The body has limitations. The mind has not. We focus so much on what goes on from the neck down, that we forget it all starts from here in mind. Everything starts there. If you are not mentally ready, you’re not physically prepared. And that’s where the preparation starts.
We all want to be liked and loved, but when we focus on this instead of making sure we love ourselves first, we get lost in other people’s opinions and we stop living honestly. If someone calls you a name, don’t let it bother you, don’t react. Feeding into their drama will only negatively affect your character.
What makes you special and unique? Think about one of your eccentricities and embrace it every day. When we are consumed by what other people think of us, we allow them to dictate how we live our lives, and then without realizing it, we lose touch with who we are. Respect your individuality. BE YOU.
Most of our lives move at such an accelerated pace we don’t always have the time to stop and reflect on how far we’ve come. We are usually too busy looking ahead. But it’s so important to keep checking in with yourself. We change all the time. It’s easy to get caught up feeling dissatisfied with where you are when you don’t take the time to appreciate how far you’ve come. You don’t have to be exactly where you want to be, but the fact that you are on your way is remarkable. Good things and progress take time.
Make today all about celebrating how far you’ve come in your life since last year. What is something you’ve changed in your life that you are proud of? Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be. (Not my words.)
You have to be fearless about pursuing your dreams. You have to be willing to leave your comfort zone to grow not only as a human being but to push your own boundaries. I encourage anyone chasing dreams to be fearless; go into emotional areas that aren’t always comfortable or comprehensible. Do something out of your comfort zone today. Sometimes the things that scare us help us grow.
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. (Not my words.)
I’ve encountered so many people in my life who tell me that can’t do something. Those people are just testing you and you can’t let them bring you down. True friends will lift you up and believe in you. Don’t allow anyone to tell you you can’t live your dream because if you don’t believe in yourself then nobody else will.
Think about one thing you’ve been holding back on doing and start doing it today. Be fearless. There are so many beautiful, talented souls in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of your potential.
Trust that some of the best days of your life haven’t even happened yet. There are going to be nights that will stay burned beneath your eyelids, memories that dance underneath your skin. Life is going to exceed your expectations, it is going to astonish you with its timing. Remember you have not felt it all. The world still has so much left for you.
Tomorrow is an upgrade of today. Life is fun. Let it be.
(This video got nothing to do with the post above. Talking about Indian parents; i am a 6ft tall 78kilo kid to my Indian parents & I have a younger brother, both of us have engineering degrees. After graduating engineering, my first job was a software engineer. Then MBA. Now a data analytics professional since a while. Basically if you are an Indian kid, you don’t have many career options except Engineer or Doctor.)