Thursday, October 04, 2012

Are you a prisoner of your thoughts?

This morning, I found this visual on FB (have no idea who the image belongs to, as it has gone viral)  that I shared:


I laughed in delight when I read it. How true this is.

Why in the world should one tolerate the 'time-wasters'? The older I get, the more picky I become about who I choose to spend my time with. (I had written a post on this here)

 "You are the average of five people you spend the most time with," said Jim Rohn , a motivational speaker.
If you want a superb analysis of this statement, I urge you to read this well written article.
I quote from the above article:
You may be the most conscious and smartest individual around, but if you are constantly surrounded by negative, fear-based people in your life, it will have an impact on who you eventually become and your progression in life. If you are heavily rooted in yourself, there might be a limited downside that negative friends can bring you. However, you are also getting a limited upside because you are spending time with people who are holding you back vs people who can be elevating you.

Does this advocate intolerance and selfishness? I do not think so.
I think we owe it to ourselves to give ourselves a chance to excel personally. If you are constantly pulled down by people who do not have as much courage as you, then it is going to be that much harder for you to break free.

We have to constantly strive to excel and push our own limits.

The moment we stop doing that, we stagnate.

What many of us do not also realise is that we are prisoners of our own thoughts. 
What is impossible?

Nothing really!

Watch this amazing video:




It is about a minute and sixteen seconds.

 I guarantee you will not fail to be moved.
 And inspired.

Go out there and give it your best! Chuck out the negative people--the doubters, the ones who get you down. Work hard towards where you want to be. And you will definitely achieve it.

You do deserve the best.

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15 comments:

  1. wow...amazing video and such inspirational lines!! Hard work sure will help achieve whatever!! Well said, Preeti!!

    Have a great weekend!!

    -Durga

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  2. amazing video and yes hard work at some point of time will pay off:)

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  3. Thank god for everyone has family, friends and books who keep the source and supply of positivity, encouragement and support inexhaustible. We should really keep negative people at arm's length.

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  4. What this really means?? Do we stop to look if we are surrounded by -ve people or we furiously look for positive people? I think best would be to evaluate yourself against yourself(-vity starts to increase once we start to compare)

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  5. Shashj: Whatever helps you grow as a person. Sometimes we want o do somethings but are held back because of people who think it may not be a good idea. There are no 'full positive' and 'full negative' people. It is how they make us feel about ourselves. For instance, I personally feel happy when i associate with some people and naturally I seek their company more. Some others leave me feeling drained.

    Aparna: Read my comment above. I also think sometimes friends become family--don't you think so?

    Jyotsna: And a little luck too!

    Durga: Hope you have a great weekend too!

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  6. Cannot agree more, Preeti. We must choose very carefully the people we surround ourselves with, even virtually ;-). Whenever I need to be inspired you post something like this. Thanks.

    Shankari

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  7. very well said preeti!!you are correct about the fact that there r no +ve or -ve people..it depends on how they make us feel..
    When I was in school my mom was not quite happy with my certain friends and when I protested, she tol me that if u keep a piece of a beautiful showpiece in place full of dust and forget about it..then after a month when u check U'll see it coated with dust..similarly humans also work.

    http://shilpikarnani.blogspot.in/

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  8. Truly agree with you, it really matters with what kind of people we are with. There is a certain connection with some people, the way they behave, the way they think.

    But we always can't move away from the negative influences. Maybe they are a part of our family. It then become very difficult to be with them:(

    Take care
    Gayu

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  9. And haan, thanks for sharing the Video, especially the last line
    Life=Risk

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  10. The visual is great. Preeti Di. To your blog after so many days. Exams were keeping me away. Reading each post one by one. Well, I missed you.
    But now I am back to annoy you again(Once I did annoy you, remember the boy who donot knew what sypnosis is). :-)

    Lots of love
    JD

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  11. As we are talking about inspiration here is a beautiful video that never fails to inspire everytime i watch it....Please do watch

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDLK6Ds88Ok

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  12. That photo and message is hilarious :)

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  13. Thank u for sharing this Preeti. One of the most inspiring videos i have seen in recent times :)

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  14. LOL that pic was damn funny and witty too.
    India Me And Our Crazy Rants

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  15. You are pretty inspiring. May be you should get into corporate world and teach them these things..:)

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