50% of your Life is work. Choose it wisely.

by Mahendra Chaturmutha
(Nashik, India)

Each 24 hour day is divided roughly into three parts or spaces. One sleep, second work and third personal. Sleep takes almost 8 hours. Work consumes about 8-10 hours. The remaining time of 6-8 hours is personal which we spend on leisure, family, society, friends, self etc. depending upon our individual preference. Sleep is almost an unconscious activity. We are thus awake for 16 hours. Considering that work consumes a minimum 8 hours out of these 16 hours, 50% of our life is thus occupied by the work we do. That is a big portion of life. Work thus consumes the largest part of our time and life.

How serious are you then about how you spend this 50% of life?. Does the thought of going to work in the morning make you jump out of bed in exuberance, or does it make getting out of bed a difficult task. Forcing yourself out of bed for a day is ok, but for a life time? Na.

How then can you dream of a fulfilling life when the work you are doing is not your calling. Everybody is born to solve some problem in the world. Peep inside yourself to check what are you going to solve?. This is your passion and purpose. Your academic degrees wont give you the answers, your heart will. Follow it. And yes, its never late. Unless you reach your highest potential, unless you engage in the activity which your heart wants you to do, till then whatever you do is useless.We are too busy observing whether we are doing "things rightly", than seeing whether we are doing the "right thing". Free yourself. Again, its never too late.

Once you start with your hearts calling, then all management will make sense and fall in place. Till then I doubt, whether any motivation can have a lasting impact.

Mahendra Chaturmutha

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