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Worries of past, fear of future need not ruin your happiness

Against all odds, stellar customer service has got to be one of your new year goals. file photo | nmg
Against all odds, stellar customer service has got to be one of your new year goals. file photo | nmg 

A man who lived a long time ago believed that he could read the future in the stars. He was believed to be an astrologer. He spent his time at night gazing at the sky.

He was always busy predicting, so villagers often came to him, hoping to know what their future holds.

One evening, he was walking along the open road outside the village.

His eyes were fixed on the stars. He thought he saw the end of the world was near.

He was lost in his thoughts about the future. As he was looking at the stars, he kept walking without looking down.

Suddenly, he fell into a ditch full of mud and water.

He was sinking in the muddy water, and madly trying to claw at the slippery sides of the hole in effort to climb out. He was unable to and, fearing for his life, he started screaming for help.

His cries soon brought the villagers running.

As they pulled him out of the mud, one of them said, “You pretend to read the future in the stars, and yet you fail to see what is at your feet.
This may teach you to pay more attention to what is right in front of you, and let the future take care of itself.”

“What use is it,” said another, “To read the stars, when you can’t see what’s right here on the earth?”

The past cannot be changed, the future is yet in your power: Never let the worries of the past and the fear of the future ruin your happiness.
Never let the past define your future and never let your future dictate your present.

The future depends on what we do in the present: Every move you make, every action you take in your present, is a stepping stone to your future.

So, plan to bring your future in your present, so that you can steer your future.

You can change your future by changing your attitude: You have no control over your past, the only thing you can control is your attitude to accept it & move forward.

Be positive today, forget and forgive negativities of your past for a bright future.

Every day may not be good, but there definitely is something good every day: A bad attitude is like a flat tyre, you can’t go anywhere until you change it.

Look for positivity in each day, these moments are what makes your future.

Happiness always comes from within: Look within for happiness, do not dwell too much into the future.

If there is someone who can control your happiness, it is you.

So, take charge of your future and your happiness.

No amount of guilt can solve the past and no amount of anxiety can change the future. So, don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.