ONE MONTH HAS GONE BY
Reflections and Resolutions
IT looks like just the other day everyone wished each other a Happy New Year and one month has already gone by. New year resolutions, analysis of the past year, plans and programmes for the new year are a regular part of the beginning of the new year both amongst the common folk, the celebrities and the organizations all over the world. It is time to check enthusiasm levels and to introspect about two things: first, about our sincerity in making the best use of time and the second is about pursuing our goals without clashing with others.
At the very outset it would be of great importance to reflect on death. From the beginning of the year until now many people have died. Every death gives a message. One who dies has availed of his chance and it does not exist for him any longer. For those who are alive, every death gives a message that they still have their chance and therefore must avail of it.
One who dies has availed of his chance and it does not exist for him any longer. For those who are alive, every death gives a message that they still have their chance and therefore must avail of it.
There are two ways to lead your life. One is to simply pass your time. The other is to use time meaningfully. If you fall into the first category, you are just wasting your life. By spending your days meaningfully, you are truly living and making proper use of this amazing blessing that is life.
Never waste a moment of your available time. By availing of your moments you can be the possessor of your months and years. Wasting minutes will cause you to lose months, if not years.
If you are wasting, daily, just five minutes of your hour, this will amount to wasting two hours in twenty-four hours. This will eventually come to 60 hours in a month, and 720 hours in a year. This is how the majority of people have been wasting most of their available time. A man whose life span is 80 years hardly makes full use of 40 years of his time. Time is your greatest asset. Be meticulous about saving it. All great success ultimately boils down to an accumulation of small successes. Once you are ready to achieve a small success, a big success will come your way by itself.
Every new day that dawns brings with it many opportunities. These opportunities do not loudly announce themselves. It is for us to recognize and use them in a fruitful manner that can spread benefit to others. You need to skilfully discern the opportunities that come your way. Recognize those that are truly for you and those that are not. Learn to appreciate these opportunities and avail them in the best and most realistic way, but be aware of the limits within which you must remain. You need to be sensitive so that in the process you do not transgress into another’s territory.
All great success ultimately boils down to an accumulation of small successes. Once you are ready to achieve a small success, a big success will come your way by itself
The many opportunities that come your way are not exclusively for you. There are several others who are equally motivated. Success in your life can happen only by cooperating with others, never through conflict. Develop the skill of navigating your life without clashing with others. Just as you have some interests, others do too. A smart person carefully avoids clashing with other people’s interests and sails ahead to attain his life goals.
To sum up one should be very cautious about making correct use of time and to move ahead in life without getting into conflict with others. Adhering to these two principles will ensure one’s success in life.