We all should agree that life is a roller coaster ride. We have no control over what life is going to throw at us. One day we are happy, and the other day we are sad, dealing with a life-shaping crisis.
Uncertain, uncomprehending, unquestionable - that’s how life is. But, even with the absurdities of life, leading a successful, happy & fulfilling life is very much possible. You don’t always have to wallow in self-pity and depression, thinking that your life is a giant mess.
Think of life as a tree. With seasons, it changes. It blooms, and it sheds too. But what should be your focus? That it grows! The tree of life branches out with new experiences, love, relationships, and goals.
It is important that your tree of life has a solid foundation and remains grounded with values, integrity, and determination. A fulfilling life is one that bears the fruits and flowers of rewards and continues to flourish even in hard times.
Whatever state you are in, you can start your journey to a fulfilling life with these simple-yet-revolutionary ‘P’ points -
Why does one say perspective matters? Well, let’s take it by example. Suppose you are hit by the lowest in life, drowning a sea of low self-esteem and depression. For someone with a more pessimistic outlook, this might seem like the end of the world.
But with an optimistic perspective, hitting a low always translates to an opportunity to rise upwards. Don’t forget a long, rugged road means an opportunity for a successful journey. Things will turn out the way you look at them. Be optimistic, filled with hope, and also stay realistic at the same time. It helps to overcome obstacles and pave the path of success.
Priorities Are Key
The priorities in life will shape your life for you. Someone who slogs for money might end up being the richest person in the world but lose family life and other pleasures in return.
Setting up your priorities in life helps you achieve your dreams. Know that you cannot make everyone happy all at the same time. You need to prioritize one thing over another.
Let’s say you are stressed at work. Taking a sabbatical or a hiking break is prioritizing mental work peace overwork. This helps to improve the quality of life. Never forget, as life goes, your priorities keep changing, and it’s absolutely fine!
Procrastination Never Helps
I will do it tomorrow. We all know that tomorrow never comes. It all piles up. Procrastination is a slow killer. Please don’t make it your habit. Whether it is work or your personal life, do what’s needed to be done immediately. Don’t wait for some fancy right moment or time.
Today is the day. Nobody knows what’s in store tomorrow. Do you know more than anything else, procrastination kills most dreams of people? Always have the courage and time to do what you want to and have to do today. Want to start your own YouTube channel, do it now. Don’t stall plans. The journey of success starts when you start walking. Why delay it? Better do it from today!
Pay Attention to Deadlines
Everything starts and ends. Time is limited for everyone. A successful person always follows a routine. Make one for yourself too. Reward yourself for sticking to your timetable, whether at work or at home. Deadlines need to be taken seriously.
With a proper timetable in place, worries because of hurry will say goodbye to you. Not only daily activities but also your goals set a deadline for every task. With proper time management, you will know your true capabilities and speed and also take steps to improve them.
The key here is to stay realistic and do not overburden yourself with too many tasks or responsibilities under a tight deadline.
Practice Everything Healthy
You need to practice all the simple health tips, from quitting your vices to having a balanced diet and regimented exercise schedule. Focus on your physical and mental wellbeing.
Nothing comes above it. Meditation and exercise are the key components to bring your mind and body in a condition to think and work rationally. Fuel your mind and body regularly.
Healthy choices can make a big difference in the way you perceive life and improve your thinking and focus. Poor health is never a good state to be in, and hence following a well-planned health routine can go a long way in giving successful results.
Payback with Gratitude
Never take things for granted. Whether life goes your way or not, you should always be thankful for what God or the universe has blessed you with. Being ungrateful is an undervaluation of nature’s assets and will always put you up with a loss.
Try to give back to society with good deeds, charity, and love. Join community service or support a cause of concern because gratitude humbles you and lets you enjoy the joy in what you have and the bliss of sharing goodness with everyone.