Learn these life lessons to avoid regret at later stage

Which is the biggest fear of all? it’s not fear of heights, it’s not fear of public speaking, it’s not even fear of insects. It’s fear of REGRET. Regret about things we don’t speak, regret about things we don’t do, regret about things we quit half way, regret about things we lose. And most of the regrets we feel are at a later stage. These are the BIG regrets which we can hardly revert or avoid and we have no choice except accepting those regrets and going along with life. And we learn it the hard way – very hard way. But what if I tell you that there is a way you can avoid regrets at a later stage by simply reading this post. Read these 5 life lessons which you will learn in a hard way but if you learn from it and start working on it now, you might end up without regret and be proud that you did something good with your life.

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Presenting, a YOU LIVE ONLY ONCE manifesto

There was something that was with me since few months since I did my first live seminar in public. It was the manifesto that I provided to everyone who visited that seminar. It’s called a YOU LIVE ONLY ONCE manifesto named from the event from same name. In it are all the major points that I spoke of and that you need to live an extraordinary life and which will push you to do something that matters rather than just passing days by and letting life control you. Download this manifesto and keep it in front of you everyday so that it reminds you constantly about what is more important in life. The main thing is to keep the top priority, your top priority which we often forget in our so called busy life. Go ahead, read the manifesto, make your first move and pass it to someone in need. It might change their day or sometimes, life.

What is stopping you?

Life is uncertain. Often we have planned our finances and trips and other small plans but life gets in the way. And what’s the best advice we hear about this life? It is that life happens. People listen to this advice and then forget the rest and get on the flow with their current circumstances whether they keep them happy or not. But what if we took one extra step forward and ask ourselves this, “Life happens but I cannot let this happen to me. I am not a tree and I am free to do whatever I want. How can I turn this adverse situation around?” That’s it. Just one simple question and your mind will begin to wonder what you can do to turn your life around. Often it requires discipline because we are not taught in school how to think and how to keep on thinking after starting. The latter part is what will give us the answer and it is the most difficult task of all. But if you truly want to turn your life around in a positive way and not be affected by situations, then you gotta stand up and think for the solution and then take action. And it’s the same principle on which my 2nd bookphpThumb_generated_thumbnailpng is based. It is specifically written to enhance your thinking power and make to take action so that you MAKE IT HAPPEN whatever it is you want to do and live a life full of proud moments rather than full of regrets.

Get back on track

Life is not easy. The ups and downs are the must-haves for a meaningful life. It looks good when everything is going well but the real test begins the moment you are lost in the jungle of life and wonder like a small kid to get on the right path. If anyone helps you, it’s good but most of the times, you are forced to get the solution. And it is during such times, we should always have an option to get us back on track. If you are serious about getting back on track when you are lost, read these 9 inspiring books to ignite the fire in you.

These 3 things will happen if you have found your purpose for life.

For the majority, finding the purpose of life seems to be a daunting task. For some, it’s
Very hard and they give up on their way, but there are very few who go ahead in spite of all odds with perseverance and excel. But they are still not sure whether the work they are doing is moving closer to their purpose for life or they know their purpose for life. At whichever stage you are, how do you know that this is the only purpose of your life? How would you identify it among the ten other things your are pursuing along the way?

There are few things which will tell you that this is the only purpose of your life. If you have these feelings, chances are you are very closer to finding your purpose or you have done with it.

1. You repent not doing it after 5 years.

When you are not sure whether you want to do a particular thing or not, imagine your life five years from now. Would you repent not doing that one thing which you always wanted to do? It the answer is no, then you might want to reconsider why you are interested in doing that. But if the answer is yes, then I am sure you don’t want to regret. Right? Then what are you waiting for? Just push yourself, get uncomfortable and before life gets a chance to make you regret, go get and grab that chance so that you live a life to no regrets. This one thing alone will determine how much you are determined to do a particular thing. When the answer of this question is “yes, I’ll repent”, you’ll feel like crying and helpless and that is the sign my friend you might have found your purpose.

2. It brings tears into your eyes.

Imagine yourself succeeding at what you are doing. Imagine yourself clearly, deeply and thoughtfully. Imagine every vivid detail. Imagine yourself fully immersed in the life of your dreams. Imagine helping all those people who needed your help and have achieved great success from your help. How do you feel? Does it bring tears into your life? It may not. But you need to avoid all distractions, sit quietly and think. If it does, then 110% it’s your purpose for life. No looking back. No second thought. Go do it.

3. It troubles you not doing something about it.

Whatever your dreams are, if you are in the hunt for finding your passion, it is surely related to helping someone or trying to make a difference in the lives of people around the world. When you see the problems people are facing for which you have the solution, you just feel angry or upset why someone isn’t doing anything for the problem. It troubles you when you even think about it. It troubles you to such an extent that now you wan to do something about that. You pity on those who are suffering. If this is the way you feel about something in your life and you feel you have a better solution, welcome my friend into the gates of ‘purpose driven life.’

Your life will be worth living only when you are living with your purpose. So next time when you are in doubt, follow check out for these signs to know whether you are on right track.

Here’s one big reason you have to stop watching other successful people on TV.

We often see successful dancers, actors, anchors, cricketers and other celebrities on TV. We feel that they are awesome and how successful they are with overnight success. We secretly envy why we are not like them and wonder when we will achieve massive success like them. We wish we had a place to live like theirs, a car to drive like theirs, a place to hang out like them, a place to work like theirs. But what we don’t realize is that the hard work behind their successful carriers. Though we might feel that they have contacts and money as their primary influences, blaming them for the things they have will not take us where we want to be. And that brings us to the main reason of our log and that is: “At one point you will definitely realize that you have to spend more time improving yourself and less time watching other people on TV”.
I am always worried about how people stick to their television set and watch needless drama or mindless movie just to pass the day. Though TV is useful and I don’t doubt its credibility, we have a choice everyday to watch what we really need to and what we don’t need at all. And there is no harm in watching other successful people if you are learning from them and applying those life lessons in your life. But if you really want to be successful and want to improve your life standards, you should stop watching family dramas and reality shows. Although they are fun if you really like them but it should be filtered to only some specific shows. When you let TV rule your mind, you’ll see any programme that TV shows you and that is very harmful for your behavior and your future too.
Though there are few channels which are really helpful to you. Channels which show latest discoveries and innovations, newest food recipes, new gadgets and expert advice are all believed to help you in your future. You broaden your mind when you see and learn new things. Your knowledge expands and this results in improved work performance and new innovative ideas for your work.
And if you see the programmes that all are watching, you think like them, you’ll be like them and you’ll have the same result as them. As said by Robin Sharma, “To have the result few have, dare to do the things very few do”.
Till when will it last? When we will realize that it’s time for us to get on TV and do things that make a difference rather than watching other people.

Urgency alert! 3 big reasons why you need to take charge of your life right now.

These days, with too many distractions and needless media attention, it is becoming more and more difficult to think for ourselves. By the time we complete our job for the day, we are faced with social media updates, emails and constant attention of other stuff such as TV and newspapers. Needless to say, we are being bombarded from all directions and our attention span is becoming limited. The result is we stop paying attention to the things that matter most to us. Our ‘WE’ time has lost and it has to be founded. That true sense of purpose and satisfaction towards the life can only be developed when we take charge of our life. Below are the few reasons why it is the most important aspect of our life and why should we care about it.

1. Life is uncertain: Last week, a road accident happened on the highway when we were on our way to company. The accident happened between two cars, a truck and a bus. One car had employees of a company – around 10 of them. The tyre suddenly exploded and the driver felt out of control taking the other three vehicles along with it. After the accident, no one in that car survived. Out of 10, three were the heads of their family who were the only source of income and one was the new employee who has joined the company that very day. This made me realize that life is very uncertain and too short for doing the work you don’t want to do.

2. Time passes very quickly: A day passes by slowly but years passes too quickly. Yes, this irony is realized when we become adults. We think that yesterday only we were small and how fast time has changed. We don’t realize how time passes by if we don’t manage it yet we fail to manage it. Think of all the ten people in the above example. If there was anyone in that group who secretly wished that he would do something but did nothing for years but waited, think how he would have felt when approached death before his eyes. All the dreams not pursued, all the words not spoken, all the good deeds not done were full of regrets because he was afraid or felt too shy to pursue them.

3. Excuses are no longer allowed: There is only 1% of population out there which is really working hard and not making excuses. The rest of us are too busy making excuses. When you make excuses to let others believe that you are not pursuing your dreams because of some reason, they might believe you but you cannot fool yourself by making excuses. Deep inside, you know that any excuses you make which is not moving you towards your dream is only killing you. You may choose to entertain yourself by making excuses or you may educate yourself. And remember, in the world of heroes, where only dreams come true, excuses are not allowed.

Whether you think you have time or not, you are right. But that more of time should be used thoughtfully and same too with the lack of time. And the latter option is what drives us towards our dreams faster.