It’s surely tempting to stay because you get to listen to at least a few words of gratitude and appreciation, and that too, from a complete stranger. It boosts our self esteem and make us feel worthwhile. Despite that, I would not recommend staying for too long; here’s why:
Yes, I am talking to you – the person who is considerate and kind. You are halfway through your life and if you look back, you have spent most of your energy on adjusting. Adjusting to other people, their requirements, their preferences, their happiness etc. You think you are doing good to them or yourself. Trust me, you are doing nothing good to them and definitely not to yourself. Let me explain why.
Life has its unique ways of teaching those who are not wise enough to perceive things the way they are instead of what they should be, for their own emotional comfort. It seemed like a big deal at that time but it was just a reality check I was faced with. I learned to stop being pathetic, being at somebody else’s mercy.
Prioritizing all the tasks of your day prepares you mentally and makes it easier to divide your time according to the importance of the task. It also helps you to keep a track of your progress anytime during the day and makes it less likely for you to miss something important and get worried afterward.
“Sorry” is one of the most commonly used words by people these days. We are taught when and how to use this word from the beginning of our lives. As frequently as people use it, they seldom mean it. It has become more of a formality to apologize after you do something wrong or to be more precise, you do something that is wrong in the eyes of others; you can obviously secretly disagree with the notion entirely.
It’s not easy to decide which things to keep and which ones to let go. Then there are certain habits everybody has that they should let go off sooner than later to find some relief and inner happiness.
You live only once and this is your one and only chance to do what you really want to do. You can live in fear and continue to lead a life of mediocrity or you can learn to let go of secure paths and choose the kind of life you were born to live. The choice is yours!