We often wish we could go back in time to redo the decisions we made or take back the things we may have blurted out in rage. However, we seldom understand that we need to work on our current self, now. The thing with wisdom is that we learn so much in retrospect than from the present. Here are a few daily reminders for all of us out there.
Money isn’t the solution: Happiness is not for sale. Money may buy you things of comfort, things that make you happy, momentarily. However, it cannot buy you friendship, wisdom or will power. If money isn’t the cause of all that’s wrong, it’s not going to be the cure either. What we choose to do with money is a result of how we decide to deal with situations, so your priorities need to be in place.
Slow down: When we begin our “adult” journey, we feel we need to do and experience everything all at once. Figuring out life’s purpose isn’t that easy or a frivolous matter. Priorities will change with time and so will we. That’s how it goes. By the time we understand this, it may already be too late. Mostly, by the time we are in our late 20s, we are habitual to a fast-paced life and cannot stop. Rushing through life is a one-way ticket to a burnout. Let’s make an effort to savor every day and take decisions wisely.
You can’t please everyone: Bill Cosby has rightly said, “I don’t know the secret to success, but the secret to failure is trying to please everyone.” No one else can give you validation. It has to come from you, your priorities, your life decisions and conscience. Let your actions demand respect. Don’t ask for attention. Do what you do best. Don’t stop trying!
You may not always get all that you want: John Lennon has summed this of ours beautifully as “Life is what happens when we are busy making other plans.” No matter how hard you try, sometimes certain things don’t work out the way you wanted them to. That doesn’t necessarily mean your approach was wrong or you needed to put in more effort. Maybe we will understand this better if we let go of our “perfect” perceptions of an ideal life. Sometimes we succeed, sometimes we learn.