100 years from now…..some gems to reflect upon!
Posted September 13, 2010on:
I read a simple but life-changing book called “Don’t Sweat the small Stuff – and It’s all small stuff” by Richard Carlson.
To say the least, it changed the way I looked at things – forever. I recommend this book to anyone who tries and lives ‘life’ – or whatever is left of it – and is constantly dissatisfied, demotivated, hurt, confused with whatever is happening around us.
Some of the tips that I really loved in the books were:
1. Don’t sweat the small stuff…Of course! That’s the underlying idea! We tend to get worked up on petty stuff which shouldn’t matter. When some thing happens which hurt you, Ask yourself: ‘Will this matter a year from now? or 100 years from now? (There is a very interesting movie clip, link of which is given at the end of the post on this interesting idea)
2. Let go of the notion that gentle, relaxed people can’t be super achievers. A more relaxed individual is more creative, motivated and is able to accomplish more.
3. Let others be ‘right’ most of the time. Stop yourself from correcting someone.
4. Become more patient. Let the other person overtake your vehicle and…smile.
5. Let go of your expectations: Frustrations are caused by expecting from someone.
6. If someone throws a ball at you, you don’t have to catch it! Don’t get worked up at anything and everything someone says to you or about you.
7. Remind yourself that when you die your ‘inbox’ won’t be empty. There is more to life than making sure every item in your to-do list is accomplished.
8. Do something nice for someone else… And don’t tell anyone! Everyday, tell at least one person something you like, admire or appreciate about them.
9. Spend everyday thinking of someone to thank. Of course, God comes first! But DO thank people around you.
10. Set aside quiet time for yourself – every day and repeat to yourself “Life isn’t an emergency”!
Dare to dream – but BE HAPPY! Happiness depends upon ourselves. (Aristotle)
Have a remarkable life! Here is ‘gray hair talking’. Invest around 3 minutes from a gray hair lady about one of the ideas from this fascinating book:
Note from Malik Mirza: The above post has been contributed by an entrepreneur, a thinker, a do-er and my friend Mr. Nuruddin Abjani – You can visit his blog www.powerofthought.org and read many interesting ideas which he is sharing – Thanks Nuruddin!