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“!

‘Passion’ – ‘The Key to Happiness’

‘Passion’ – ‘The Key to Happiness’

The title mentioned above could have been somewhat different. All I mean to say, is that instead of the word ‘Happiness’, I could have used the word success, right?. No. I disagree. The difference between ‘success’ and ‘happiness’ is unmeasurable and there have been lots of debates over the issue. The biggest debates over this issue takes place in the house of a teenager, who is often compelled to follow the path, which would make him rich, and clearly not satisfied or happy. Right now, let me present my version of the much ‘sought-after’ debate. So, sit back, take out a few minutes from your busy schedules, and I guarantee that you will emerge a changed person after having completed reading this article, if you were not so already.

We all are pretty much familiar with the saying from the famous Amir Khan starred Bollywood movie ‘3 Idiots’, which stated that ‘One must not work for success. Rather he must work towards attaining intelligence, which would automatically result in guaranteed success. I know many of us were quite motivated after hearing those above-mentioned lines. But a few minutes after, we are like, :- “ Words like this can sound like reality only in movies..!”…. (No sir, not at all…..I can guarantee that to you! -_-) And, well,… grow up people, because we really need to!. Today in India, irrespective of one’s ability, intelligence and passion, nine out of ten students are compelled to study ‘engineering’, which by the way has become a basic degree in order to sustain life!. People are often seen taking decisions on what they really wanna do, after initially completing their engineering.  Could you have ever imagined this, like, ten or fifteen years ago?  I am not against the ones who really desire to be ‘techies’ and carry on their dreams and aspirations. But my question is to the ones, who are never even allowed to pronounce the name of the field they would love to work in! Trust me, there are thousands, or lacks of boys and girls out there, who weep and moan in the darkness, as their passions are never given any priority. Now, how can someone be successful if the he/she is not happy?!! As quoted by Dada Vaswani, “True success, true happiness lies in freedom and fulfilment.” The freedom to do what you love, and the happiness and joy you get on fulfilment of the job is real success. It’s not just about the car you own, or the Bungalow you live in. It’s not about the weight of your wallet or the brand of wine you drink. It’s all about how happy you are from within. And to be able to achieve that happiness, you need to have dreams, which you need to fulfil! We are often asked not to dream of unachievable things. I say, then why must we dream?!. Having passion for ones profession.(( I, am not reffering to one, who might see his/her passion as ‘drinking wine while looking at pinterest’, as reffered to in a somewhat famous meme out there)) is a must in order to lead a happy life, and in order to do so, just listen to yourself. And if you are really passionate about the job you wanna carry out, a great amount perseverance and determination will follow. And motivation? , that’s only a one percent of the equation. Rest of depends on you! The more you’ll work, the more you be able to get closer to that dream. And when you are following you passion, then every day is a success. Every step you take is a success. And every mistake I a real lesson learnt!

Every one of us out there, are passionate about specific things. But not all are courageous enough to follow the heart. I say, be that courageous man! Be that dreamer who can show people that there’s more to life than just being a normal (frustrated) office worker! Be the change! And trust me, life won’t be the same. You will find happiness in the true sense of the word, and you will be able to live life the way it should be! And competition?…, its in every field out there. But if you find that respective field in relation to your passion, and if it is what you live for, then you won’t just be better than the others, you will be ‘different’. And there you have it, the equation towards leading a successful life, happily!

Cheers! 🙂