Friends, Pals, Seniors, Juniors, Sirs, Ma’ams, CEOs, Managers, Team Leads, Daydreamers, Professionals and everyone.
It’s Jan’ 15th of the year 2018 and it’s been 15 days that you have been following (or not following) the resolutions that you made on the 31st of Dec’, 2017 to live a life that is meaningful and productive and a life that would fulfill all your dreams. Although I don’t know most of you, I can say one thing with 100% certainty that unfortunately, more than 90% of you have already broken their resolutions or are going to break it sooner. Sounds bitter and harsh? Well, it is supposed to be because it is true.
My name is Jitendra Pant (friends call me Jiten). I am not a Guru, who is living an ideal life myself but I have been fighting the enemy within me every day (we all have one, the biggest enemy ever) to live a life (not hope, wish or dream of) that must make me a better person, a better worker, a better colleague, a better senior, a better junior, a better listener, a better speaker, a healthier person, a wealthier person, a better son, a better lover, a better brother and a better friend to those who matter.
Was I always inspired and motivated like how I am today? Yes always!
Did I always get what I want? Of course not!
What changed in me that I started getting the results now? Around 4 years back, I came to meet (through people, seminars, books, and online videos) my motivational Guru Robin Sharma and I further got introduced to Zig Ziglar, Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Dale Carnegie and many other motivators who gave me their words of wisdom. This blog is not about me, but I was also taught by my motivational Gurus to help others grow while you grow yourself in the journey. So, here I am in an attempt (successful or not, you decide, I tried and that’s my success) to inspire you, enrich you and serve as your servant to remind you of your greater self. My blog on “The day to evaluate the resolutions you made on Dec’, the 31st” is all about you to evaluate the promises that you made to yourself with great determinations just a few days back.
Let’s try to understand why most of us failed to achieve what we wanted so badly, that we knew for sure will change our lives for good? Through the words of wisdom that I heard from legends including the Gurus I just listed and others like Steve Jobs, Chris Gardener, Aamir Khan, Usain Bolt and Nadal (these are my superheroes, you might have yours), I learned that they all follow certain common rituals that most of us lack. They are obsessed with what they want, they have a clear vision of their dreams and most importantly they take ACTIONS to fulfill them. They take ACTIONS and CONTINUE TO ACT even when they were laughed at, mocked by people (including friends and family) and ridiculed every day. They continue to hone their skills and improve it every single day inch by inch to be a better version of their own self. They visualize themselves as the “BEST AMONGST THE BEST” irrespective of their education, financial setbacks, and failures that they face in their pursuits. In short, they just don’t dream, or are positive or have a wishlist, they act, learn, fail and grow every day.
Is it as simple as it sounds? Of course not. It’s hard, it’s painful, it’s a lot of work but it’s worth the happiness, success, fulfillment, pride, health, wealth, and wisdom that you gain and you gain it at a much faster pace than you can believe. Sounds over ambitious? It might but it’s true, I can say it because I can feel it every day. I am a better version of me today than I was just yesterday. Robin Sharma has rightly said, “Those who sweat more in the field, bleeds less in the combat”. I might fail again but now I believe myself more for I have learned that “It’s not about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward”. I am nowhere close to perfection but I am excelling every day and I am cherishing the results and my friends you too will.
So today, with a humble heart and respect, I challenge, request, ask, encourage and support you to get back to the mindset that you had on 31st of Dec and tell yourself that you will nail it, you will shine, you will blossom and spread your fragrance all over to bring happiness to your own life, in the lives of your loved ones and in the lives of people who look up to you. Be the best boss and the best worker you know. Be a better family man/woman than you were yesterday. Don’t waste your gym membership this year. Eat healthy, smile at people, talk positive, read books (they are life changing) or do whatever gives meaning to your life in the TRUE sense.
They say “if you want to be amongst the top 5%, you can’t afford to act like the other 95%”.
A HAPPY NEW LIFE 2018 and ahead.
About the author
Jitendra Pant is a Research Assistant and Ph.D. Scholar in the Department of Engineering at the University of Georgia, US. He is a motivator and believes in the power of words + actions. He is a BITS alumnus and Ex-Scientist in Research and Development (R&D) Department at Biocon Research Ltd, Bangalore. His motivational novel “A fool who ate his hunger” is getting released soon worldwide.