Friday, March 6, 2015

Phantom Limb

As individuals we usually tend to ignore the severity of decision making or completely ignore the consequences of it. As management students we were taught to micromanage in order to control each aspect of business to reduce unpredictability of businesses and we usually feel that’s how life works too.

Last year presented many obstacles, being jobless and the uncertainty of finding a new one was an experience in itself. It taught me more about myself than 6 years of business school, needless I’m still confused what I should do with my life. It’s a bitter sweet dilemma that makes me thank God for the abundance of talent I possess that leads to this confusion.

It’s obviously frustrating when you don’t get the chances you deserve, or at least you think you deserve, the challenge is however staying positive to extent of not being in denial. I think the key to staying positive is to start the day on a positive note. Set achievable goals and make time for some recreation as well. Motivation stems from positivity and therefore is an internal factor. You need to figure out what works for you the best. Here are some points in general to stay positive.

1. Think more about what you have as opposed to what you don’t: this is especially important in tough times where we are more prone to lose than gain thus focusing on negatives is futile

2. If you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas: All I’ll say is misery loves company, you don’t owe anybody anything.

3. BE careful what goes into your mind- it has a big impact of what comes out of your mouth.

4. Celebrate loud, celebrate often and don’t forget to be thankful.

5. Do more things you love – and exercise even if you don’t like it

6. Keep one eye on the horizon but don’t forget to live the present.

7. Help other, the best way to stay positive.

I did not have a good start to the day, but it’s easier said than done. Life’s primary purpose is to make it tough for you, it’s your choice to become bitter or better

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