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January 29, 2019
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Here’s why…

Prior to making big changes, I had a pretty nice life “on paper”. Living in one of the most beautiful countries in the world (biased!), I had the lifestyle, most exciting career, the house, the relationships, the name and fame in the world, love, great income, travel opportunities and all that jazz! All the “stuff” that most of us strive for. And certainly, I had spent nearly 3 decades of my life working my butt off for it! So why did I even NEED to make any changes? i have started my journey in August 1989.

In one way, I was extremely comfortable, because of everything that I’d built around me. However, in another way, I was extremely uncomfortable, because even with that life I’d built, the truth I realized all too painfully was this…

NONE OF THAT STUFF LEADS TO INNER PEACE
NONE OF THAT STUFF CREATES HAPPINESS
NONE OF THAT STUFF MEANS FREEDOM
NONE OF THAT STUFF IS SUCCESS

When it boils down to it, your mind and how you use it is what determines your peace and happiness.

I never think that no force on the earth is able to stop me so far. Of course, I was found lost, block, drive out, thrown out badly from the offices, no place to work, people laugh at back, refuse completely and people around me also laugh on me frequent times.

I have started my life 2 times. in this life, I had been broken twice. Total lost. But I get up. never stops and never found with a lost face. Of course, I had been frustrated, tears out, tired, no hope status and no idea of moving forward, even though, I have tried.

SO WHAT?

Above words made me very strong. keep on doing and marching ahead. I brought up and walk forward and promise also to walk over till the last breath.

YES! I have pain and pleasure both. Things which you see in a day had not happened overnight, it has taken years of life. Today, you see bright side but it is long innings and full of dedication.

Your mind and how you use it is what determines how free you FEEL, and therefore how you create and use your outer freedom.

And your mind, how you use it, how it drives your behaviour and the person you are BEING in the world as a result, is what truly determines your success in life.

And in all the comfort I’d built in my life, I wasn’t truly peaceful or happy. I did NOT feel free AT ALL, and society’s version of “success” that I had strived so hard to achieve didn’t feel particularly fulfilling to me.

This was a freaking horrifying realization for me, given I’d spent 13 years of my life building it!

I came to see for myself that despite all that comfort, I still had anxiety, fear, felt
restricted, lacked passion, had no sense of purpose, and my mind owned me.

And I could not bear the thought of spending the rest of my life living at the effect of my mind.

So, the reason I had the courage to make all the changes I did was that I KNEW that inner peace, happiness, freedom and success were NOT going to be “found” UNLESS I changed myself inside. There was no more I could “GET” or “ADD” to my life to make me peaceful, happy, free and successful.

About author

Dr Shailesh Thaker

Dr. Shailesh Thaker is a world-renowned management thinker and trainer on organizational behavior and development. He is the CLO of Knowledge Plus Inc., a highly reputed training firm based in Ahmedabad, India, helping organizations to achieve international benchmarks in management practices.

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