Tag: Future

Why You Need Your Own Place

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“The main thing, of course, always, is the fact that there is only one of you in the world, just one, and if that is not fulfilled then something has been lost.”- Martha Graham

“There is only one you in the world.” And no one can do what you are doing. No one can live like you. No one can talk like you. No one can dance like you. No one can sing like you. Why is that? Because there is no one like you in the world. So do not worry about where you are now. Do not worry about where you are going. When you take care of now, when you take care of where you are, your future will take care of itself.

You have your own place in the world. And no one can live there but you. If you are not happy with yourself, check where you are. If nothing is working for you, check where you are. If you are not growing yourself, check what you are doing. Ask yourself, “Am I in my own place?” Because if you are not in your place, things will not be easy for you. But if you are in your place, things will not be difficult for you. Robert Colllier said, “If you have been drifting, if your work has been joyless, your business profitless, look around you for the right niche that was made for you to fill.” If you want to be successful in your life, you must look for your own niche.

Before You Give Up, Look Around Where You Are

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“What will become a man when he gives up self?“- Swami Paramananda

You must protect your future by being decisive. We do our best work when we are decisive. We do our worst work when we are indecisive. Life is full of difficulties. Whatever you are going through right now, don’t give up. Fight with it until you have learned something from it.

Do not ignore where you are. You are there for a purpose. Before you give up on yourself, before you give up on your dreams, before you start chasing a new position, before you start looking for the best place to stay, look around you. See if what you are looking for is right where you are. Look for the reason to stay there. Look for opportunities, not excuses. As Martha Graham once said, “Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.” Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, do not look for excuses to leave, look for reasons to stay.