Words. Wisdom. Winners.
We have content for our team planned very well in advance, at least a week prior.
Thus, when I had to post the rakhi reel with my sister, I requested my team to not post a reel.
That is the power of process. That any instant content coming in has to stop the planned content. And we wouldn’t want it any different!
Processes are the true viral content.
Going on a trip with family friends.
And perhaps post a reel with my sister :)
There is a fine line of difference between sacrificing comfort and sacrificing happiness.
“Sacrifice today for tomorrow”
It means sacrificing comfort.
Quit that toxic job.
But chase one that challenges you.
Quit that toxic relationship.
But chase one that teaches you love
Quit that undesired college.
But chase people different from you.
Happiness is a daily choice, which we must make. Comfort is an addictive choice, which is what we must give up, if it binds us to not grow. Knowing the difference, is what makes us wiser.
To start with, what is a fallacy?
A fallacy is a false belief, still holding on to it.
Should we be aware of them?
I believe we should. It makes us fall prey to them less often.
It is one thing to house a snake in your home.
It is another to house a snake in your home and not be aware of it.
The former makes us more watchful, the latter susceptible of being bitten. So is the case with fallacies.
Because we human beings rest on shoulders of each other.
And we are where we are because we have been helped countless other times.
Thus, it is not only our responsibility to help (because it cannot be forced), it is rather our privilege to help.
Help isn’t what we should do. Help is something we must do.
Influencers don’t change lives. Influences of unknown people helping us because they can, truly changes lives.
For you in order to win, no one else has to lose.
This is what I told the second batch of How To YouTube – our flagship course graduates as they graduated.
And that is what I want you to ponder upon.
Where in life are you anxious because someone else is winning and you are not?
What if you be excited instead of anxious that someone else winning is an example for you to win as well?
Most people in their 20s are scared that they are already old.
It was true for me as well.
At 24, I felt I was 40.
Funny enough, I am 42 now, and don’t feel a day older than, say, 28!
Now that I reflect upon this reversal of sorts, I realize that it is virtually impossible to not feel old when you are young.
And the world certainly doesn’t help.
“Finish your education.”
“Get a job!”
“Buy that house, that car!”
If god forbid, we are confused, or not interested in what we are doing in life, or feel disillusioned by where we are headed, we are made to believe that our life is over!
Here is the truth:
You may not have a choice to feel old, when you are young.
But you do have a choice to feel young, when you are old.
And that will only happen, if you constantly keep challenging your core beliefs.
I believed that going to the US was the only way to get a grand life.
I believed that if I made a promise to my parents, then going back on that promise was betrayal.
I believed that I would be happy if the world liked me.
Today I know, these beliefs were limiting.
These beliefs were the way I lived my life, but when I dropped out of my education, I challenged all of them.
Only when you change the beliefs that limit you in your life, will you form new ones that give you hope, joy and contentment.
Ask yourself, “What are my core beliefs that tend to limit me and not set me free?”
You are NOT already old.
You have a wonderful life ahead.
And it is just getting started :)
Give yourself the space to try.
Ask. Don’t assume.
What you assume may not be the truth.
What is the truth may never cross your assumptions.
Speaking solves problems that silence doesn’t. Because it wasn’t silence in the first place. It was assumption.
It is easy to think of peace by distancing yourself from the world.
But no matter how much you choose to distance yourself, you will again come back to the same place.
Then what is the way to peace?
To find it when there is chaos.
To be okay with who you are (even while working on yourself).
To let your wins and loses be defined by what you define them to be, not what the world thinks.
It’s going to be hard, that is why most of the world chooses not to be at peace.
However, peace is always a choice. Which emerges from the kind of life we live.
The other day someone played a rendition of Bella Ciao on my IG live.
It was so succinct, that it was evident to me that he had worked super hard on getting this right.
And it quite got me thinking.
How easy it is, to give your 98%. Or 99%.
Most people won’t even recognize that it was not your 100%.
But you would. And you wouldn’t know that it was the best you could sign off with.
And then there are people like this attendee on my live. Who work with relentless devotion to give their 100% in what they are doing. Which not only shows, rather oozes out of everything they produce.
You don’t need to be great. But you do need to put in great courage to feel great at the end of the day. There is no other way out.
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