Saturday, July 5, 2008

You are not The Product of the Circumstances

‘You are not the product of the circumstances; you are the product of the choices you make now.’ Believe in this statement. Just think about this; we all wake up every morning to the same world. For some of us that day will be a very exciting wonderful day and for some others that is the worst day. How come the same day appeared wonderful for some people and horrible for some others? The day is the same! But the people who looked at the day are different. Hence it is not the day which is creating the environment, it is you who is creating the environment. In fact only you have an influence on the environment. The environment will have influence on you only if you permit that. Hence, if you want to have a happy and peaceful life, stop blaming the environment. Stop finding out what wrong circumstances are the reasons for your problems, instead start finding out what kind of circumstances you want to create.

I don’t know how many of you heard this phrase, “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.” It is a common statement we all make at various occasions that “he has belittled me,” “he is frustrating me,” “he is making my life miserable,” etc. In fact these are all wrong statements. No body can make you feel inferior without your permission, nobody can frustrate you without your permission, nobody can make your life miserable without your permission. When you feel that someone is frustrating you, in fact you are allowing him to make you frustrated. Just think, if your boss is trying to frustrate you, and you have decided that you are not going to be frustrated; what your boss can do. Hence take the responsibility to create the right environment around you every moment. It is you who is in charge.

In fact you have the best environment right now, if you have decided to succeed in life. India is growing at a breathtaking pace. Every sector in our economy is booming. All economists in the entire world are of the opinion that India is unstoppable at least till 2020. By 2020, as our previous Honorable President Dr Abdul Kalam visualized, India will emerge as the most powerful economy in the world. This cannot be stopped at any cost. So in other words we are going to have the best environment during this time; provided you are ambitious, progressive and have got bigger plans in life. If you don’t qualify for any of these factors these years are going to be the most horrible time for you. Hence it is not the environment, but what you want to make from your life, what you want to do with your life is the most important thing.