“Who am I?”
“What do I want?”
“What does it take to get it?”
Do you constantly feel that people perceive you in a wrong way? Do you feel they don’t really understand what thought process you are coming from?
Well, let me ask you another question here, how do you want people to perceive you? Are your thoughts really making sense or are they just knee jerk reaction of your brain to a question? If the answer to both the questions above are IDK (I don’t know), then its time to answer these questions as these vital questions define your whole life’s purpose.
You need to know who you are “fundamentally” to be successful in life. You need to have clear values and always have them at the top of your head so that you are constantly reminded of them. Stay true to yourself always, don’t compromise on your values no matter how tempted you are to do otherwise.
But isn’t it difficult to hold onto your anger, when someone is getting on your nerves? Well, yea..ask me, I usually take the steam off there and then on that person, just to prove my point. But, what have I done here? I went against my values to keep calm in stressful situations. And why does that happen? It happens because we are not remind of our values everyday. They are embedded somewhere in the deepest corners of our brain where nobody visits them. They are all forgotten.
So next time, you want to lose your cool. Detach yourself. Do not respond immediately. Stay quite. Ask your mind to SHUT DOWN..!!! Remember your values, imagine the whole world is watching your next reaction right now. Do you feel conscious? Good..!!! You just won half the battle. You have become more self aware and now your shall be clearly guided on how to behave.
What will it take to achieve your goals? Man is a social animal. You want to believe me or not, upto you but I firmly believe that you cannot be a one man army…that is you cannot work alone. You have to work as a team, not matter how much you dislike it or not matter how much it brings down you efficiency. So, how do we begin to work as a team member? Well, remember one and the only principle in life, people like to work with people they LIKE..!!! If people think you are unapproachable and difficult, well you can forget reaching the top of the game.
Emotional Literacy is your ability to identify and articulate your emotions. Control your emotions, be nice to people, appreciate them (not over appreciate) for their work, congratulate them for their success, be friendly, be consistent in doing these little things. Trust me you will be a star and feeling will start liking you.
Your goal is within your reach. Gone are those days when the goals where to pass an exam. Life was easy then. Now you are in the world’s amphitheatre and all the eyes are on you. What will you do? Will you make a fool of yourself, or would you rise and shine!!!???
Until next time…be different…be unique…embrace yourself…!!!!! Take Care.