It’s all up to you

Life is what you make it

It’s all up to you

If you choose to make the best of it

Your every dream will come true

Hard work is not easy

But at the end it will pay off

So do what you want in life

Because you can and you will succeed!!!

Whenever you find yourself doubting how far

you can go, just remember how far you have

come.

Remember everything you have faced, all the

battles you have won, and all the fears you

have overcome.

I hope and wish you attract attract more happiness,

love & wealth into your life.

You have what it takes, don’t ever doubt yourself.

Enjoy every moment and keep focus on your goals. Dreams remind you why you are focusing on your goals. Have faith in yourself and prepare yourself to face the worst. With courage and a fighting spirit, you will emerge victorious. Your minutes, hours and days come around one time and its up to you to live the life you want, right now.

Dr Anil Kumar Sinha

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Are you feeling grateful today ?

Are you feeling grateful today?

10 years from now,

I will look back at the years that have passsed and the things that have happened.

I know, today, that at least I will look back and see that I told my loved ones how dear they are to me EVERYDAY and that I loved and was loved in return… to the moon and back.

I already feel… how lucky I have been… to have so much!

And if I had to be gone tomorrow, I know that not one person I have in my life would wonder how I felt about them, grateful and lucky!

Top 50 Be Thankful Quotes – MoveMe Quotes

http://www.movemequotes.com/top-50-be-thankful-quotes/

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Too many choices lead to … Procrastination.

Too many choices lead to …

Procrastination.

Today, I will be sharing about choices and how too much of them will affect our decisions. This topic is very dear to me as I am affected by it a lot. I am often presented with so many choices, and I delay in making decisions or taking action.

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Have you ever been to the store to pick up a simple item, let’s say a jar of jam, and then get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choices? We’ve all experienced this. When we have too many options to pick from, we end up putting off the decision altogether. In other words, having too many choices can lead to procrastination, and that can be a big problem.

In our jam example, the consequences aren’t all that terrible. The worst case scenario is that we’ll run out of stuff to put on our toast. At other times, this procrastination can cost us dearly. Let’s say you’re in the market for a new apartment and your realtor presents you with too many great options. You put off making the final decision and by the time you do someone else has snatched your favorite apartment up from right under your nose.

Here’s another example. Let’s say your company offers a great 401K program with matching contributions. You have all the paperwork to sign up but can’t decide which one of the many funds is right for you. You put it off month after month, losing those matching contributions while you procrastinate.

Now that we’ve identified the problem and how it can impact us in our day to day life let’s talk about some ways we can avoid this procrastination and make decisions more quickly.

Your first step should always be to do what you can to cut down your choices. Looking at our overwhelming amount of jam, for example, you can cut down your options by only considering strawberry and raspberry jams made without artificial sweeteners. When it comes to the apartment example, you could start by striking your least favorite one off the list. If you’re moving there with a significant other, have them do the same. Suddenly the choices start to seem a little more manageable.

Another great strategy is to make yourself imagine what the consequences will be if you don’t choose. We already talked about those previously. Picture the ones for your particular situation and use them as motivation to make yourself choose.

Last but not least, consider putting yourself under a bit of time pressure. Dig out the old kitchen timer or open an app on your phone and force yourself to choose within a minute or two. Seeing the timer tick down makes you act quickly and forces you to think about what you want. It helps you make that difficult choice.

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Funny Quotes About Procrastination – Humor Quotes – Procrastination Jokes

https://www.evolutionarypathways.com/quotes-about-procrastination.html

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12 Ways To Play A Much Bigger Game In Life

12 Ways To Play A Much Bigger Game In Life

-Ben

How To Fully Commit To Goals That Terrify You

Benjamin P. Hardy – Sep 20

“Nothing can resist a human will that will stake its existence on a purpose.” — Benjamin Disraeli

There’s a shift that must happen within. Something clicks-in and your brain and biology can never go back.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.”

Ideas can only truly catch hold if they are embedded within a deeply emotional experience that reshapes how you view your identity and purpose in life.

When an idea becomes your obsession and purpose — and it is highly personal to you — then you can take that idea and quickly turn it into a reality.

You don’t need to be defined by the norms and expectations of those around you. You don’t even have to play the same game as everyone else. You’re living in your own world and creating at will, whatever it is you want to see.

Jim Rohn said, “Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.”

You need an idea that shakes-you-up and stirs deep imagination. An idea that moves, inspires, and motivates you.

You need a splendid idea that actually embarrasses you, one in which you don’t want to share with others because you know they won’t understand.

Read more …

How To Fully Commit To Goals That Terrify You – Thrive Global – Medium

https://medium.com/thrive-global/what-happens-when-you-commit-to-playing-life-bigger-than-ever-before-8f37296fc9e0

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A Prayer for Gratitude

A Prayer for Gratitude

Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over us.

Thank you that you are Able to bring hope through even the toughest of times, strengthening us for your purposes.

Thank you for your great love and care.

Thank you for your mercy and grace.

Thank you that you are always with us and will never leave us.

Thank you for your incredible sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life.

Forgive us for when we don’t thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you’ve given.

Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh.

Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy.

We love you and we need you, this day and every day.

We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy!

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

(Images) 18 Gratitude Picture Quotes | Famous Quotes | Love Quotes | Inspirational Quotes | QuotesNSmiles.com

http://quotesnsmiles.com/picture-quotes/images-18-gratitude-picture-quotes/

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Fearing Death

Fearing Death

If you understand—things are just as they are. If you do not understand—things are just as they are. —Zen saying

From the universal perspective, all things that are born eventually die. Death comes to our best friends and family members, sometimes even to young children. When we grieve, we join in the universal grieving for all those who have died. This is not a tragedy; it is wisdom. From the universal perspective, life is all the more precious and beautiful because it is so fleeting.

Death is natural. Many people are sick and some will die this year. Some will live years longer and then die. This is our human lot. Because modern culture fosters an intense identification with the outer appearance of the body, going beyond it is not easy. We devote enormous amounts of time to how we look, to dressing, adorning, and strengthening the body. Yet no matter how we cling, as we age the body betrays us. If we limit ourselves to the fulfillment of bodily desires and believe that the body is who we are, when we face aging, sickness, difficulties, and death we will be lost and frightened.

My teacher Ajahn Chah explains, “We only rent this house. If it belonged to us, we could tell it not to get sick, not to grow old. But it takes no notice of these wishes. With wisdom, if you live, that’s good. And when you have to die, that’s fine too. If the doctors told me I had cancer and was going to die in a few months, I’d remind the doctors, ‘Watch out, because death is coming to get you too. It’s just a question of who goes first.’ ”

In the West, we resist reflecting on aging and death because dying is held as failure and it frightens us. In the Buddhist approach, we deliberately turn to face death so that it can bring wisdom, perspective, and a motivation to live each day fully and well.

For many of us there may be a strong fear of dying. What is this fear of death about? When we don’t clearly understand the nature of our mind and body, this fear and resistance to looking at decay and death may be very strong. We think that this mind-body is something solid and secure, that it is the person who we are.

Naturally, when we have this viewpoint, the possibility of the death can be frightening; it feels like a betrayal of our innermost beliefs about who we are and who is in control.

But as we open to the nature of our mind-body, we see that it is literally—not metaphorically—being born and dying in every moment. Our breath, our heartbeats, our thoughts all arise as pulsing waves. We see that there is nothing solid, nothing static, nothing steady that goes from one year to the next, one month to the next, one moment to the next. The mind-body is a flux of constant creation and dissolution. There is no possibility of holding on, although sometimes we try very hard to do so. When we experience this process of change in a very immediate and intimate way, we realize that who we are is the ever-changing waves, and the fear of death begins to dissolve because we see that there never has been anything solid or permanent. We no longer consider death some kind of failure, apart from the natural order of things. We can be more at peace.

Fear of Death

https://jackkornfield.com/fearing-death/

19 Quotes That Will Ease Your Anxiety About Death, Because We Really Shouldn’t Fear the Reaper

https://www.bustle.com/articles/54979-19-quotes-that-will-ease-your-anxiety-about-death-because-we-really-shouldnt-fear-the-reaper

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Stop extrapolating your perceptions

Stop extrapolating your perceptions

Hey there, it going? The other day I was talking to a friend about the house prices in London.

After years of increasing prices, it seems that prices are now decreasing. When I lived in London in 2014 and 2015, I thought that would never happen.

Prices were increasing rapidly and I extrapolated my perceptions. So did many other people at the time. It’s the same thing in Amsterdam, where prices are currently still increasing.

But unfortunately, we can’t simply extrapolate everything we see. And yet, we do it all the time.

Think about it. How often do you make mental movies when someone doesn’t respond to you text, don’t hear back after a job-interview, or when you make a mistake? We’re always so quick with our judgments!

In today’s article, I give examples of why that’s dangerous. And, I share an important stoic exercise that I learned from Marcus Aurelius.

Read: Stop Extrapolating Your Perceptions (3-min read)

I also share a simply strategy that you can use to prevent yourself from getting lost in your perceptions and judgments.

I hope you find it useful! Thanks for reading!

Stop Extrapolating Your Perceptions

September 20, 2018

I bet that you’re extrapolating your perceptions all the time. Let me give you a few examples and tell whether I’m wrong.

“House prices will probably keep increasing.”

“That person will never change.”

“My business will keep growing.”

“I will never learn from my mistakes.”

“He doesn’t like me.”

We often have these type of thoughts multiple times a day. The root of this problem is our quick judgment.

Humans are very fast thinkers. But how fast do we even think?

Scientists have quantified the speed of light and sound, but when it comes to thoughts, it’s not that easily measured.

Researchers that did experiments with measuring the speed of thought, found the following: Thoughts can be generated and acted upon within 150 milliseconds.

If that’s really true, we’re faster than the load time of Google. The median load time for Google.com on mobile is currently 600 ms.

We’re Fast Thinkers

But that doesn’t mean we should follow through on every single thought that pops into our mind.

Have you ever tried measuring how many random thoughts that pop up in your mind? Just do a simple experiment. For the rest of the day, be aware of your thoughts.

Don’t follow through. Every time you start thinking about future events or start making mental movies, keep count on a post-it note or small piece of paper.

I did it one day at the office. It looked like this:

Read more …

Stop Extrapolating Your Perceptions – Darius Foroux

https://dariusforoux.com/extrapolating-perceptions/

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