One of the most important parts of having a healthy, fulfilling, successful and joyful life is your attitude towards it. Its so easy in today’s world to forget your own greatness. I know I have experienced this, and I am sure others who read this may have as well. And I have noticed, at least within myself, that forgetting my own greatness has affected my motivation, my belief in myself, my confidence and my general happiness. And because I have felt this way, I felt it necessary to write a post to remind everyone including myself of the greatness within all of us.
Motivation for the New Year
A lot of us face pressure, whether it be from parents, a spouse, a significant other, work, friends, finances, etc. We all deal with a lot of pressure on a day to day basis, and sometimes, that pressure can really build up into negative energy. Needless to say, I have been guilty of letting out this negative energy sometimes in the most unhealthy ways, from lashing out at the ones I love, to eating nasty foods and destroying my body. None of which I would recommend or suggest to anyone.
Now being that it is a new year, I want to make a commitment to myself and the ones I love to have the strong positive attitude which allows me to remember that I am a champion and that every positive action I take creates a positive reaction to the world. Its something which we all often forget, getting lost in the daily troubles of our day to day lives. But one thing always remains constant…well constant to me, that as the days go on, I am blessed to have a life where I am healthy, loved and alive. And so long as I am alive, I see no reason to be unhappy. Life flashes by so quickly, if we spend it unhappy, we never get to experience the joys of the world. But how do we do this? How is it that I stay happy? Thats always the biggest question and the biggest struggle. Here is what has worked for me:
NEVER DIET: Dieting in my mind is the craziest concept in the world. In the new year, you see all these advertisements encouraging people to get in shape with some sort of crazy gimmick. Whether it be a new weight loss formula, new “system” and even new machines which “eliminate the need to workout”. Lets make this simple people, if you want to be healthy, I’m all for it. But don’t choose a gimmick, choose a healthy lifestyle. Instead of a diet plan, choose a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy not only improves your waistline, it is good for your skin, its good for your heart, its good for your mood, its gives you more energy, lets you think clearer and lets you live a longer healthier life. So this year, if you resolve to get into shape, get into a healthy lifestyle, drink less alcohol and more water! Eat less junk and more veggies! You owe it to yourself!
WORK HARD: I know this seems strange to put here. But the only way we can truly say that we have done our best is when we work our hardest towards ANYTHING WE DO. What ever you do strive to BE YOUR BEST. Whether it’s a new workout program you are beginning, creating a healthy lifestyle for yourself, or if its doing your best work at your career. No matter what you do, work your hardest at being the best at what you do, people notice. And if nothing else, at least you have the satisfaction that no one can say you have not been your best. And when you do your work, remember, this work you are doing, its not for anyone else to succeed, everything you do for yourself will improve your life and the lives of those around you. Remember, every positive action creates a positive reaction.
The beautiful woman on the left is my fiancé, Nirmita Shukla, the most beautiful woman in the world.
SLEEP: I can’t stress this enough, your body needs rest, take it. Make room for silence and take time to relax. People get so wrapped up in working so hard they forget to rest. Remember, the work you are working on, it can wait for you to rest. The best way to be your most productive is to sleep each day for 6 to 8 hours. So do it! And I am sure you will be more productive in your day!
SMILE: This is simple, when you smile you feel good, others around you feel good. It’s simple, it makes you look more attractive, it doesn’t cost anything and it makes everyone feel good. So do it!
LOVE: Yes, for all you skeptics, it does exist. Please everyone, remember, being friendly, sharing smiles, laughs and making new friends is all a form of love. Let it flow. Let’s spread the love so that everyone in the world has the urge to make a positive change in the world. If everyone loved a little more, maybe we could conquer the problems of global poverty and starvation. Yes, its a lofty dream but I think if we all spread a little more love, we will have more ideas on how we can improve the condition of the world and who knows, that little bit of love that we spread, could inspire someone to change the world.
By the way, I just got engaged officially. I proposed to my fiancé on July 25th, 2011 and we had the official Hindu Ceremony on December 17th, 2011. I am so lucky to have such a beautiful fiancé. I am so excited to make her my wife and live my life everyday with her by my side. She always reminds me of how great I am and believes in me. She is one of the smartest people I have ever met and probably the most talented and passionate person to ever walk this earth. I love her with every part of my being. She is definitely my soulmate. And on top of everything, she is so amazingly gorgeous.
I hope this has helped someone, I hope this strikes a cord with you who read my blog. I hope if nothing else that this post brought a smile to your face. If ever you need a person to remind you of your greatness, talk to me. I wish everyone a very happy and healthy new year, immense success and great happiness.