We always stop ourselves from creating. The whole art of creating is a drag. You think about the art, you think about the implications, you assume about the response you shall get on it.
And then you choose to not create.
Yet. Everyday and each day. Tonnes of instagram posts appear out of the void. Thousands of Facebook videos, and YouTube are uploaded. Not given a single s come thought. People just do things if they can. nothing more. Nothing less.
Yet we all assume that being creative is some mysterious process.
If you ask me, All the art in the world is just work. Simple plain work.
You do what you can and leave everything else to chance.
If you a genius. You creation shows.
If you ain’t. You can’t hide it.
So before you change your mind.
Just pick up the phone and create something beautiful right now.
Sometimes we need to just do it.
Most of the time we just wait and never move.
We wonder and evaluate the process till it loses the essence of motivation.
Then we evaluate some further, and now we are scared to even think about the plan.
The idea here is to execute.
Raw, pure execution.
Just doing it.
Then evaluating it.
Then re-engineering it.
Then doing it all over again.
As Nike said it “Just Do It”
Love Sumeet Soni
I am addicted to reevaluating everything.
If you ask my wife, she hates this habit in me.
She hates that every other month I like to sit down and change all the rules, structure, strategy and goals of my business.
And we own 4 business together. Hence I also understand what this would feel like to any stable person.
I on the other hand, love instability. I love chaos. I love to live outside my comfort zone. I love things to be organic. Changing all the time.
But, reevaluating everything has its own unseen benefits.
You see, we human beings evolve, we learn and forget, This happens everyday, constantly, and everyday we all wake up as a new human being.
The old goal doesn’t inspire us anymore, the old strategy doesn’t work with the market anymore, because the competition have caught up and are smarter than yesterday.
Restructuring our goals and visions always keeps us fresh and blooming up with new ideas.
Hence. Stop relying on old goals and strategy you made last year.
Go to your white board now and reevaluate everything your believed in yesterday, and come up with new goals and vision of your current self.
Only then we will be able to stay ahead than everyone else. And only then you shall always stay inspired and motivated.
There are lots of things I don’t understand, out of them are memes that talk about how awful the past year was. I first assumed that there are some rare people who made these people who actually had a bad year.
Then I saw my friends and family tagging each other in these random things on social media.
That made me, actually ask people upfront about their review of the year, SHOCKINGLY, most of them graded past year as bad.
This made me think.
Then I recall people calling 2016 bad too, and 2015, and 2014; which made me realise something about people.
I think that people think, life is bad in general. Maybe their life sucks, mine didn’t. OR maybe I have extremely low expectation fom life altogther.
I dont know how, but I had an awesome year.
Started new projects, travelled a lot for business and pleasure, hired few good people in business, did some awesome collaboration, finished couple if courses, upgraded my home, and also the year where I read 52 books.
I don’t know what makes my 2017 the best year, but I feel it had something to do with the way I lived it.
ENough about me, how has your year been like?
Meaning of life – lets deal with the cliche’ and Explore the subject older than humanity.
If you start to look at the whole picture at the macro level. The life that we call our own is not entirely ours, everything that we act upon and contemplate about affects everyone we come in contact with.
One thing we can say with certainty is that our life is not independently and entirely ours.
Everything that we act upon and contemplate about affects everyone we come in contact with, hence others importance in our life is established.
I don’t believe that we are here to achieve anything for ourselves. But we are all living for one common goal which is shared with the whole humanity and the cosmos.
The goal is to make the world a better place for each and every living soul. We all feel it inside, we call it the voice of the conscience, we call it god and sometimes we even call it the voice of the soul.
We may plan and consider all we can, but in our heart, we all know that we are bound to our fate and nothing we desire can alter our path. Nothing that we do will ever confirm the outcome of our deeds, doesn’t matter what we wish or desire.
Now, isn’t this simply amazing? we can do and be exactly as we want to and leave all the fruits simply to chance, we may or maybe not become successful, yet we will learn and do all that we love.
We all have learnt this the hard-way, that life doesn’t care about our plans because it has its own plans to fulfil and its own goals to conquer. We are mere pawns in the world which have no kings, no knights nor queens…but mere pawns. We all are pawns and nothing else, no one is above anyone else here..all are just mere pawns…but how is this not the perfect setup?
Let’s for a change celebrate the truth that we all are simply here to be next to each other and help each other out just as we all belong to this large family called Humanity.
Each pawn to help other pawns, we are here to improve others life in whichever way the universe expects desires. Sometimes we know what our path is and sometimes we wonder and walk aimlessly, which eventually leads us to the exact destination where we were supposed to be at that given time.
If this is how the world works and conspires. Why do we fear simply walking towards our goal, and living every moment? Would worrying help? has it ever?
How does it matter if we are concerned or not?
if nothing is in our control, the least we can do is to have fun while walking along the mysterious path of the world around us, without fear or doubts and know that we are exactly where we are supposed to be….
Live for the bigger purpose, live for the betterment of our race. Life then will have its own meaning and its own purpose.
Love life and be whatever we want.
I don’t think this question needs another answer but I had to add something out of my experience as a practising therapist.
Day and day people come to me with problems. Problems ranging from business to extra marital affairs to parents/children problems.
If I can simplify it all, I can tell you all one thing.
All of our problems roots from one inability.
Our inability to stay happy with ourselves.
“All of the humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone,” wrote the French philosopher Blaise Pascal.
If one learns this one ability. All of the major problems will resolve or wouldn’t exist in the first place.
Let me explain how I have observed this problem.
We struggle with failing business not because we are stupid or incompetent, but because we cannot focus on work at hand, which is again stemming from dissatisfaction in our personal life which is the reason of our inability to live alone by ourselves.
We struggle with relationships not because we are bad people or are miserable at it, but because we cannot give as much as we receive, which again stems from our desire to be heard or get attention. Rather focusing on helping others.
Then there are people who are happy. I don’t mean happy in the temporary sense, but really happy with their lives.
They earn well, they live well, they are satisfied with their lifestyle, love their family, are passionate about what they do and have basically everything else.
What is the one trait I see common in all of them?
Their ability to not be dependant on others for happiness. Don’t get me wrong, they are not sociopaths and hate humanity and all its existence.
in fact, these are the sweetest people I know, who somewhere down the road, learnt to be alone.
they learnt the art of confining their whole reality within themselves. They don’t need people.
ironically, they are the ones who are always surrounded by people, money and passion.
The goal is to reach a place where we are not dependant on others for happiness, doesn’t matter what we do, where we live or who we marry.
if we don’t learn to be satisfied with what we have, we will never achieve anything worthwhile.
I hope I could have been of help.
- Freedom – this is so underrated. The thing I love about life is that we can be anything. Apart from physical restrictions – a person can become anything he desires. Right from a teacher to scientist to radio hockey to a writer. One just needs passion and dedication to follow it up.
- We can choose one person to accompany us for rest of our lives. How awesome this one gift is for the mankind and people don’t use it right. We marry people on basis of prestige and money. But if we choose our partner right. 90% of our problems would be resolved. And we will have company all the time.
- Books. They are the best company during those lazy Sundays. And they help us learn new things and give us perspective. They also help us learn more and get rich faster.
- Getting rich. I think everyone should get rich. I don’t mean to imply that getting rich makes you happier. But not have to think about money all the time makes your life really different. In my experience being rich is so much different than people think it is.
- Travelling. Do I even need to justify this??
As answered on Quora
I live to indulge.
No not the regular kind of consumerism or materialistic chaos, I am not into those things. But I am onto something meaner; I indulge in day-dreaming.
Everything that I have done in past 10 yeras has only been focused on one single goal. To be able to day-dream without interruption.
Every decision I take is to achieve the same goal, to be able to sit back and things about the mysteries of life.Yet, I have failed. I have failed everytime I expected to achieve better versions of it.
Every time i took an action to make my life simpler and whole. It has made my life more complicated, and overwhelming.
Like for an example, I hired an assistant expecting him to take care of all my business, phone calls, and what not. He did exactly what I expected but with a slight addition of his own problems and complications.
Earlier I was bogged by clients phone calls the whole day, now I am at the receiving end of phone calls by my assistant, asking me solution of every challenge that comes his way.
In another example, I hired a permanent house servant, to take care of all the needs of the house.
He does exactly what he is supposed to do, but now I am constantly troubled by mistakes he makes. He is human and as a human being, he makes mistakes. He pisses off my neighbor, somehow people dont like to be in an elevator with people below their social stature, he gossips with everyone and most of the times they have consequences, he breaks cutleries in the kitches, he leaves most of the applaices running when not needed, which further increases the maintainence cost,. He also plays music at night when he sleeps in an adjacent room, which again distracts the neighbors. lol.
In another case, I bought a software which was suppose to be “godsend-accounting-hack-that-changes-life”. That software was so demanding that eventually we decided to go back to excel sheets for all our accounting needs. We realised that we were better off with excel sheets for us and leave the software complications for the acocuntants.
There is a point to all of this, and the point is this.
Growing means accepting that life will only get more complicated, and we always assume otherwise. We assume that getting richer will give us more time, it deos exactly the opposite.
We assume that we have to work less, its true to a certain pysical extent ofniy, but we have to be constanly working in the General sense.
We assume that we will have all the luxuries, and we will indulge in them all day, to tell you frankly, I utilised my cheap car more than the luxuries cars I own now.
I lived in a small studio apratment and knew everything and loved every corner of it, now I dont even know where most of my stuffs are, I don’t even know half the time what is happening in another corner of my house. Earlier this use to drive me crazy, but now, I have given up on informations.
I have realised that growing stronger is ultimately having less personal power. Now as i dont make my own food, I dont even get to choose my food, someone makes it for me, and I eat what is served.
I cannot meet a friend when I desire becasue someone else fixed a meeting for me and its “Always” of the urgent kind.
So here is the conclusion to all of this, One thing that I have learnt thorughtout my journey as an entrepreneur is that, getting richer simply means having less power and control. Sooner you accept it, better your life will be.
We chase control. Power. Authority. Money. And. Luxuries.
Yet we will get all of them.
But only in he bigger world sense.
When it comes to personal control.
Getting successful is losing personal control and power.
Sooner we accept this.
Better our lives would be.