You must know that you cannot control your fate and your destiny completely. But there are a lot of things that you can. You can choose your friends and the persons you interact with. You can decide what you want to do with your life, time and money. You can choose to see the glass half empty or half full; see threat in every opportunity or an opportunity in every threat. Remain in a state of self denial or remain composed in the face of adversity. You can select negativity or embrace positivity. And above all you can select your own beliefs, convictions, thoughts and opinions. Therefore, be judicious in what you choose.~Latika Teotia
Don’t centre your life on temporary or transient things; that way your peace, happiness, feeling of completeness and contentment too would be, at best, temporary.
Base your life, instead, on everlasting things which give you a sense of fulfillment. Your position in life, your wealth, your looks and so on will disappear with the passage of time; the more you try to hang on to them, the more insecure you’ll feel because you will always be scared of losing them.
Rise above all this and aim at things that will bring you inner peace while you are alive and will also outlast you. Your attitude should always be of being merciful, always be kind, compassionate, gentle, loving, caring and empathetic. The more you give of these the more you will receive; it’s that kind of wealth which will never diminish with the passage of time despite being spent- it’ll keep adding up and also give you a sense of fulfillment. ~Latika Teotia
If you think that regulating your life and fixing whatever goes wrong in it is someone else’s responsibility, then you are mistaken and not being realistic. You and you alone are responsible for whatever happens, or does not happen, in your life. You can’t just throw your burden on someone else’s shoulder and hope that things will work out. God helps those who help themselves. So get up and get going by seizing the moment and taking charge. ~Latika Teotia
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