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BEING ABLE TO DISTINGUISH WANTS FROM NEEDS IS THE BEAUTY.

BEING ABLE TO DISTINGUISH WANTS FROM NEEDS IS THE BEAUTY.

Eventually, most of us ended up SETTLING in some part of our life.
When we let go of certain IDEALS AND DREAMS, we compromise, and we make trade-offs.
We gradually learn that we can’t have everything we want, because not every outcome in life is in control.
We also learnt that, if we pay close attention, we can make the Best of every outcome.
We can still get a lot of what we want in life, if we manage our Time, Energy, Attitude and Needs appropriately.

Strech your legs to the size of the covering you have ..Let go of the things you don’t need
Settle on less of the unessential, to get more of what you really need and want in life… These were words drummed into me in the 60/70’s by my Father.

These realizations collectively lead to an interesting question:
When should you settle, or compromise, and when should you continue fighting hard for what you ideally want to achieve?

There is NO ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL answer to this question, but when you encounter a situation that forces you to choose between compromise and fighting forward against the opposition, it might help to also ask yourself:
“Do I really need this, or do I just want it?”
BEING ABLE TO DISTINGUISH WANTS FROM NEEDS IS THE BEAUTY.
Never let go of an outcome you truly need, , but be flexible on the Wants which you could live without.

In other words, CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES wisely, and don’t let “perfect” become the enemy of “great.” Remind yourself that what you pay attention to grows. So focus on what really matters and let go of what does not. Don’t give up 50% of your life working 50-hour weeks at a day job that makes you absolutely MISERABLE.
Don’t abandon your sanity for the wrong reasons. Don’t neglect lifelong goals and dreams that have withstood the tests of time, and can still bring incredible meaning into your life.

If you really need something, FIGHT HARD FOR IT!

But for everything else, let go a little. Loosen your grip, compromise… settle.
YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF HAPPIER AND CALM.

 

Shishir Mandya

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