Gear up, Take Charge!

In today’s world, we all strive for things that are elementary and basic in nature. We struggle for peace and happiness. We lack empathy and sympathy for others. Finding pleasure in doing small things is tough for us. We lack concentration and focus. All in all, in spite of belonging to the most technologically advanced era, we are internally indeed the most unpleasant and disturbed group of humans on this earth which is mostly because of our inability to be our best “selves” throughout the day from the moment we wake up.
Let us look at the most basic ways in which we can stop living life stressfully and can take over every single day as conscious, happy living beings

Breathe it in and out, consciously.
Or in other words, “Meditate”. Meditation does not mean dedicating an hour every morning, although nothing could benefit you more. It simply aims at improving the way you think, take decisions and act according to your consciousness. This could be done for half an hour or ten minutes. The importance lies in the way you implement it irrespective of the amount of time you dedicate. While mediating, your mind is sure to diverge into millions of thoughts. Do not try to stop that because that would be useless. Instead try to focus on any single positive aspect of your life which gives you happiness and makes you calm. Slowly all others thoughts would vanish and as a result you will be able to concentrate better throughout the day. Be lively through every breath you take in and leave out.

Sleep better if not more.
Your eight hours of sleep is perhaps the most important element that keeps you going good every single day. Without it, life would become hard and you would become miserable. In today fast paced world, getting eight hours of sleep might seem like a challenge at times but that number when deceases below 6 does start creating problems. Moreover, if those hours are filled with horrific and unrealistic dreams, you surely need to calm down and let your subconscious mind work less for a few hours at least. For the time being you sleep, your body is at complete rest and that is what prepares you for a better day at work or school or your respective places of interest. Without that, nothing will fall into place.

Sweat it out
Exercise for at least thirty minutes a day in order to get that sweat out of your body. It also helps decrease your cortisol level which is the primary stress hormone and helps in increase of testosterone. (Check out how exercising effects the release of other hormones in the body :- https://www.acefitness.org/blog/5593/8-hormones-involved-in-exercise ) Exercising helps to keep you fit and hence also prepares you for the day-long challenges you are to face. It not only works your body but you also challenge your mind to a great extent when you do so. Keep workout out dedicatedly and trust me, you won’t be able to stay a single day without going through the routine after a few months.

Healthy in-takes matter
When it comes to in-take of food for your body, always aim for healthy stuff. But the same thing applies for your mind. Your eyes are the window to your mind and whatever things you feed it, the same would be the impact. Hence always keep those in-takes healthy both for your body and mind in order to keep yourself in good health and to keep your mind strong, sharp and focused. Have faith, keep looking up to the successful ones, and keep motivating yourself towards your goals. Remember to not focus much on the unhealthy matters because too much of negativity leads to nothing in reality. Keep a balance between being an optimist and a realist.

Forget yourself
Sometimes, the best thing to do it to let go off all your stress and focus on the bigger picture. It is necessary at times to stop looking at the mirror that only reflects your image and instead to look out and provide support to the millions of people who are in need of help. You belong to this world, to the society and as a human being there is no bigger responsibility other than helping out your fellow beings. Hence, take a pause, let go off yourself, and dig deep into the service of the ones in utter need of humanity. Only then can you become yourself and can truly be termed as a ‘human being’.

I am sure we all are quite aware of the aforementioned points and maybe many of us do indeed live life with these incorporations significantly. But for the ones who don’t, try not to develop them as a habit, but to create a lifestyle with these basic and elementary doings for your betterment. Try to be your best self’ and try to keep living every day of your life peacefully and happily.

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Stop being “Good”. Start being “Unstoppable”!

In life, everyone strives to achieve greatness. Everyone aims to be successful and in their own ways they keep on struggling for fulfillment of their desires and aims. There is no one step process that guarantees success. Neither is there any single mantra to achieve greatness. So how do the greats ultimately make it to the top? How did for instance Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi manage to breakthrough almost all records made in the history of football (soccer)? How did the Stanford goers Larry Page and Sergey Brin manage to create absolute history by finding the ultimate search engine for the world? The answer is simple. Whatever they did, they did it with such passion, dedication and hard-work which led them to become nothing short of ‘”unstoppable”. As Tim Grover, author of “Relentless” and founder of “Attack Athletics”, the agency that trained sports icons like Dwayne Wade and Michael Jordan says, “The drive to close the gap between near-perfect and perfect is the difference between great and unstoppable”, let us look at some necessary steps to take in order to become unstoppable in whatever we do in life.

Focus
Have your mind free from deviations and distractions when doing anything and I mean anything with a capital A! Every small thing you do in life contributes to ultimate success and if you put focus upon every single detail behind those tasks, nothing can stop you from becoming unstoppable. Sometimes it may take time to develop inevitable levels of focus and once you are able to reach that level with patience and perseverance, you are in for an absolute ride of fun, joy and magnificence!

Dedication
Have you ever wondered why your favorite team losing a match is many a times more of an issue of concern than your declining grades? (And the opposite for your parents) This is simply because you are dedicated with all your heart towards that club or team you support although in reality you are not affected practically in any ways. “Be dedicated” is perhaps the two words you have heard a million times in your life and in-fact by being dedicated truly and wholeheartedly, you surpass that line between someone who is ordinary and someone who is unstoppable.

Hard-Work
“Work your butt off!”, as asserted by the seven times Mr. Olympia, Arnold Schwarzenegger is a fact which you need to incorporate in life to be achieve greatness and make a name for yourself in the world. Nothing can replace hard-work. Shortcuts only lead to short term and impermanent success but if you do your job without leaving no stones unturned, you my friend are sure to reach the top!

Organization
We often are faced with challenges and difficult situations in life and some of the most common ones? Not finding your car keys when you have a meeting to attend to in 20 minutes or Not having a pen in your pocket when you desperately need to note down an important detail or Not having enough charge on your portable devices in order to get access to certain content instantly. All these issues may sound simple but indeed are what cause turnarounds in the lives of certain people. So, my simple two-word advice to you all? “Be organized”. Start with proper arrangement of stuff on your study table and develop this into a habit so that from the next time you need to wear your silver watch that you kept secondary to the golden one that suddenly stopped working, you can find it hassle-free. This would also in turn build your confidence and later in life, this habit is what will set you apart from others still trying to figure out life.

Will-power
The one and only thing that keeps people going during times of utter distress is one’s power of will. This applies for all fields and range of work and is an absolute necessity to reach great heights of success in life. Once you are on the field and are totally into the work you do, failures are bound to hit you as you keep on taking risks with various experiments and new ideas but if that stops you from going further, that’s the end. You are done and dusted and life seems to be curse. So, keep your head-strong and never let anything or anyone stop you from becoming the person you want to be.

As we heard Will saying in The Pursuit of Happiness, “You got a dream, you gotta protect it” and “Walk the walk and go forward all the time”, you have to be nothing less of a predator on the hunt. The qualities listed above will certainly help you becoming that and you are guaranteed to become what I call as the defining characteristic behind every icon to have lived in this planet and that is “UNSTOPPABLE“!

There are times, when everything around us seems to be blooming with joy and every single moment seems to be a happy one. Everything then seems simple, easy and fun. We feel like boasting about our abilities in dealing with life, and somewhere deep within we desire for the circumstances to remain the same for ever. The strength and confidence among us remains at the peak and it feels like pessimism is long gone for a holiday, somewhere far away. But, there are questions to be asked. There are analysations to be made. There are answers to be provided. All regarding a single issue: – Do the ‘happy times’ really define your character? The close ended answer to this particular question would always be ‘no’. But for an open-ended answer, we would need to shift our focus to the following paragraph and cling on till the very end.

First of all, what does the term ‘strength of a character’ refer to? Why is one’s character so important and in what way can it be developed? Let me begin by saying that our talent can take us to many places. A person who is good at hacking, can either be a professional and illegal hacker or can work for the betterment of the society by not hacking personal stuff of people illegally and instead helping the government to get hold of the criminals and fraudsters. The factor that differentiates the final call or action to be taken? Yes, ‘character’ it is. A strong character is equally necessary along with talent in order to lead a successful and wise, ethical life. Without a proper character, people would only drown into darkness instead of living a prosperous life with their heads high.

Now, how can one really develop a strong and sensible character? One can, if he/she just decides to do so. One can, if the there is a strong desire to do so. One can, if one is self-disciplined and truly thrives for glory and success. There is no mantra for its development nor there is any shortcut. All that is there is the will to do so. But still, for the one’s hungry for any kind of tip, I would say, first of all develop a personality that stands for itself and can never be doubted against. Then take that achievement to the next level, and start making gains in terms of development of a great and strong character.

Let’s say, you are able to develop that desired character and you are being able to take care of things on your own way, confidently. But how would it add to the betterment of your journey in life? How would it create an impact that would reflect its true significance in life?. How would it prove to be beneficial for you? Well, in many ways, I would say.

First of all, you would never lead towards the distractions deposited upon your life. You would be clearly able to differentiate between the wrong and correct things in life. Making hard choices would seem to be easy. And most importantly, the level of self-respect you would gather would be infinite and unimaginable.

So, is it worth having a strong character in life? Is it worth spending time towards its development? Does becoming successful have any relation with how we achieve things in life? If the answer to this questions do not occur to you at an instant, then you are in utmost need of looking after yourself. And If the answer does occur to you instantly, then keep up the good work of thriving towards days filled with glory, fame and respect!

And now, finally coming back to the point from where I started, I would like to end this piece of writing with a famous quotation that says, “A True Test Of Character Isn’t How You Are On Your Best Days But How You Act On Your Worst Days”. (The reason why I mentioned about ‘clinging on till the very end’)

Hope this cleared all the doubts and answered all the questions you have been seeking throughout the writing, and I truly hope this does in a way, help in the betterment, and improvement in the way life is being led by each and every one of us.

Cheers! 🙂