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Change your life

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. – Saint Augustine

Life is about finding inspiration, sparks that would change your life for the better. What better inspirations out there than good books?

There are plenty of good books around.  Which one would change your world?

Do you realize how many books out there? Which one would be the one that would change your life?

There are so many books of the same genre, are there any differences between them?

In reality, not all books are created equal. Some books are well written, some are not.

At the end of the day, it is the perception of the readers that matters.

As the saying goes, “when the student is ready, the teacher appears.

Which book would change your world? It would be the one book that you decided to read, once you have made the determination to change. To make the effect lasting, the book has to be of a certain quality.

Right now, you may not have any motivation to change. It is fine, it is alright. Get a list of books that are bestsellers. Choose those with good reviews, those that resonate well with readers worldwide.

Find the top 3 books within each genre that you may want to improve. When the need arises, or when you see it fit, you will choose the one book that would change your life.

Books are fabulous in changing your life. When you decided to go all in, read with intention of getting the most out of it. Have faith that all will go well.

 

Meng

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Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett

Reading a book by Pema Chodron, titled Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better.

The book is a collection of her commencement address to the 2014 graduating class of Naropa University and a Q&A with Tami Simon.

Some thoughts from reading the book.

We do not know what would come next. We will never be able to predict the future. Yet, we must move on. Move forward. Dare to take the action.

No note cards. We can prepare as well as we can, and yet we can’t really control the future. We shouldn’t be too rigid. Let the future takes its course, and we adapt accordingly. Do not limit what the future has in hold for us, simply because we have prepared and follow our “note cards” steadfastly.

We tend to label ourselves as “failures” when things go wrong. When things don’t happen to what we have planned. When the results ain’t something that we are happy with.

When bad things happen. it is not necessarily a bad thing. People would say “It is the worst thing ever.” A wise man would say,”Maybe yes, maybe no.” Do not be swayed by the outer circumstances. An event has no meaning, unless the meaning you have given to it. That’s what Tony Robbins has once said.

You could feel frustrated or feel at raged, for the failures that you encounter. Or… Or, you could try to understand why the failures happen. What contributed to it? What tell-tale signs of it? What did you learn? How did you feel? How could you do better next time?

Failures are like walking at the beach and the waves start knocking you, face down to the sand. Real failures are when you remain lying there, suffocated in the sand. To get up, time after time, that’s living. It is tough, but through time and effort, the waves would be insignificant. The struggle would be less of a hassle. You would be more empowered.

You can’t control what has happened. But you can control on how you react to it. Or rather, you choose on how you respond to it. Remember, every action is a choice. You choose to respond. It’s a responsibility.

There’s more to the book, it’s better when you read it yourself.

 

Meng

Book of Hope

My life has been a blessing. I’m grateful for everything I do have and the places I’m going and the things I’ve seen. – Leah LaBelle

A personal mentor of mine, Cayden Chang, has just launched his latest book.

The Book of Hope is a candid autobiography of his life. There were many accounts of his childhood and school life, things that I didn’t know of.

A remarkable story of how hardship drives him to become a successful person today.

A true story of how he fought back in his own cancer episodes, not once, but twice.

A book of hope and inspiration. Not giving up hope when disaster strikes. When one is hopeful, all is not lost yet.

If you are interested in reading his life story, get a copy now. From what I know, it is currently selling at Kinokuniya @ Takashimaya. That is where I bought my copy. All sales proceeds of the book would go to National Cancer Center for research.

Also, he would be having a book launch on 14 January 2006 at Chen Fu Ji Restaurant, with the aim of raising $10,000 for Singapore Cord Blood Bank. If you are interested of attending the book launch, you can reserve a seat via http://bit.ly/1NtRLGf . It would be a $200 per seat.

Reading his life story is inspirational. Reminding me that obstacles at my workplace is something that I can conquer. Whatever obstacle that I have at work is incomparable to his. His is a matter of life and death, while mine is just work. If he can overcome his, why couldn’t I?

It’s all about being hopeful and resilient when things look bleak. How do you remain optimistic?

 

Meng