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Melancholy

The joy of being sad. A sorrowful realisation of everything being right, though not in the sense of man. As it should be, is as it is. A heart seats itself in the deep recess of understanding. Acceptance is not surrender. Sacrifice lays the table for the feast. Do not mourn the pensive few. It is wisdom in an age fleeting whims. It is a patience and longsuffering that penetrates the ire of the hasty.

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A new day

We’ve each seen hundreds or thousands of mornings in our lives. We’ve all had good mornings; better mornings and we’ve all experienced mornings we would rather forget. Or have we?

As most people generally start their day sometime in the morning, it’s safe to say that the way you start your morning directs parts of the day ahead. For example, getting a headache after breakfast because you’re allergic to your cereal would in a certain way hamper your productivity at work.

It’s shown by research that most people in first world countries have the same waking up/starting day routine for 90% of their working lives.  Every day waking at the same time, readying the same way and going about their work the same way. Making mistakes and learning from them, and making new mistakes the following day.

In this case the ‘new’ mornings we’ve experienced in our life seems less than first thought. But is it possible to have a unique morning every day? In my opinion it is possible, but not necessarily easy.

I once heard a wise man say: ‘Renew your mind every day, and you’ll be ready for what is to come’. The wisdom in this lies in the fact that our mornings tend to be the same, but our daily lives differ ever increasingly, there’s always a new challenge somewhere in the near future. So instead of depending on instinct and previous experience, resetting to clear thought at the start of each day may be much more beneficial than going on like usual and attempting to sort problems as we bump into them. It can be illustrated like an over cluttered pc desktop due to a bunch of notes and old shortcuts, compared to a cleared workspace with only relevant shortcuts etc.

It’s not easy renewing your mind every day, but this post might put you in the right direction of eventually becoming more efficient. And who knows, maybe somewhere down the road you can have more days’ worth remembering. A good start has to count for something right.

R

 

 

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For the fans

Im sitting on the bleachers watching a game of cricket between Sri Lanka and our national team, when a thought crossed my mind. Would they be playing if the bleachers where empty, bleachers that were full of people supporting them and giving them a reason to continue, and their only motivation now comes from pat on the back by a team mate or close friend? Chances are they would still be playing, but it wont be sustainable. After a few years the sport would quite down and less and less would play the game professionally.

Isn’t this true in our own daily lives as well? When no one notices the things we do we tend to change the things we keep ourselves busy with because our external motivation isn’t effective enough.

I for one believe that proactivity is a good and important thing to implement in ones life. I once heard someone say that to be proactive is to make life happen, not to let life happen with you. This may seem as an odd thing to say on the subject of motivation, but proactivity is impossible without being internally motivated in all aspects of life. When you are proactive you don’t need external motivation to start and keep going. And proactivity comes with a added bonus: people will notice you after a while, and then come high or low you will stand on your own, success will come when you understand and live proactively.

My challenge is the following: be proactive and who knows, before long you may have a whole cricket stadium watching you from the bleachers.

R

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