How a book changed my life

Inspirational story

Yes, dear friend you heard it right. A book can change a person’s life.

Take the example of mine.A boy of shattered hope and drowned with depression. So much so that I often lose any hope to live, though never thought to commit suicide.

 

Actually not many years ago I realized that I was suffering from OCD (Obsessive Cumulative Disorder). In my case, I am inclined to lose in thoughts. A thought continuously comes to your mind, you cannot come out from that thought. A situation becomes grim and awes when you cannot able to concentrate on your study, eating, sleeping even breathing.

 

The particular thought pierces you again and again which you can’t drive away.

 

I was shattered and asked help from my parents to consult a doctor. But they did not understand my condition and thought that the hormonal change in the youth has caused that unconventional behavior.

 

I went to college with these monstrous thoughts crawling in my mind all the time.  I could not sleep at night. I shivered in winter, sweated in summer but it followed and haunted me everywhere. My self-confidence became nil and I was afraid to face the life.

 

 

Then I got the book and things began to change. Not in an instant though, but gradually it did. And the book which changed my life is “Stop worrying and start living”, by Dale Carnegie.

It is quite amazing that I was inclined towards books from my childhood. But this book really became part of my life. I read it again and again. It becomes my Gita, Bible, Quran, Tripitaka, you name it. It changed my life from depressed and doomed to a wonderful, happy life. Though I am not very much famous or wealthy, I am happy with my inner self and positive in my attitude.

 

 

Conclusion

With these words, I sum up for today. Please do comment and share if you find it interesting and helpful in any way. See you soon.

 

 



Simple guide to not procrastinate

Procrastination and its cure

Procrastination and its cure

 

I procrastinate all the time. Really, this is the single most enemy of my life towards achieving my goals. Do you also procrastinate? Everybody has done it perhaps, at least for sometimes.

My one of favorite Author Paolo Coelho admitted that he has procrastinated for too many years. He had started to pursue his dream of becoming a writer at the age when a lot of people thinks about retirement.

Researchers have found that the people who procrastinate for a long time think that there would be more time to do the things in the future. But that time never comes. And their burden on self-increases day by day. One day it becomes impossible to surmount and the person goes to depression, anxiety, and stress.

I think that it is possible to erase out it from your life. I have tried this in my life and got succeed in it.

So, I keep these things in mind when I begin to procrastinate.

1)   Remember your goal:

Write down your goals every day in a journal. It will remind you why you have been working hard.                                  Focusing on your goals gives you instant energy and rejuvenates your mind.

2) Learn to leave the result to the Almighty:

  Seriously, stop worrying about the end results from now. There is no need to panic and take stress for the results. This is not known to us, then why worry? Leave it to the almighty and focus on doing it your best.

3) Don’t try to be perfect:

  The word-perfect is an illusion. There is no such a thing as perfect in this world. Hmmm, there may be one, the tail of a dog.                                                Therefore get done the work first and it will slowly take its desired shape.

4) Chop it:    

If you concentrate on a whole work then it will be very difficult to keep your concentration for long. Make little parts of it. Try to finish one part at a time. You will enjoy doing it and can celebrate by winning it.

5)Keep it easy on you:  

 Try to analyze your strength and concentrate in that field. If you rumble yourself at the works of no interest to you then you shall never succeed.                                          Suppose I can’t run a marathon as my lungs do not permit me. What will happen if I try hard to do that?

6)Mental trigger:

  Be determined in your mind that you have to do it anyhow. Develop a mental trigger of self-suggestion.                                   Remind, suggest yourself again and again in your mind.                          Make it a habit to suggest yourself in the interval of an hour till it becomes your automatic behavior.      

7)Analyze:      Do it in the morning, after just waking up and just before going to sleep.                            At Morning Plan for the day. Write down the works to be accomplished today. At Night Write down the things you have accomplished and which you did not. Keep this account and try to complete your works every day. It will slowly develop a habit and become a part of you.

Here we come to the end of this topic. This is a dangerous enemy. If you do not try to eradicate it from your life then it will do much harm.

Procrastination will slowly kill your ability, than self-confidence, and lastly, it will leave you broken and shattered. Therefore act soon and beat it.

The true meaning of success

true meaning of success

true meaning of success

“Don’t aim at success- the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued, it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success; you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long run- in the long run, I say!- success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think of it.”

                                                                                                       VIKTOR E. Frankl.

                                                                                We have to follow our conscience, no matter what. Otherwise we will not be able to continue for long. Because success thus not comes in a day or so. It take years, even decades of hard work and persistence. In a sense we have to forget about achieving success. Have the dedication in our mind to go on without getting anything in return. This is like playing every weekends with friends without failing. Like worshiping everyday.

 

                                                                               These things, like playing and praying does not pays us. They just makes us happy and give peace of mind. Likewise, the things which our conscience want to do has the ultimate happiness stored within it. We can do it without getting paid over and over again because we get satisfaction and happiness from it. And it is even better if it helps some other people in some ways to uplift their life.

                                                                                Happiness is an ambiguous word. You may think happiness is buying a mansion, a luxury car, a fancy yacht. But after acquiring it you may not even find happiness. Rather you may find it a burden and an unnecessary thing. And you may find happiness in the wild, with your loved ones and family members. In trivial things. It depends on person to person and their personal views.

                                                                                 But one thing is sure that if you always think of success then it will go away from you. You will absorbed by the thought of success and forget to work hard and concentrate on the real work. It happens. Like happiness, success is ensued, but in the long run. No one can tell the exact time when one will succeed, therefore you have to try long enough.

                                                                               This will be the true success you will achieve in your life. Other small things you think as success will not live long and reap you from true happiness. Therefore, learn your true meaning of success and act accordingly.