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The survival of the fittest

survival-of-the-fittestThe age-old expression from the Darwinian evolution plays an important role in our daily life. We strive everyday to put our best foot forward; to show a best face at the work place, in our home and among our friends & dear ones. We always want to be a star performer on the stage, a great accompanier, a memorable entertainer, and overall a successful & admirable human being to be associated with.

The dedication and the energy we devote, coupled with the quest for achievement will put us on a fast track to the realization of goal. In between comes the recognition as pit stop which refuels our passion in the journey. We go to great heights, make a lot of sacrifices to get things done our way and to impress others with the outcome.

But the enthusiasm we put in the beginning of every activity tends to reach a saturation point and becomes a difficult task to move up from there. You may call it a point of ‘mid-life crisis’ or ‘comfort zone’. The achievement you had so far gets on to your head and blocks your vision to go beyond. The mind loves to become dormant and the soul dusts in the laurels of the past.

We encounter an illusionary block in our way and get a doubt factor in the system. Worse is sometimes it becomes a melting point where all the achievements and good-will start to diminish and pulls us down, if we fail to act on it. We will realize that reaching the top is an easy thing, but being there is not.

The comfort zone you’ve settled in is not going to change the past but definitely going to shape the future. It may be a stressful activity to move out of that region but when you embrace change, you’ll realize that it’s a small discomfort you’re buying to entirely change the way the world perceives you and for the larger goodness of yourself for bigger achievements.

Constant focus and assertiveness is going to help in maintaining the place you’ve reached so far. Don’t settle down for anything less in the activities you undertake. Question everything that comes your way and challenge yourself to look beyond the goal. Don’t just aim for success; target sustainable success.

The way we start our day determines how it is going to end. Stretch your horizon after every single lap. Make yourself self disciplined, as only the fittest of the fittest will survive here. You’ll get a day only once in a life. Make sure to go MAD – Make a Difference!

About the Author:

Anand-ArunAnand has a Masters degree in marketing and works in advertising in Chennai. He is a life blogger and writes articles concerning life and its nuances. He loves to spread inspirational messages that help people discover happiness from within. He blogs at

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1 comment

  1. Susan Deborah

    The word “sustainable” caught my attention. The word is always used in relation to the environment but you have given a different perspective here. To live a sustainable life is something that every single individual should aim for but unfortunately it does not happen. One should also think of the environment while taking decisions. You said one should question oneself. I like to add, ‘in relation to the environment.’ “Will my actions contribute in any way to the environment and ecosystem?” I know that it’s stretching your advice a little longer, but still.

    Hope I haven’t gone too much with environment here. Sensible thoughts, dear Anand.

    Joy always,

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