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Zac Leow

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. – Napoleon Hill

Nothing is permanent. You may be  facing an obstacle now.

You can see it as a permanent brick wall, or just a minor blip.

You can see it as a roadblock, or just a speed hump.

In either case, you have two choices. One to give up and let fate drifts you to where ever it may lead you. Or you can take up the decision to overcome your troubles.

No one promised you that it would be an easy journey. Or one that would be smooth sailing.

Trust in your ability to fight back, in learning along the way, and believing things will be well at the end of the day.

Struggle on, and find your true success at the end of the day.

 

Meng

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Setting Goals

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C. S. Lewis

Adrienne Dorison shared her three steps in setting successful goals.

First, you must make a decision. Be committed in it. Don’t just be merely interested, be committed.

Secondly, you have to believe in it. You have to believe in your capability to achieve your goals within the time line.

Finally, you have to take actions. Actions materialize your intangible goals. Actions, regardless of good or bad, would give you feedback. And from there, you will know whether you should continue doing it, or to change your strategies accordingly.

How would you set your goals effectively?

Meng

Choices

I did the best I could, and in some arenas, my best was not good enough. I’ve made some bad choices. – Amy Grant

Do you feel stumped when you have to make a decision? Would it be the best decision? Would you be better off with this decision or with that decision?

Do you feel at lost considering the choices? Especially, if there are multiple choices out there.

What if you make a wrong decision? Would you look like an idiot? Or be held accountable for it?

In life, each and everyone of us have to make decisions. Some decisions are easier to make, some are more difficult.

When life presents choices to us, how do we make a wise decision?

Start with acknowledgment. Knowing that  we will never be able to make wise decisions 100% of the time.  It is OK to make silly mistakes. We are human after all. We are not perfect. We do not chase after perfectionism. No. We care only for progress. And to progress, we have to make decisions.

Understand the situation. What is required for you to make a decision? What choices do you have? Have you considered other alternatives? Are there other possibilities out there?

Simplify. The more choices we have, the vaguer the situation. Our mind does not work best in vague situation. Try to limit the permutation of choices. See which choices seem more likely or easier to proceed. Which one would give a better payout?

Learn from our decisions. Why do we make certain decisions? What is our thought process? Are we influenced by the situation? What is the knowledge that we have? What are the resources in hand?

Decide to make the decision anyway. Even if we are scared. Even if we are afraid. Just go ahead and make it. Usually it is not a life-and-death matter. Thus, you have a chance to learn from it. You have the permission to make your very own decision.

Making decisions is part of our life journey. When life presents choices upon you, make your decisions wisely.

 

Meng

Time to Think

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. – Plato

When you face a difficult situation, and you need to decide on your course of action; do you often feel frustrated that you couldn’t think rationally?

There’s a few steps to think with clarity.

Stop. Clear your mind of all thoughts. Calm down. Take a walk. Meditate. Breathe in, breathe out. Ensure that you are not influenced by any emotions when you are doing your thinking.

Time. Allocate the time to think. Do not feel rushed to make a decision. Allow yourself ample time to think. When you feel rushed, you are causing stress to your mind. And your mind doesn’t work well with undue stress.

Note. Write it down. Writing it down gives you the clarity. You are able to see the connection clearly. You are not taxing your brain to remember all the complex “what-if”s or possible outcomes. Instead, you are using your brain to think, when you can see all the outcomes clearly on the notes.

These are some simple steps to think clearly. It doesn’t need to be complicated. Choose a simpler method.

Are you frustrated of certain decisions that you find it hard to make? Try the steps above and see if they could help you better.

 

Meng

A quote made me think

When fate throws a dagger at you, there are only two ways to catch it : either by the blade or by the handle. – Harvey Mackay

I saw the quote earlier today and was fascinated with it. It made me think.

What does it mean? What’s the underlying meaning to the quote? What’s the story it conveys?

I think..

that there are a good way (catching by handle) and a not-so-good way (catching by blade) of handling things.

that taking a not-so-good action (catching by blade) is better than not taking action at all.

that inaction hurts. Catching by blade is definitely way much better than to have it land on your head or heart.

that one needs to  be decisive. Indecisive hurts. The earlier one decides to take action, the lower the risk of the dagger causing irreversible damage to one’s head/heart.

What do you think about it? What’s your thought? Are things as simple as it seems? Or there is more than meets the eyes?

 

Meng

Decision

It is in your moments of decisions that your destiny is shaped. – Tony Robbins

Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Every single day, we have to make decisions. It ranges from the simplest thing (what do we decide to eat for breakfast?) to the life-changing ones (should I quit my job?).

In reality, our lives are shaped by the decisions that we make. Inaction, or indecision, is in fact a decision too. A decision of procrastinating what we ought to do.

Why do I blog “decision”?

Because I’ve decided to take action.

Because I’ve decided to have my own blog -to remind myself of what I have become to.

Because I’ve decided to change my life, for the better.

It may sounds vague now, but in life, you need to make a decision. A decision to move forward, or decide to drift along life.

A decision to shape your destiny, or decide to remain status quo.

A decision to impact lives, or decide to live in anonymity.

The time has come – make your decision now. What do you want in life?

 

Meng