Shake dirt and take a step

How do you define ‘Life’?

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You ask a teenager about life, he or she will define life a hilarious and enjoyable jaunty journey.

If asked to elders, they will share their invaluable experiences about life.

If you ask me, I would say, ‘Life is a learning lesson’.

Life teachLife is full of ups and downs. Even if you are born with a golden spoon, someday life will teach you a lesson. Every day we learn something from it which makes us smarter and wiser. Take lessons as a stepping stones, which support our future just like a spinal cord and make us stronger. It helps us to crack down the complex issues.

It depends on us how we take life, learn from it and how we use these lessons like a key in tough times just like the donkey did in this motivational story, a story of a Donkey and his master.*

Story goes like this.

One fine day, a farmer was going to the market with his old donkey. Donkey did not notice the pit and unfortunately fell down into it.

The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.

Finally, he came to conclusion and decided that the animal was old, and the pit needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He called all his friends to come over and help him.

They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the pit.

Initially, stony dirt hit the animal and with each dirt he cried horrendously.

Then, to everyone’s amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the pit. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing.

He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer’s friends continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up.

Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

Moral of the Story:

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the pit is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Just keep movingKeep Smiling… 🙂

Thanks,

Aviral

Find your motivational boosters and change your life

What is the purpose of bathing?

  1. To freshen up.
  2. To remove dirt from the body.
  3. To look fresh and feel great.

Zig ZiglarLet’s put it another way.  Whatever you buy (any materialistic body), after sometime it needs to be repaired.  The same goes with us.

When we wake up in the morning we feel fresh, energetic and enthusiastic.  You give me some work; I can do it with the highest accuracy.  We feel motivated and galvanized and this reflects in our body language.

As the day passes, energy slowly drains out from our soul like sand slips from our fingers and we feel tired.  We feel motiveless and negativity starts entering in.

Here is my personal experience.  I work enthusiastically until lunch. I attempt to finish my important tasks within this session.  I always try to learn new things within this time frame.  But post lunch, my energy descends drastically, just like an inverse exponential graph.  After 3:00 pm, I need a cup of tea to energize myself.  I then listen to music to create motivation.

There are multiple ways to create motivation but the fact is we need to inject that passion back in our mind and heart.  Motivation degrades periodically and we need to understand what gives us our motivation.

Do you watch football?  Players utilize energy drinks throughout the game.  Why?  It’s to energize them and get rid of exhaustion. Similarly, we need motivation.  Motivation keeps us going and without it we can’t accomplish our goals.

Let me provide you with a few ways to motivate yourself when you are feeling low…

  1. Drink water – You must have heard numerous times, drink at least 2 litres of water daily. Water makes us less stressed.  Water directly reflects on brain function and you will lose efficiency by not drinking enough.  Bottom line is drinking lots of water increases energy and releases fatigue.
  2. Talk to friends – Yes talking with friends and those who are close to you will actually refresh your mood.  Perhaps you can chat with your co-workers/colleagues during your break.  I would recommend avoiding gossip.
  3. Go for a Walk – Go for a short walk with friends/colleagues.  It will provide you with a refreshed mind and it will allow you to stretch your legs.  Walking helps blood circulation.
  4. Read books – Reading a book is different from reading online.  I would recommend reading a book.  You learn something new and it changes your mood. Make it a habit to read for thirty minutes a day.
  5. Eat Fruits – An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  It’s easy to eat fruit throughout your day and it provides vitamins, fiber and minerals.  The more our body absorbs these, the more mental and physical strength we build.

Motivational GraphOur life is like a sinusoidal graph, full of peaks and valleys.  When we are high, we do things best and achieve better results.  On the other hand, when we are exhausted, even simple tasks can become difficult just like climbing Mt. Everest.

So, the point here is to say, every one of us needs energy boosters to pump the energy back to the highest levels and it has to be done constantly.  So keep yourself moving and continue to provide yourself with motivation.

“Motivation is what gets you started.

Habit is what keeps you going.”

– Jim Rohn

Keep Smiling…. 🙂

Thanks,

Aviral

Edited and forwarded by Mr. Jeff Botch