Choice AND Life

by Athar Aamir Khan

Dear friends, I think for all of us life is something that we all relish, acknowledge and perhaps appreciate as well. Life as we know seems to have its own way of living. It hates monotony, and comes like a colourful dilemma, showing bursts of ups and downs, riches and rages, merry and worry and hyssop and hysteric. It often takes us just a moment to realise how every second of our lives relishes and screws us at the same time.

It seems difficult to understand why is it that we find no choice other than accepting life exactly the way it embraces us. Is it that we are really caught in the shackles of our own life or is it that we are only in the loquacity of some gab?

So, greater than life there is something else that we all are striving for and that is the life of choice. I don’t know about life of choice but I feel we definitely can think of choices in life. Our own perception and attitude often drives our senses in our choices.

Be it good or bad, we can acknowledge the possibilities in life and search for some merit in every new situation. Life itself is short; why not enjoy even diversions for the sake of some venture in life.

We need to accept that the grandiosities of today do not guarantee tomorrow’s success. It is just normal to react to unfavourable circumstances unfavourably. After all we are creatures of prejudices and have pre-conceived notions. Our greatest security itself lies in our insecurity.

It is very true that we always find our happiness and sadness buried in our desires but at the same time it is always in our hands to reshape our desires and make our lives self-satiated and the lives with choices.

Hope that we all break our own shackles and fly with the colours of life beyond all desires, means and ends.

Why Are Some People Rich While Other People Are Poor

Often times we think some people are created rich while others poor. How wrong! Why then are some people rich and others wealthy? Neither destiny nor luck have anything to do with it. Some people are rich because they are always looking for ways to either save money or to make money. People who don’t have that drive usually remain poor.

The rich work smart, make the most efficient choices, see opportunities and maximize them, while the poor do not.

1. The poor eat their seed, whereas rich people sow or invest their seed. The rich understands the act of multiplication and compound interest. Compound interest is man’s greatest invention as quoted by Albert Einstein.

2. Poverty comes, in part, from a lack of savings and investments; whereas the rich practice patience and invest in themselves by putting their spare money into savings and investments with a high ROI (Return on Investments) like real estate.

3. The poor want to live like the rich, so they spend their money on luxuries. The rich, however, never spend; they multiply their money by reinvesting their assets then live off the overflow.

4. The rich know how to identify opportunities by taking well calculated risk but the poor do not see opportunities. Rather, they

5. The rich have the “can do” mindset, but the poor rely on miracle and luck. This can also be attributed to lazy thinking.

6. Poverty is not a state of purse or pocket, but a state of mind. The difference between the poor and the rich is intelligence.

7. The poor lacks management skills (time, finance, people etc) whereas the rich work to manage and maximize their resources.

8. Poverty comes by inability, lack of self-discipline and unwillingness to confront hardship. People who are poor are usually afraid of failure.  And because of that, they don’t put their ideas into action.  “If you Fail To Plan, you are Planning To Fail.”

The future rich, however, take risks and ask “Why not?”

I believe if you diligently follow the success formula which does not require you to reinvent the wheel, rather do what other successful people did, you will get the result other successful people got.