I have a bad habit of making myself understand that life is life – we may not change other individuals’ reactions but we can always try to control our reactions and this is what I am learning nowadays !!!
Few days back I saw one Gujarati play named “102 Not Out” – initially I did not like it as I was watching it with closed mind, I was under erroneous impression that “102 Not Out” is for Senior Citizens – who should know how to live life after retirement. Believe me I watched whole play with this mindset only and stepped out of hall thinking that it is a good play for Senior Citizens. Not sure, but there is a hunch that many of young minds who watched this play might carry the same notion.
As per my unconscious habit, next day I was doing SWOT of ‘102 Not Out’ and realized that writer cum director of play Saumya Joshi has passed very intelligent and touchy message which I failed to understand and realized it almost after 24 hours (it’s called Tube-light 😉 )
The Punch Line was “જીવન જિવિ જાણવુ જોઇએ ; જીવન જિવતા આપણે વચ્ચે ક્યારેય મરવુ ના જોઇએ” (please ignore grammatical mistake – if any)
Saumya Joshi very nicely passed an important message that Live Your Life Fully !
Now the question is – How ! how can we live our life fully ! we need to meet work deadlines, family expectations, on top of all these Social Commitments. We always struggle to balance our work and personal life. Out of all these How Can We Live Our Life Fully !
So, here I narrated few points for it ; if you find even a single point sensible then at least try it once :
Be Positive : I love these two words, I tried it consciously and it works. Focus on good thoughts and good things will happen. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Be positive. Say, think and do positive things. Remember that the glass isn’t half empty, it’s half full.
Accept Everyone : We need to know that it is next to impossible to find replica of ourselves. We need to accept people around us the way they are, no matter whether they are family members, colleagues or friends. Acknowledge their goodness rather than the differences in their beliefs. Do not judge others. Treat them the way we like to be treated.
Maintain Control : Do not react unconsciously. We need to be responsible for our actions and inaction. Maintain a personal code in the situation at hand and try to find common ground.
Be Flexible : Accept change as a positive thing in life. Go with the flow and be open for change.
Forgive yourself and others : At times we may forgive ourselves but it is always very difficult to forgive our near and dear once. Blaming others usually holds us back in our past and somehow we are unable to move ahead in life. Forgive our near and dear once and embrace whatever life offers you.
Accept Yourself and Be You : Have the courage to be yourself. Don’t be shy! You are who you are! We should not try to become The Mr. / Ms. Perfect ; we should do the things which we like to do. People usually missed to live their life in the futile hunt of creating an idol out of his/her own life. Live your life fully and without making any extra efforts you will become an Idol for others. Remember one things – Nobody else is going to live your life, so now it’s up to you !
Be Empathetic : If everyone only see life as per his/her own perception, we’ll forever be close and narrow minded. At the time of making any decision and coming to any conclusion – See things from others’ shoes as well.
Be Confident : Believe in yourself and your abilities. Be confident. If we don’t believe in ourselves, how can we expect others to believe in us !
Take Nothing for Granted : We should appreciate everything and everyone around us – our family, friends, house, job, career… One day, we may wake up and find that one of those things is gone, so it is better to appreciate them while we have them.
Friends : Choose friends carefully. We all are mature enough to understand rest… Warren Buffet said – “It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.”
Happy Independence Day !!!
References : http://personalexcellence.co and http://www.wikihow.com