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Mediocre or Amazing? What describes your Life?

May 2, 2014

If your answer is not Amazing life, then you should be a little worried.

Actually, you should be very worried. You should drop everything, find a mirror, look yourself in your eyes and immediately question,

What is my reason to live?

Ask yourself, do I have the real life skills to live an amazing life?

I’m not talking about the skills to top your graduate class.

I’m talking about skills for stepping out in the real world, making your way, taking on the world and actually getting some amazing stuff done; the skills to get it done.

Skills that cannot be taught in a classroom or in a textbook. Skills you can only learn by doing; by learning how to swim after jumping in the water.

Skills that you learn when you put yourself in the line of fire or expose yourself to the possibility of failure.

The skills you can only develop when you are willing to risk it all in order to do that one amazing thing.

So, if you are not living an amazing life, be honest and ask yourself …

1. Do you fear failures?

Are you so comfortable with your mediocrity that you choose not to try?

Do you only talk about learning something new as opposed to actually learning it?

Do you think everything is too complicated and it is better to just wait to get it done someday?

Do you prefer sitting around failing to try instead of trying to fail, challenging yourself, learning new things and getting them done?

Understand that if you fail, you learn, and then adjust your course in the right direction. If you have to create diamonds you have to put them on the razor edge. Learn to face the challenges to learn to win.

2. Are you worried about what others think about you?

Are you afraid to be your true self fearing how the world will see you? Are you worried of being judged by others?

Are you spending your money on new outfits, new cars, and overpriced meals to impress others rather than investing in things that you should?

Do you care more about what will others feel as opposed to what you should do?

Leave aside all your worries and show your true self to the world. Stay immune to negative opinions about you. Remember they are only true if you feel they are. You always have a choice to not accept them.

3. Do you feel learning stops after graduation?

Did you learn what everyone else did? Did you study what others studied and read what others read?

Did you learn because of your wish or others wish?

Do you think learning is only something people do in schools?

There is more to learning in a classroom about the world and that is learning by living.

Being smart is not about what you learn; it’s about how you live.

The test in real life is not about grades but it is about survival.

4. Do you only read the things you are required to read or nothing at all?

Would you prefer to sit and watch a scripted reality show instead of exploring something new in an attempt to understand the world around you better?

Do you refuse to acknowledge that it’s easier to learn from the experiences of those that lived before us?

Do you accept that books or articles are the nectar of life learning that the author has to share?

Read. It would save lots of efforts, time and money that would be needed to acquire that knowledge.

5. Do you lack curiosity?

Do you accept whatever is told or shown to you?

Do you accept or forward information without questioning its truth?

Do you feel the necessity to ask this simple question- “Is it really true?”, and accept the possibility that maybe it is not.

Do you have an I- know-it-all attitude? Do you refuse to accept that you don’t know when you don’t know?

Do you thirst for knowledge, regardless of the topic?

Be curious, you will understand the world better.

6. Do you hesitate to question?

Do you question and stand up for what you know is right in the face of someone telling you otherwise?

Do you question yourself?

Do you question others?

Questions direct our focus, and therefore how we think and how we feel. So if we want to change the quality of our lives, we should change our habitual questions.
The masters of questions are kids. Observe how many millions of questions do they constantly bombard us with as they're growing up? Why do you think that is? Is it just to drive us crazy? We need to realize that they're constantly making evaluations as to what things mean and what they should do.

So, understand that the way we think is initiated by our questions—either questions we ask of ourselves or others.

7. Do you really know the real you?

Do you accept that you don’t know for the things you don’t know?

Do you feel that you can do better in life?

Do you live by the values that you stand for?

Are you aware of yourself and the reality around you?

It means knowing yourself. Knowing who we in truth are. It’s about the awareness of one’s self, one’s conditioning and one’s  universe.

Knowledge of self plays a key role in taking right decisions. Knowledge of the situation, Knowledge of your role, Knowledge of others involved and knowledge of the external factors is crucial in decision making.  

Once you truly understand the real you and the potential that you possess, you would know that the only thing holding you back from living a life that is truly amazing, is you.

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