Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference – Robert Frost

At 80 years old, I will be able to look at my life in a very profound way than when I was 50 or 25. What I believe in my 20’s and 30’s are critical for my success.

But what if I took the dark path that misled me and made me broke in every way – be it financially, spiritually, mentally and physically?
Would I be able to forgive myself?

Would I be able to turn back time and right the wrongs?

Would I rather be taking the bitter pill now, than regretting the things I did not do on my 80th birthday?

Are you willing to create a legacy by achieving immeasurable success – financially and physically, good health and well-being and have a richly satisfying life?

Follow your heart, as heart is the place where your passion flows. Stand guard before you allow yourself do what you are being told.

Rise up; Be aware of how you are treated by your near and dear ones, check whether it is empowering you or dis-empowering you. We may never be aware of the intentions of people around us
until we reach a ripe old age. Be bold. Stand up and speak up for yourself, because nobody will come to rescue you when you get old. You better learn to do it now before it is late.

Never settle: Be aware of what lightens you and keeps you alive. Never let it die. Keep the fire on. The enemy of the best is always the good.

Know what inspires you, and live it out NOW.

Know whom you can trust: Learn the difference between a loyal friend, the one who could be brutally honest without hesitating to say nasty things to your face and a friendly enemy who is nice,
supportive and keeps you from taking any major step because it may be dreadful in the name of concern. You never know how your quality of life will get affected by the slow poison of friendly enemies, who silently influence you to stop rising up. If you are in a vicious loop of attracting these people who are disrespectful to you may have to introspect about what you need in your life.

Think about this “Who is that person, that you know, and that you/ need to move away from?”

Let go of the regret: You may be bruised heavily from relationships in the past, which may be the explanation for the frustration, anger or the baggage you carry around. You may have experienced some earth shattering heart breaks which was ready to take away your life. As cliched as it may sound, “This too shall pass”.

Life can be exuberant, vibrant and be full of surprises. Count the times your spirits were lifted by those souls in the past. It could be a stranger, a baby who gave that wicked wink and your heart melted, the love in your parents eyes, the warmth of your best friend’s presence.

Remember for everything that made you cringe, you have a 1000 reasons to smile. The choice is yours. The power is within you, use it well!!

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. ” – Robert Frost