Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to reform (or pause and reflect)-Mark Twain
We often get to listen to people say “Life is very short, make the most of it”. What do people mean when they say that?? Fight for yourselves, be selfish, be competitive…Don’t trust your friends, they are your competitors….Is this all that meant?? What if I am not a competitor? What if I have decided to lay back and do things at my own pace?
Being competitive is important, but not to the point where you consider each and everything by gauging it’s values and you forget the fun part of life. Every relationship is not about what it gives you, it’s about what it makes you. I see a child staring at me and smiling innocently and I suddenly realized the value of precious things we have overlooked in our lives.
In trying to prove how different we are from others we try to overlay analyze each and every experience. When one attaches too much importance to oneself,one forgets to laugh at his/her follies and feels depressed when things go out f the hand, and feelings victimized when people taunt them.
Never be afraid of who you are. And don’t bother much about what others say about you and the things you do. As Eleanor Roosevelt rightly said “Do what you feel in your heart to be right-for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t”.
Make time to reflect :
- Deliberately find time for reflection, because that’s where life changing adjustments come from.
- Have a calm approach to discussions and ponder points in your own time.
- Find time to jump out of the trenches into higher level thinking that will move the needle.
- Understand the value of patience and treat it as a muscle which needs practice to grow.