1. “If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” – John C. Maxwell
A person satisfied with his present conditions can have no better future. Staying in your comfort zone such as staying in one city, choosing the same educational stream as your friends, sticking to one profession for a life time etc. will kill innovative ideas and the resulting action. Dare to move out of your comfort zone and explore in the direction of new opportunities. Never fear to take new responsibilities and challenges. Just as stagnant water accumulated in puddles starts rotting and gives a foul odor after a few days, likewise human life starts losing its meaning when it gets stuck somewhere. Don’t let your comfort zone control you. It is okay to feel awkward and uncomfortable at times if it is for the sake of accomplishing your dreams. Give wings to your dreams by daring to learn and discover. Break the shackles of your comfort zone and chase your dreams without a doubt. Venturing out of your comfort zone might be difficult but this is what every winner does. Stop cherishing the love of comfort and broaden the horizon of your consciousness. Always remember that comfort zone only creates an illusion of safety. It does not guarantee real safety. So, step out of it and explore the real YOU.
2. “The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.” – Logan Pearsall Smith
Most of the people find their work a dull repetitive routine. There is no element of satisfaction, fulfillment or self-realization in their work. The primary concern of most people is either money or prestige or both. For most of the people satisfaction is in the salary slip as it helps them to do away with their debt or save money for some leisure activities. For some others getting into a particular job is only related to the prestige associated with it. The number of people who really love their work and wake up each day looking forward to it is quite negligible. It is important to understand that fulfilment is not something which is inbuilt into the job. It is we who have to look at the various dimensions of the work. Using innovative ideas and creativity we have to add colors to our work so that it becomes meaningful. By developing a fondness for drudgery of work, we can give our hundred percent and that is how we can reap the maximum output.
3. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – John Powell
To err is human. No such person ever existed on earth who never committed a mistake. Every story has a moral. Similarly every mistake teaches us something. A person who learns something from his mistakes and tries not to repeat them can be rightly called a wise person. People with a tendency to forget mistakes committed by them are the ones who never rise in their lives. So if you commit a mistake accept it and try to analyze where and why did you go wrong. Instead of clinging on to ego or holding grudges against someone, it is wise to introspect ourselves and learn something from our mistakes.
4. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn
Motivation is the first thing that gets you started in the direction of accomplishing your goals. However, excellent habits keep you going on in that direction without fail. In majority of cases the dreams melt away just like snowflakes as the dreamer does not find sufficient motivation for turning his dreams into reality and gives up prematurely on his journey. Life is not always easy going. Goals can’t be accomplished in a day. However, they can be done by incorporating excellent habits. These habits can lessen the friction of life and act as a fuel for reaching the finish line. By repeating good habits each day we make progress, no matter how small and ultimately we come close to the golden crown.
5. “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – Gail Devers
Sitting in one corner of a room and day-dreaming get you nowhere. If you have decided to do something you should have the guts to go ahead and start acting in that direction. Science and technology would not have progressed so far if the scientists didn’t try implementing their ideas. People with innovative ideas are often mocked and looked down upon by the common masses. Success kisses the feet of only those who ignore these remarks and go ahead with their decision. Do not let the fear of defeat overpower you. You can never figure out the consequence of your endeavor if you just don’t try.…