Leading Self @ College
Want to know how to set a direction and purpose for your life? Want to know how to set goals for yourself? Want to know what it takes to make lasting careers? Want to know about the power of creative thinking? Want to know about the mental viruses which can harm your life? Want to build antivirus for your mind? Want to know about your true potential? Finally, want to know how to be successful and happy in life?
If the answer is a “YES”, take a minute or two and think about the difference between persons going to college and those not. Think about what you would be without education in your life? Ask yourself what education, sports and entertainment means to you? Did you ever think about those how are helping and supporting your education. Always be thankful to parents and teachers for they are the ones who lay the foundation for our lives. Without foundations, no structure can ever be built and thereforealways have the greatest of gratitude and respect for parents, teachers and people who support you. The one who does not regard parents and gurus can never be successful and happy in life. Trust you all understand that everything in life comes with a price. You are spending time to read this page or content. You are paying by your time. Nothing comes for free you better realize that now. Everything you are getting free in life is not free but because of your parent’s efforts or those supporting you. Your parents work hard and make sacrifices to send you to college for education because knowledge alone can give you light to guide your life. Sun gives you light during day time and moon, lights and candles can give you light during nights but “knowledge” alone has the power in this world to give us light for life, be it day or night. Without education and knowledge our lives would be filled with darkness even in the brightest of sun and greatest of lighting. Think about people who do not have access to education and what they go thru in their lives? Always have regards for what you have in life because someone is working for you to give you what you have. If you are convinced with the above, take the journey ahead… Take a look at the picture below for a couple of minutes and see what you can make of it before you move ahead?
Success and leadership is a package not just a few traits.
Your mind is your greatest asset and only you can guard it. If you don’t protect,
it will become your greatest liability.
*Exceptions are ok once a while but they should not become a norm. You must always be alert. As soon as such thoughts come to your mind, kick it or block it vigilantly. They keep coming at you stronger and you got to keep blocking and kicking harder. There are no two things in life, either you control virus or let virus control you. It’s a continuous tussle in your head and you got to play football with those negative thoughts. If you miss one of those balls it will be a self-goal for you. Even one thought penetrating your antivirus will cause harm to you. It’s like one bad fish which can spoil the entire lake. *Unless you develop a robust and strong antivirus the chances of you staying success are slim. Your mind is your greatest asset and only you can guard it. If you don’t protect, it will become your greatest liability.
Thoughts which have the seeds of potential virus>>Thoughts of unhappiness, sorrow, fear, disbelief, frustration, lack of confidence, lack of self-belief, lack of self-esteem, lack of direction and purpose, not now, not today, maybe tomorrow, have a lot of time, it’s ok to break it once, not in the mood, let me sleep, exercise is no priority, I’m in good health; it’s ok to eat & drink junk, studies is no big deal for a few days etc. contain inherent seeds of virus and act as decelerating agents so be mindful of these all the time.
*There are no two drivers in life; either you drive virus out or let virus drive you.
Antivirus for the mind: At a given time mind can hold only one thought; that is how the mind works. Just say to yourself “no virus please” when such thoughts happen to you or alternatively replace a virus thought with a good thought, a positive thought. You got understand and watch how the mind works and play the sport by the rules. When people throw demotivating comments at you; your antivirus must be alert to detect and block them right there at the entrance. Just make it habit to not accept unnecessary and junk gifts from people with a smile. Remember, getting angry and losing your balance is also virus (negative) hence a “No thank you” must be handy in your mind to such thoughts. Replacing negative with positive thought(s) is the simple remedy if you fail to detect some virus but a little hard to implement in the beginning. It’s more or less same like learning to ride a bicycle. Initial few times it seems so tough to ride the bicycle but eventually with practice you learn. It’s the same with blocking and replacing virus as well. Play it as your favorite sport because that is the only way you can play it all your life.
*Remember, it’s either you or virus which is in control of your life. Without antivirus protection, your life will get corrupt and lose direction and purpose.
Building antivirus for mind is like a marathon run or a 24/7 football match, play it like your favorite sport and enjoy; health, happiness and success will follow.
4. Guru or Teachers - Guru is a Sanskrit word and is formed by the syllables gu and ru. Gu indicates darkness, and ru indicates destruction, guru means "dispeller of darkness". Without guru's, our lives will be filled with darkness even in the brightest of sun. Always, have the greatest of gratitude and respect for parents and teachers.
Creator cannot teach everyone, everything hence he created teachers.
5. Purpose and direction in life - Find a purpose and direction for your life. It is fine to take extra time to make this decision but be clear in your mind about the purpose and direction you want to head for the rest of your life. It will be one of the biggest and best decisions you would ever take in your life. Know what you want in life and where you want to see yourself. Knowing what your interests and priorities are and what you love to do in life is fundamental to success.
Knowing ones interests, likes and priorities early in life and sticking to it all thru is the simplest way to success and happiness
The biggest irony about human beings is; everyone knows where they are going and why, when they step out of their homes everyday but when it comes to knowing where one wants to go in life, most people are unclear and have no answers. When it comes to journey of life, most people are just hopping from one road to another with no clear vision and direction in their mind. They are taking the road which is convenient and easy to pick without giving it serious thought. This is one of the biggest reasons why most people are unhappy and miserable.
“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others, And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them” – Dalai Lama
*For more, read the complete “leading self” hand guide and presentation for schools. Thank you for joining the leading self moment.
1. A life without purpose and direction is a life without a meaning.
2. Know your areas of inherent interests, likes and priorities and be convinced.
3. Choices we make, makes us (good or bad).
4. Knowing and believing in self is the first step to the path of success.
5. Everything comes with a price, to grow; you must labor and cultivate self.
6. All your actions must be guided with right motives to be on the path of growth.
7. Path of conscious and continuous learning is the way to realize one’s true potential.
8. If you don’t believe in yourself nobody else will.
9. No two drivers in life, either you drive mental virus or let the virus drive you.
10.All negatives thoughts in mind are viruses which can potentially destroy your life.
11.Your mind is your greatest asset; protect it else it will become your greatest liability
12.Without antivirus protection, your life will get corrupt and lose direction and purpose.
13.Building antivirus for mind is a like marathon run or 24/7 football match, play it like your favorite sport and enjoy; health, happiness and success will follow.
14.Path to leading others begins with leading self; focus on cultivating “Self”.
15.I equals to Infinite in potential.
16.It’s not what we have but what we do with what we have.
17.No substitute for self-effort, smart work & creativity should complement hard work.
18.Judge yourself always and others when must.
19.Happiness is a choice; learn to be happy and positive by choice.
20.There are no short cuts to success but many to failures.
21.We have no choice but to eat the fruits of our actions (both good & bad).
22.Getting ahead is ordinary but getting ahead taking people along is extra-ordinary.
23.Being healthy, happy & positive is fundamental to everything we do in life.
24.Not just the end goal but the path you chose is equally important.
25.Set a purpose and direction for your life else the journey of life will mean nothing.
26.Knowing and being self is the basis for winning self.
27.Try to win self before others.
28.Little progress everyday ads up to big results.
29.Nothing is impossible for a willing and clean heart.
30.If you don’t respect & tolerate people for what they are, people won’t respect you for what you are.