Sunday 15 November 2009

Some life lessons



Everyone around you, and maybe even you, use the term "LIFE SUCKS!" (sometimes LYF SUX). Till some point of time, I used to believe the same. Nothing was going right for me, and my answer to everything was, "Life sucks!"

At some stage of my life, I got this epiphany. And I realised this: The more I believe life sucks, the more it will suck. If I change my point of view, if I believe that everything happens for a reason, I know that everything will turn out right. There are two reasons for my epiphany: 1. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, 2. Hannah Montana (Life's what you make it, so let's make it rock!)

So I learned a lot. And I changed my point of view. And with this blog post, I want to just share a few life lessons I have learned personally:

1. If you ever feel like doing something, just do it. You wanna dance in the middle of the road? Do it. You want to wear a certain type of clothing? Do it. You wanna sing, even if it is out of key? Do it. Never be afraid of the world laughing at you, because no matter what you do, there will always be someone who will mock you. So think of it this way, when you know you're going to be laughed at, why not do what you wish to do? You only get this life once -- live it the way you want to!

2. You are beautiful. Short, tall, fat, skinny -- you are beautiful. Beauty is such a subjective term, isn't it? The standards of beauty that society (Indian society in general) claims for people is so twisted, that it would probably take a lifetime supply of Fair and Lovely to get you to look like those models in the ads. It is a cliche line, but true at the same time: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Think about it yourself - would you rather be someone you are not to try and appease to the shallow standards of society, or be happy and content in your own skin? The more you try to impress someone, the more miserable you will be.

3. Don't blame God for your failures. If you're an atheist, this point is invalid, but if you do believe in God, stop blaming Her for your failures. You're in this world for a reason. Every action you do has a purpose behind it. You may not realise it now, but God has a plan for you. She listens to everyone, She listens to all your prayers. So even if you fall, rise up, consider it a challenge for God herself. And remember - never give up.

4. Listen to your mom. She is ALWAYS right. Your mom has seen life way more than you have, and there is no other person who can give you better advice than she can. So unless your mom is a hooker and a raging alcoholic who sells drugs on the side, listen to what she has to say. Take her advice, and it may just work for you!

5. Believe in a better life. If you think your life is bad, then that's what you will see around you -- a bad life. But if you change your view, think positive thoughts, you will start to notice positive things around you. When I say there is power in positive thinking, trust me, it works. Try this once -- before going anywhere, say to yourself 'There will be no traffic jams today', and believe it. Then stop thinking about the traffic completely. And then see what happens. I do this everyday, and I always manage to reach work on time. Try with the small things, and then work your way to the bigger ones. Remember - if you think positively, only positive things will happen. (This does not mean saying 'I'm POSITIVE I'll fail! ;) )

And that's it -- 5 life lessons from the Iggy. Maybe I should start some self-help sessions!! Who's with me? ;)

15 comments:

Rashmi said...

I am with you( that means we can share the royalty right?)

Cheers to life!

Iggy said...

Hell yes..we will have combined lessons! ;)

Rashmi said...

Superrrr cool then, when are we starting with the classes?

H said...

Oh come on!! God is a GUY!!! Not because I'm chauvinist but because I'm a guy ;P
Also, I completely agree with the whole everything happens for a reason! It does work!! :D

Kaddu said...

Eh? What happened to "how to eat daal-chawal at your office desk without making a mess"? I was waiting for that post.... :(

Thousif Raza said...

i am so with you when you say that, thats some cool advice ya....

1st timer and i like it ya ;)


take care and keep writing.............

Iggy said...

@ Rashmi: Whenever you say madame! ;)

@H: Shaddup! God IS a woman! ;)

@Kaddu: Lol...you took that seriously? Theek hai, I will blog on that just for you! :P

@Thousif: Hey thanks! Keep visiting! :D

Skorz3ny said...

I felt like commenting and I did it ... Good post Ms. Iggy

ek-aani said...

thumbs up to singing in the rain!:-) also, cute cartoon. hvnt read 'the secret' yet, but plan to, hv heard great things abt it. n yes, everything does happen for a reason - have seen that come true so many times in my own life.

Iggy said...

@ Skorz3ny: Thank you Mr. Skorz3ny. :D

@ ek-aani: Very much so! And do read the book!

Fashion Police said...

So so true!
When I imbibed a positive outlook towards life, everything seemed to change around me.
the problem with most people with horrible lives is the fact that they're so very negative and they really ought to stop being like that

Nikki said...

Yeah life sucks At least most of the times and there are no classes! :)

I believe in going with the flow and yeah, a setback is a common thing now. But life; it goes on! :)

Nishant Vora (NiSh) said...

That's truly inspiring, Iggy.. I always look for such lines but then again not always does it help =( sometimes you just have a reason to say Life sucks.. even if you try to imagine someone living in a worst case than you. I guess getting depressed and then getting inspired again is a cycle of life and evolution.

Iggy said...

@Nish: Hey! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

What I feel is, if you believe in something, then you must believe in it completely without any doubts. If you doubt your belief from the very beginning, do you think it will work? No. So don't blame life next time things don't go your way. You must believe in your dreams undoubtedly if you want it to work. But that's just what I feel :)

Nishant Vora (NiSh) said...

My pleasure, Supaar =D Love ur blog.. besides the quality posts, the tiny captions to the blocks in ur sidebar too ^^ cute. Just figuring out how to subscribe to you in Google Reader. Or maybe I already did so by hitting 'Follow'.