Want to achieve so much in life but are confused about which passage to choose to reach your destination?If you are young and in your 20s there is no stopping you from living forever happily with the decisions you make now.Whether you are a college student or just bumped into your first job, this is a little manual on how to make your life successful and being satisfied with your achievements.Read on to know more-
1.HEALTH IS WEALTH-
Swear by this mantra always.Take care of your health,eat a balanced diet with loads of fruits and vegetables,drink atleast 2 litres of water daily,exercise,practise yoga and get regular health check ups done.Do not act lazy ,skip the elevator and take stairs instead and try to do your work all by yourself.Take care of your skin and hair as well as they reflect what you eat ,visit a dermatologist if required.Avoid alcohol and strictly say no to smoking and drugs.
2.BECOME COMPLACENT WITH WHAT
YOU HAVE NOW-
We should learn from monks on how they are always content with life.Do not always crib about what you don’t have ,instead enjoy the present and work hard for improving the current situation be it a job or your degree.This is just the beginning friends,toiling will make you want you want to be, and not getting jealous from others and sad about your job.
3.NEGOTIATE WHERE APPROPRIATE-
Being complacent doesn’t imply that you will lag behind others if you do the same amount of efforts.Ask your boss to increase your salary, chances are if you never talk about promotion you won’t get any.Similarly,if you do not understand a certain topic at college ,always ASK for help from your mates and teachers.Don’t think that your questions will sound stupid.Eventually teachers are paid to clear our doubts only.
4.LIVE IN YOUR MEANS-
Cut your coat according to the cloth.Spend your earnings wisely.Look for cheaper but good quality substitutes rather than purchasing the same from a huge designer store or partying at the costliest lounge in town.Open a savings bank account and deposit some part of your earnings regularly.This will come handy in life in paying for important things like bills,food and health ,education etc.
We know that you are young,wild and free but give yourself reality checks.Draw a line and then make friends and decide what kind of relationships you want to share.Don’t just date any random person because your friends think it is cool and be extremely careful in indulging in any kind of a physical relationship.Do not invest your time,money and heart for a wrong person.
6.FORGIVE AND FORGET-
Do you still hate your roommate for eating that chocolate cake all alone or your girlfriend for not letting you go abroad?Forget the difficult time and don’t keep grudges with anyone.Sort things out and remember the two magic words SORRY and THANK YOU.You will be a much happier and lighter person .Trust me!
Whether you are born in a middle class family or in an elite one,you should always act mature and take good care of your family.It is always fun to enjoy the sweet fruit of success but believe in sharing it with people who made you reach where you are.Pay for family bills,buy goodies for your parents and make them proud of giving birth to you.Happiness lies in seeing your mother smile and the reason is you.
8.FIND A GURU-
It is very difficult to find an appropriate person and making him your Guru.But if you find a wise person,seek his blessings ,work under his guidance and seek motivation and inspiration.You can also visit a therapist in case you have problems handling life issues or contact your parents.
9.YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE-
Go bungee jumping,visit your favourite temple located at a difficult place ,cook for your parents but dont get drunk and drive at a high speed just because you have the excuse of YOLO.Do adventurous things,enjoy anything you love but as I said earlier with care.YOLO is great if it benefits two individuals but when it harms someone ,don’t do it.
10.TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS-
Don’t act as a child always and keep blaming others for petty issues.Bring out the best in you.Be proactive,accept your mistakes and work in the right direction to correct your errors.If you are responsible for your own deeds,people will trust you more and also respect you.
11.DO IT NOW!
Always procrastinating things till the dead line?It cause nothing but sheer loss in quality and yes the headache.Believe in doing things now,learn and practise effective time management.
12.DON’T GIVE UP-
You are still young and this is the time for you to blossom.Don’t get disheartened if you have been rejected for an interview or got flunked in any subject at college.You can move mountains if you have the will .Just work hard and concentrate on your goals.Think rationale and do not get emotional always.