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… 🙂
How do you define ‘Life’?
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 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.
* Source of the Story is unknown.
We are born with extreme incredible capabilities and we have strength to change the world. If you think you have weakness and you always try to hide that from others then you must read the story which I read from one of the app in my smart phone.
A 10-year-old boy joined judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a calamitous car accident. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master.
The boy was doing well and enjoying his training. It’s already been three months of training but boy was bit confused with his master. The master has taught him just one single move throughout in his three months training.
“Sir,” the boy asked hesitantly, “Am I not doing well enough?”
Master replied proudly, “Yes, you are doing great and you have improved a lot.”
Boy continued, “Shouldn’t I be learning more moves?”
Master smiled at him and replied politely to his disciple, “This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you will ever need to know, so don’t worry and concentrate on your training.”
Boy couldn’t get his master’s voice but believing in his teacher, he kept training.
Several months later, the master took the boy to the first tournament.
Surprisingly himself, the boy easily won first two matches and entered in third round which was a bit difficult. In third round, his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy cleverly used his one move to win the match.
He was in the final. This time his opponent was bigger, stronger and much experienced. It seemed to be one-sided match. For a while, the boy appeared to be over matched. Concerned that the little boy may get hurt, the referee called a time-out. He was about to stop the match when the master intervened.
“No”, the master insisted, “Let him continue.”
Soon after the match resumed, his opponent made a critical mistake: he dropped his guard. Instantly, the boy used his move to pin him.
The boy has won the match and the tournament.
He was Champion.
On the way towards home, the boy and his master reviewed the move used and strategies in every match and master gave him the feedback. Then boy summoned the courage to ask what was really on his mind.
Boy asked, “Master, how did I win the match and finally the tournament with only one move?”
“You won for two reasons son,” he replied with satisfaction on his face.
“First, you have almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all judo. And second, the only known defense for that move is for your opponent to grab your left arm.”
The boy’s biggest weakness had become his biggest strength.
“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”
Moral – Sometimes we feel that we have certain weakness which we try to hide from others and blame god for disabilities and weaknesses. Unfortunately, we weave such circumstances around us and we never think that our weakness can become our strength one day.
Each one of us is special and god’s gifted capabilities. So never think you have any weakness, never think of pride or pain, just live your life to its fullest and extract the best out of it!
Keep Smiling… 🙂