Why does life kick us hard?
Anything in excess makes us value it less so in order to cherish something valuable it is extremely important to not have loads of the same.
The same Sunshine looks brighter after the storm.
The same is with everything related to life. Too much of happiness will undermine it's importance and we won't value that rare feeling of having acomplished something through all the hardwork and struggle.
On the other hand having faced too many struggles and still not giving up to the circumstances will ensure that the character needed to achieve success is being developed.
Life kicking us hard is it's own way of filtering the deserving candidates for success from those who give up easily.
If life has struck you, then it means that the opportunity to overcome the struggles and achieve your success is right in front of you. It's that make or break moment for us and we should realise the fact that "Tough times don't last,tough people do"
Few quotes which I've encountered somewhere or the other that I found inspiring are
Fall seven times, stand up the eighth !!
Life is what happens to you when you are busy planning your life.
If success was easy, everyone would have it.
Life will shake you, break you but who you are is what really makes you.
If we observe minutely around us, we will come to know that each and every individual has somewhere down the line been knocked hard by life but not many have bounced back even harder and that decision is for us to make as to which category we want to represent.
The world applauds and respects the fighters sooner or later but noone remembers quitters !!!
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If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich!
Life is a matter of focus.
If your focus is on what you don't have, you'll always feel lacking. Feeling lacking is dismaying, because you're always in the state of longing for something yet to be yours and will never feel happy.
What's worse is that the habit of looking towards to what you're yet to have is never ending. When you have got something you dreamed of, the happiness is short lived. Very soon your attention is switched again to something you are yet to have, and you are on a never-ending wild goose chase.
If you could simply focus on what you have – rather than what you don't?
You are now grateful to what you have, and start to enjoy them. They are real! Even when they are meagre - although most often are not - in comparison to sheering longing, you are truly rich!
"If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich," says Lao Tzu.
There is an instance in the movie Bridge of Spies.
Rudolf Abel: Standing there like that you reminded me of the man that used to come to our house when I was young. My father used to say: "watch this man'. So I did. Every time he came. And never once did he do anything remarkable.
James Donovan: And I remind you of him?
Rudolf Abel: This one time, I was at the age of your son, our house was overrun by partisan border guards. Dozens of them. My father was beaten, my mother was beaten, and this man, my father's friend, he was beaten. And I watched this man. Every time they hit him, he stood back up again. So they hit him harder. Still he got back to his feet. I think because of this they stopped the beating. They let him live. 'Stoikiy muzhik'. I remember them saying. ''. Which sort of means like uh, 'standing man'....
So we stand up. We might fall again by that kick yet we will stand. We'll learn with every single kick we get.We'll never give up.
" Mountains fall short for those who are determined."
Life kicks us so hard because we didn't listen to life, still sleeping and doing nothing or something less important. If aren't listen now, then Life will kick harder and we will feel more pain then feel now.
This kick of life helps us to learn, make us stronger and successful.
you can see many examples, let me give you some name. How these people learn from life's hard kicks.
I will tell you my life experience. You know now a days we people have forgot that we always need to introspect and think wisely before any step. But today with the speed , the raftaar, we have forgot tthat accuracy is also needed. So, the kick basically serves to decelerate you and force you in right direction. Or may be because you have stuck somewhere longer than usual. So remember from Inception the kick,its essential. That kick helps us think hard and improve our mistakes,rectify them. Dont worry when self start does not work, you require a kick start
Life kicks one hard because one has not understood it correctly. Like a person who doesn't know proper driving end up in accident. One cannot blame anyone for that except one's ignorance.
Hence, ignorance is not Bliss.
So, better is to understand the purpose of life by studying Bhagavad-Gita, the manual of life.
You can read it online at Bhaktivedanta Vedabase Online
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