The Day I gave up being Petty……………

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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.


62 thoughts on “The Day I gave up being Petty……………

      1. We all r sailing in the same boat dear Shilpa we sure require lots of willpower to get away from petty fights and lead a stressless life but in today’s world we have to really really give a mighty push to ourselves and think of who we r for our solace.

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      2. It sure will Shilpa give yourself space and time and u have lot of responsibility with small children and all its paraphernalias. Even I have gone through a lot, Shilpa and my daughter delivered a baby boy on 22nd October so she is with me for a few months so lot of work on one person but u have to come out from all these petty things that do not matter to us. Take some time to yourself and relax.

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      3. Wow awesome news.. congratulations… It’s a tough job to take care of ur own daughter at this time along with the little one with more attention.. hope the new mother and the baby is doing good..


      4. Thanks dear Shilpa and she was with her baby at my house for a month she just left on Sunday to her house and yes it sure is a lot of hard work to take care of them and it sure reminded me of my days with my children. They both r perfect and doing great.

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  1. This a a wonderful inspirational post. I really like the idea of leaving the small fights for small fighters. This is a great message to take into the conflicts I will encounter this week. Thank you.


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