This made me think back on the last 361 days of my life. The conclusion is that 2017 had been an amazing year.
This past year, I have done things I had never tried before – both good and bad. I have pushed myself past the limits I had been too lazy to push past before. Yes I know it sounds funny, but really 2017 had been a great year. The best part is that the most crucial lessons of my life I learnt this year.
There are two most important lessons I have learnt in 2017:
1. Never Give Up
“Great people are just ordinary people with an extraordinary amount of determination.” -Robert Schuller
Every time when it seems now I am gonna give up this little quote encourages me and probably I can’t stop myself. Life always seems to present us with countless challenges and problems on daily basis. Sometimes it even presents us with apparently awful surprises that we were not expecting.
It is not so much what happens to us that actually makes difference, it is rather what we do with, what happens to us, that decides where we will end up, what we will have, and how we will be modified.
I know, everything we want to do it takes its time to happen but hard work is force multiplier. We effort the path of least resistance when it comes to achieving success. As a blogger and a writer, I have personally learned that success takes time, hard work and commitment of never giving up. Keep the big picture, what are you wishing to do? Do not let anybody discourage you, Just do it. If you keep the final goal in mind, you will get there. You really will! And when you do, it will be so worth it.
It took me freaking twenty years of my life to finally learn that, but oh well! “better late than never.” It was a good phenomenon that I had come to realize, which most people never do their entire life. letting go is the easiest thing to do really. But the real thing is to be committed with till the end.
At some stages of life, it is also name of letting go, letting go what? letting go all those things which aren’t made for you, letting go your past, letting go your ego against those who really care about you. Stop giving chances to people who are poisoning your life. One thing we all need to stop right now, that waiting around for someone to show up and change our life. Just be the person you have been waiting for.
In my personal life the only thing with is undecidable is my love, love of my life. Even I know I have only two choices – one is to accept her just as she is, the way she wants to live, the way she loves me, the way she is passionate about me. – And the other choice is to walk away. But as I told you letting go is not the way. And walking away is one of it’s kind. Giving up on anything is my defeat and defeat is not acceptable. If she thinks I will stop loving her then may be she is wrong because if I stop loving her soul it will be brutality to myself. I use to remind myself whenever I do think about love of my life that, Someone is going to win in my space, why not me? I know one day I will celebrate my positive energy and huge amount of momentum when my all the dreams come true.
Sometimes I feel so lucky when I examine or I got to know someone is inspired by me, believe me I feel like my life is not just an ordinary life it is a gift, a gift to me, my parents, and them who appreciate.
Living in the past is disrespectful to you, let it go and move on. If you don’t want to move on it will destroy your life. If you think you can rectify your mistakes you did in past then it’ll be really good chance to do not give up but at some grounds it is just worthless.
If you feel like a failure and want to quit completely, but I dare you to take another shot. It is not easy but someone said:
“You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.”
By not giving up you’ll learn something new and interesting, may be even something overwhelming and deep! Life is a journey and its destination will must be sweet, just keep going and remember,
NEVER NEVER NEVER GIVE UP!
Dare to dream and hold your ground.
2. Stop Comparing Yourself To Others
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Comparison are always unfair we typically compare the worst we know of our to the best we imagine about others. You have nothing to gain but everything to loose like your pride, pleasure, arrogance, dignity, honor, prestige, most important you will loose your passion. Comparison always puts focus on wrong people, so you must control one life – it’s yours. But when you constantly compare yourself to others, you will waste your precious energy focusing on other peoples’ lives rather than your own.
If you think you are comparing yourself to another because you are getting motivation or you are inspired by them, then you are absolutely wrong because you can not copy anyone else, everyone is just expert in their own life and yes! Everyone do have different question paper of life, so there is no chance to copy anyone else. The funny thing is, this is what most of us do at one point or another but some of us do it pretty often.
If you capture the strengths of others and compare them to your weaknesses. Then how do you think you do size up?
“The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scene with everyone else’s highlights reel.” – Steven Furtick
The reasons why you should stop comparing yourself with others:
1. Comparison will stall your progress.
2. Just keep in mind, Nobody has a perfect life.
3. There is no one better than you, who can fit in your place.
4. Comparison will rob your precious time.
5. If you think you are imperfect learn to say OK.
6. Count your blessings, many of us not blessed with.
I am sure you already know all the the tips I mentioned above, may be you have heard million times. But it is very important to rehearse it. comparing yourself to others make your life difficult and brings you agony, depression, affliction, troubles, and pain.
Michelangelo said – “Every block of stone has statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”
It does not matter that what anyone else is doing with their block of stone, the statue that they are liberating is one of their own targets. But how well you are doing with your own block of stone is your business. And we must tend to it with honor, care, compassion, and admiration.
“When we have allowed for more expression this year than we have in last, and more importantly we recognize it then we can stand taller as a result of the comparison instead of shrink by it. In other words, we have to continue to become a new and improved version of ourselves.”