Friendship is an extraordinarily unique type of feeling which is very different from just love. While it’s possible to be in love with someone and not be their best friend, it’s impossible to have friendship with someone and NOT love them. Take the example of your parents; while your parents are genetically hardwired to love you they are not necessarily your friends. The reason behind this is that while love just happens, you still have a bit of control when it comes to friendship.
I just finished reading this great classical book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry called “The Little Prince” and in it I was reminded of a timeless lesson about dreaming big that I had to write about. In the book there is this really interesting character who is a child who dreams big and has great ideas but the grownups discourage him (much like how it often is in real life) and even go so far as labelling him as being “unrealistic” and “foolish”. This made me think – why is dreaming and going against the grain of society considered foolish? When isn’t it the “dreamers” that we ironically all look up to?
Taking deliberate steps to improve your life today is one decision that will pay off in days to come if you keep at it! 2017 is now behind us, the question before us is how did you fare? Did you make the most of it? Are there things you wish you did or didn’t do? Whether you’re into new year’s resolutions or not, change is something we all crave and taking action towards that change today is the best resolution you can make. An adage says “whenever you wake is your morning.” This could be yours if you want it to.
I want to wish all of my amazing readers a very happy & a blissful new year ahead! May this new year bring you joy, happiness & prosperity. This article will be about making this new year a memorable one. A moment becomes memorable when that moment is not only about 'I', 'me' or 'myself'. It's about the people around us too. It's sometimes about what we give than what we take. It's sometimes about gratitude towards others, God & ourselves. Sometimes the small deeds sum up to become a part of our memorabilia.
There’s a quote by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya I really like: “This world is like a shadow. If you try to catch it, you will never be able to. Turn your back on it, and it has no choice but to follow you.”I like thinking about that quote when I want to achieve something. It convinces me that in a harmonious and balanced state of mind, the solution comes more easily. But it’s hard to get to that balanced state of mind when we’re chasing so many goals at the same time. Most people are perfectionists to the bone...
The right challenge is the yin to your yang. I don’t know about you, but I’m not enjoying life if I don’t have something challenging that I’m working towards. When my goals push me to the limits, I know that I’m not selling myself short. Anything less than that, and it’s hard to be sure that I’m getting the most out of life, or at least trying to. You fail when it’s easy and succeed when it’s hard because you want to: (a) make a unique contribution to the world, and you can only do that if you sincerely push yourself and...