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Wednesday, 11 April 2018


In our world today, we grow up with an idea of what our reality should be, with plans and timelines of execution but then life gives us a shocker by systematically aligning us into its own timeline and if we don’t understand, we might miss out. From kindergarten class, we have our life planned out by our parents, and as we get older we continue the trend, there is no problem with planning your life or having a vision for your life, the problem lies when you are not flexible with life, when you become frustrated because your life doesn’t fall in place as you expected it or when you see the people you started the life race with going faster than you and you start being bitter instead of using the blocks life throws at you to build stepping stones to the fulfilment of your destiny, there is wisdom in living your own timeline and not looking at how fast others are going.
Jay Shetty once said, “I know people who graduated at 21, and didn’t get a job till they were 27, I know people who graduated later at 25 and they found work immediately. I know people who never went to university but found what they loved doing at 18, I know people who found a job straight out of college, making decent money but hate what they do. I know people who took gap years and found their purpose. I know people who were so sure about what they were going to do at 16, they change their mind at 26. I know people who have children but they are single, I know people who are married and they had to wait 8 to 10 years to have children. I know people in relationships who love someone else. I know people who love each other but aren’t together. 
My point is, everything in life happens according tour time, our clock. You may look at some of your friends and think that they are ahead of you, maybe some of them you feel are behind, but everything happens at their own pace. They have their own time and clock and so do you. Be patient.
At age 25, Mark Cuban was a bartender at Dallas. It took till 32 for J. K. Rowlings to be published for Harry Potter after being rejected by 12 publishers. Ortega launched Zara when he was 39, Jack Ma started Alibaba when he was 35, Morgan Freeman got his big break at 52, Steve Carell only got his break after he was 40 years old. Virgin was started by Richard Branson at 34.
Getting your degree after the age of 25 is still an achievement. Not being married at 30 but still happy is beautiful. Starting a family after 35 is still possible. Buying a house after 40 is still great. 
Don’t let anyone rush you with their timelines, because as Einstein said “not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that’s counted truly counts.” And this is the most important thing, I want you to be able to create meaningful, purposeful fulfilling lives for yourselves and learn how to use that to make a difference in the lives of others that will be true success.
Jay Shetty have said it all, that your life is not going according to your first plan doesn’t mean you are a failure, that others are ahead of you doesn’t mean that there is something wrong with you, you have to learn to improve yourself for yourself not because you are in a competition with another person. No two lives have the same path or timeline.
Live your life a day at a time, knowing that if you keep at it you will break out one day and breakthrough.

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