Getting into a
routine and doing the same thing over and over again gets boring. One yearns
for change and playing that waiting game isn’t fun. Patience is an important virtue
to have in such scenarios. Things happen in life when they have to and not when
you want them to. You may try hard to make things happen the way you like and
at a time you preferred. However, things do not always turn out the way you
wanted or even if they do, it may not be at a time that you wanted it to
When life is not
going the way you like, calm and patient mind is what you need. Remember the
fact that change is the rule of nature. Nothing is permanent. How you see
situations, circumstances and people today could be totally different from how
you saw it in the past and you may analyze it from a totally different
perspective in the future. Not getting something you desperately wanted could
actually be a positive thing.
experience has proved it to me that it is all about your perception. How you
take things matters more than anything else. Few months back I was struggling
with severe pain in the neck all the way to the upper back. Pain was strong
enough to restrict my neck movement. Medicines did help me to get relief but slight
pain still remained. Along with medicines I had started doing neck exercises too.
Gradually the pain was gone and I got into the habit of exercising. Though not every
day but atleast 3-4 days in a week I do exercise and that makes me feel good
about myself. In fact, the day I miss out on exercising I feel bad. I always
wanted to exercise and in the past I used to initiate some routine only to
discontinue it mid way. However, when I was going through lot of pain and wasn’t
left with any option but to exercise, I made sure that I exercised without fail.
It is only a maximum of 30 minutes that I spend doing light workout but it does
make me feel lot more energetic. The whole point of sharing this personal
experience here is to highlight the fact that the excruciating pain felt by me was
something very negative that happened to me. Yet it actually forced me to bring
about a positive change in my life.
There is nothing
wrong in having your own plans for a future that you wish to have. However,
holding on to such plans thinking that nothing else would work in your favor is
not right. Always be ready to adapt your plans according to situations and
circumstances in your life. At times, you may have to take a pause just to
ensure that you are moving in the right direction. That pause may be perceived
as negative by you at that moment. However, sometime in future when you sit and
reflect you would realize that it was really the game changer.