Appreciate life before it’s too late

Birkarnelzelzit Thiyam
In the gym, the weight that you lift against the gravity, the trouble that it creates to pull you down, does that depress you or increase your muscles? The trouble that it creates, you called it ‘exercise,’ you called it ‘practice.’ So, when life humps you down, call that an exercise by getting back up.
If you have a calculator with you right now, please minus the years you have lived from 80. How much did you get? That number is not just years but a motivation that you need to keep reminding yourself of. It’s funny but let me ask this, do you remember how you felt when you were born? No, because you were so little and have no experience of being alive. But trust me, it will be different when you die, everything till your last heart-beat, everything will happen under your consciousness and that number you got after you minus from 80 can really make your consciousness smile during your last days.
Do you know why your grandparents don't scold you as much as your parents do? Because they have seen and they have reached the realization period of, “Yes, enjoyment during youth is very much needed, so that you will have something shining when you flashback your past.” You keep avoiding the old people, but listen, if you have your grandparents, go up to them and ask them, “How was life?” I bet you, the first word will be something that they wished to do, something they really wanted to do but they thought they couldn’t for some reasons, but now that it’s late, they just live a “I WISH” life.
The other day my friend called me saying he is depressed, I asked him for the reason but all he said was, “I am tired of my life.” Then the following day he called me again, telling me he lost his purse, he was double depressed, and even cried over the phone. But in the evening he called again, happy like never because he got his purse back. He got nothing new but what he had, but he wasn’t happy before why? Listen, sometimes you forget that happiness is within you, don’t wait to fall just to realize how lucky you were.
I know sometimes we lose focus and forget the happiness of being alive. When you are so low, just close your nose with your hand for two minutes, you will understand how happy you can be just because you have air to breathe.
“I will help you when I am successful,” this is the sentence which I keep hearing around me. But have you forgotten that with greater power comes greater hurdles, if you want to help someone, help when you are low because once you are high, you will be just busy helping yourself.  
Stop wasting your time looking for someone who will make you happy, invest that time in making yourself that someone whom you will be happy about. Keep doing what makes you happy if it doesn’t even make you earn much because how you earn is more important than how much you earn.
The power of words is very strong, let your inner voice echo through your veins, let it yell “YES I CAN” even on the toughest days. The only way to be successful is to raise that echo in your veins and make yourself want to be successful as much as you wanna breathe when you are under water. And love your haters, for they are the ones who will make you feel lonely and make you concentrate on yourself which only gives rise to your growth.
Every time you feel like you can’t go on, just know that the dawn for success is about to be broken. If the number of people who say you can’t do it increases, trust me you are about to turn your haters into fans.
The writer is an International Awardee and also a major in International Business Marketing and art of oratory from Algonquin, Ottawa, Canada. He is also the Managing Director & Chief Marketing Officer of Khoihee Industries, regd. under the directorate of industries and commerce, Government of Manipur. He can be reached at [email protected] his motivational videos on YouTube at LWB Show. Contact no. 9856166232.