Cool, we have entered this new year and are experimenting with new things. Whatever we do has an indirect impact on every atom out there and a direct impact on our mind and soul. But, wait, does only working yield a change?

I don’t think so, fella…

Let me take you onto a journey where, you’ll realize, thinking is far important than doing.

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Once upon a time, there were two identical persons. They were studying in the same university, were classmates and peers. Both were looking forward to becoming scientists but here’s the twist.

The first person thought it would be really cool to learn new stuff in science. He was very passionate about creating new theories, achieving discoveries, and go around the world.

He wanted to meet new people, experience new culture and had a different outlook on the universe.

Whereas, the second person wanted to become the topper of the class. He was really passionate about being the best in the room and was capable enough to ramp up any book about science he laid eyes on.

He would’ve traveled around the world just to beat the best guy in the room.

Both of them were DOING their BEST and BOTH had reasons for self-motivation.

They had all the following values:

1. Patience in mind and life,

2. Hard working,

3. Crave for more and more,

4. Diligent in work

5. Disciplined to do the work needed, and

6. Get shit done at any cost

Now, take a minute and you tell me, what must’ve happened after 4 years of their journey?

What both would’ve accomplished in their life?

“Do share your conclusion below in the comments section.”

Now, let me tell you what happened…

Where the first person was so much hungry about science and craving for more and more knowledge, he gave himself a successful career. He, now, works as a senior scientist in one of the top astronomical laboratories in the world.

He is really happy in life as his dreams are coming true and, to him, it is like there should be no reason to be happy. So, he just smiles and laughs without any reason which, some envy, but some just love his company and admire his mentality.

He, even, has published more than 3 scientific theories and still isn’t satisfied.

His impeccable mindset, of learning more and more, has inspired his colleagues and students that they just want him to teach them everything he knows.

Ok, but… Uhm.., what happened to the Second person?

He, too, has a successful career. He is now publishing some new theories but, now, is bored of science. FYI, he was the second all-time topper in the university and bore 90% in Bachelors.

His competition was just to get ahead of the topper in the class. That means, if the top student was having 75%, he just wanted to score 80%, no excuse. And, he did!

And whenever he achieved more than the topper, he felt satisfied and go back to the couch with a Budweiser in his hand and sleep.

He, then, forgets anything he learned in science to celebrate that moment. For him, being a topper is fun and learning is an obligation.

After, passing the university, he grabbed the job and went to one of the top scientific laboratories in the world. He outworked everyone in the room and was given the award of one of the best scientists IN THE ROOM. I mean it, literally.

Now, he was feeling satisfied again and a little slobbish.

He wasn’t happy and he didn’t know the exact reason. His motivation for doing work was outside his life. From time to time, other people were being the reason for his hardships.

He needs constant new competition from outside the world to feel the motivation to do work.

But, whatever, he was fed up with science and was unhappy with his life. But, as the legends say, he went to the job every day, anyway.

He had no reason to get up, no hunger to learn new stuff, no motivation, no new competition, and found no reason to be happy.

He needs constant new competition from outside the
world to feel the motivation to do work.

Now, as you have gone through both persons’ lives, tell me whose life is way better and why?

They both gave their best in whatever they did. They were both happy at first but, in the end, only the first guy was happy.

They both faced immense competition and both outworked anyone who came their way. The only difference was, where the first passively outworked others, the second guy focused actively on others, so, to outwork them.

So, how do I know both of these guys so well?

The answer is I’ve lived both of the lives, well not with those big achievements but with the reasons they had once set for their lives.

What I learned was this:

1) THE REASONS WE SET AND THINKING WE THINK HAVE VERY PROFOUND AND GIGANTIC EFFECTS ON OUR MIND AND SOUL.

2) OUR REASONS DECIDE WHAT OUR FATE WILL BE.

3) THEY’LL DECIDE HOW THE SURROUNDING WILL IMPACT OUR MIND.

4) THEY WILL MAKE US GET OUT OF THE BED IN THE MORNING, and

5) THEY WILL GIVE US THAT EXTRA BOOST IN OUR LIFE TO GO THAT EXTRA MILE WHEN NEEDED.

So, I have got these last questions for you before we bid our goodbyes.

=> What was your motivation for reading this article?

=> Why and how are you living the life and for what?

=> Are you happy or not and why?

=> What’s your passion?

=> Do you agree that life is all about creating and not finding?

And, the last one…

=> What are your reasons to live this life?

Whatever your answers, don’t get lazy on answering these questions. Your today, you are living, is going to be the product of the answers you give to these questions.

Remember my friend,

HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE.

And, here is the bonus part:

You must’ve asked who topped the university if the second guy was the second topper.

What do you think, who would’ve? I know you know. 😉

Stay safe and have a good life. 🙂

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