The Power Of One!!
What significance can “One” hold in our life?
“One is better than none” this one statement can have a profound impact and can make you realize what power can “One” hold in our lives?
As you read this article, I invite you to join me in doing this exercise and see the profound effect “ONE” can create in your life. The exercise which you are about to get involved in is simple, practical and powerful. If you can do this, you are certainly going to experience the greater impact in your life.
“ONE” holds an incredible power. What it can do to you is unimaginable. Once you allow The Power Of One to work for you, you will see it’s magic changing your life forever. It can cut all the junk out of your life and allow you to develop a laser-like focus.
If you’re tired of chasing too many things, then this is the time you can discover your true power. Remember, everything you focus on expands and the key to an amazing life is usually not doing many things but doing that ONE thing that matters the most.
Let us begin the exercise:
Too many people dream but never work towards fulfilling it because they think it’s not possible and never believe that they can make it happen. They focus on how difficult it will be or how impossible it would become. They surrender themselves to their fear.
Most people give up on their dreams, ideas, opportunities and never discover their true power assuming that it takes a lot to succeed. It may not be true. Many times you are just “One” Step away from what you really want and deserve in life. Ask, what if your dream is waiting to get fulfilled and you just need to take that “One” step forward?
Dream because it energizes you. Dream because it has the power to take you forward and when you act on your dream you become unstoppable.
Walt Disney said, “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them”.
Ask yourself which is that one dream you would like to pursue and while doing so, surrender yourself to the dream!
Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, let your action be bigger than your words, and your faith be stronger than your feelings.
One Thing That Scares You
When you are working towards fulfilling your dreams, one thing which probably can hold you back is “FEAR”. When you operate out of fear your life will be filled with darkness.
Here’s a beautiful Sufi story:
Mullah Nasruddin was married just that morning. The same night, he and his wife were traveling in a boat across a river, along with their relatives. Suddenly, a storm broke out, making the river turbulent. The boat was rocking wildly. Everyone including the bride was full of fear. But Mullah Nasruddin remained calm. The surprised bride asked, “Aren’t you afraid?” Mullah, without replying, took out a dagger from his waistband and raised it as though he was going to slit her throat. There was no reaction on her face. He asked, “Are you not afraid of the dagger?” and she said, “The dagger could be dangerous, but the person who is holding it, is my loving husband. So I am not afraid.” “Exactly!” exclaimed Mullah. “These waves may be dangerous but Almighty who is moving them is full of love. So I am not afraid!”
Mullah Nasruddin had implicit faith in Almighty. Hence, he was loving and compassionate. Without love and compassion, even Mullah would have trembled with fright, just like others in the boat.
One of the best ways to handle fear is to build unshaken faith within. What if, we develop an attitude of having faith within us and do that one thing each day that scares us the most? We eventually would have conquered our deepest fear in no time.
Mark Twain said, “Do the one thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.”
Are you ready to do that one thing that scares you the most? DO IT TODAY!
Have you ever felt stuck in your life? Have you been in a situation where you wanted to take a decision but stayed indecisive for so long that staying indecisive felt more comfortable? Did you hear that little voice speaking to you in the most convincing tone and telling you “things will fall in place on its own?”. The strange thing about our mind is, if we allow this voice to speak to us for long, we submit ourselves to it and often become a victim of indecisiveness. Our brain gets programmed so strongly that we remain indecisive forever.
No doubt that for few, staying indecisive becomes an addiction for life.
Most people are just one decision away from Transforming their whole life. Our history speaks to us about how one decision of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa had changed the world.
Today, as you begin to re-look at your life, ask yourself what is that one decision that is holding you back from living THE LIFE you deserve? What is that one decision that you have kept pending for long? How would your life transform if you take that ONE decision today?
While I write this and look back into my life, I know that I am what I am today is because of the contributions and sacrifices made by several individuals towards my life. Our lives are inspired by the contribution of several people, some who taught us how to be and some who taught us how not to be.
Take a look at your life journey – who is that one teacher who has inspired you the most, think about your best friend who stood by you when the times were tough, remind yourself of that person who came into your life when everything seemed impossible to you and that person made it look possible.
Who is that one person to whom you will be indebted all your life?
When was the last time that you wanted to express something to someone and you did not?
Many times we come across situations in our lives when we are left with no words to express. There is so much unsaid in our lives and at the time when it means the most. Let those words be spoken and let the world hear you express. Let the word “Love” be part of your everyday life. One word of motivation can change the course of someone’s life, one word of appreciation can bring out the best in others, one word of kindness can build faith in others.
Life is unpredictable – what if a day comes when you want to say that one word to that one person and time is not on your side?
Life is beautiful when we believe in the beauty of giving and bringing smiles to others life. You truly get fulfilled in your life when you dedicate your life to a cause. Think of ONE cause you would like to support? It could be supporting ONE person’s education or teaching in a school near you or even volunteering at a social development organization near you.
You have never truly lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Ask yourself what is that one cause you would like to dedicate your life to?
One Thank You!
The word “thank you” has tremendous power. It can unlock the richness hidden in your life.
When time seems tough most of us get irritable with things and at times about people. It is at such tough moments in life that successful people focus on what they have than what they don’t.
Staying thankful and building an attitude of Gratitude should become one’s way of life. You become more fulfilled and happy when you stay thankful for everything around you.
Who is that one person you want to thank today or what is that one thing you are thankful for in your life?
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