There are so many of us who spend a lot of time finding fault with ourselves. We blame all our failures on our lack of skill, lack of knowledge or just plain bad luck. If you really want to get anywhere in life the first person you need to satisfy is yourself. We need to come to terms with ourselves. We need to accept our faults, our weakness and see ourselves for what we are. There is saying that puts it very nicely as “Don’t compromise with yourself, you are all you got”. There is nothing truer than that.
The important thing is to first learn to accept ourselves. Each of us carry within ourselves our own and individual experiences. Nobody else can take this away from us. We need to look into ourselves deeply and learn all that we can. While we tend to dwell on our failures we need to realize that there is rich learning we can gain from our failures. In fact, failure is a better teacher than success. We just need to identify what make us unique. We all are unique in our own way and we need to make sure that we use this uniqueness of ours to make things better for ourselves and others.
Instead of finding fault with ourselves or trying use our situation in life as an excuse for inactivity, we need to view our experiences in a positive light and take pro-active action and see how our unique experience can help us and others. The rule to follow in life is “When cornered, start exploring the corner”. So rather than complaining about our lack of good fortune we need to look at opportunities that the situation presents to us.
There are several instances in real life of people who achieved great things in life against incredible odds. It all lies in our perception of things. Rather than trying to fight against circumstances, we need to adopt the truth in the old Chinese adage which states “Go with the flow”.Nobody has a reason for complain too long.
With right action and right attitude there is nothing that cannot be overcome in life.