Wake up call to make you smarter.
Have you ever wished for a life where you knew things before they happened? The hard life lessons that no one tells you unless you learn them yourself.
But there is an alternative way to survive the rollercoaster ride and come back stronger, better, and even more grateful.
Over the years, I’ve been thought a lot, and the fact that I am writing about it means that I’ve survived. So, note these lessons and learn from them before it’s too late.
Stop judging people
We are all in the same game, just different levels, dealing with the same hell, just different devils. Stay kind to everyone you meet. You don’t know what they’re going through. You don’t know their whole story, so it’s impossible to assume what they’re going through with your limited perspective.
People who look successful might not necessarily be happy. Maybe the rich are in debt, and someone who seems poor is happy. Someone might look old and uncool, but in reality, he is a silent genius.
When around people, observe their actions. Their eyes. Their facial expressions. They say a lot about someone. The more you observe, the more you’ll be able to understand them better.
Not trying is the first step towards failure
The greatest regret is not failing at something. It’s when you don’t even try something because of the fear, but later, you realize that you were capable of doing that thing.
Life is short. You’ll make mistakes. You’ll fail. People will leave. The business will fail. But this has nothing to do with not trying again. Every mistake provides you with a window of opportunity to learn something new. Every day is a new experience.
Your life gets better when you move away from your comfort zone and try new things, meet new people, and create new memories. Make it a priority to learn things, grow yourself with a positive mindset. The stronger you become, the better your life will feel.
Patience is not waiting and doing nothing
The greatest minds were patient. They did work in silence. Patience results in productivity. It gives you a chance to do your best with the available resources.
Patience makes you realize that the quality of your life is important than the number of things that you fill your life with. Patience is a willingness to accept & appreciate whatever you have and focus your efforts on growing yourself rather than talking about others.
Happiness is an inside job
The Instagram-driven society makes you realize that everyone in the world is happy. Your friends, colleagues, and even strangers are partying all night with no troubles in their lives.
You might feel that they are all happy. But in reality, happiness has nothing to do with worldly goods or how much party you do each month. Happiness is an inside job. It comes from within.
If you’re not happy inside, no external force can make you happy. And to make yourself happy, begin with gratitude. Being grateful for things you have spiritually connects you with GOD and makes you believe that whatever happens, it’s for a reason, and you cannot do anything about it.
What others think of you is nothing to do with you. Let them speak. Let them backbite, and let them feel jealous of your success. The only person that you need to make happy is yourself. And of course, there will be times when it’s okay not to be okay, and in those times, you need to stay strong.
It’s okay not to be perfect
Nothing is perfect. At times you might feel that you cannot take it anymore. But at that moment, put your hand on your chest and feel your heartbeat. You’re alive. That’s the only thing you need to be grateful for.
People leave. Businesses shut down. Close ones will die. And you might make mistakes that are impossible to repay. But that’s fine. We are humans, and we can stumble, slip, spin, or even lose our temper.
Understand that these are just moments. This, too, shall pass. Cry if you want, share with someone close to you, or even shout at your balcony. Do whatever you can to flush all the toxic out of your system without hurting anyone.
But once you’re all done and dusted. Get back up, improve and come back better. Don’t waste a single moment from then on thinking about your past. Until you’re alive, you have important things to do, and no one can do it without you. So, be strong, pick yourself up and face the world.
Little things make a big difference
A message from a friend. A walk alone with your thoughts. The morning sun, the evening coffee, the sound of a baby crying, the effort that you put in closing a deal, and the decision that you make to make yourself happy. These are little things that make a big difference in your life.
Starting from today, focus on the little pleasures of life. Try to enjoy the moment without judging it.
Focus on the present moment. Your struggles, your success, your friends, your family, and your darkest moments are something unique to you. No one else can live, breathe and experience those moments.
Think about how remarkable your life is. And without those little moments of pure joy, your life is nothing. Enjoy every experience as you learn a lot from those moments. It’s the process towards a greater life.
Savour it. Be grateful for it, and don’t let anything or anyone drive you into the valley of negativity.
In the end, you’re given the same 24 hours as everyone else and what you do with those hours makes life beautiful or dreadful.