Infinite Inspiration: The Art of Living

School of Dentistry


By Venkateswarlu Kadiveti
Staff Writer

Life is beautiful. Life is amazing. Life is wonderful. Life is everything.  Above all it is precious beyond our imagination.

The goal of every human being, either consciously or subconsciously, is to attain happiness and success. In one lifetime, we aspire to do little more than what we are doing today. We want to improve ourselves. This is a column for all such folks, including myself, who wish not only to become better but to excel at the art of living.

I draw inspiration from the success stories of people both extraordinary and ordinary, from books, from self-development seminars and, of course, from personal experiences.

“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Zagler

We need inspiration on a regular basis. We need to nurture our mind with good thoughts. Then, and only then, can we make the choices and decisions that make our lives better. We have to have these doses of inspiration until inspiration becomes a habit. We should practice to a point where we begin to absorb, attract and radiate positive things unconsciously.

My intention in writing this column is to share with you stories, articles and material so that we can have an exchange of ideas, consciously working toward self-improvement and spreading awareness throughout our community. We are already successful in that we have become part of this beautiful institution, but with constant inspiration around us, we can do even better both at a personal and a professional level.

Everything in life is acquired, whether in the form of learning, new experiences and perceptions. The net result is what we are today.  The quality of the rest of our lives depends on the same factors. Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to be.” Once you commit to it, everything will change for you, but you need perseverance and patience.

We have to consciously change ourselves and analyze the results until the changes become a part of us. To get the best out of every minute of our lives, let us design our lives. It’s the most precious thing we have. Let us not wait until it is too late.

Design your life. Think and dwell upon it every minute, until you create that one beautiful design. Design it now and start learning the art of living today.

Venkateswarlu Kadiveti is a second-year dental student.