Gurbaksh Chahal | How The Unknown Leads To Success And Happiness
One of the greatest gifts I got was figuring, what my passion was at an early age of 16. I ended up dropping out of high school, to start my first venture, and while all the odds were stacked against me, I ended up succeeding. I blame it on not knowing the answers. Sometimes the unknown or the traditional answers you learn, can frighten you enough to failure. They can pigeon hole you into limiting your boundaries and not realizing what it takes to creatively succeed.
Are we ever aware of what might happen tomorrow? Do we know what will happen one year from now and where our lives will be? How about knowing what could happen in the blink of an eye?
The world we live in is constantly changing; things are always happening. Time is ticking, and we are growing older — and, of course, wiser — every second of every minute of every hour of every day.
We are learning valuable lessons every single day and creating memories from the experiences we’ve been so lucky to have. We need to cherish every moment that speeds by us.
Wouldn’t you agree that even the hardships you’ve been through have taught you a great amount and given you a background you can take to your next learning experience?
The reality is we simply don’t know what life may throw at us.
We can predict the future, but until we get to the bridge — that almighty bridge — we can’t really figure out how to cross it. One of my favorite cliché comments is, “I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.”
Yes, we need to be worried about the future, but we also need to plunge into the present and what is happening today. The present is what matters most, right here and right now.
Often, we forget how quickly things can change in the blink of an eye. And, what’s crazy is we likely didn’t even see it coming. Has this ever happened to you?
What it comes down to is that the unknown is inevitable, yet beautiful. Be prepared for the worst, but always have faith in the best.
Both amazing experiences and negative experiences should be viewed in a positive light so we know what to do the next time a certain situation arises.
We need to be prepared to embrace whatever will happen, whether it’s good or bad, positive or negative, right or wrong. I promise, opening up your heart and being willing to embrace anything and everything imaginable will change your life in unheard of ways.
Here are a few reasons why embracing the unknown will guide you toward a path with flourishing success:
One word: research. Nowadays, information is at the tip of our fingers, literally.
The Internet of Things is flooded with information given to us by simply clicking, tapping, or even touching a button. Give, for free. Take advantage of the resources given to you.
If you’re curious about something, whatever it may be, research it. Learn about it. Study it. Become familiar with it. Embrace it. Embrace the fact that because of the Internet, life is a little bit easier in a sense.
Go out there and find out what you’ve always been wondering. Asking questions will lead to more questions that will eventually lead to some sort of conclusion.
Sometimes, you may not end up with a solid conclusion, but that right there, my friends, is the beauty of the unknown. You will surprise yourself, without a doubt.
Prepare for the Worst, Have Faith in the Best.
Embracing the unknown will prepare you for anything. Think about it.
If you have enough confidence that you can handle any type of situation, whether a family member just passed away or you just found out you got your dream job, you will always feel secure and well-balanced.
Look at it this way: Embracing the unknown goes hand in hand with putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.
You have to be open to viewing different perspectives from each and every end of the spectrum. Be aware of how badly a situation could turn out, but as I said before, believe the best will happen.
Embrace the possibilities that can sprout from even the most miserable of times.
You can’t Control the Outcome, Only the Process.
Part of embracing life means accepting a lack of control over what will happen next. If we realize this at an early stage, we will live much happier lives.
Another valid point is that YOU cannot control somebody else. Do you dream about people changing in ways that will make YOU happier?
This is a bit selfish. We were all put on this earth to do different things; we are all unique from each other. Embrace what someone else wants to do with his or her life and support him or her.
No one in this world lacks the potential to do great things in life.
How You can Control the Process.
We may not have control over other people or what will happen next; however, we do have control of how we choose to react to every situation brought before us.
If this is the only thing over which we have control, embrace it. Make your reactions infectious in a good way. Show people things can transpire when good intentions are present.
Be determined to show people there is good in this world in which we live.
Never forget where you came from.
Who doesn’t like humble people? When we allow ourselves to embrace the unknown, we also create the ability to be humble.
If we are presented with a tough situation and decide to literally embrace every situation and its consequences, the humble power within us shines.
Strive to be humble. You will appreciate the world in a different way — a very beautiful way.
Releasing Yourself from Fear.
If we can learn to embrace the unknown and become equipped for anything and everything to happen, our fears will diminish. Don’t be afraid of the outcome.
Don’t be afraid of what might be. Let go of fear in order to embrace and master the things about which you know nothing. It will change your life.
Your Life without Fear.
Fear is the number one factor that stands in our way of turning dreams into realities. We tend to get so caught up in what society tells us to do or what society thinks we should do.
Our job is to think outside the box and to step far outside the norm. Letting go of fear allows us to dive into the unknown of our comfort zones. By stepping outside of our comfort zones, we are able to zoom in on our own realities and focus on our purposes in life.
We discover new things when we embrace the fear of being uncomfortable.
You can define success however you see fit, but just remember that embracing the unknown and making situations positive will gratify you. Most importantly, doing so will enlighten you.
Chairman & CEO, ProcureNet | Founder, Chahal Foundation | 3 Exits $400MM+ | 4X Entrepreneur | Author | Guest Lecturer |Hong Kong | Bay Area
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