Why I Support Impulse_Formula & You Should Too

girl reading a book

Recently one of my close friends started an Instagram Account called impulse_formula. One might as well think what’s a big deal in that. With every cell phone provider giving you GB’s of data for free, creating an Instagram account should be a child’s play. We live in an era where there are mere 500+ followers for a genuine MX champion and 3.7m followers for a rescued Siamese/Tabby Mix  Nala Cat  [No offense to Cat Lovers though]

When I asked her what’s the big deal about this account, her response was “I want to help people realize that you can get through tough times with the help of quotes”. Well, I was touched by her statement because that’s what she did to me a few months back. I was actually going through a very tough time, dealing with some broken relationships around me and had started feeling that I was inadequate in life.

It was then I received a call from her accidentally and she lifted me up in few minutes. She had received this quote from her role model. I think that’s what strong people do. They give you space to feel your vulnerability and also make you feel that you are a diamond. They fill you with hope and inspire you to push your limits and come out of your darkness soon.

I would like to mention the quote that she sent to me that day:

quotes on strong women

Each word in the above quote made a lot of sense to me. They took me back to those days when I was in much worse situation and how some powerful quotes had managed to keep my life from getting capsized. One might even debate…. do we even need those fancy words to overcome depression and sadness. My answer is yes. Words are powerful. There are times in our lives, when everything seems like going downhill. Your career, your private life, office environment, your family, finances everything going unplanned. During those times, one does not need sympathy from the outside world. All that he/she needs is some ray of hope in some form. Affirmations and quotes serve the exact purpose.

While many of us might feel that most of these quotes are all cheesy and too much verbose, I can vouch for the fact that some quotes are truly magical. They just lift you up and provide a totally new dimension to your thought process.

They can make you feel that whatever you are going through is normal and there is no need to panic. They can be excellent stress-busters. Quotes at times even act as an excellent spiritual guide when you are dealing with toxic people around you.

Inspiring quotes can help you push your limits. Like this video by Trey Canard – one of my favorite MX champions!

Quotes can heal your scars and bring a fresh perspective inside you.

Quotes can remind you of the journey that you have endured so far in your life.

Quotes bring back a thousand memories that you had forgotten over these years.

Quotes bring patience and clarity to your thoughts.

So, yes I believe that quotes can truly create a difference in all our lives. I wish my friend impulse_formula good luck in her new initiative to bring about a change in hundreds of lives around her. I request all you readers to go ahead and follow her. DM her or tag her with a favorite quote of yours so that it will help her spread the message to hundreds of people who might benefit from your quotes.

Thank you for reading!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend ahead!

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#129 – Why do hard working people always suffer more than the less hard working people in their entire life?


One of the most common questions asked by my friends to me whenever they see their appraisal ratings is “Why do hard working people always suffer more than the less hard-working people in their entire life?”. My answer in 5 points here:

  1. Let’s make it clear to ourselves that there is a huge difference between working hard and working smart. So before calling someone less hard-working, let’s take a step-back and validate whether we are doing the 10% impactful work in our workplaces or mindlessly slogging.
  2. Less hard-working people (the so-called people pleasers) also make it a point that they form close-knit allies in workplaces and use it to cover their flaws and shortcomings.
  3. Sometimes, unknowingly we might be working hard in the wrong direction. So, it’s important to know where are we heading to.
  4. While hard workers usually assume that being a workaholic is very appreciated, it always works the otherwise. It’s always the smart workers who bag the maximum attention from bosses.
  5. Less hard working people master the art of delegation and manage their time efficiently. They avoid mind-boggling meetings and focus on things which will fetch them credit in short term.

There is no shortcut to success. Ultimately, everyone has to work hard in order to reach the top rung of the corporate ladder. What matters the most is where you focus your hard work into. Having a fixed goal in mind and working towards it  consistently is the key. So the next time you see someone cribbing about the rating, please see whether they are really “hard workers” or “people without a vision”.

 

#128 – What important lessons has life taught you?

top ten things life teaches you

The top ten lessons that life taught me and I had to learn the hard way are:

  1. Step-back and re-think when you feel things are not going as per your plan.
  2. Patience is the key to conquer anything. Never rush while taking an important life-changing decision.
  3. Breathe in and breathe out 5 times when you think of giving up. It helps you to regain your composure when everything seems lost.
  4. It’s futile to kill yourself or beat yourself up for anyone in this world. Be it your boss or boyfriend or girlfriend… none. You are more important than you think of yourself.
  5. If you don’t take charge of your dreams, someone else will come and hire you to work for their dreams.
  6. Always have one side-hustle. You never know when it will come to your rescue.
  7. Unfuck yourself regularly by distancing from negative people.
  8. You are the architect of your life. Nobody can babysit and shape it up for you.
  9. Stop living like the rest 99% of them. Raise the game and always aim 10 steps higher than you can climb.
  10. Follow your heart always.

What lessons did life teach you? Please comment below. Would love to read each of them.

#127 – 10 Best Moves That Changed My Life Forever


Here are the top 10 moves that I started adapting over the few years which changed my life for good.

  1. Never announce your moves before you make them. Keep it to yourself and journal it for your daily reference.
  2. Save for today.
  3. Plan for retirement in your early 25’s
  4. Decrease your dependency towards depreciating assets and plan your finances carefully.
  5. Always have emergency funds at your disposal. If you are wondering how much should I have in my emergency fund now, calculate it here.
  6. Distance yourself from people who no longer fuel your ambitions. Read how you can achieve it here.
  7. Take good care of your body by exercising daily. Your body will thank you later. These seven minute workouts are really going to help you begin the journey.
  8. Prioritize your life first. Declutter rest everything from your life. Don’t know where to start? Here are some simple and effective ways to begin with.
  9. Do not burn your opportunities for temporary indulgements in things which serve no purpose a year later. Always apply the 1-3-5 rule when in confusion.
  10. Start reading a book every day. It is always hard in the beginning but you will love reading once you start embracing it as your daily routine. ‘

What are the best moves in your life?

#118 – Staying Loyal Is Also COOL. Try It Out !


Pinterest is a great app, especially if someone wants to skim through millions of quotes on a day-to-day basis. I usually keep scrolling the entire dashboard of Pinterest atleast twice a day. One such quote caught my attention off late. It read

Our generation thinks “It’s cool not to care”

It’s not. Effort is cool. Caring is cool. Staying loyal is cool. Try it out

For a second, I was awestruck. Because in today’s generation as the quote says everyone is high on the word “COOL”.

  • It’s cool to be in a relationship even when you are not ready for it.
  • It’s cool to break up when you feel that the other person is quite difficult to handle.
  • It’s cool to walk away and be rude in the name of “I am being ME” because you know you do not have the patience to deal with things.
  • It’s cool to be not kind and act like a indecisive person even when you know several others are depending on you.

How many times have we cursed someone for not showing up when required?

How many times have you been ditched in your dream projects when all you ever wanted was efforts to be equi-distributed?

We often get into relationships only when we feel we are too lonely. We take care of someone only when we are obliged to do that. We swap into multiple roles all at once in the name of cool and then get derailed from the real purposes of our life. Why is it that staying loyal to your own ethics is so hard? Why committing yourself towards success is so old schooled? Why only partying, chilling out and smoking up is considered as swag or cool?

Is it what the society demands us to be or is it something we have imbibed it into our own skins in the name of “I’M COOL”.

I leave it up to you… to take a call on what is cool and what is not.

But someday if you have some time, why not try to change the way you take things.

  • Try to show some unconditional love towards someone, even when you know the other person is eventually not going to give you the same kind of reaction from the other side.
  • Try to go for a long walk and help someone and show some care by lending your ears. He might turn out to be a very big talkative person who would talk talk and simply talk for hours together. But if you mute the entire conversation and watch only his body language you might find how lonely is the other person and all he wants to do is to just put out his feelings outside.
  • Set a goal for yourself. However small it might seem, just set a goal for yourself and try working towards it. Stay loyal to your dreams and keep working one step towards it each day. Eventually you will be amazed at how cool it might seem, when you track back your progress after 100 days. Stop giving excuses that I don’t have time and hence I am unable to blog. I don’t have time to work on my dream project. Everything is just a trick played by your mind to avoid the big picture.
  • It is cool to distance yourself from energy draining vampires.
    It is cool to walk out from the lives of people who no longer serve a purpose in your life.
    It is cool to not answer every fucking email that comes to your mailbox.
    It is cool to prioritize your happiness and mental peace before every fucking “other” person in your life. Place “I” before every other person in this world. And remember it is not being selfish. It is called “self-care”
    It is cool to work on your projects while maintaining a happy work life balance.
    It is cool to get your financial statements always on check.
    It is cool to take your parents for a vacation and give your time and energy to them.
    It is cool to take your loved ones for a medical check up and ensure their well being is taken care of.
    It is cool to take the most difficult path of letting go of your ego for someone who is worth every sunshine in this world.
    It is cool to quit the high paying job and take up something which your heart always craves for.

Why don’t we shift our perspectives and try to channelize our energy towards something meaningful.

As the quote says “Effort is cool.”

 

Writing Prompt Source: Daily Post