The Key is In Your Hands

Written by Kenia Morales

People have a natural tendency to: Complain about others being self absorbed. Complain about living in a materialistic World. Complain about having dishonest friends and blah, blah, blah! Seriously, if I keep going It will never come to an end.

But, are you any different? Do you seek out to make changes inrepparttar World? Do you lend a hand to a friend in need?

Mahatma Gandhi said “You must berepparttar 145734 change you want to see inrepparttar 145735 world”.

The same principle can be applied to your goals. If you are not exactly were you want to be in life; then it is time you take control and make some changes. Do not wait for external sources to handle anything for you.

The Three Pillars of Life

Written by Amyn Lalji

We all haverepparttar power to change our lives. What differentiates between those who takerepparttar 145710 action to change and those who just sit onrepparttar 145711 sidelines are three basic human endowments. These three if understood and practiced haverepparttar 145712 power to initiate change within us. Lets take a look at them individually.

Purpose A strong purpose provides us with energy. Purpose is nothing butrepparttar 145713 motivation to keep us going. It is likerepparttar 145714 engine ofrepparttar 145715 ship. Its absence is taken by inertia, a feeling of being inrepparttar 145716 comfort zone and being there. People with a sense of purpose see a larger picture. They haverepparttar 145717 ability to gush towards their objectives simply byrepparttar 145718 motivation andrepparttar 145719 energy that their purpose creates for them.

Values Have you ever applied a quick fix, fast acting, and fast track solution to a problem? Certainly every one of us has done it at one time or another. It certainly works inrepparttar 145720 short term but eventually it tears us down. Why is that so? This is because ofrepparttar 145721 fact that quick fix solutions do not harmonise our purpose with our values. They just patch uprepparttar 145722 purpose with a sort of quasi values giving us an illusion of a solution. If you want your life to be in harmony,repparttar 145723 first thing you need to do is to clarify your values both in your organisational and personal life.

To balance our values, we have to make a clear distinction between “our needs” and “our wants”. Needs are essential to our survival and growth while wants are those extras that fuel our desires. What is interesting to note is that we are always in a crisis between our needs and our wants.

We live in a dichotomy. On one hand we all know that we will die one day but onrepparttar 145724 other hand we also know that we will live. This simple fact makes us complacent. But if you know that you will die say after a month, then what will happen? Your attitude towards life will change altogether. You will give more importance to your relationships! You will try to live as lively as possible! Nature will become dearer to you! You will start to appreciate your life more, just byrepparttar 145725 fact that you know that you will die in month’s time. Crisis brings us clarity and appreciation in life. Think about it as you will die tomorrow and see what you really value in your life. You will be thrilled.

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