Category: Life Decisions

The lure of the conventional path

Uncharted territories

The lure of the conventional path is tempting. Especially when you know you are in a position to benefit from the system.

But you know that you will regret if you give up now and go back to the conventional path.

If you don’t lose hope, you will see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Little by little

Little by little. That’s the only way to make progress.

When we have big dreams and huge goals, the impossibility of achieving them will demoralise us early. Then we get stuck because we don’t see any progress. We feel like any actions we take doesn’t seem to produce any results.

So we feel like giving up.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Conventional wisdom says that we have to have a plan for the next 5 years. But maybe we don’t really have to.

However, having a vision for your life is not the same as having a plan for your life.

You need margin in your schedule

Living in a city can be stressful. We have many obligations to attend to. Our calendars can get filled up quickly.

But our time is the most valuable resource that we have. Are we protecting and guarding it well by consciously building margin in our schedule?

When to quit (and when to keep going)

The idea of “winners never quit, and quitters never win” can mislead you sometimes. The thing is, winners never quit in the important things. But they do quit (sometimes often) from the things that hinder them.

How do you know when it’s time to quit? And how do you know whether to keep going on?

The myth of ‘go big or go home’

Sometimes we feel like anything less than a huge success is not worth the effort. And if we don’t make it big, we shouldn’t even try at all.

But sometimes when you go big, you lose the opportunity to do the things that you set out to do in the first place. Be it in business or in your career, you don’t always have to go big or go home.

Dealing with ‘what-if’ questions

The trajectory of our life is made up of the decisions we make daily. Some decisions are inconsequential, like the outfit we choose to wear on a particular day. Others might have a greater impact on our lives, like the universities we go to or the jobs we accept.

But regardless of what decisions we finally make, the voice that accompanies us daily won’t fail to torment us with never-ending ‘what-if’ questions.

How can we deal with them?