Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Rest if you must, but don't you quit

I read this somewhere ‘If life gives you a lemon, make a lemonade out of it’. Do not complain that you wanted orange instead of lemon. Make the best possible use of your skills, the gift that God has given you. The only reason you are in this situation is because of you, nobody else. Accept full responsibility for your present condition and then move on.

The first thing you need to do at any point of time (in case you haven’t) is to understand yourself. What makes you happy, what makes you sad? What lifts you up, what irritates you? Choose the positive. Here’s the yard stick about happiness. Skills you have been given will naturally lead you into this. Comprehend that and then plan.

First of all, the long term plan. Imagine yourself at the peak of your success. I mean really feel it. Maybe you want to fight for the rights of the downtrodden or maybe you want to be the best businessman award. All possible. There are no limits to what you can achieve. Now envisage the scene in vivid prose. Write it down if you want. Feel it. Set a target say 20 years from now.

And now, for the short term plan. Remember you have to pay the bills first. If you are happy in the process that does that, then stick to it. In between analyze if this job or business or consulting or whatever it is that you do is aligned with your long term vision. If it is not, then you have to think of a change (whenever) else pursue it.

Be perseverant. Work hard towards your dreams. Pray to God. Soon you will find that you will get whatever it is that you desire for.



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