Keep saying to yourself – It’s not the end of the worldIn life, we often get entangled into stereotypes and preconceived goals. We develop a fix rigid aim in life as far as our financial, professional, academics and personal and family-related milestones are concerned and work towards achieving them. But life is highly unpredictable, and circumstances are not under our control. What if we are not able to get what we aimed at in different fronts of life? This is the time when we feel that we have been unfortunate to not able to reach our pre-decided goals. We often think that we are lost and failed in life and there is nothing more we can do. This is the time when we need to pause and say to ourselves "It 's not the end of the world", if I did not achieve this then I can always try for that. These lines if recited instill a fresh outlook, a lifeline and new hopes of moving ahead.
Does professional, personal or financial set back based on our rigid goals in life mean that we should stop? "I want to become engineer compulsorily at any cost", "I want to become a Vice President in a company at any cost" are examples of rigid goals. Flexibility in pursuing one's goal in life is the key to happiness. Flexibility means that rather than setting rigid goals in life like "I want A" we can set flexible goals like "I want A, if not A then B, if not B then C".
These days there are so many options available as far as academics, career and financials are concerned which can always be explored if things do not fall in place. So, there is nothing wrong in setting pre-defined goals in life but if things do not materialize one should be flexible enough to try other options. We hear so many instances where people simply go into depression are shattered and think of evil actions like suicide if they fail in their academics, career or personal front, which is really sad. Why can't they say, "It's not the end of the world" and move ahead with different alternative goals and paths in life?
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