“Remember that your life counts – and make it count. You are unique.
There is no one like you on this planet. Never has been and never will be.
Do not sell yourself short. Do not sell the world short.
This is your life – love it, live it. One life, one chance – grab it.
Get the life you love – and live it.”
Arvind Devalia, author of ‘Get the Life You Love and Live It’, talks to the Book Detective about why he believes we should celebrate our lives and go for our dreams. He says that we can make a contribution to the world simply by virtue of who we are, and that we all matter.
Arvind explains that finding and expressing your life purpose is about who you are, rather than what you know or what you do. It’s also about looking for the patterns. He realised that everything he does (coaching, charity work, writing and public speaking) all has a common theme of people. He feels that if we could approach life in a way that is childlike, playful, positive and relaxed, it would have a beneficial effect on everything from our health and self-esteem to the work we do in the world.
Develop clarity so you know what you want to achieve
Commit to it and stay focused no matter what.
Take action in the form of small daily steps
He explains that confidence is an outcome, so don’t wait to feel confident. Instead, know that once you get started on something you’ll develop confidence along the way. Otherwise you may never get going at all!
Ultimately, he believes that spreading love and kindness is all that matters, and shares the power of his three Cs:
Contribution – making a difference
Connection: bringing people together
Celebration: because life is about joy
He is a big fan of the following quote by Mother Teresa, ‘Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.’
Arvind suggests smiling at everyone you meet…for the rest of your life!
If you want to find out how to bring some sunshine into your life then check out his book….Do you smile at someone every day? Listen in to @ArvindDevalia Click To Tweet