Monday, October 13, 2014

How Far Have I Come?

At times it is important to ask yourself this, How Far Have I Come? It is important to focus on the good, the achievements, the tides through which we have sailed, to gauge one's happiness meter, to re-write our dreams, re-sketch our life's blueprint.

"Your views will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."
- C.G. Jung

At core, I am a very high-on-energy, happy-go-lucky person . But there are days when I feel really low, and to claw myself back from this pit, I take to a little self-introspection.

It not only helps to remind me how far I have come, smile at the tiny feats; but also reflect on the weaknesses that I need to overcome to grow. But more than anything it helps me to pause and look at my journey from different perspectives and ask myself - Am I being true to my philosophy, to makeitbeaYOUtiful?

And when my answer is in the affirmative, I know I am in the right direction and need to just keep going.

"Take pride in how far you've come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don't forget to enjoy the journey."
- Michael JosephsonJosephson

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26 comments:

  1. We truly need to appreciate ourselves more ...or the hurdles we have successfully crossed.

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    1. Exactly Red, we should give ourselves a pat on the back once in a while.

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  2. I never see how far I have reached. Its the journey that's worthwhile for me :)

    PhenoMenon
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    1. For me, its both Pheno! Of course you must enjoy the journey or there is no point...But to keep checking on your achievements and your progress, revaluating yourself, what you want from life helps a lot...

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  3. Keep walking and the result will show. Great to know you are progressing.

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  4. Don't waste time in overcoming your weaknesses. Focus on your strengths and become great. And remember that in the end when we return to our spiritual home it is not our achievements that count but how we made others feel and the love we shared.

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    1. Suzy lovely thought there...of course putting smile on people's faces is an achievement in itself, and a great one at that! :)

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  5. That's a wonderful question to ponder over. I wonder how much I achieved till now. Helps to reset the priorities too.

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    1. True Raj! It helps you prioritize depending on what stage of life you're on...what makes you happy!

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  6. Lovely thoughts! Yes, introspection is a must. Like they say, sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead! :)

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    1. Love this saying! Thanks Shilpa :)

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  7. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the journey that the process stresses us out to the point there is no way we can enjoy it. It is good to step back and re-evaluate from time to time.

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    1. Yes, can so relate to the stress and that's when I take a step back and tell myself, hey not so bad...you have done quite a lot! ;)

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  8. Too much introspection can backfire too. Sometimes it makes us apologetic about our failures in the past and muddles up our hopes for the future. Sometimes its best to just resume doing something with renewed vigour just for kicks, without having too many expectations.

    Visiting after ages. Great to be back.

    Cheers
    CRD

    Do drop by mine

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    1. True CRD! I feel anything done in extremes hurts us...too much of introspection too - you get bogged down by failures, start comparing yourself to peers, you are right it can get messy!

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  9. I think it's a great practice to do when one is feeling down or low, to look back and reflect how far we have come. What a great pondering thought and question Aditi! Thanks for sharing! :) <3

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  10. I think that is one of the best features of a blog; it helps to be a space where you can page back and realize how far you've come.

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    1. Oh yes! :) Blogs have become such a personal dear space and help you evaluate yourself!

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  11. It's been a long since I visited your blog...and reading this post makes me feel Wow..Short post but a very Good Post...Indeed we sometimes need take a break and look back and see how far we have come..It helps us to see our strength and work from on our weakness and help us to focus on living a better life.. :-)

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    1. Harsha it is so so good to hear from you!! :) Hope you are back for good and blogging already!

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  12. So poignant...We do need to appreciate ourselves more you know..Give us the push to do better!

    Random Thoughts Naba..Link Some Inspiration Today...

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  13. True Naba! After all 'You' is imp!

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  14. Nice post. Sometimes you need to ponder and think when you feel low.

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    1. True Seeya. Thanks for dropping by!

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