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Life – A Cafeteria
|by Rhea Resham Singh|
Life's a cafeteria here. You can get anything you want as long as you are willing to pay the price. You can even get success, but you'll never get it if you wait for someone to bring it to you. You have to get up and get it yourself. Success is defined differently by different people. Most people think of success as making it big in power and money. The way I look at success is in being happy and contented not for instants but more consistently.
We grow by dreams. All big men are dreamers. Success is that way just a little after the splat. You have failed many times, although you may not remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim. Don't worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.
Failure doesn't mean I am a failure. It does mean I have not yet succeeded. Failure doesn't mean that I have accomplished nothing it does mean I have learned something. Failure doesn't mean I have been disgraced but it does mean that I dared to try. Failure doesn't mean that I don't have it, it does mean that I have to do something in a different way. Failure doesn't mean that I have wasted my life, It does mean that I have a reason to start over. Failure doesn't mean that I should give up, It does mean that I must try harder. Failure doesn't mean that I will never make it, It does mean that I need more patience. Failure doesn't mean that you have abandoned me, It does mean You must have another idea. The secret of success is in two words -"Right decisions". And we make right decisions by our experience and we get that experience by two words-"Wrong decisions".
The second is believe. Believe yourself based on the thinking you have done about the values you are going to live your life by.
The third is dream. Dream about the things that can be, based on your belief in yourself and values you are going to live by.
The fourth is dare. Dare to make your dreams become reality, based on your belief in yourself and your values.
And the last is attitude. The longer we live, the more we realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude is more important that facts. It is more important than past, than education, than money, then circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think, say, or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company a church, a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We can't change our past. We can't change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We can't change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is like 10% what happens and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with us and we are in charge of our attitudes. Once you reach that point in life, contentment and happiness can not be too far. And that will give you success not just in 21st century but in any century.
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