It is an adage that the person who does not know himself will continuously struggle in life. But we have to choose to think and speak positively. It doesn’t come naturally—and it doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, it takes a lot of practice. There will be days when you have setbacks, but you have to get back up and start again. 

When a baby is learning to walk, he or she falls many, many times before they gain the confidence to walk. Failing from time to time, things do not go the way you plan. But this doesn’t mean that you are a failure. It simply means that you don’t do everything right all the time. 

Well, neither does anyone else. 

If you’ve been consumed with negative thinking and speaking, the pathway to your freedom begins when you face the problem without making excuses for it.Be patient with yourself. As you change your thinking, your words will change and so will your life! 

This might not immediately change your circumstances, but you will likely find that changing your attitude slowly but surely changes your life. 

ANWAR ALI RUSTAMANI,  

Hyderabad, January 16.