Along with age comes invaluable experience. Time is a great teacher, so are successes and failures. Nothing goes waste; everything that we go through, every occurrence and every incident leaves a lesson in its wake. It is this experience that builds in us an ability to recognize good friends from opportune or fair weather ones, a knack to distinguish right from wrong, patience to take sorrows in our stride and so on. And it is this that also finally makes us what we are. We should learn to enjoy our new self; we’ve earned it. ~Latika Teotia
Setbacks and challenges don’t occur to scare or punish us. Life expects us to grow and evolve in such situations. Accept them positively and deal with them accordingly. You possess immense strength so don’t give up and don’t give in.
Motivation by and through others alone isn’t sufficient to keep you going because it vanishes when confronted with big unexpected challenges. It may keep you going initially for a few months but doesn’t last very long. So what should you do???
Self motivation and belief in your own self will see you through. The belief in your own self earned over the years facing challenges big and small makes you confident of taking on all kinds of challenges as well as tackling every situation. ~Latika Teotia
Don’t rewind and play that sob sob sad song of your uncomfortable past. Don’t waste time; just move on and write a fresh chapter of your life. Start writing in a new book with a new pen and paint a story so beautiful, so stunning and so full of life that people should be inspired by it.
Life is too short to be wasted on remembering or reliving the sad past. It’s human to get hurt or to commit mistakes but don’t be stuck with it and cry over what’s over. Start afresh and surprise yourself with your inner strength; rise again as a stronger and more confident you. ~Latika Teotia
We find it very difficult to break away from whatever we have been believing in. We have been put in a certain mould; it could be about your personality, your choices, your preferences, your habits and so on. It’s quite possible that some of the things you were made to believe about yourself may be incorrect but just because your teachers, friends, relatives and even your own family have made those assessments; you have started believing in them.
The result is that at times our capabilities get needlessly limited or underplayed and some of our traits are unnecessarily exaggerated. It is high time that we took a step back to carry out an honest self assessment and see where we stand. It’s quite likely that we may discover some hidden strengths and pleasantly surprise ourselves with some really good qualities that we possess. ~Latika Teotia
The best way to assess yourself is by focusing on qualities that lie within your control and not dependent on external factors. You can’t control what happens at your job place or on the marital front or how your friends behave or how your family treats you but you can most certainly be in control of your own thoughts, behaviour, attitude, outlook, approach, feelings, mind-set and so on. Recognize the difference between these two and once you are aware of yourself nothing can shake your self esteem or disturb your peace.
We have been so conditioned that we are just not able to look beyond our immediate surroundings; same goes for our lives as well, we tend to be so caught up with our daily routine that we don’t see what lies ahead and plan properly for the future. The result- we miss the larger picture and just go through life like robots. It’s high time that you learnt to look around, there’s so much to see and enjoy. Learn to appreciate nature and what God has given you. When we were born as human beings one of the gifts given to us was the gift of appreciation- something which was denied to the animal kingdom. So look up, look around and you’ll realise that life and this world have much more to offer than what you were noticing. ~Latika Teotia
I am content with my life and the journey so far. God has been kind, He has taught me to count my Blessings and, as far as possible, . Who doesn’t have problems? Life’s journey is full of ups and downs- no one is an exception. How you handle yourself when life throws a punch at you and how grateful you are when you are riding on a high is what matters.
Learn lessons from everything- including, and especially, adversity. Notice those beautiful moments, learn to enjoy a beautiful sunrise with a cup of freshly brewed coffee sitting on the patio or the music of the birds chirping in your backyard or the flight of birds on a clear cloudless day when all is still or the hug of a close friend. Learn to open up and notice things around you. Miracles are happening all around you. Reach out to those in need. If you can be of some help to even one person or if you can make a difference in the life of someone you are living a soulful life.
Never treat failure as final and don’t think that it’s the end of the road. Take lessons from it and learn. Failure is also a step towards success- provided you take it in the right spirit. Instead of brooding over what’s happened and losing sleep as well as peace of mind, learn to rise and come out even better.
You will have setbacks; that’s a part of life. It could be death of a close one, a mishap, a rejection, a breakup and so on; these are mere distraction or interruptions nothing more. Take them as just a small deviation from your chosen path; and don’t give up or give in.
This world is replete with examples of people who have risen from repeated failures or started very late in life. The one thing that is common in all such cases is, they had the desire to succeed and just refused to give up or give in. So have the will to rise and the courage to face all situations. ~Latika Teotia
Brooding over failures as well as depressing events of the past have a negative and crippling effect on our future because it prevents us from moving forward. So, make a conscious decision to not give any energy to it. Playing the victim only harms you, stop doing that, instead make a new beginning. ~Latika Teotia