One Life

That's the poster I wake up to every morning ;-)
  • This is your life.
  • Do what you love, and do it often.
  • If you don't like something, change it.
  • If you don't like your job, quit.
  • If you don't have enough time, stop watching TV.
  • If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.
  • Stop over analyzing, life is simple.
  • All emotions are beautiful when you eat, appreciate every last bite.
  • Open your mind, arms and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences.
  • Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them.
  • Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself.
  • Some opportunities only come once, seize them.
  • Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them so go out and start creating.
  • Life is short.
  • Live your dream and share your passion.
  • Stop making excuses.
  • Take responsibility. 

✔ #001 - Write A Simple Poem Deep Diving On Art Of Life

I felt so alone as I was looking for like minded people,
Only to realize I am unique and opposites complement.
And now everything around feels like home.

I used to hid my face inside sand like a camel before storm,
Only to realize people and situation don't change.
And they simply need to be accepted as they are.

I thought you defined my very existence,
Only to realize that your comments were just a passing thought.
And I can no longer be a football of your opinions.

I jumped on every occasion making fault-finding my mission,
Only to realize your mistakes just happened.
And it was foolish of me to find intentions.

I lived my life in past pains and future worries,
Only to forget my very name. Come on Abhijeet live in the present.
And all you need to do is - win this moment.

For ups and downs are part of life,
And smiling through them is art of life.

✘ #032 - Have 6 Packs In 6 Months

Today is 01-Jul-2018. And it has been 6 months down the line for the year 2018. 6 more to go. With the kind of exercise goals I had in the past - This looks impossible. That's right. The goal is to have -

6 Packs In 6 Months
So, when you meet me on the first day of the year 2019, do say "Hi" to the 6 packs as well. I know, this is a very difficult ask/task. But 6 months is a good amount of time. I do realise that it is not just hard work involved herein but a lot of smart work and science as well.

So I am going to read a lot about it. And do a lot to make it happen. Lets see how this pans out. All the best bro ... Amen.

Ikigai - A Reason For Being

I am sure everyone of us has at some point or the other pondered on this most basic question - what you should be doing? And the following Japanese concept explains it in and out - Ikigai.

If you are at that intersection called Ikigai then you are destined to succeed - sooner or later.

  1. What you Love?
  2. What you are good at?
  3. What the world needs?
  4. What you can be paid for?

Very often we start with the first question and probably figure out the second but miss on the later two which causes a lot of anguish later down the line. Do proper research, answer all of them and then you will hit bulls eye if you are standing on Ikigai.

If you haven't found that intersection ... keep looking ... don't give up.

As far as I am concerned, I am exactly where I want and looking back taking those tough decisions and risk has played out extremely well for me. You bet I have a story to tell ... :-)

Watch 100 Documentaries - Milestone

Documentary - a film or television or radio programme that provides a factual report on a particular subject.
It has a lot of condensed and focused knowledge about a given subject. And with my active subscriptions of hotstar and amazon prime video - there are so many documentaries to explore. I am going to give sizeable portion of my time every week in watching these documentaries. As always, will maintain a list of documentaries I manage to absorb.

Here is to a documented start -

  1. Becoming Warren Buffett
  2. The Koran: Journey To The Book's Origin
  3. Inside Job
  4. Origins: The Journey Of Humankind - Spark of Civilization
  5. Origins: The Journey Of Humankind - Cheating Death
  6. Origins: The Journey Of Humankind - The Power of Money
  7. Origins: The Journey Of Humankind - The Writing on the Wall
  8. Origins: The Journey Of Humankind - Progress of War
  9. Origins: The Journey Of Humankind - Building the Future
  10. Origins: The Journey Of Humankind - Into the Unknown
  11. Origins: The Journey Of Humankind - The Road Ahead

Nihilism - But Then What?

Came across a new philosophy -
Nihilism - the belief that nothing in the world has a real existence.
But the real question is, even if it is true, then what? My point is, even if life on earth is meaningless or probably just a fluke of nature, we still have a choice. Either to be sad about it or revel with joy for this amazing experience.

I am inclined to choose the later ... day in and day out ...

But sadly, too many people spend their time in the hope of finding a meaning. It's like trying to reach a destination only to realise that the journey was the real fun.