something new. Something unique. But again, it’s a choice. Of how you will convince them to accept who you are. And not fake it.
The world is already full of so many second rate people, and you will just be added to the list. The only anti-dote is being yourself.
Don’t be the second of someone else, be the first of yourself.
There’s no better bliss than the one you have when YOU control your day.
And not the other way around.
Discipline is a popular topic among all of my blogposts, partly because I like to remind myself to get disciplined a lot, and generally because, discipline is the key to getting things done.
Especially, getting the RIGHT things done. But what are these right things?
Well, we’re talking about the things that fill your heart with fulfillment, satisfaction and inspiration. Don’t tell me, you can’t do a single thing a day that will bring bliss. I won’t buy that lame excuse.
We all are capable to organizing our daily routines in such a way that we do atleast a few IMPORTANT and HEART-WARMING things.
“If only you could have used your last month to achieve something more productive…”
You see the point. Yes, it’s painful initially to be disciplined. But this pain is no match to the pain regret can bring.
Either on the internet, or in the world outside, majority of the stuff we come across are just average.
Be it a website, or a grocery store or a customer-care representative, or the income tax filing system, they are all messed up.
Not because, they didn’t focus enough. They had plenty of money, and plenty of time too, but they focused on working things according to what they thought was important. And forgot the audience.
If you don’t put your customer/audience in your mind, giving the top priority, then what you are doing is merely useless.
Deliver a speech that engages people, start an initiative that unites people, make an invention that helps people, play an instrument that touches people. Only then, you can claim you are good at your craft.
We love being picked. We love being chosen. We love getting promotions and cushy chairs in the corner office.
It’s not really a problem if your heart is in making money. And only money. But some of us want to make a difference instead. Some of us want to make history rather. Some of us want to make a lifetime worth living. And not just earning the dollar bills.
Then, it’s a problem. A real serious big intense problem if you are still clinging onto the glory and fame the cushy chairs bring. Most of us are brainwashed into believing that’s normal. It’s not.
For heaven’s sake it’s not. Don’t you give a damn to the societal pressure and give up your dream. No matter how silly it might look in your current position/status, give it a try. An honest and hearty try.
It’s not where you are in life’s journey that’s important and crucial, it’s who you are and how true you are to that person.
Generally, our tendency is to feel small, ordinary and unimportant. We are often scared to ideate beyond our limits. Expectedly, we can achieve nothing this way.
Give ‘that one idea’ that’s lurking in your mind a shot.
The fact of the matter is we may or may not be big or famous. But if only we worked on something so passionately and made it more important than us, it could be big. And it could change the course of our life entirely.
In most cases in life, unless you are in North Korea DMZ, you won’t meet die-hard enemies that can put your life to peril.But still ask anyone around you if they are courageous about anything, they’d call you nuts.
The problem is, right from our childhood, though for our own little good, we have been brainwashed into keeping a separate box in our mind of “FEAR”.
And kept filling with reasons available.
At 4 it is about burning fingers in fire, at 9 it is about bullies in school, at 16 it is about cracking SAT, at 21 it is about finding a job, and at 35 it is about settling down, and at 59 it is about health insurance and at 88 it is about open heart surgery. And perhaps later it is about death.
The reality is if you had to be dead, you could have been dead before 4. Or somewhere midway which none of us can control. Yet we fear everything. Yet we fret for everything.
The only real fear I believe is of regret. Of not living the life you imagined. Of giving your dreams too early. Of wasting a wonderful miracle called LIFE because of being locked up in a bottle jar called FEAR.