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

How to Never Give Up

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Stay Alive – Age is just a number. Said numerous times and it is just a two digit number. To accomplish your dreams age doesn’t play any role in it. I have read several stories about leaders and entrepreneurs who started their journey lately and left an impact on the world.

Steve Jobs, who left impact on the world with Apple actually did his best works in his forties. Jim Clark started companies named ‘Silicon Graphics‘ and ‘Netscape‘ at the age of 38 and 50 respectively. You must have played games at Facebook, Google+ and on your Apple or Android phones. These games are provided by ‘Zynga‘, a California-based company. Man behind Zynga is Mark Pincus, started this at the age of 40.

“Dreams and Goals have nothing to do with age.”

Lower your Expectations – Always dream big. But when it comes to practical life, always start from small amount and from scratch. Money or less investment doesn’t matter, what matters is our Passion for our work and Patience. Do your work passionately and give time some time. Expect less. We have to have deep patience. Preparing a masterpiece takes time and on the way towards preparing your masterpiece, you will face lots of difficulties. These difficulties will test your ability and patience. We should never leave hope.

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope”

– Martin Luthar King, Jr

Stronger – You are stronger than you think. One should never underestimate his or her abilities. We all are born with talents and are unique in our own capabilities. Work hard and do it from your heart. We may not be a ‘born-with-silver-spoon’ guy but we must work so hard that our life becomes inspirational and golden.

“I am not born with golden or platinum spoon, but my confidence and perseverance will make my spoon golden.”

Persist – Whatever the circumstances are, whatever problems we face, whatever happens or even at some time luck may stop favoring us but we should never, never give up. We must not stop. Keep trying. If one path doesn’t work, think the alternative, do a bit of calculations and achieve the goal. In my dictionary failure means learning.

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

Maya Angelou

Fake It – When you wake up in the morning, go in your balcony and treat yourself like a King. Go in front of the mirror and look yourself like a rising star. We must be Day Dreamers. Act like a successful personality, talk like a leader and live life like a King. Imitate the big leaders and work accordingly. But don’t just dream; plan and work to achieve your dream.

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

– Harriet Tubman

Don’t Compare – Careful! Don’t compare yourself with successful people. They have their own story. You really don’t know their story. Write your own and work in that direction. Make your story an inspiration. Yes, we can get inspired from our mentor’s story and use their life as a reference. But never compare yourself with any one. Unfortunately if you failed to achieve your goal, it will crop a jealous factor. Result is crystal clear – Relationships will get doomed and ruined.

 “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” 

– Lao Tzu

The Dip – Life is full of ups and downs. Every successful has to go through rough phase and these rough parts should be taken as learning lessons. I always believe, after night, day comes. Just like a sculptor carves the stone to give it a masterpiece. A bad time actually tests us, make us learn, make us internally stronger and prepare us for our future.

“A temporary pain always give you gain.”

So, never give up. Achieve your goals and change the world.

Keep Smiling… 🙂

Thanks,

Aviral

You are breathtaking

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Your breathtaking performances make you exceptional. You are one of the best in the business and you can achieve whatever you want to.

Plan, Execute, Fail. Again try, keep trying and see the results. Take your failures in a positive note and learn from it. Never stop or get stopped by some irrelevant external forces because you are capable of doing unbelievable.

We are Smarter, Stronger, Braver and the most Beautiful in the world.

Keep rocking and rock the world.

Thanks,

Aviral

Hammer Makes Us Tougher

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… 🙂

Thanks,

Aviral

Make your Festivals Unforgettable

I am in Navratri night, a festival which is celebrated across India, also called Durga Puja. It has a great significance in our Indian Culture and History. We, across India celebrate this with joy and pleasure.

Children, Adults all are playing garba in groups and enjoying each of this very moment. No tensions, No work pressure, rather they are full of energy, zest and zeal.

The more we indulge in such incredible ecstatic atmosphere, the more we feel energetic and exuberant. This is I call Life and we must always preserve such fascinating moments in our lives.

When we were kids we enjoyed family gatherings, hangout with friends and waited desperately for special occasions like our birthdays and festival seasons.

These times are not special because of its importance in our lives and in religions but we get time from our hectic schedules and from our chaotic life to celebrate and parallelly they refresh our souls, erase all daily pressures and irrelevant tensions.

We must celebrate all festivals with our loved ones and family because they boost our level of confidence and our relations get stronger, injects positive source in our veins, it helps us to bind ourselves emotionally and these relations inspire and lift our lives as well as careers.

Festivals act as refreshing art in our tortuous career life.

Have you ever observed, when we were frustrated and suddenly some festive or joyful moments flash in front of our lost mind which makes us smile and after few minutes we get rejuvenated and new ideas keep cropping up, floating in and we get solutions of our problem. We feel relaxed.

Make this festive season memorable and unforgettable moments. Because even in our bad times, these will act as energy pills and will put smile on our face and refresh our mind.

Ideas also come when our mind is fresh. Even flowers blossom in calmer, breezy and fresh atmosphere.

So make your festival season unforgettable and make your life beautiful. Have a blasting time.

Keep Smiling .. 🙂

Thanks,

Aviral