Z is for Zealot which means passionate in the pursuit of anything.

The A-Z Challenge comes to an end with the letter Z. For the entirety of this series I chose words from A-Z which were not only unusual and rare but also words which would help make your life  better in every way. Hence it deems fit that I choose the last word Zealot which means to be passionate in whatever you do.

Life without passion is like life without oxygen. At some point you will start suffocating. At that time either you will suffer and die OR you will do something to survive. Hence it’s best to never stop doing what you like. You surely know few who are corporate slaves by morning and are either budding writers/musicians/etc by night. It’s passion that gives life meaning. I know thinking practical is what everyone does. So, let’s think practically but let’s also not forget to keep that kid within you happy. You like reading, writing, singing, dancing, art, weaving etc whatever it is you like, keep doing it. Some say it breathes new air into their body. For some, it’s a part time profession. And finally some take the leap of faith and turn it into their profession.

When it comes to doing any kind of work, do have the passion. It changes you as a person. Household chores also when completed give you a sense of satisfaction when done right. Give it your 100% and the result will warm your heart and bring a smile to your face. Never stop learning. That’s how we evolve and get better in life. There are no shortcuts. Just make sure to keep no barriers on inhibitions while learning something new. Yes, you’ll fail and also make a joke out of yourself but every day you learn, you will definitely get better.

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge 2018.

You can check my posts of this series right from 2015 till date – CLICK HERE

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Y is for Yeverous which means being eager or impetuous.

Never reply when you are angry. Never make a promise when you are happy and never make a decision when you are sad. These lines make a lot of sense. Until few years back, I would do all the above every single time I was happy, sad or angry. The results were catastrophic. I liked this line which perfectly resembled me i.e. “Jump first, think later”. Now I’ve reversed it a lot. I now think first and then jump. It makes my life better.

Taking decisions in the heat of the moment never helps anyone. It makes matters worse. Let’s analyze and then take a call. But it’s easier said than done. A simple example being plans made in a group for a trip to Goa or Ladakh! Everyone leaps in joy and say “Done”. But when the time comes, someone backs out because his parents are suddenly unwell, some don’t have the money and the rest just lost interest. The plan goes kaput and someone gets hurt the most as they had initiated the plan and was excited to go. So if you cannot go somewhere, don’t take a hasty decision as you don’t know how it hurts the other person.

I gave an example of travel. This can be applied to a lot of situations where we promise something and then cannot deliver. Also, when angry we say things we don’t mean but it hurts the other person. There’s nothing you can do about it as words once spoken cannot be retrieved back. Also, when I’m sad I refrain from taking life changing decisions. Trust me, at that moment you just do about anything to take your mind off the pain. But that’s the point. You have to suffer. That pain is for a moment. Let it through and once you’re done, it shall not affect you. Not letting it hurt you is bad as you delay it and do something stupid. Every emotion must be felt and so is sadness.

To conclude, let’s not be Yeverous as it’s best to take a deep breath and think before you promise, decide or reply. That definitely will make you a better person.

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge 2018.

You can check my posts of this series right from 2015 till date – CLICK HERE

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W is for Wale which means to choose.

The act of choosing is sometimes very easy and sometimes too tough. Yes, it depends on every situation. For today, I want you to consider the act of choosing after a fight. One scenario is of 2 friends or a couple. They get into an argument and  for some reason the fight escalates to a level of no return. Post the fight, they stop talking to each other. If they belong to a group of 5-6 people, every meeting gets awkward or might lead them to fight again. Hence, you are given an option to choose a side.

This is where the problem lies. If you choose one side, you lose one person’s trust. You  haven’t hurt them at all. But since you chose the other person, you’re considered an enemy now. I don’t like this setting. It only brings more hurt to those who have not done anything wrong. A misunderstanding between two can break friendships of over 2 years easily. It hurts. It also makes me question about why have I to choose?

Although you should never ever ask your friends to pick a side in the first place. Being a grown up is not an extraordinary achievement. Acting like one is. If there’s  a fight among 2, have the decency to sort it out without involving the others. If you need their involvement, then please don’t make them choose sides. Sometimes the arguments are for minuscule matters but it’s enough to break a fragile friendship. Which also makes me question if we should choose our friends wisely? That seems impossible as you cannot figure out a person in the first meeting. It takes time. So all we can do is wait and in time wale our friends/partners wisely.

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