Sunday, 29 October 2017

5 Rules I Live By To Live A Happy Life

As I navigate through life, I have picked up some life lessons that I now live by. I have actually listed about 25 of them, but I thought I'd break them into smaller chunks, or else this post is going to be a really long one. 

Thinking that I am not ready - Nobody is ever a 100% ready for the opportunities that come knocking at our doors. But I truly believe that the best opportunities are those that stretch and challenge us beyond our limits and make us anxious a little. I am a firm believer that a little bit of anxiousness is always good, as it means that I care and those opportunities mean something or a lot to you.

Dwelling on the past and worrying about the future - Personally, I am good at this. I am not saying that my life has been smooth sailing; of course, I've experienced disappointments along the way. But I am one of those who picks myself up rather quickly and move on. I often think that my failures or disappointments come with silver lining and that could be better things in store for me in the future.

Breaking promises - This is one of the values that I live by the most. I don't over promise and under deliver because that is the fastest way to lose credibility. If I say I was going to do something, I not only do it, but I try to do it well! I totally avoid doing things half-heartedly as it would break my credibility or ruin the reputation that I have worked on so hard to achieve.

Trying to live up to people's expectations - Do whatever you can to set high standards for yourself, and then do everything you can to meet them. Other people's expectations are none of your concern (except your superiors as they decide on your promotion, increment and bonus! *wink*). For example, don't stay in a relationship because you're afraid to be single, and most definitely don't get married because that's what the society expects once you reach a certain age. Do whatever that is right for you and makes you happy!

Comparing yourself with others - This is a rather difficult one especially in the world of social media. But I often tell myself that what I see is only 10% and there is more than meets the eyes. Furthermore, people often only share the great and the good and there is more behind the scenes that are not visible. Comparing yourself with others is a waste of time. The only person I believe we should be competing against is yourself - be the better version of yourself

I truly believe that we are exactly where we need to be, we need to trust the universe. Have a great week ahead! x

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