Less Vs More

Thursday, October, 23,  2014

“Dream big, but start small.”

This quote seems so small, but it carries huge information. Don’t you think we human are very good at dreaming, it’s so easy and it doesn’t costs us anything. Within a fraction of seconds, we can dream of impossible things happening around our life. Actually this is good. But problem comes when we don’t start small. We want our result as soon as possible, so we underestimate the power of less and jump to start big. We believe more is better, even more is even better. Most of the time this belief will make us fail.

This is common but huge mistake that keep us from accomplishing our goals most of the time. Well, I also used to do so in the past. So, despite my huge effort to accomplish something, I used to fail miserably. But now I believe in power of less. Now, it’s your turn.

Greatest Enemy

Wednesday, October, 22, 2014

We all have so called enemy, it can be teachers, for teenager like me it can be adults, sometimes friends, exam etc. We blame other for our bad situations and try to escape the feeling of guilty instead of tackling our inner problem.

There is a saying, “If there is no enemy inside, enemy outside can do us no harm.” I don’t know what do you think of this quote, but I believe it as a truth. Let’s look at some examples, we fail the exam because of our procrastinating habit, we get obese due to our unhealthy habit, we miss the opportunities due to our laziness etc. Wait a minute and think deeply about this.

Next thing, I am not saying that there is always our fault for our situation, but most of the time it is. So, instead of blaming someone or something, it is better to look at ourselves and figure out where we went wrong.

The Minimalism

Tuesday, October, 21, 2014

Minimalism may sound new word to you, but it’s not new. It’s just not popular at current time but it will be someday.

First things first, let’s be clear about it, minimalism is the act of doing, consuming and using only those things that you need for optimum life.

I heard this term from Leo Babauta founder of Zenhabits and Joshua and Ryan, founder of Theminimalists. Do you know, little back(ok more back), about 1-2 century ago, there were no any mobile phones, junk foods, luxurious products etc that we have today but also our great-grand parents were happy and living their life soundly. But now we have all, we have all the great luxurious things that never been built before, within our reach. But still we are not content(include me also), we are trying to achieve more and more, thinking more is better. We are in a rat race of achieving and accumulating more. We are making life more complicated, we are forgetting that we have only 24 hours per day and can do only few things in those hours.

But don’t get me wrong, I am not urging you to dump all those things and commitment you have accumulated over those past years. I just want you to think, how your each day is spent, what type of things you do daily and do they really matter after a month, a year, a decade or when you reach to old age. These unnecessary distractions are only eating our time and effort. So, why not spend time on things that really matter like improving health, relationship with loved ones, personal development and contributing to make other’s life easier.

Just think about these things. Well, I am not either good at it but trying to be. I believe one thing, trying to do everything ends us up doing nothing, we just have to prioritize for the things that really matter and make best use of our time. If you want to read more, then go to my old article “Are you a materialistic person”.

Change Your Life

Monday, October, 20, 2014

We all want to change our life, get more better whether it is getting out of debt, losing some weight, becoming more conscious, getting good grades etc. I think most of you reading this have already tried many attempts to get rid some bad habits or cultivate good one. But chance of success is very low, why this?

This is the question I have been trying to figure out since couple of years ago. At this point I have figured out one thing, “Slow change is better than no change.”

When we think about changing our life, we want to change our life completely. We create an ideal routine first day, next day we try to stick with it, but fail. At last in third day, that routine get in to its actual place(dustbin). Things like this don’t work because our will-power can’t handle huge change at once, it’s overwhelmingly bo(oooo)ring.

Next thing is we want our result as soon as possible. For example, we want to have a perfect body within a few weeks. And we are so impatient that if our hard work don’t show us any result within a week, we simply dump the idea of changing into dustbin.

At this point we are completely missing the point, that is we have to be slow but not stagnant. Rather than trying to change our life completely at once and eventually failing, why not change 2-3 habits in tiny-tiny steps. And from that point keep increasing scale of your change. Remember, stable change always requires time.