Your Only Guarantee In Life: Yourself

There are no guarantees in life, and it is important to rely on ourselves to navigate uncertainties and seize opportunities.

Life is often like a roller coaster ride, filled with unexpected twists and turns that can leave us feeling exhilarated or disoriented.

As Ferris Bueller wisely said in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

So buckle up, channel your inner Ferris Bueller, and let’s embark on a journey of self-reliance and embracing the unpredictable nature of life.

Human beings are a contradiction

As human beings, we live in a reality where very few things are guaranteed.

There are a lot of factors, circumstances, and situations that we just cannot control. 

On one hand, we are tremendously strong, powerful, unstoppable, and limitless.

But, on the other hand, we are also incredibly fragile in many ways. 

Not much can be guaranteed.

Sadly, you can lose every external thing, item, status, or relationship in your life. 

But luckily, there is one thing you can control, something you always have influence over… yourself.

Your Only Guarantee in life is yourself

The effort, energy, tenacity, and determination you bring to the table matter. 

Your circumstances, situations, relationships, health, and good fortune are never guaranteed.

Therefore, the effort and positivity you bring to your life are the only certainty you will ever have. 

This is a powerful truth that I first realized through meditation.

As of right now, I have been practicing meditation every single day for six years straight since the beginning of 2013. 

Meditation transformed my entire life

Since I started in 2013, I have found myself connected with my life’s true purpose as a motivational content creator.

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I totally gave up drinking alcohol in 2014 and became a vegetarian in 2017.

In the past six years, I have been more productive, happy, creative, and at peace with myself than ever before. 

They have been the best years of my life! 

But this transformation in my life did not occur because my outside circumstances changed. 

I have lots of great people in my life.

But there wasn’t any person who swooped in to save me from self-destruction or to guide me to the correct path for my life. 

The only things that changed in my life were myself, my thoughts, my mentalities, my habits, my energy, my emotions, and my actions.

My external circumstances transformed because I changed internally.

The only guarantee in life comes from within 

Through dealing with the amazing ups and the horrible downs of life over the course of the past six years.

And finding peace, joy, creativity, clarity, and courage within myself through meditation every day.

I have realized that the only guarantee I’ve ever had in my life was myself: my emotions, energy, feelings, determination, effort, and willingness to move forward. 

I’ve never been able to guarantee success, results, positive outcomes, and victory.

But I can guarantee that I will show up and give my absolute best in every situation for every opportunity. 

To do that, I had to use meditation to take control of my consciousness. 

Take control of your mind

Take control of your emotions, consciousness, energy, and effort. 

Stop allowing the world to control how you feel and think internally. 

Because how you feel, the emotions you experience, and the effort you bring to the table are your only guarantee in life. 

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You can take control of your consciousness through meditation like I did or through other positive habits like fitness, journaling, nutrition, or reading books.

Once you take control of your mind and emotions, as opposed to allowing them to control you, you can guarantee that you show up and deliver your best effort in every situation you are in.  

There isn’t much else in life that you can control

You can’t control the circumstances you were born into, the neighborhood you were born into, the situations you grew up in, or the family that brought you into the world.

Nor can you control whether or not you wound up with loving, caring, compassionate parents or abusive, cynical, toxic, or drug-addicted family members.

You can’t control who your siblings or relatives are.

And you couldn’t control your family’s finances, ethnicity, gender, or any other conditions you were born into.  

You can’t control any of those circumstances.

But you can control yourself. 

And unfortunately, no matter how amazing life gets for you, there is always a chance that you could lose it all. 

You can lose relationships, friendships, romantic partners, and family ties.

You can lose material wealth, money, and financial prosperity. 

And as we have witnessed over and over again.

Especially with the downfall of huge celebrities in the recent news.

It does not matter how much material success, fame, followers, status, and power you attain in your lifetime.

You can lose it all. 

And sadly, you can lose your health. 

The only thing that the world can never take from you is the positive emotion that you feel within yourself every single day.

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Your own energy is the only guarantee you have in life

So with that in mind, it’s important to focus on changing yourself versus trying to change the outside world. 

Don’t try to change the situation.

Change yourself first. 

Don’t try to change the amount of money in your bank account or the number of material things you possess.

Focus on changing yourself first. 

Don’t try to change your spouse, friends, children, colleagues, business partners, or the people in your life.

Focus on changing yourself first. 

As their reactions and responses to you shift, your relationships will improve.

And you’ll even start attracting new people who match your energy into your life. 

Don’t try to change your career situation, job opportunities, or direction in life.

Change yourself first.

Then your career opportunities will change. 

Once your boss or employer sees a difference in you, they will be inspired to offer you a better opportunity within your company.

Once your customers see that shift within you, they’ll be inspired to buy from you or stay loyal to your company.

And may even feel inspired to pursue amazing new career opportunities that you never thought of before.

You may even find your life’s purpose, just like I did.

Don’t try to change the world.

Change yourself first. 

Because as rapper J. Cole once said, “the only real change comes from inside.” 

Once you take control of—the only guarantee—your consciousness, emotions, and energy, you’ll be able to thrive in any situation that life throws your way!

If you enjoyed reading this post, make sure to listen to my latest song below, a 4-minute rap song I created about this concept called “The Only Guarantee.”

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  1. Bo Muchoki

    May 21, 2019 at 12:41 PM

    Manisha. Your are inspiration for me to continue making content. : – ) Thank you. I will definitely do so. I’m happy that this resonated with you so much.

  2. Manisha

    May 21, 2019 at 8:46 AM

    This is the best article i have ever EVER read in my life . I totally agree with you . You are such an awesome human being and your words are simply moving people . I hope you never stop writing . Please bless us with more content and make wisdom go viral . Thank you !

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