I have always been a fan of the KISS philosophy. Keeping things simple allows you to concentrate on what is important and save less important things for later. More often than not, I fail miserably and overcomplicate things. The important thing is that we continue to try.
Every man must learn to not live for himself alone but also others. This is what makes him significant and successful in life. There is a saying I heard years back, it says, if something is not pursuing you, you’ve got to pursue something. I interpreted it as, if good life is not coming at you then you have to go at it. You can’t stay put and expect good life to jump at you. There have to be something that propels you to do more. There must be a sense of responsibility, a sense of duty.
By now, you’ve probably heard about the importance of mindfulness and living in the moment. Being present allows us to appreciate the little things in life instead of worrying about the struggles of tomorrow.
When life is moving too quickly, being present ensures that we can still enjoy life fully. But what does being present mean? How exactly do we live in the moment?
To figure out what I wanted to do, I did what I know best: I read everything, found the most useful tips and frameworks and started putting a plan into action. I had been quietly sharing this presentation with all the women I know, but at the behest of a friend and colleague, I’m sharing it publicly in hopes that it’ll be useful for you — if you, too, have been thinking about what to do with your life.
The idea of being mindful—being present, being more conscious of life as it happens—may seem contradictory to those who are used to sacrificing living for pursuing their goals, but cultivating mindfulness will help you achieve your goals and enjoy life more. In fact, you’re more productive when you’re mindful, among other science-backed benefits.