I once asked a very successful woman to share her secret with me. She smiled so beautifully and said to me in all confidence:
‘I started succeeding when I started leaving small fights for small fighters. These fights did not bother me at all.
I stopped fighting those who gossiped about me. These people did not matter to me one bit. I kept from gossip mongers.
I stopped fighting for attention. It did not bother me whether anyone liked me or not. I was totally detached from flattery.
I stopped fighting with my in-laws. There was not much to talk about. I wanted my peace of mind.
I stopped fighting to meet people’s expectation of me. It was not required. I was doing whatever I wanted for my satisfaction.
I stopped fighting for my rights with inconsiderate people. These people would never understand my point of view even if I wanted to. So at one stage I gave up for my own good.
I stopped fighting to please everyone. It is a hopeless cause and in return I suffered as it is of no use pleasing others as people are never satisfied. I stopped fighting completely to prove they were wrong about me. I simply wanted peace and calmness for myself. I left such fights for those who have nothing else to fight about.
And I finally started fighting for:
My vision, my dreams, my ideas and my destiny. The day I gave up on small fights and unnecessary quarrels is the day I started becoming successful and so much more content. Some fights are not worth your time, choose what you fight for wisely to live a happily and cheerfully.
Confident walking is more successful than confused running. Follow no one but learn from everyone. Live your life and forget your age.