Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Life :: Multiple Goals : One step at a time!

"Life is beautiful! ".. Wishes, Dreams, Goals and Ambitions are like the ingredients that when added, would make our lives, the really beautiful lives as we expect it to be. Our dreams and goals can be many. So many, that ..they all could be, when achieved might not only bring out the best in us, but also would help grow our confidence, the faith we have upon life and other beautiful things like family, relationships , and love.. But, only when the ingredients are added in the right proportion and worked out to so hard (and smoothly at the same time ) until the 'right quality content' from our lives are made out!

This might sound like the most interesting and the easy thing to do for some, while at the same time, it might sound like the toughest and the most impossible thing they've heard, for another few. But, the truth lies in simply one sentence:

"Make one step at a time, everyday , consistently"

Look at life like a beautiful playground. Imagine you wanna play your most favorite games. But, for that there's a little condition. The condition is that there are a million number of colorful pebbles lying on the floor. Your task is to fill them all inside several glass jars that are kept right beside you, defined for each game at the ground. Each time you finish adding a certain number of pebbles inside the jar until it is filled completely, each game of the play ground would be unlocked. And, you'd get to play each one of the games one by one.

The play ground of life is just like that. The games to be unlocked are our dreams and goals that we desire to achieve. When we finish adding each pebble inside the glass jar, we reach a step closer to our goal. But, we might not be able to add all the pebbles inside the jar within one day and fill it. It might take time.. Few weeks, months or a certain number of years depending on the height of the goal we need to achieve, as well as the task that is involved. But, one thing is always certain, if you could keep working every simple step, everyday, continuously with undying determination and unbroken faith, then one day you will be living those dreams once you aspired for! It's like playing that one game after filling the glass jar full, with the pebbles.

One final word for multi- tasking individuals is :

Multi - Tasking could be great. But, there are times when the same thing, if not given proper attention and care might mess up every simple little thing you do. So the best thing to do at those times is;

for an example at the starting of a year, if u wanna do planting, read a certain series of novels , learn a new language, learn to cook Chinese food , do your daily chores , work n etc.. Don't aspire to do everything at once, it would make u tire and you would end up doing only the compulsory ones and would've given up every other wish you had, even before the year ends. So the best thing to do is, divide the year into 4 parts or 3 or etc as per your requirement. If u have divided the year into 4 parts, use the first three months to complete one novel, and learning a new cooking method. Make a timetable so you don't miss any. Always , put the first things first. Once u finish them, divide the weekends or free times on weekdays to your 'little achievements list' and finish every task accordingly. But, make sure you 'keep pace' with your work and keep it consistent. Once the first three months are over you would've achieved what you wanted by then. Keep a book and record what you have done. This would make you feel more accomplished and a happier person :)

- Ramazah R

Friday, June 18, 2010

Discpline.. How smooth would it make your life ?!

Neatness, Discipline, Organization.. How do all these things help us reach our dreams ?? How do they make us further closer to achieve our goals and targets in life to make us better human beings than what we are. And, leaving how it happens apart, how to make ourselves get used to this kind of thing ?? Uff.. It's so tough trying to make yourself disciplined once you've got used to this lazy-born, swirling in the bed 24*7 kind of personality through all these years. True, our work or education makes us disciplined up to some level. But, are we truly disciplined within ourselves?

How to make us near-perfect human beings who are capable and strong enough to face any troubles in the smoothest way and overcome them ? You might even ask what has 'Discipline' got to do with overcoming troubles ?

Every person on earth has their own life story. Starting from the day we were born 'til who we are now... Therefore, the amount of discipline and organization you have in your life might be somewhat proportional to the amount of disciplinary background that you've been exposed to.
But, it really is not a matter of 'how you've been'. Rather it's always a matter of 'how you'd be' and 'how you are' .. Are you a disciplined person?? How could you assure to the world that you are well disciplined and organized in your day to day work. One way to prove is if you could have a second look at your bedroom or handbag and find that everything is perfectly kept and neatly organized so that you are able to pick up whatever you need right away, then you are disciplined in the basics of life. And, always do remember this. If a person cannot be disciplined in the basics of life, that person can never be disciplined in the high lines when time comes. So be prepared. If your life is otherwise. Start it today. Right here, right now. Nothing is ever too late to begin.

Being well-organized in life helps you outsmart the troubles and woes that enter your life, every time. Because, when you 'are' disciplined, you 'think' disciplined. It's always an easier task for you to come up with solutions to face every problem. Remember, a messy background creates a messy mind-set too. A neat one , otherwise! On the other hand, when things are clattered even we ourselves begin to forget where some important things are kept. Same would be with a clattered mind with disorganized thoughts and actions.

And, all the bad discipline would in the end only squelch you from reaching your goals and victories. So, if you are a 'dreamer' keep reminding yourself, the more disciplined you are the easier it is to reach your goal. The bad the later.. if worst..may be almost never.Because, life's just too short to wait until everything's perfect. Which kind of a life do you think you want ?

So, if your dreams are to touch the sky, make sure you get on the smoothest rainbow! Be disciplined!

- Ramazah R