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Peace of Mind

Updated on: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 10:50 AM IST

IS IT YOU, GOD OR FATE?

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WE will always get more of what we want when we believe that taking action is what make things happen. Mere intention will get us nowhere, if we do not get up and go into action. It is not God who takes action to bring success or failure into our lives. It takes persistence, perseverance and consistency to make anything happen in our lives.

You did not ask to be born. You had no choice or say in which family you will be born. The way you are raised is the only way you knew. You went to school, had your teachers, friends and others not because you had the freedom to choose them but they came along in life as mere happenings. No matter where you are born, the person you will become will be determined by how strong your desire is to overcome your shortcomings and limitations. You don’t have to accept life as it is. You have the power to shape a different life.

We are all creating our lives from moment to moment. We shall never pass this way again. If we make some changes now, we will be a different person 20 years hence. It is all up to us and not fate or destiny.

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We can really transform our lives. The beginning of making some sense out of this life is for us to see ourselves as useful human beings. If we are not able to assess our own values as individuals, we will never be motivated to alter our lives for the better. We do not have the time or the luxury to consider ourselves incapable of becoming the people we are capable of becoming. We can make significant shifts and we need not waste our time thinking that we can’t transform our lives. If we start now, it is a journey of self-discovery.

It is important to realise that if we do not change our behaviour as we grow up, we will get into a rut and become mediocre, one with the crowd. The point is that instead of creating an exciting life, we allow life to create us. Therefore, the secret of having more fun and meaning in our lives, is to realize that we are in control.

_ T.G.L. Iyer

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Published on: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 12:00 AM IST
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