Weekly Wisdom #10

1. Often times in our life our dreams don’t show up in the package we thought they will show up in. When you were 10 or 15 years old you must have dreamt of something that will truly make your life. But many of us often take up a completely different path, initially thinking that you may end of not being successful by doing this but later in life you realise that it was your best decision ever to take that path. So sometimes we have to trust the process and have faith that everything will turn out to be blissful. Steve Jobs in his world renowned Stanford Commencement speech said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.You have to trust in something β€” your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” 

2. You can’t change the people around, but you can definitely change the proximity. Stay away from all those negative stuffs that haunts you which fills you with feelings of sadness, envy, jealousy and anger. Build your proximity with positive and powerful things that will help you hustle and work hard towards your goals. Use books as your proximity, read inspiring posts and articles that impacts your inner self, that adds value to your life.

3. In life, people matters, things don’t. The aim should be to serve and help others by your work. The intention should be firmly set on serving others, not on attaining things for yourself. But ironically you will find that you will own lots of things too but only if you serve people by the motive of service only. For example, today Apple is one of the largest and the most valuable company of the world because during Steve Jobs’ time as the CEO, earning money was never their first priority. Building great products that the world has never seen before, that will serve the consumers was their main business principle. It is this service principle only that has turned Apple into one of the biggest mega-giant brand on the planet.

4. You are robbing your brain of the good dopamine when you don’t celebrate those little victories and when you don’t celebrate those little progress, you are heading towards a place called burnout. You will lack energy and motivation to continue further. Many people always attach happiness with some mighty destination and don’t celebrate the progresses they make in the journey. Don’t think that celebrating those little victories will take away your drive to reach your ultimate target. Be grateful, enjoy and celebrate all those beautiful progresses you make in your journey to greatness.

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58 thoughts on “Weekly Wisdom #10

  1. beautiful… its my way of living a new life of mine…. sure blogging helped alot in developing a sense and perspective and to get more connected to people like you …who are similar to me … keep blogging…

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    1. Thank you so much Utkarsh!
      I completely agree with you. Blogging helped me to connect with like-minded people like you and others and definitely it helped me to ponder upon the lessons that I have learnt throughout my life and has given me the opportunity to share the wisdom with you all!


  2. Brilliant post, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The Steve Jobs post is extremely relevant to me because for most part of my life, I truly believed that I should have a complete idea of what I want to do in life. I always thought that I need to find my purpose which should become the reason of my existence. It took a hell lot of time to realize that life works differently for different people. My purpose in life is to be happy and find happiness in every possible opportunity and this suits me well.

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    1. I am very glad that you enjoyed reading the post and you can relate the Steve Jobs example with your life. And yes, I completely agree with you. I also believe that doing something that fills my heart with joy and makes me and others happy are the real source of fulfilment of my purpose.

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  3. Point one was well known and awesome quote. I don’t have anything to comment on that, other than the fact that I had started writing 10 years ago, on and off. I didn’t know I would get to write my own blogs or that I even attempt to write a novel in 30 days. But I am doing that now. Trust the process and see where it leads to.
    I like second point. We are products of our environment. We can change people around us, but we can change what we surround ourselves with, what we read and watch.
    And your final point about celebrating victories is awesome. Now that I think back, during this year of NaNoWriMo, I had written around 40,000 words in 17 days. Instead of celebrating it as a victory, I started to worry about some scenes that I have to write to make my current writing working. I was afraid and then I came to know that we should be working from office. Many things happened during that week and I didn’t write or read blog posts. If I had celebrated writing, I would have continued to write. But I will use this to my future writings.
    Thanks Niteesh. Great article as usual. I think I have one more article of yours before I catchup with your next release.

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    1. Thank you very much Nagendra for sharing your experience of NaNoWriMo. You were going so well for 17 days but since you were not treating these as a victory you ultimately felt drained off. I am very glad that you realised the fact that not celebrating these progress was one of the major cause that prevented you from writing. I am very hopeful that when you will start celebrating these little victories your motivation to continue writing great pieces as you always write will go on increasing with time.


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