You Owe It To Yourself To Try

I have written a small 10 lines poem on taking the first step to achieve a dream. I have also made a poster to go along with it. You can download the poster and put it as a desktop wallpaper or place it somewhere where you can see it to get a quick but lasting dose of inspiration.

Hope you enjoy it!

Try

Well you owe it to yourself to try.

Poetry Text

Even if you feel like you can’t do it,
you owe it to yourself to try.

Even if you think it is difficult,
you owe it to yourself to try.

Even if you think that other people are better at it,
you owe it to yourself to try.

Even if you think that you’ll fail,
you owe it to yourself to try.

Even if you think that you are inadequate,
you owe it to yourself to try.

Even if you think you are ill prepared,
you owe it to yourself to try.

Even if you think you’ll be ridiculed,
you owe it to yourself to try.

Even if you think you’ll lose it all,
you owe it to yourself to try.

Even if you think you are 3 years too late,
you owe it to yourself to try.

In fact it is precisely due to these reasons that
you owe it to yourself to try.

What are your thoughts on giving life a chance? Is it important to try and take the first step?

P.S. – Do not leave before downloading the poster.

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How Life Is – My Favorite Poems

Life has dealt a rough hand to someone really close to me. Although there has been no change in my life but the differences are all too apparent.

I am in no condition to write but did not want to miss this week. So, I decided to share 3 of my favorite poems with you.

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF- Thinking by Walter Wintle

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If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you like to win, but you think you can’t,
It is almost certain you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost,
For out in the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will.
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But soon or late the man who wins,
Is the man who thinks he can.

Lesson: The importance of self-belief is evident in life’s small and big successes. Fake it till you make it. True for a smile and self-confidence.

DON’T SETTLE – The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Lesson: Never ever be afraid to do what you want to even if it’s not a popular path.

NEVER GIVE UP – Don’t Quit by Anonymous

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When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low and the debts are high-
When you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit:
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit!

Don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out!
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow-
You may succeed with another blow!

Success is failure turned inside out-
The silver tints of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are-
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit:
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit!

Lesson: It is in the times of deep worry that success seems so elusive. But don’t give up even though you want to. Success is just near the corner. Go for it and live it up.

 What are your favorite poems? Share with me in comments. I really need some good recommendations.

P.S. – Our June Gratitude Challenge is going on full force. Participants have already started noticing the benefits. You can know more about our FREE challenge here. 😀

100 Small Ideas for a Majestic Life

1. Get up at 5 am.
2. Meditate.
3. Learn from everything.
4. Learn from everyone.
5. Read “The 4 hour workweek”.
6. Help others.
7. Talk to your friends.
8. Give someone a surprise gift.
9. Exercise.
10. Write.
11. Take risks.
12. Sell something.
13. Be comfortable with not being comfortable.
14. Be assertive.
15. Agree to disagree.
16. Limit distractions.
17. Learn to speed read.
18. Learn investing.
19. Save first, spend later.
20. Give before you spend.
21. Learn to manage money.
22. Do something for your country.
23. Do something for poor.
24. Do something for yourself.
25. Think positive thoughts.26. Embrace non-perfectionism.
27. Learn to accept an apology.
28. Say sorry.
29. Say thank you.
30. Say Congratulations.
31. Make 3 very very very very good friends.
32. Talk to God.
33. Listen to Him.
34. Make time to learn.
35. Create rather than consume.
36. Take a walk.
37. Learn about your partner.
38. Make a happy life.
39. Learn swimming.
40. Read “The 7 habits of highly effective people”.
41. Meet like-minded people.
42. Meet people who are different from you.
43. Seek a mentor.
44. Make 2 more friends.
45. Start a journal.
46. Plan your day.
47. Plan your week.
48. Plan your year.
49. Keep space for surprises.
50. Read about minimalism.

51. Be vulnerable.
52. Read “ZenHabits”.
53. Be insane (sometimes)
54. Eat less food.
55. Smile.
56. Be grateful.
57. Watch less TV.
58. Spend 5 minutes with yourself daily.
59. Cook something.
60. Read “The Road Less Travelled”.
61. Say “I love you” to your parents.
62. Find people who inspire you.
63. Find your purpose.
64. Volunteer for a NGO.
65. Spread goodness.
66. Stop engaging in mindless gossip.
67. Know your strengths.
68. Work on them each day.
69. Read “Live Your Legend”
70. Forgive.
71. Ask.
72. Say no.
73. Make a life not a living.
74. Be a leader.
75. Be a mentor.
76. Mess things up.
77. DO all you want to.
78. Make a bucket list.
79. Get coached.
80. Be kind.
81. Talent is overrated. Believe in practice.
82. Read something you don’t like.
83. Read “Sophie’s world”.
84. Run a marathon.
85. Spend a few minutes every day with someone below 6 or above 60 years of age.
86. Don’t hate anyone.
87. Focus on the small things. They make up 99% of your life.
88. Don’t do anything just because you have to. Find something you love.
89. Travel alone once.
90. Get out of your comfort zone.
91. Believe in yourself.
92. Dance. Sing. Even if you are not good at it.
93. Believe in your ideas.
94. Build your willpower.
95. Meet people smarter than you.
96. Accept help and love.
97. Let people learn. Don’t try to give someone else’s exam.
98. Make people laugh.
99. Be spiritual.
100. Live 100%.

What are some of the small ideas that can spark a revolution? Share in the comments below.

P.S. – Our June Gratitude Challenge is going on full force. Participants have already started noticing the benefits. You can know more about our FREE challenge here. 😀

CLR Challenges + June Gratitude Challenge

A very warm welcome to a fantastic June!

Beginning this month, we will have a special challenge each month for our readers that can help us grow together. Something that facilitates my desire of learning something from everyone I encounter. And something that facilitates my readers to go through a process of personality development too.

The challenges will work through Facebook. We will provide you with weekly worksheets, daily reminders on Facebook, support if you are progressing inadequately or slowly (there is no such thing by the way) and accountability.

The June Gratitude Challenge

This month we will focus on the power of gratitude to change our lives. We have all heard about the importance of gratitude and how if practiced daily it can cause “immense happiness” side effect.

WHY GRATITUDE?

Take the time every day to be thankful for everything that you have. You can always have more, but you could also have less. — Mohd Uved

  • There are 2 types of people in this world. The ones that are always grateful and happy in their lives and the other ones, who are dissatisfied, constantly snap and worry insanely. The trick to a happy life is to be in the former set. Why? Because as {} observed, “Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its struggles, it empties today of its strength.” Worrying never decreases anything except the state of your life. The only option left is to approach life with a sense of gratitude.
  • Gratitude improves our health, relationships, emotions, personality, and career. Having material possessions is important but we get used to it pretty fast and it no longer serves the same purpose it did before.
  • Gratitude makes you a better decision maker, increases your productivity and obviously speeds up your progress.
  • Gratitude dissipates the feeling of guilt, jealousy and envy and helps us get a better control on our emotions.
  • Gratitude makes us less self-centered and helps us enjoy life.
  • Gratitude improves your sleep, increases your energy levels and helps you live longer.
  • Gratitude has the power to immediately change our mood from snappy to calm and makes us a more balanced person in the long run.

Are you convinced?

If the above benefits have convinced you, then please come and be a part of the challenge here. If you think that the post is incomplete, it was intended to be this way. Join us in June and get to experience all this in real time. And yes, you will get weekly assignments, new discoveries on gratitude, the science behind gratitude and various other resources. You will also have daily reminders on Facebook, support if you are progressing inadequately or slowly and accountability within the group.

Let us count blessings this once instead of counting our burdens. Join us here.

P.S. – Do not miss this chance. Just give it a try; if you are not satisfied with the group, you are welcome to leave it anytime.