Have you ever felt like everything around is simply messed up and all you achieve in no matter what is you do, is failure? Have you ever felt like not being able to breathe because of an unimaginable pile of stress hanging over your head? Have you ever felt confused and irritated to the greatest extent, because of the fact that you constantly keep complaining about the obstacles in your life? Well, I’m sure you have. I would like to share my thoughts on this context and would like to let you people know what according to me is the real reason behind such distress and sorrow. So keep reading and I hope by the completion of every single line, you will be realizing what your mistakes are and how you could improve.
First of all, as I have mentioned a numerous number of times in my previous writings, do what you would love to do, doing which you would feel free and happy rather than feeling stressed-out or depressed. Now, there are some people out there, many to be precise, who actually take wrong choices even though they are given the freedom to do what they want. And what happens is that after a certain time span, they simply lose focus. Now, ‘focus’ is a must, if you wanna be at the top and if you wanna really achieve your goals. So, simply speaking, lock yourself up in a room, dig down deep within yourself, and decide upon that you really want in life. Secondly, make that aim your primary focus in life, which would be quite simple, if what you decide to do is really what your heart wants. Once all this is done, you are ready to roll, and give it all you can, every single second, every single day, in your life, in order to fulfill your dream. So yes, that’s pretty much it for those, who do not face any more problems or distractions after following those aforementioned steps. And if you are one of those who still, after following those primary rules, face quite some problems, then I would suggest you to take some time, ten minutes to be precise, and just go through the entire article. I promise you, and I assure you, you will live a happier life and the soul within you will feel much more lively and relaxed, if you can connect to the writing and take a lesson from it. Here we go then!
As said by Audrey Hepburn and I quote, “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters”. Now we all know, practically we need to earn, we need to work hard and we need to give it all we can on order to survive. But the work we do creates the difference between ‘surviving a life’ and living a life ‘happily’. But even after doing so, sometimes if we do feel low, if we do feel disturbed and if we do feel like giving up, then the problem lies only, within ourselves, within our approach towards doing a job, and within our soul. And this is when, we often find ourselves using the word ‘distraction’ and sometimes the word ‘obstacle’ in terms of describing our current state of mind. Both of these mentioned words are passing phrases, and with dedication and hard work, they would no longer exist. And most importantly, we face such obstacles or distractions, when we take our mind off our goals, due to certain external forces, which by the way, are the created or brought in by ourselves. And how can we get rid of those unwanted and highly significant things in life?. By following some simple guidelines:-
- Keep It Simple
You have framed certain steps that would take you towards glory, and now all that is required to to work hard. Then do it. Do not waste any more time dreaming. Do not waste any more time on planning things over and over again. “Keep it Simple”.
2. Learn the ‘significance’ of ‘importance’
Get rid of all the insignificant things in your life which are taking away you precious minutes or seconds, which you could utilize on doing something productive, something useful. Know what is important, and what is useless.
- Take ‘motivating’ breaks
Take a break, sit back, relax, and do stuff that would not distract your mind but would rather inspire you more, to cut short that period of rest ,and would make you work harder every time you spring back from that break, feeling rejuvenated.
- Learn about yourself
Besides only focusing on the particular goal of yours, keep learning things about yourself. Keep pushing yourself to the limit and see how you perform. Once you start seeing improvements, keep improving further.
5. Never look back
You might be a guy of 17, who has had a messed up past, who has been quite irresponsible in doing things and has been quite irregular in academic activities and stuff. Well it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t freaking matter at all. Be responsible now! Be attentive, be regular, and be the person you wanna be! Never look back and keep pointing fingers on yourself.
- Stop blaming others
Remember, whatever you do, I repeat, “whatever you do”, in life, is only because you decided you to do so. It may range from committing a crime to doing someone huge favours. Whatever you do, falls under your responsibility, irrespective of anyone or anything around you. It is your life, you are the one who can choose to either work for the good of the society, or destroy it. People can instigate you, but the decision is always yours to follow.
- Believe and make others believe in you
Develop a sense of trust and belief within yourself, because the foremost importance lies in your belief in what you do. It doesn’t matter what someone else thinks of. It doesn’t matter if someone else believes in you, or not. You cannot achieve anything unless and until you yourself believe in it, such that the others who question you, can also have faith upon you and your proceedings.
- Be ‘Mr. Yourself’
Some might say they only work for an hour a day and are yet able to remain at the top. Is it possible? Never. The ones who are among the best in their field, are always up to something, and are always working hard towards getting the best results possible! SO be practical, and do not try to imitate others, as everyone is different, other than the fact that the blood running through all of us is red in colour.
- Never back down, never quit, and never let yourself be excused, no matter what!
Never ever let yourself shift away from the path you have been following, just because maybe you think you have had enough and it might be appropriate to take some time ‘off’. Well that is the time, when you are in most need of “hard-work’ and ‘dedication’. Never let yourself be excused. Forget about the existence of a word called ‘excuse’. There is only a word called ‘perseverance’ which states that “doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” So it doesn’t matter if you fail in trying out a new technique you are developing. Be proud of your courage for being able to try new things, in the first instance. Or in the other hand, if you ever feel like you’ve worked hard for a lot of hours, and maybe you could use some rest, whereas in you routine, you should still be working, then keep working! Remind yourself of those ‘images’ of success which you been framing in your mind. Remind yourself of you goals. And remind yourself of all the hard-work you have been doing till date. I promise, you will no longer feel drowsy or tired.
- Repeat !
Okay, so after ten years, here you are, living in a big house, owning a big fancy car, and earning tons of money. That’s it? Yes, practically speaking that’s all you wanted right?. Well, then you are the biggest failure in life. Because what you gotta do next is not sit quietly and keep doing the same old job. Repeat the same amount of hard-work, dedication, perseverance and try becoming better with each day passing by. Try being at the top, and try never to be satisfied to the brim. And if you have really been working quite hard for the last couple of years, then this thought will naturally occur to you, and only then, can you be successful, in the true sense of the word.
So there you have it, a long explanation of the things I feel are the most important to keep yourself away from distractions and keep working hard towards the path of success and glory.
Hope it does inspire you. Hope it does set a fire burning among yourselves. And I hope, it does help you in many a ways, to keep yourself on track.
Keep reading, and always, keep working-hard.