Terms & Conditions of living a successful life

When I was in Saudi Arabia, I once lost myself on the street. There was no map or Google map, so I had to walk miles and miles, asking people for directions. Although the whole experience was quite frustrating, I learned a lot that day.

Try going to a new country without any map. You’ll not only be lost, and you have to take help from many people on the street.

Life operates in a similar manner. You proceed with your life without a map, and you must figure out your way around.

Sure, there will be hurdles. There will be times when you feel like giving up. There will be a time when your business will fail, or your friend will leave without saying a word. It is times like these that we need someone to talk to.

Just like everyone else, I had my own experiences. These experiences are nothing but my understanding and observations.

You can agree with them, or you can disown them. However, what you cannot do is ignore them. Because sooner or later you’ll be facing these same problems.

I’ve gathered around some Terms & Conditions of life that can help you live a successful life. (I am still working on it!)

Don’t wait for it; work for it

Law of attraction is quite amazing in theory. You think, and things will come to you. If you believe this is true. I would say one thing, ‘You are cute as a puppy!’

Sure, thinking is the starting point to initiate anything. But to make things happen, you must go out there and execute. If you’re a writer, write every day regardless of you feel like or not. For me, writing is therapy. Whatever I have in mind, I can write it down. There is no need to show this to anyone else. It is a personal thing.

If you’re a designer, you must design something every day. Small or big doesn’t matter. What matters is that you don’t break the flow of your creative mind. Writer’s block is nothing more than ‘You need a break’ and get back to work again.

At times, you might feel that you’re doing hard work, but you’re not paid enough. Don’t worry at all. ALLAH knows best. Whatever work you’re doing will get back to you in some way or other.

That’s why it is necessary to pour every ounce of energy that you’ve in the work that you’re doing.

Everything will come back to you, magnified!

Only a Few People will be there for you

I’ve learned this the hard way. So, I would like you to pay attention to this.

If your parents are alive, they will forgive all your mistakes and love you selflessly. Respect that love.

If you have siblings, get close to them. They will support you and guide you in tough times.

If you’re married, stay true to your better half. She will be your crying partner, your biggest supporter in tough times. Tell her how much you love her every day.

Finally, there are friends. Now, this is where things start getting complex. There are friends for a reason, friends for a season, and friends for a lifetime.

It takes a lot of time and energy to nourish that friendship.

Also, after much trying, you’ll get one or two people whom you can claim as your best friends.

How to judge friends? Ask them for help and see how they respond. A friend might make an excuse of time, but a true friend will make time for you, always! That’s the most straightforward indicator that they are your best friend.

Failure is part of life; get used to it!

Life is not a simple road to heaven. You must cross the rivers, stay in the jungle, and resist all the heat from the desert.

Failure will be part of your whole life. Problems keep you alive. If there are no problems, how will you enjoy the process?

There will be times when you feel like giving up. I’ve been there. On those times talk to your family a lot. Tell them everything. Share your feelings so that there is nothing left in your mind. Alternatively, if you’re an introvert like me, take a sheet of paper and write down your deepest feelings. (Oh, and don’t let anyone read that paper, burn it down!)

What people think of you is none of your concern

I’ve learned that by nature, people are ungrateful. So, if someone says something to you, ignore them. They might be going through a sensitive phase in their life.

Take out whatever positive you can from people who criticize you.

If people hate you for being you, it means you stopped being useful to them. Those who are faithful to you will always be your side, no matter what.

Anyone who comes to you for help, help them for the sake of ALLAH. Do not expect good from people. Only ALLAH will give you the ultimate reward. Just wait for it.

Find your passion before you die

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is too short to waste on people and things that don’t add anything good in your life. If you want to live a peaceful life, seek inside you, and bring out your passion.

Find what you’re good at and work hard every day to polish your skill.

Find something you’re good at, and then find how you can earn from it?

However, this doesn’t mean that you do everything for money. For instance, if you’re good at writing, do some projects for clients who can’t pay you, but your writing can help them grow. Ask these people for prayers. They’ll happily and wholeheartedly do it for you.

Let’s wrap it up

Life is not always rainbows and heavens. There will be the time when you feel like giving up. At these times, be grateful for the things that you have. Gratitude can help you to cope up even with the worst of times.

Don’t worry about what the world is saying behind your back. Just find your passion and work every day on your craft.

Don’t take things too seriously. People will often say what they don’t mean, and even if they mean something, it is not your problem at all.

So most importantly, if you feel like giving up, I can help you get back-up. I am a good listener 😉

A Caffeine dependent writer who loves writing on self-help, life, happiness and motivation. Future best-selling author trying to find meaning in small things.