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IF

By Baskaran Sekaran
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Everyone is looking for the secret. The fast and easy way to attain what you desire. Unfortunately, choosing to try the easy way out often leads to dismay. The path to a darkened state of mind is not all that dark. Illuminated by compensating notions of relative drama, your life ceases to be productive. I believe that drama weakens our ability to evolve as individuals. “Most of America confuses activity for productivity.” Warriors, I challenge you to take an evaluation of yourself. The next time your day is filled with “busy” tasks compare those activities to your goals and truly see how you are either getting closer to those goals or farther away. This post is not going to be about how to be more productive, we covered that last month. This post is going to require you to silence your inner voices and truly learn what it is to bring out the warrior within. There are 3 important life lessons that can be taken from Rudyard Kippling’s poem, “IF” and I have outlined them below.

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Are your actions killing your dreams? As I was writing this, I thought about the last 5 things I got upset about and to be honest, they really don’t mean a darn thing in the grand scheme of my life. That means I spent hours of my precious time either worried, scared, or irate about an event that means nothing in my master plan. More than that, I wasted those hours that I could have been helping myself towards achieving that master plan. I NEED you to be able to recognize these situations. Understand that your anger or feelings of anguish are just a fleeting moment of human instinct and will be beyond your recollection and never to appear again in a matter of days. Seriously, can you remember the cause of all those fights and bouts of depression? I can’t. Don’t waste the time sabotaging yourself. That time could be spent working on yourself.

It takes discipline to achieve anything in life. It also takes a lot of work. Nothing comes easy. If you are hitting a plateau in your training or in your life, I suggest you sit down and evaluate the lessons in this post. How do you react to triumph and disaster? Do you think about your dreams or do you go after them? Do your actions help you or hurt you? Better yet, do your actions align with your desires?

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