Sabka Problem Ek Hai!

Its not a new question to me -which i was asked again today. Most of my friends, my colleagues and acquintances have asked this question to me …many times…and as always, i answer them, but I am also confused if that IS the right answer.

Well i know its right. But if that is right for everyone – each of them?

Here is the question:
I have come to US to earn money. But I miss my family too much. What should I do? Should I stay for 1 year and see, or should i ask my manager to release me and send me back? I am not having peace of mind here. I feel bad. I want money, but I love my family.

My question is:
Why do you want money? They would say “For my family”
Then why do you not want to stay and earn it for them? “I dont like being away from them”
Ok, then what stops you from being with them and earn? “There is not enough potential back home”
Cool..Then stay for sometime and then go back. “I am not happy. I dont know what to do”.

If it does sound to you like a conversation you had with someone, sometime, I bet you did. Its the same situation most of the people – specially those on projects in IT industry – are in. They are in Dillemma. For some people there is no middle way. It has to be one way or the another. A few do compromise but to a little extent.

I am not a guru or anything, but i can certainly provide a few pointers that might help….here you go…

First of all…
Find out your correct purpose. You want to earn money for your family? or something else?
Then,
Map your goals (If you do not have goals, first make your goals)..ok, so map your goals to your purpose, and prioritize them…
Does it look like this:
1. Being happy.
2. Being with my family.
3. Being rich
4. supporting my family.
5. Building a good career.
6. Roam around the world…etc…

Or like this:
1. Earn lot of money
2. Build my own home for my family.
3. Roam around the world.
and happiness will automatically come along????

If you have the answers similar to first list, goto the website expedia.com, and book the first ticket you can find out for returning back home. If you do not listen to you heart, you can missout of many things you should be enjoying NOW ! like having a weekend picnic with your family..
but if you are in the second list guys, then its a very difficult question for me to answer – Practical or Emotional? Decision is yours. And its a tought one i know.

Third…And the most important part:
Decide, And Dont turn back. Whatever you decide, stick to it, fight for it, and make it happen. Whether you want to go back and fulfill your dreams there, or you want to stay to reach your goals and then go back, remember one thing – “Dont get distracted from why you are here. What did you decide? What is your purpose.” Work for your purpose, and you’ll have urself a life worth remembering, worth living.

After all, its all in the purpose of you life. Ain’t it??

September 15, 2006   Posted in: Family, Life, Success

2 Responses

  1. Shiv - September 16, 2006

    It is simple and simplest. When you wake up in morning and feel excited for the day ahead. believe me that is the right place, right job and you are among right people.

    for money, it is as easy as writing how many 0 you need in your life, they will be added. earnly money is easy as it take very less energy. Living life with clean heart and open mind with someone you like to cherish and share dream is makes you so special which never be achieve by any other means.

    I know what i said here is seems to much complex to achieve, believe me, it is because we are not putting our purest heart and clearest mind. It is as simple as when you see to GOD and feel peace inside, it is like looking to flowers, kids and feel kind. It is like see someone who you loved most and feel yeah here is my world. do we need any other world or any other worldly pleasure ??

  2. Anonymous - September 16, 2006

    here is my wishlist.

    1. Wake up in morning and pray to god to thanks to give me day with someone i wished to live.

    2. Doing things together, help eachother and do something new and special to make day special.

    3. Earn enough money which we can use to buy things needed for life. and to cherish our love for life.

    4. Moving places where we can sit together.

    5. Before sleep, i would like to thanks god to give me what i have because i have all. and wish that i will wakeup again to cherish next day again with my love.

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