By Joseph Mattappally on 01-07-2017
There is an old Buddhist saying which I may not forget ever. It says, “You are your own master; you make your own future.” This ‘You’ referred in the quote is nobody other than your attitude. With good attitude, life is colorful, full of Nature painted in exuberant colors of joy. Most important is that there is no competition either with the records of others or that of yours.
I have a crazy friend, who is some 40 years younger to me. He is different; he is open to all thoughts without considerations of good and bad or right and wrong. This attitude could fetch for him distinct knowledge on variety things. He recently wrote me:
‘New York is 3 hours ahead of California, but it does not make California slow. Someone graduated at the age of 22, but waited 5 years before securing a good job! Someone became a CEO at 25 and died at 50, while another became a CEO at 50 and lived to 90 years. Someone is still single, while someone else got married. Obama retired at 55, but Trump started at 70. Absolutely everyone in this world works based on their Time Zone. People around you might seem to go ahead of you, some might seem to be behind you. But everyone is running their own RACE, in their own TIME. Don’t envy them or mock them. They are in their TIME ZONE, and you are in yours! Life is about waiting for the right moment to act. So, RELAX. You’re not LATE. You’re not EARLY. You are very much ON TIME, and in your TIME ZONE Destiny set up for you. In conclusion don’t rush to get something and don’t be sad. Make today your day!!’
About The Author
Sri. Joseph Mattappally, Founder and Director of Indian Thoughts, is a writer and social worker. He is also a Reiki Master (RIRC Mumbai) and licensed Amateur Radio Operator ( VU2JIM). He has authored 'Success Secrets', a book detailing basic life management principles.