Time is the one thing that is never constant. It brings newer experiences, events, instances, opportunities and challenges which changes the entire perspective of life. It leaves you wondering what is exactly that you want. People evolve with time and so do their likes and dislikes. One thing you need to remember is that life is too short to do something that you don’t like and it’s never too late to reinvent yourself. If you are stuck in a dilemma and want to turn around your life, here are a few tips that can be of help.
Create a life that you have always dreamt of: When we were kids, we had dreams that we weren’t afraid of or embarrassed about. Those dreams were nothing but the pure desire of our hearts. As we grew up,our focus changed. Now, we run behind understanding pros & cons, assets & liabilities, precautions & outcomes. It results in giving up on our dreams. Though it is difficult to follow dreams, but it is surely worth all the efforts. The truest form of happiness comes from accomplishments of dreams.
“Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you.”– Oprah Winfrey
Cherish little achievements: In the pursuit of your dreams where the end goal is accomplishment, we forget to cherish all the little achievements we make along the way. When you are too focused on the destination, you forget to enjoy the journey. This is why a lot of people give up mid-way. You need to realize this is a never-ending journey, so only focusing on the end goal is likely to do more harm than good. Learn to acknowledge and appreciate all the little things along the way; ranging from small walks to accomplishing small goals, it all calls for a moment of celebration. Every now and then, find some time to introspect and retrospect your journey.
Define your own success: Success is something that cannot be generalized. It’s as vivid as colors and as wide as the universe. Success for some can be building a billion-dollar company while for others it can be owning your own house or purchasing a luxurious car. Never travel other people’s road to reach your own destination. Analyze your dreams and goals, figure out the way forward and work for it. Live your life on your own terms and define your own success.
Take some time for yourself, follow your hobbies, do what you want not what others want you to do. This will definitely help you reinvent yourself and turn your life around.
By Vrutika Dawda, Director, IdeateLabs