Life gives you a lot. It gives you million reasons to smile. It makes you laugh, sigh, angry and sometimes, makes you cry. It teaches you at every bit of minute.
Every day we learn something. Life has a meaning, which provides something to us, something relevant which directly affects us and our society.
Here, the main question isn’t what life teaches us, but the main question is what we learn from life. How we make it large and influencing.
Above figures are life graphs as they reflect the pattern of life.
Graph at your left resembles stock market chart which has lots of ups and downs. As you can see there are 7 days in a week on the X-axis and these days are never same emotionally nor physically.
Monday you may be suffering from “Monday-Phobia” after having an enjoyable and pleasant weekend. Tuesday you may get indulged in the work and then you start flowing with the flow till Friday. The sixth day brings smiles and happiness on your faces. Weekends are always great fun, aren’t they?
Seven days are not same and it should not be same. It indicates there are lots of happenings in our life no matter a positive one or a negative.
Positive one gives confidence, internal satisfaction and happiness. While negative ones give us a learning experience. We must not get demoralized from these negative kicks. I don’t call them failures. Failures are learning lessons of life.
When you do not understand what exactly you want to do in your life, when you have no ideas about your goals and you have no sketch plan to achieve them or you simply are confused with your life then you see your life like a straight line graph.
A life without a goal is like a necklace without a diamond. A plain life starts and it injects pain, leave us frustrated. Life becomes lifeless just like stagnant water in a pond.
If your life is moving ahead just like a straight line, then my dear friend you are moving in the wrong direction and will surely land in trouble and cursing your luck.
“Big ships always sail against the wind and tides in the unpredictable oceans while boats floats in the lakes.“
I still remember incredible words from Steve Jobs, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”
Yesterday, someone told me, “Aviral why you want to start a business? You are doing well enough and the better part is you are living your life without tensions. Starting a business is full of tensions, headaches and it has many challenges to crack.”
Is life without a challenge a life? I don’t think so, do you?
Don’t get settled. A life without challenges will leave you paralyzed. Keep looking what you love to do and start it once you find it passionate.
Don’t waste time after thinking. Plan it. Jot down the points, take necessary actions and make it happen. We are not here to talk about other’s successes.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than
by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain
Keep Smiling… 🙂
Which one you would like to have at your home or office, a simple Rock or Sculpture?
A simple rock seems to be useless and has no value while statues decorate our homes.
It takes thousands hammerings, patience and time to make such Incredible and Unbelievable piece.
Sculpturers engrave and scratch at micro level to make it more beautiful and priceless. People can even pay thousands of dollars for these carved sculptures.
You must be thinking, why I am talking about sculptures here.
These above written sentences are synonym of our Life.
Life is full of Hammerings, which can be from Society, from Critics or from Colleagues or Peers at workplace.
All fingers are not same. Every day is not a Sunday.
Similarly, Life is full of Troughs and Crusts. And we have to pass through many transformations which makes our life Priceless and Worthy.
God tests our life. We always have to pass through various downfalls in our lives and directly or indirectly have to deal with them. Just like a sculpturer hammers rock to give it a beautiful shape, life hammers on us to make us Stronger and Tougher. We should never get worried and frightened from such instances in our lives.
Rather, we must prepare us mentally fit and courageously withstand these obstacles with determination. We have to be calm and patient and should never surrender ourselves. It makes us mentally tough and injects confidence going forward in our life. It gives the most precious thing, Experience. We become smarter and sharper. These are life lessons and we must learn from them.
The more we receive such blows and knocks from our critics and society, the more we get tougher internally which makes us consistent. Living in the comfort zone is the biggest risk we actually take.
“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.”
– Erica Jong
It’s like hammering on us mentally and putting pressure on ourselves. If taken positively and courageously, we get to learn a lot from these downfalls.
Never get worried from such deterioration and never get collapsed from such knocks. An error can dismantle the statue into pieces; similarly a negative impact can destroy our life. Failures are part of life which if taken positively, gives us a ray of hope, make us a better and valued person.
The more hammers we get in life, the better, valued and respectable we would be.
Keep Smiling… 🙂
- Put Your Sorrows Down, Be a Winner (cherrypositive.com)