Trust yourself, as much as you trust others.
Trust yourself more often.
Trust others more often.
Trust the pain, because it solely is responsible for making you enjoy the joy of life.
Trust your hard work, it never goes to vain.
Trust your parents, even when you don’t want to.
Trust your friends, they are there for you – anytime and any place.
Trust your work, coz it will go out into the world and do more good.
More than anything else, trust yourself. You have handled worse in the past. This too, shall pass.
There is a popular saying that goes: You will only get things only when you ask people.
Though that’s true, a bigger aspect is not being desperate.
Just focus on being happy and grateful where toh are, everything else will be drawn to you quicker than you think.
Trust yourself, as much as you trust everyone else.
It’s okay to have unanswered emails.
It’s okay to miss a Zoom meeting on purpose.
It’s okay to not follow a schedule once a blue moon.
It’s okay to disagree with your loved ones.
It’s okay to buy and have things in way less than what you earn.
It’s okay, to be okay when it’s not okay. Okay?
When you are angry, don’t respond.
When you are angry, trust yourself it will get better.
When you are angry, go outdoors (yes, even balcony would help.)
When you are angry, do NOT reach out to your phone.
And next time when you are angry, and you calm down, ask yourself, how to protect yourself from the same thing next time?
For several months, I’ve been trying to change a habit of mine, which is: to not check work related WhatsApp messages and emails on Sundays.
However, despite multiple efforts, wasn’t able to get off the habit.
Same thing happened yesterday. I attended to work messages in the first half.
In the second half, I went to play badminton with my nephews and nieces. As a result, when I came back, still I didn’t open their WhatsApps. I didn’t have the urge in the first place!
It shows the power of physical activity on our mind, and how much controlling power we have.
No matter how important or urgent the work is, nothing is more important than the much-needed nothingness.
What is the meaning of trust?
Does it mean keeping people’s secrets?
I think it’s beyond that.
When we work with a client, we trust them and so do they trust us (yes, despite the advance and samples.)
When we work in a job, our employer trusts us for our deliverables and so do we trust them for being paid.
When we are hanging around with our friends, we trust them that they will walk with us if we aren’t wrong to them in our hearts.
Trust. A baby is born trusting their parents. With time and experiences, they lose a bit of trust each day as they morph into the real world.
However, isn’t the “real world” created by us? And we create it each day when we keep people’s trust when they didn’t expect it or when we break it when they least expected it.
What is the real world that we are creating today?
The story of overnight success.
1. The “rasoda” jam singer Yashraj Mukhate recently moved from 30K+ followers on Instagram to 943K+ followers.
2. The singer Lisa Mishra recorded a combo of “Taareefaan” and “Let me love you” and few days later, she was called by Rhea Kapoor to sing a playback.
3. Elizabeth Gilbert was struggling before “Eat Pray Love’ came up, after which she even graced the Oscars.
What we see as overnight success of all these people, we fail to recognise that:
1. They had been creating content for long before the “overnight success” happened.
2. The life altering success happened just once, however they continued their relevance by working hard on future projects, instead of being complacent.
What is this trying to teach us?
1. It takes the good old hard work to get to the success.
2. It takes hard work even when we don’t feel like doing it.
3. Maybe very few of us will have this overnight success, however, we will always have a version of success where we were proud while going to bed, instead of being regretful.
It’s a choice we get to make, every single day.
One of the most fascinating things about life is mistakes.
More interesting than mistakes, is about studying people who make mistakes.
There are three kinds of people:
1. Who realise they have made a mistake, admit it, and try not to make the same mistake twice.
They are the top 1% of the world. Even if they are not famous, they are indispensable in whatever they do.
2. Who realise they have made a mistake, and don’t admit it.
The three-letter word comes in. However, there is still hope that they will learn from their mistakes, even silently.
3. Who do not realise they have made a mistake.
They are the people in deepest pain, and aren’t aware of it.
As much as we’d hate admitting it, we all are surrounded by someone in each category, the third one being the most vulnerable ones.
a. Bless them.
b. Focus on the good in your life versus the opposite in their life.
c. Chill man!
Everyone is fighting a silent battle we aren’t aware of.
The joy of life, is learning to deal with these people in an effortless manner, that you be responsible for not allowing anyone to take your happiness away.
What is the cost of your dreams?
You will be misunderstood. You will be ridiculed. You will be criticised.
All of this will happen at the times you need the most support.
All of this will happen when you least expect it.
All this will happen when you need a clean mind to execute on your dreams.
Despite this, please continue!
Despite this, please move ahead!
Because if you don’t, those people have already won. And you know what, those people are not intending anything bad against you, they just don’t know better.
And if you’ll follow them, won’t that be the same treatment to yourself?
The goal of all problems is just one:
To get you closer to your goals and your Best Self.
Use your problems to get better. And show
the world yourself about how strong you are.
Nothing will go right in our lives unless,
a. We start appreciating what we have right now.
b. We understand that our positivity has the power to change people.
c. We believe that when people show us who they are, we need to believe them as Maya Angelou said.