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What are wake up calls? Warning signals!

Updated on October 26, 2013

‘Determination is the wake-up call to the human will’- Anthony Robbins

‘I always felt certain stiffness while walking. I ignored it and let it unattended. I did not know it was a wake up call about the onset of osteoporosis’, my friend grimaced with pain. I thought she had a point there. We always have these wake up calls. You get warning signals throughout your life cautioning you of the implications of your actions, but you invariably ignore it as you think it is your imagination.

Warning signals

Let us suppose you are traveling in a car. What do you do when you see the red signal? You stop the car immediately, don’t you? Why do you stop? It is because the red signal warns you that there will be traffic in your way. If you ignore the signal you definitely would meet with an accident.

What does a wake up call signify? It is a warning to make you understand that danger is lurking near by. Life is a very funny game and very interesting too. There are lots of intriguing things that make it meaningful. You have problems in your life and feel fatigued about it.But when you look back, you would see that there were wake up call long before the problem begins to destroy your peace of mind.

Wake up calls needs your concentration as you will be able to wriggle out of any problem if you pay attention to the warning it initially gives. An alarm sets off when you do something which might plunge you into problems and it is you who has to listen to it.

Wake up calls of health

You coolly ignore the warning signals of bad health as you are sure it cannot happen to you. You are as human as anyone else, aren’t you? How then can you feel that you are immune to illness? You want to be healthy, but you ignore the wake up calls to the problems in your body.

There is no immediate onset of any illness. It is a slow process and before it manifests as a deadly disease your body shows symptoms of its effect, but you choose to ignore it.

When you heed to the wake call of symptoms, you immediately go to a doctor and you get cured. ‘It cannot happen to me’ is the major mistake you make regarding your health. Anything can happen to anyone and you should be alert to notice any wake up calls foretelling your health problems.

Wake up call of financial debacle

You want to be rich and show yourself as a wealthy person. It is quiet a natural feeling! But you should spend within your means. When you over spend your wake call sets off the alarm. When you feel the pinch in the budget, it means you are misusing money somewhere. You should instantly look through your financial dealings and see if there is any loop holes through which your money is draining.

You earn a lot and spend a lot. What is the use of earning lots of money if you do not know how to spend it? Credit cards are like leech which leeches away your money. When you buy things you fancy, but do not need, it cuts into your budget as the repayments and the interest are very heavy. You should wake up to the warning signal that you are spending beyond your means before overspending destroys you.

Wake up calls in relationships

Is your relationship with your spouse strained? Do you find it hard to interact with her\him? Do you think that your marriage is a failure? These signs are in fact a wake up call which warns you to analyze your marriage and rectify your relationship with your spouse. If you let things drift apart it breaks your marriage and you cannot get the same intimacy back again.

There should be an easy communication with your spouse. But when you feel it difficult to co-exist in peace with your spouse it is a signal that you have to mend your bond with him\her. Sort out all your misunderstanding with your spouse before it destroys your marriage.

Wake up calls in work

When you are perfect and sincere in your work, you find it easy to interact with your colleagues and you find your work interesting. But if you are tensed and stressed in your work, it is a warning signal that you are not doing your work with proper dedication.

You cannot always blame the management and say that your boss is not easy to satisfy. It is you who have to analyze your work and find out your drawbacks. If you ignore the warning signals your work suffers and you will never be able to be successful.

You can live your life with ease if you keep your ears and eyes peaked to the wake up calls. It makes your life a lot easy to deal with as it makes you understand life in its proper perspective. If you ignore it the loser is you and no one else.

© 2013 mathira


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      mathira 4 years ago from chennai

      Alphadogg, you are absolutely right when you say that everyone are ready to close their mind to the warning signals life always gives us than to listen to them. Thank you for your visit.

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      mathira 4 years ago from chennai

      You are very true denise that we ignore the wake up calls we get now and then. If only we pay attention to it our lives would be much better. Thank you for your visit.

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      Denise W Anderson 4 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      We all get wake-up calls regularly! I am grateful that I recognized the ones that were telling me I needed to change. It has made life much better! Unfortunately, we often live with people who do not recognize or give heed to their wake-up calls, and we all suffer as a result!

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      Kevin W 4 years ago from Texas

      A very interesting hub Mathira. I think most people usually ignore most warning signs until they get slapped in the face. Its almost human nature for most young/immature people. If you keep doing what you have always done, you get what you've always got. Thumbs up on your hub.


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