Everything under control:
If You Have Everything Under Control, You’re Not Moving Fast Enough
– Mario Andretti
Everything under control: Life Under Us!
We all want our life under control don’t we? A life where everything is smooth and simple, where everything is going as expected and life simply falls into a routine. You know what you are going to do every day – you are going to get up in the morning, hit the gym and then get to office, not too many surprises there – just the same old irritating boss and the employees you work with and then come back home tired, eat, watch TV and get some sleep. It all seems so predictable and direct doesn’t it? Don’t get me wrong, even I do that and I am not complaining it a single bit.
As we always do here, we are here only to ask you some questions, only to make you think and reflect about your life and if possible pick up a few cues which can elevate the standard of your life. We are not here to inspire and fill you with some magical energy from outside so that your life is all hunky dory. We are here to get you disturbed a bit, make you ask those questions which you sometimes miss on cos most times without even our knowledge we slip to a lower standard just cos it feels a little more about comfortable. But by this time we all know very well that life is not just about comfort, but it is about getting a little disturbed and taking its reins in your hands and leading it from the front.
Everything Under Control – What do you feel?
Coming back to the question at large again, what do you feel when everything in life is under control. I know the first thing I would feel – BOREDOM. Knowing the kind of person I am, I would love some excitement at least. I am not asking you to go out and do something crazy, and if you do it, I sincerely applaud you. But I do know that there are times when it feels like life is under control.
But be very honest to yourself, is LIFE truly every under control? I mean if your career is working perfect, your physical body is taking a hit cos of the pressure and if the above two are working right, then your relationship is taking a hit since you are not able to usher it enough time and attention it needs. If these are right, then your finances are under a challenge. And if all the above are right, there is a question about the sense of purpose about what you want to do in life and your passion and aspirations.
Everything under control – We All Have A Gap To Fill
We all have a hole within, a hole which can be filled, a disturbance that needs to be addressed. It is fairly easy sometimes to brush it under the carpet so that we don’t have to feel the hurt and discomfort of it. Again, we don’t do it consciously, it happens without even our knowledge sometimes. But the first step as always is identification, to know what is going wrong and what we can do to fix it. We are never offered with challenges beyond our capacity, if we are faced with something, it just means that we have to get out of that comfort zone, a zone where everything seems perfect and happening for us. A zone where it feels that nothing can go wrong.
If we are being realistic, we both know that life is never perfect, there is always an aspect which needs a demand, an aspect where you can add more value, an aspect which can elevate you to the higher standard. I know it is very alluring to be in the comfort zone, cos let us face it, we all like to be lazy sometimes. But the beauty of the comfort zone is that once it gets you in, it doesn’t let you out that easy – kinda like the bean bag and pop corn :P. Read: The Perception Of Perfection
Everything under control – Why you should Really Be Worried
Truth is, you should really be worried when everything seems under your control. It just means that you might be brushing off a few things as less important. It just means that it is time to reevaluate your life again and see the demands around you. Life doesn’t stop in that bean bag of ours. It is about getting ourselves out of that chair and consciously keep elevating the standard of our life. Consciously noting what we can do to improve the quality of our life physically, emotionally, business, financially and our relationships. All these sectors need our time and energy and enthusiasm.
We are all not perfect, we all screw up, we all reorganize priorities and some of them take a hit sometimes. So the next time you think that everything is under control in life, think again, it might not just be as simple as it seems. Cos, the truth is – disturbance is the only form of life, struggle is the only sign of existence sometimes. Appreciate those troubles, appreciate those challenges and you are headed toward a more rewarding outcome, sometimes an outcome you had never even dreamed about. Read: Venture Out Of Your Comfort Zone, The Rewards Are Worth It
Keep living, keep dreaming, there is a lot to do in this world.
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