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How to Take responsibility of your life, move ahead, time is short

Updated on November 22, 2018
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A freelance writer since 2011 and has been graduated from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, India

Daisy was doing her work in such a hurry that, her daughter Smita a 5-year-old, was curious as to why mom is doing all her work in such a fast-paced manner. Smita interrupted Daisy and asked: "Mom are you going somewhere after completing your work? Why are you so hurry to do all these works?" Stopping for a moment, Daisy replied: Baby, see that candle. It is about to go off and we do not have another candle in our house to replace it. I have to finish the work before it goes off.

Our life is like a candle. Every day it is burning and nearing its end. One day we would go off the world. We cannot replace our life with another one. But there are many things to be done before our candle go off. Unfinished work causes disappointment. Time is running like a racing horse. No one can stop it. Whether you are doing your work or not, it continues its journey.

It is the time to finish your work and get ready to face the reality. If you are ready, there is no disappointment. If you are not ready, there is the disappointment. No one can replace you. You are a unique creation in this world.

Once a teacher told her students that she hadn't failed anyone in the class. A cheer went around the class. Then she told them again that she hadn't passed anyone either. And she told them that it is you, students had done it. Yes, it is true. We are the ones, who are making ourselves, pass or fail in life. No one else.

Understanding that will take us to high above. Not understanding them and pointing others for your failure is just like drinking poison and expecting your enemy to die. Take the responsibility of your life. Bill Gates once told "if you born poor, it's not your mistake; but if you die poor, it's your mistake"

Take responsibility for your life and move ahead, time is short.

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      Jacob 

      10 years ago from Delhi, India

      I do appreciate all the love and support people have been sending my way this week. The extra social support really helps. Knowing that people are finding value in these updates gives me more motivation to keep going. So thank you for that!

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      Jacob 

      10 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks all for your encouraging comment and visit

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      Holle Abee 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      Sobering hub here. Nice job!

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      terrowhite 

      10 years ago

      This is something very touchy.. thanks for sharing it with us... Love to read more of your hubs.. thanks and peace ..

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      Gigi2 

      10 years ago from UK

      Comparing life to a burning candle is a powerful motivator to make the most of those last flickering moments. As the candle reaches the end it seems to disappear faster and faster, very like life! Thank you for a wise and thought provoking hub.

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      Granny's House 

      10 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Great hub. I will be back to read more.

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      mdlawyer 

      10 years ago

      You are brilliantly upholding the the need of committed action, "Karma". Great !

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 

      10 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Time is like a burning candle and like a racing horse. Very nice similies. Thanks for a wonderful hub.

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      rprcarz50 

      10 years ago

      I always enjoy Your Hubs too.

      Than you

      Ron

      As Always Also a2z50

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      Faye Constantino 

      10 years ago from Florida

      Excellent, I rated you up. Perfect analogy, the candle. Very wise.

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      MBP42 

      10 years ago from have received my official license as a Pastor, praise God

      We are all given the same number of minutes in a day. What we do with them is up to us. Great hub. Keep writing.

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      Noel313 

      10 years ago from These United States

      Very insightful!! Words of widom and the same message I try to get across to the people I mentor!!

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      AARON99 

      10 years ago

      Really a great hub, must say. Keep it up.

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      Michael Shane 

      10 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Very true! Good point!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      Jacobkuttya, What a wonderful hub! Very thought provoking!

      "It is the time to finish your work and get ready to face the reality. If you are ready, there is no disappointment. If you are not ready, there is disappointment. No one can replace you. You are a unique creation in this world." Great job!

      Thank you for sharing, In His love & Blessings!

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      Jyoti Kothari 

      10 years ago from Jaipur

      Hi Jacob,

      Time is precious, time is money. All rich and successful men and women value time in place of money.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Thumbs up!

      Jyoti Kothari

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      Susan Kemp Maldonado 

      10 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thank you so much your this hub! It is very inspirational. I agree totally with all you said. Your hub has nudged me that I must get busy! Time is too short, and much too precious, to let it slip by without fulfilling our purpose here on this earth. And we were all put here for a reason, we are not meant to waste these moments. Thank you again for the reminder.

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      sheila b. 

      10 years ago

      Wonderful thoughts.

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      Amber Allen 

      10 years ago

      A great hub full of wisdom.

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      Moulik Mistry 

      10 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      This is wonderful, thoroughly enjoyed it...

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      JS Matthew 

      10 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Great Hub-and I agree with samboiam!

      You've been inspired...and have inspired me as well!

      Thanks!

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      samboiam 

      10 years ago from Texas

      What a positive hub. What a way to start my day. Thanks

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      roopa 

      10 years ago

      hi friend

      Its really nice message that ... its make me motivated thanks a lot ... really time is short but we have to do so many things ...

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      mintinfo 

      10 years ago

      How true this is. We are given the opportunity to make the best of every moment. Life is never over until we stop breathing. Accomplish all goals. Leave no stone unturned. Positivity

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      John W. Watson 

      10 years ago

      I just woke up and turned on my computer and there it was, the words for the spirit that I so desperately needed to get me to another, higher level in my journey as a writer. This Hub is a special one for me. A treasure. Thank you, Jacob.

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      H P Roychoudhury 

      10 years ago from Guwahati, India

      I like your wonderful analogy “Life is like the burning of a candle”.

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      drbj and sherry 

      10 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Jacob, for reminding me that it is not who we are in this world, but what we do while we are here in this too short time.

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      "Quill" 

      10 years ago

      Great Hub...what is our calling, what is the true reason for our life here. Those who sit and expect to get that answer in a revelation without doing well they are special and very lucky. We have one chance at doing God's will in the time we have been given.

      Blessings

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      RevLady 

      10 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      "Our life is like a candle. Every day it is burning and nearing its end. One day we would go off the world. We cannot replace our life with another one. But there are many things to be done before our candle go off. Unfinished work causes disappointment. Time is running like a racing horse. No one can stop it. Whether you are doing your work or not, it continues it's journey." EXACTLY, AMEN!

      Time does not care how we use it, it just continues on doing its job. As you said, it is up to us to decide how we will use it or misuse it.

      Nice hub jacobkuttyta. Thank you!

      Forever His,

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      charlie slama 

      10 years ago

      so far i like what i read and your thoughts

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