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If you notice yourself when looking at pictures taken of you with others together, they could all be beautiful pictures, but you end up searching for that one face in all of the pictures. Can you guess who it is? Yes, you!
Have you realized that whenever you also look at group photos like your college graduation or any important company gathering or fun day out, you always try to see yourself first in every picture irrespective of how important the other dignitaries present are? Why is this so?
The answer is simple: You are absolutely the most important person in your life. You have been blessed with a unique set of genes, fingerprints and a blend of emotions and personality traits. No one in this world is exactly like you, and neither will your kind be repeated the same in the millions of years ahead. You are precious. Anything which is precious and unique must have some unique objectives to achieve as well. And an established objective for you is to become ''beneficial for all'' in your own capacity.
This means you must endeavor to become the best version of yourself, and not anybody else's. Your race to excellence is not with anyone else; only you, just you. You are someone with an unlimited unique potential, so you need to set the highest possible standards for yourself, and then strive with a commitment to achieve.
Many people in their deathbeds never aspire to accrue more wealth or fame in their life; rather they wish for a better self and hope they had used what gifts were bestowed upon them. Remember, there is no second chance for any of us, and our complete likeness will not be repeated, so the decision required at this moment in time is to ensure that you are living each day in alignment with the bigger objective to reach where you really want to go; otherwise, your misaligned life will take you somewhere you do not want to go. So be better now.
• Each person is unique and possesses traits unlike anybody else
• People are born with unlimited potential that must be tapped
• We must live each day in alignment with our higher goals
Source: Kamran Ahmed Siddiqui, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is a Training Manager in a major Abu Dhabi Oil & Gas Company