Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase! Everyone is fighting to reach the phase of ‘no worries’ in life, but like Jay Gatsby of ‘The Great Gatsby’, we always seem to fall short in solving every problem of ours and ‘hakuna matata’ becomes almost an everlasting mirage. By the time we solve one problem, another is almost at the door. Life just keeps giving us surprises. And our problems are not always of similar nature. On one day, it’s about relationships. On another, it is about finance. And yet on a third, it is health. And then we have the perennial worry of getting a cumbersome job done.
So here are 15 life advises that you can use to get yourself out of any kind of problem.
1. Don’t have any fantasy about a better past.
You cannot change a thing about it. Always think where you want to be in the future.
2. Try not to panic however wrong the situation is.
Stay calm. It will make you think in a better way.
3. Break the problem down into several parts and try to fix one part at a time.
Solving everything at once is a myth.
4. Accept your loss and be at peace with it.
On some days you are the pigeon. On others, the statue.
5. If your problem isn’t your problem but someone else’s, what advice would you give them?
Now take that advice.
6. Don’t assume what the problem is. Find out exactly what it is.
Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups.
7. “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.”
Remember Captain Jack Sparrow’s remark. Always.
8. Remind yourself: This too shall pass.
9. Take a step back and try to see the problem from a distance and from a different angle without being emotional.
You might find a solution what is only visible from afar.
10. Never assume that your opinion is the only correct one.
11. Sit calmly and calculate if the problem is going to affect your life even after a month, a year or a decade.
Prioritize your decision accordingly.
12. Before making any choice, think at least twice about it.
13. Wayne Gretzky’s said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
The harder you try, the luckier you get. (Oh! And Wayne is hailed as the greatest ice-hockey player in the history of the game.)
14. There is nothing to be ashamed of when seeking help from some one else.
Puchne me kya jata hai?
15. Don’t keep waiting for someone else to fix your problems.
The longer you wait, the longer the problem remains.
Be happy, my friend!