Tag: Self-realization

The Best Thing You Can Do For Yourself Is To Resolve To Be Better Than Who You Were Yesterday

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If you want to grow, just know that learning is not an avent; it is a lifelong thing. If you want to succeed in your life, do not seek to be like other people. All you have to do is to NEVER stop learning about yourself, your life, where you are, and where you are going.

Your life is about you, not about other people. So if you are not living your life in your own way, you are wasting it. Because living other people’s lives will never get you to where you really want to go.

Focus on where you are going. Do not try to be like others. Just work harder to be better than who you were yesterday. That is the only way forward. Because to get what you want, to be successful, to grow, to make a difference, you must know who you are. If you do not know who you are, you will not get what you want.

If you know who you really are, you can achieve whatever it is that you want to achieve. It is important to know who you are. Knowing who you are is the beginning of success. Knowing who you are is the beginning of self-realization. Think about it. If you do not know yourself, if you do not know what you want to be, how can you do great things? You can’t.

And you can achieve greatness if you are willing and ready to take responsibility for your life, for your actions. According to Joan Didion, “The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s life is the source from which self-respect springs.” Yes, taking responsibility for our lives is everything. Responsibility is about racing against yourself, not racing against others. Racing against others is a waste of time. The best way to move forward in your life is to race against yourself. And if you can race against yourself, if you can face yourself, great things will come to you. The question is: Are you willing and ready to race against yourself?

If You Are Not Living Your Life, You Are Living Other People’s Lives

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Life is for you to live. Life is for you. Life is for you to live now! Stop hiding your true self. Stop living other people’s lives. If you have been doing it, stop it! God didn’t bring you here to live other people’s lives. God brought you here to live your REAL life. If you are not living it, it is never too late to change it. God wants you to be happy. God wants you to live your life. God wants you to enjoy your life. Permit me to ask you this question: Why are you against yourself?

If you want to be happy, you must live your own life. You must develop the courage to live your own life. You must stop doing what you think the world wants you to do. Do not do what the world wants you to do. Do not go where the world wants you to go. It is your life. The world should forget about you. You are not here to imitate anyone, but to live your life.

“Self-realization is not an event. It is a lifelong thing.”

It takes courage to do great things. So if you want to live your own life, you have got to double your courage. You have got to work really hard to defend yourself. Because the world is working to change you. Do not let that happen to you. The best gift you can give yourself is the gift of self-realization. According to Sri Ramana Maharshi, “Our own self-realization is the greatest service we can render the world.” You were born to realize who you really are, not to play around. You were born to enjoy the gift of life. You were born to bless your life. You were born to grow, to live, to love, not to waste your time. Remember, self-realization is not a one day thing; it is a lifelong thing. If you want it, go for it.