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How can we feel successful?

09 Apr

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Success is defined in different ways, in different countries and cultures. Most of the time, it is money and power. Recently when I heard about a cancer survivor(Lance Armstrong) who cheated all the people who looked upon him for inspiration, I felt really sad. Is money and power ‘success’? If success should make a person happy, all those ‘successful’ people are happy in their life? Did you ever wonder why people are never satisfied with their bank savings? Are millionaires the most successful people? Money is never enough for most millionaires as well.

How we should look at success in our life? How we put measures on it? Every individual defines success in their way depending upon experiences and perception of society they live in. Achieving something is a success for many. Think about something you wanted so badly in the past….assuming that is the greatest achievement? When you got that, you felt so happy and proud. But after a few months or years, do you feel the same excitement you had first? Yes, or maybe not. Now you will be looking for something better than that; the other achievement became ordinary and not so important. So the feeling of success is momentary? How can we feel successful always?

Success is momentary when we look upon it in a narrow-minded way. If power and money are the only success for us, then we will never feel successful and satisfied. Look at our life as one entire picture. If anything in the past still makes you smile and feel so good about yourself, then that is a success. If you wanted something and tried for it, it is a success even if you didn’t achieve it the way you want, because you tried your best for it. Remember, many people didn’t even bother to try.

Define your success differently than other people or society think of. Sacrificing money and career for the loved ones seems foolish for some people. They will not understand the contentment and happiness it provides. It may not be a success for others, but that should not matter to the person in us. Success must be something that makes you feel good about yourself, proud of being the ‘you’. So we can define success this way: if you improved something from the state where it was before, it is a success. Success is something that makes you proud of yourself; makes you feel worthy of yourself.

The most successful person is the one who is content with himself or herself. Then this world will look different with bright colors and excitement. Life becomes joyful. Success will come to them since they feel successful.

So every time you take a new step in life, feel successful… feel good about yourself!

 
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Forgiveness is the essence of love:

19 Apr

Forgiveness is the essence of love, because love doesn’t exist where there is no forgiveness. Without forgiveness, love is dead.

Most of the time, forgiveness is looked as if it is a kind of weakness. But actually, a person needs lot of strength to forgive someone. It is brave to forgive someone wronged us. It requires lot of self esteem to do that. In a way it is sacrifice. It is kind of putting away our ‘self’ and ego. But ultimately, the winner is the one who forgives. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

When bad things or sufferings come upon you:

25 Mar

Most of us are people who go through difficult situations in life. Sometimes things happen so unexpectedly. We think of it bad…or why these sufferings only for me? Then life seems so difficult. We may not be ready to accept that. It may take long time to recover from those hurtful feelings. Is there a better way to look when bad things or sufferings come upon you? Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Small things in Life

01 Feb

This story is from a forward email. It is supposed to be from Lisa Beamer. It shows the importance of small things in our life.

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I had a very special teacher in high school many years ago whose husband died suddenly of a heart attack. About a week after his death, she shared some of her insight with a classroom of students.  As the late afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the classroom windows and the class was nearly over, she moved a few things aside on the edge of her desk and sat down there. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Life is a gift

23 Jul

We hear it always that Life is a gift. When difficulties arise, we feel like we want to have an end to our life. Sometimes life seems so boring, and meaningless. So is life really a gift? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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‘Love to live, live to love’ – What is Love?

26 May

We hear everywhere about love. But what is true love?

Love is defined in many ways.

My metaphor about Love is: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Promise yourself- A reminder in life:

22 Apr

I got this poem when I was a child. It is from an inspirational book and I do not know much about this author. I hanged this at my desk in my workplace to remind me about myself in the ups and downs of life.

Promise yourself  – Wilna Wintringham

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Do I do things to make this world a better place?

14 Aug

Without knowing also, we did make a change in this world. We help people in different ways. Like our parents we bring up our children, we help our family and friends. We do our boring, maybe routine work…but in the web of society we help each other with that job.

Everyone cannot be like Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King or Helen Keller. But everyone can be who they are, and do what they can. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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