Do Before you Die

“The purpose of life is live life with a purpose”

We all are different people with varying beliefs, attitudes, and approach towards life. But one thing is common- we all want to be successful.


Interestingly, the factors that are stopping all of us from being successful are also the same namely, fear, procrastination, lack of motivation, lack of patience, etc. But some of us rise above all these factors to achieve success in what we want.

Any guesses?


But how does it help us in overcoming the above limiting factors?

Having a definite purpose or vision in mind acts like a magnet for success. In spite of many limiting factors blocking our path, this magnetic force keeps us aligned to success and does not let us get distracted.

Having a purpose or vision in mind makes us feel the urge to everything on earth that is trying to stop us from achieving our target. Eventually, our persistence defeats all the limiting factors and clear our path to success.

Any person whom you consider to be successful, no matter what era they lived, all started with a vision and eventually developed persistence. They are the main ingredients of success.

You would have often heard a saying-‘ Do or die’. Those days are gone. Develop an attitude of ‘Doing before dying’. Any doubt that you have in mind about your success is an enemy.

Don’t let it guide you.

Let me know your views on this.

Published by Sruti Shivakumar

An architect from India on a journey of self exploration

8 thoughts on “Do Before you Die

  1. It is essential to have a purpose. We need to set goals and objectives that support our purpose.

    Having too many goals at once can be self-defeating. We need to prioritize our goals.

    We need to set realistic expectations for achieving goals. I tend to become too “driven” and lose balance in my life.

    All the best Sruti! Keep writing good advice. We all need motivation! ❤

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    1. I can relate to all this. Having many goals in mind actually becomes self defeating and we end up with nothing.On the top of that unrealistic epectations makes us feel demotivated. Take care Cheryl❤


  2. My question is: What is your definition of “success”? I’m betting there are many definitions. Mine is being present to the Spirit and allowing the Spirit to guide me. This usually leads me to alternating patterns of silent meditation and creative action. But as soon as my ego starts “striving” for certain “worldly determinations” of “success” – unhappiness rises. But that is me. I’m interested in hearing other opinions.

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    1. Your views are very deep Bill. Honestly speaking, my definition of success is fulfilling my purpose of this life- something that I constantly felt from with. Every problem I face ends up with a lesson and I find myself in a better place, taking a step towards my purpose. The purpose of my life is helping people with a positive mindset and impact as many people as possible. My definition of success is to feel the inner satisfaction when I will be on my deathbed.

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  3. Spot on Sruti! Purpose is key. I make sure I go over the values I hold close to my heart every morning. In the evening I reflect on how I could have done better. Then I get up the next day and repeat. It keeps me (mostly) on track. Wishing you well 🙏

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