Life is very unpredictable as we all know. Today we are enjoying life, the next moment we might not be able to. Today we might be hanging out with friends, family; the next moment they would be the ones to carry our soulless bodies to the grave. So it is always very important for all of us, that, we utilise the time we get in our lifetime to the fullest so that we do not have to take the burden of regrets on our shoulders and leave the world. We should always try to fulfil our positive wishes into reality with a firm focus on them. We should give our best to achieve the required goals. But most of us could not get up to that mark. Most of us break down before meeting our aims. Most of us get distracted and it becomes very hard for us to focus on our objectives. Why so?
The process is quite simple. There is nothing wrong with the external factors. It is you who have to train your mind to be calm and focused towards your activities. It is you who have to be very deep-rooted with your intentions so that it can motivate you to bring your dreams into reality. So that it can inspire you to give your best. So that it can push you every single day a little bit to take you forward.
A series of steps that helps you to own a happy and satisfied life are quoted below. These simple steps would surely help you to get out of your confusion and to focus more on what you want to achieve in life –
Planning is referred to as the activity which helps you to prepare everything in mind before you actually perform a task. ‘Planning’ is the first and foremost aspect that you should give importance to. Anything without planning is seriously a ‘mess’. Anything without planning literally ends up bringing innumerable confusions and chaos. Have you ever given a thought why the captain of a cricket team makes certain plans with the team members before the game begins? Why do they make plans such as-which bowler would ball in which phase of the game or which fielder would be placed where in the field, which batsman would bat, when, and how? This is because they prepare their best to meet their desired goal. Or else if they would not have planned earlier there would have been so much of confusions, mistakes, misunderstandings in the middle of the game and it would have cost them. So what do we learn from the first step? In order to avoid the chances of losing the opportunities from your hands, it is always better to plan first. It is always important to analyse the good and bad aspects beforehand, it is significant to prepare yourself with the positives and negatives, prepare yourself with Plan A, Plan B….. and so on and execute it effectively and efficiently.
2. Stay focused:
This is the second most important step. Staying focused helps you to aim at a particular goal or an objective, without giving due importance to any other distracting factors around. If you stay focused on your aims and objectives, no person, event, happening or thing can make you weak or stop you from achieving them. It always pushes you forward to work hard with constant dedication and determination. There are several ways to make yourself stay focused but the one which helps you the most is ‘meditation’. This form of intra-personal communication brings you mental peace, helps you to move away from negativities and raise your concentration level.
3. Do not get influenced:
People are jealous by nature. If they see you succeeding, they would always try to pull you back either by criticising you, taunting you, or discouraging you. Always try to stay positive, firm and strong so that the negative vibes cannot control you, so that the discouraging words cannot break you, so that they cannot create any barrier between you and your goals, so that they cannot create any obstacles in the middle and leave you void.
4. Work for your Goal:
This is one of the most important steps for you to function. Keep putting your effort more and more so as to achieve your goals. Do not lose hope. Completing your work on time would reward you fruitful. Do not wait for others to complete the tasks for you. Take the example of an ant. What does it do? When they collect earth to construct their colony, they fall many a times but never give up. They keep on trying..trying..and trying. And finally they build up the colonies. You are the leader of your life so you have to construct your own path. You are capable enough to gain knowledge, work hard, think smart, and take positive steps to meet your aims and objectives.
5. Do not expect:
Most of us have the problem of expecting a lot; let it be from our parents, loved ones, friends, relatives, situations and so on. But expectations might bring you negative results too. It is important for you to understand the fact that sometimes we do not get the things which we wish for. It is the universal truth. Yes! You can hope for the best but try not to expect in loads. Your work might not turn up according to the way you want. Do not feel low or break down. You have a number of chances to continue once again. Practice pushing yourself or else you will end up doing nothing that would prevent you from meeting your aims.
6. Do not regret:
This is the last step that I would conclude with. It is again inter-related to the 4th point mentioned above. Always think and understand the fact that if you have tried and performed your best to achieve yours goals, then why to regret? You have nothing to regret. If you know you will regret one day then why not start working more? Even if you fail, do not regret thinking that you put effort but could not take it up to your mark. Learn from your failures, rectify your mistakes and keep giving your best towards your goal. Regret won’t help you to move forward but ‘trying’ would. Try to stand up and run even after your numerous falls. You are brave. You are strong. You would surely reach the peak.