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… 🙂
“The nearer you go towards the light, bigger the shadow becomes.”
Same goes with the word Criticism. If you are planning to do something great and incredible, which can drop an impact on the world then you have to cross a lot of barriers and obstacles and these barriers are living bodies, called Critics and obstacles which they throw on you are coined as Criticisms.
– Wole Soyinka
We must never take these sharp criticisms so seriously. They are temporary and can be easily overcome if taken them smartly and carefully. I have seen many people in my professional as well as personal life who get carried away by these irrelevant criticisms.
Here are the simple yet very powerful tips to avoid CRITICISMS:
- Filter out negative and absorb the positive words
- Don’t concentrate on the harsh parts of critics
- Keep your mind calm and don’t get excited
- Smile when people bombard on you
- Stop thinking when critics leave your place or you leave theirs
- Change your mood and fresh up your mind
- Forget and forgive
Isn’t that simple?
Believe me, I always follow these points and no one can destroy my confidence. I simply love facing critics and as I said earlier, if taken smartly we can learn a lot from them and their harsh speeches. It builds our strength and makes us strong.
– LeBron James
Receivers are always been beneficiary than givers. Be a strong receiver and learn as much as from these negative givers and turn your life into positive.
“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.”
– Dale Carnegie
Don’t trap yourself inside the room. Open the windows of your heart and keep your mind broad and deal smartly.
Criticisms if taken wisely become blessings in disguise.
A Smiling face reflects Happiness, Energy, and Purity of a person. It not only refreshes the people across the one Smiling, but also exhilarates the atmosphere.
The wavelength of Smile is highest just like color Red. It can be seen from miles.
The impact of Smile is deepest like a Nuclear Bomb, it is extensive.
A beautiful Smile penetrates inside the veins of other person, travels across the nervous system and directly hits the brain which gets stimulated and renovates the mood. Rejuvenate the entire system. Enlightens the face.
One day I wasn’t feeling good so had to visit doctor. I took a prior appointment and reached at scheduled time. Receptionist looked me with her frown eyes like I have just murdered someone and trying to escape from prison.
I greeted her with a Smile.
She looked at me with her eyes angling by 45 degrees and suspiciously replied pointing towards the couch, “Sit down there, you are in queue.” Again it seemed like I just robbed someone and trying to negotiate my penalty.
I sat down on the couch. My eyes scanned the room. It was pin drop silence. Patients were waiting patiently.
Not a single person was talking neither smiling. No whispering sound. Nothing. Pure pin drop silence.
It’s like I have come to attend a cremation. I wanted to get in as soon as possible. I could feel Negative vibrations in that lifeless room.
Suddenly, I heard a toddler’s giggling sound from behind.
A small cute kid came with her mother. She sat and got settled herself. Kid was started clapping and laughing. Everyone couldn’t resist themselves and started smiling to kid.
Within a couple of minutes, the room got Life. It was like, when first raindrops fall in arid barren land.
Everyone (including receptionist) started talking and smiling. Room started breathing. And all credit goes to kid and his Smile of Fortune.
“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. “
– Phyllis Diller
This is I call spontaneous impact. And none other than Smile has such characteristics.
“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
Keep Smiling… 🙂
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