We invented ‘Zero’. Guess we also invented ‘Timepass’ , ‘Day Dreaming’ & ‘planning which usually FAILS’.

How so very often have we wanted to change things in our life, also knew the methods & ways to achieve the change but just could not find the force & self discipline to CHANGE.

We have all the answers in this highly communicative age. Kya karna hai, Kaisey karna hai: Sab pata hai ! Then why is it that it so happens that :-

–             You want a more fit body but just do nothing to achieve that ?

–        You want to speak better but are not able to take massive action about it.

–             You are just not able to meet most of your plans; inspite of making all your plans.

You decide to change on your birthdays, on so many previous new year eves BUT !

One lesson that I have clearly learnt while travelling across, doing TALKS & meeting people is:-

‘People do not CHANGE’. They just do not change when you suggest them a better option. They change ONLY when change is the ONLY option left.

Our hardened habits make us so very predictable & not so malleable to change; inspite of the hazaar plannings that we regularly do.

Here is what has worked for me & I see working for many others too:-

1.    Do less!  

There is too much around to be done. There is too much around to attract to distract. Simplify, prioritize and become absolutely clear in the new year. Everything & everyone is not worthy of your attention!

You wish to DO newer, exciting & better stuff in Life ???

STOP doing some of the old, non exciting & mediocre stuff that you compulsively end up doing because of YOUR habit.  e.g. If YOU enjoy your online time more than YOU do your offline time : ‘There’s something definitely wrong you are doing in real Life’.

Kick the ‘Swaad’, ‘Chaska’ aspects from your life & trust me you shall have created a lot of space for your plannings to happen. SIMPLIFY!… if you are genuinely bored of Additions, Subtractions, Divisions & multiplications …

There is too much information, drama, and triviality around. In this ocean of very attractive garbage; your decisions to change can easily get lost. Keep on reducing ‘What you process & Do’. Be a strong Reductionist!

Addressing 2500+ audience from 7 countries @ Kolkata
Addressing 2500+ audience from 7 countries @ Kolkata

In 2013, I travelled countries & states to do 125 Talks & Events across Top Corporates & Colleges. Trust me I could not have travelled and processed this much had I not been a reductionist . You might get tempted to ‘complex’ your life in hazaar ways but do not forget:-   ‘It is all about ‘Simplification ”.

2.  Self Discipline

Once you have decided to ‘Do Less’. Now do that ‘Less’ v well  . Be hard on your ownself in doing that ‘Less’ very well…  Cultivating the path of self change requires utmost exertion of body & mind. Take this very strong decision to be strongly ‘Self Disciplined’. If temptations come; Wink at them & YOU keep on doing ‘what you planned’.

It is fun when you are on YOUR road; while you see the whole world falling to temptations. I have enjoyed my moments of ‘self discipline’ very much. It sometimes make me feel very powerful and it is this power only which creates a lot of hidden, notorious strength for more plannings to get achieved. Here is what I try, do & strongly recommend you too:-

– 1 hr on Physical Fitness
– 30 mins Meditating
– 7+ hrs of sleep
– 1 hr on reading ‘Awesome stuff e.g. Books, Magazines etc’.

In your 24 hours -Keep the above jabardasti ‘FIXED’ & revolve the rest of your Life, plannings & works around it ..

You’ll see yourself AWESOMELY progressing then !!

3.  Stop worrying about ‘Your Emotions’.

“Do you actually remember what were you thinking & feeling, this time last year? I guess – Not.   Are not our emotions, feelings & desires so very disposable? Do not give them much importance. Rather jabardasti bring your mind fully to activity of your plannings. I mean whenever you get attracted to your old habit of thinking JUNK stuff; just shut up your mind and make it dance to your plans. Think Less, Do more ! Whenever in life you are losing self control…Just think of Sunny Leone’s cameraman…!!!

Swasth raho, Mast raho aur Vyast raho! Nahin manogay ? To ‘Trast’ raho…

A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishments.  Just like a small fire cannot give much heat, a weak desire cannot produce great results…

Rely more on self than on anyone else & work very hard. Then ‘Sab hoga’ !

I meet so many people who are achieving their dreams because of ‘Self Discipline’. Now you go & do it.

Happy ‘Self Disciplined’ New Year !

Akash Gautam

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Akash Gautam is a Motivational Speaker & Corporate Trainer in India. Hundreds of Top Corporates like Google, CIPLA, Vodafone, McKinsey & Co., Maruti, HDFC, RIL, M&M & premier colleges like IIMs, IITs, SRCC etc go to him whenever they need a refreshing, big bang impact. Write to usWrite to us to know how he can transform your Team.

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