Are you playing big with the only thing you have….. your life…

Please read the below sentence and reflect upon what you read

Life is nowhere…

Can be read as…

Life is nowhere or

Life is now here…

But what did you read…reflects how you perceive life…

Life adds up from each of the current moments we live, the moments add up to minutes, hours, days… and that’s our entire life…

So life is not somewhere, it’s here and the now… the more you can be the best version of yourself in the now, the more it adds up to being a better version of you for the entire life.

You need to play big in every moment of your life  🙂

Do not be afraid to touch the divine in your own life

“You playing small does not serve the world”, Nelson Mandela inaugural speech. “Who are you not to be great?”

— Henriette Klauser in the book Write it down, Make it Happen

So play big with your life whenever you can… it’s only one life.. in some areas (in the current world of data analytics and anything a google away… something quickly become everything..) you need to think about pros and cons… if you feel its risk, is the risk worth it… things like career, relationships etc., take a lot of thinking and analysis. But some other areas of life, which are trivial, you don’t need to think too much and over analyze… so start by playing big in at least those areas … where you can afford to play big.

Typical things for me could be, when on travel if I get a very nice hotel/resort for about a 5000 per night versus a reasonable one for 3500 …. I use to overthink about saving that 1500 for 4 or 5 nights adds up to 7500… that’s a big number… but when you turn it around and think about the experiences you and your family going to have… in a better resort… that 1500 per day is not going to look big when compared to the experiences of having an amazing resort… also… the 7500 that you are going to save, is not going to make a significant difference in your quality of life

Normal bike …100,000 INR lakhs versus a reasonably good one, for me it was Royal Enfield Bullet, which cost about 200,000 INR…

Normal helmet 1000-2000 INR,… brilliant Italian … 8000 INR…

Normal bicycle … 10-15,000 INR versus schwin sports line 25,000 still relish it, I keep it safe, and love the looks of it standing in my room… every day just by looking at and touching its handle.. anyway I cant keep the bullet in my room, so happy with the Schwinn…

Sheaffer, it’s not a pen it’s a writing instrument… I could have as well gotten a normal fountain pen, I got sheaffer..as I love the brand and the logo of it, and yes I had to spend a little more, but I have this pen for about 5 years now… and I relish the same…

I am a watch guy, eyeing my lifetime aim of wearing a Rolex… that’s the next on my list…

These somewhat pricey objects like a Royal Enfield Bullet … a Rolex, a Sheaffer fountain pen .. give pleasure every time you use them, they look great and I feel rewarded, the ride on a Bullet feels really rewarding and joyful every time I take it for a spin, that’s the experience I want to have in my daily usage items where ever possible…

I would love a kingly mansion to live….. but happy with my 2000 SFT 3 bedroom apartment for now, as the environment inside, is what I want to make it like a personal sanctum… cant buy a kingly mansion but can arrange other things inside it, like my wooden carved study table.. a brilliant relaxing recliner, a floor lamp that I love… rosewood book racks…they don’t cost a fortune… But I do see most of the people think several times before spending on things that they are going to use daily and that would change their experience overall in that room or for their entire home… so play big where you can..

Play big at least in the thoughts you can have, as that does not cost too much… thoughts become things… so play big on what you think… and express it whenever you can.

Aspire

Play big on what you aspire for. Play big on what you want to achieve in life, do tiny things every day towards that direction. I want to be an author, I did write articles, I published a book (“Unlock The Future Potential in You”.. an Amazon #1 Bestseller in the category)… long way to go to be a reputed best-selling author… but I continue to write… as quantity is the key initiatives, quantity gradually converts to quality… and finds avenues for better expression and visibility.

If I don’t even write, just thinking about writing quality content, then I can never even travel the path of being a reputed writer …

It’s like you have a new car… sure you want to take the car out, want to avoid scratches want to enjoy the ride… but if you wait for no traffic… you will never be able to take the car out, you have to pull it out and take a chance to even experience the ride….

So put yourself out there more often… you will learn a lot from these experiences versus thinking/planning etc.,

#Playbig…

#Veijay.

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Veijay is an IIT’an (IIT Madras), has two decades of experience of driving Change Management, Operational Excellence, Behavioral dynamics for global enterprises both at several MNC’s and Product Organizations

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