Start Living Beyond the Excuses

Published: 14th October 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th October 2014 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

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BANGALORE : Stop complaining about having no time for yourself and get up an hour earlier. You have the option, why not exercise it? Stop complaining about not being able to exercise given all that is on your plate these days. If you sleep seven hours a night and work eight hours every day, you still have more than sixty - three hours of free  time every week to do all the things you want to do. This amount to 252 hours every month and 3,024 hours  every single year to spend on life’s pursuits. There has never been a more exciting time to be alive in the history  of the world and you have the choice to seize the boundless possibilities that every day presents.

If you are not as fulfilled or as happy or as prosperous or as peaceful as you know you could be, stop  blaming your parents or the economy or your boss and take full responsibility for your circumstances. This will  be the first step to a completely new way of looking at your life and the starting point of a better way to live. As Bernard Shaw said, “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”

Make wiser choices about the thoughts you will allow to enter your mind, as well as the attitude you will  bring to your days and the way you will spend the hours of your time. Stop complaining and start living. In the words of the poet Rudyard Kipling, “If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, yours is the earth and everything that’s in it.”

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