Live Life Kingsize
First I was dying to finish high school and start college
and then, I was dying to finish college and start working and make plenty of money
and then, I was dying to marry and have children
and then I was dying for my children to grow old enough and be on their own
and then I was dying to retire and now I am dying and suddenly I realize that I forgot to live - (Author is unknown)
This saying is so true with most of us. We live our life in transactions, one after the other, just like a robot. Each day is exactly as the one before. We hope that once we are out of these transactions, we will live our dreams. Slowly these tasks become our life goals. And we really forget our dreams.
Societal pressures and expectations define the trajectory of our transactions in life. Our life is spent in trying to achieve different levels set by society to prove that we are successful.
Let’s look at some of the simple steps, which may help us relook and focus our energy in areas, which are our real lifeline.
Identify your Spark
Each one of us has some unique quality which distinguishes us from the rest. In the race of climbing the societal ladder, we often forget to identify and hone this natural talent. Nurture this into your hobby or make this your livelihood. Your true bliss will come in spending time and energy towards this God’s gift.
Set your Priority
It is critical that you define your priorities balancing self, family, work and society. Once it is defined, you need to allocate time based on the importance you have allocated to each of them.
If family and health are high on your priority, then allocate and spend time to achieve those objectives. If you would like to work for betterment of society, then do not wait towards the fag end of your life. Start contributing in small way and slowly increase your efforts. It is important that you articulate these objectives to your family members and friends.
Be Accountable to Yourself
It is very easy to blame the current situation on your failure to achieve your stated objectives. We are all very good in that. But this is your life. If you want to live this on your terms, you have to learn to swim upstream. Take unconventional decisions, and follow your heart.
Life is incredibly short, so forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that made you smile.
Have a wonderful New Year!