Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Get gr8 @ life....

I like Robin Sharma's (author of The Greatness Guide) writings. I happened to read an article on getting great in life & reproduce it below:

Life is a skill and like any other skill, once you know the ground rules and make the time to practice, you can get better. A lot better. If you really devote yourself to life, you could even reach a place of mastery. Some have.

I suggest that there are three simple things you can do to get great at life.Pay attention to life. Make the time to reflect on what you want your life to stand for, what you have learned from your years and what your legacy will be. Time slips through your fingers -- like grains of sand -- never to return again. Use your days to realise your talents. Makes me think of that line by Erma Bombeck: "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.'

Try to write in a journal each morning before you walk out into your world. Think about what goals you need to accomplish for you to feel the day has been a success -- and write them down. Think about your most closely held values. Think about what lessons you've learned from the previous day. What good is making a mistake if you don't learn from it?

Engage in life. Angelina Jolie spoke truth when she said: "The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy." I've learned something as I've grown older: Life returns what you give it. Donate your best. Over dinner last night with some friends, we began to speak of goal-setting. "But why set goals when life can be so uncertain?" one friend asked. My reply: "Just because life is so unpredictable doesn't mean you shouldn't exercise your power to be great. Set your goals. Make your plans. Take action and chase your dreams. That's what personal responsibility is all about. But once you've done your best -- let go. And let life do the rest."

Enjoy life. We take life so seriously. But at the end, the billionaire gets buried next to the street sweeper. We all end up as dust. So let's have some fun. "Few of us write great novels," observed Mignon McLaughlin. "But all of us can live them."
True...generally, we get struck up in our 10-5 (7 or 8 wud be appropriate) job and live life like a robot. We should have some hobbies, we should venture out & see the world & try out doing something different. We should have some aims, academically & professionally, & make efforts to achieve them. These things will help us to "live" our life.

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