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New Year Resolution

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is your new year’s resolution for 2017?

How do you make sure that this time, you will get it done?

That this year, you will finally be able to set your goals and to achieve it successfully?

Check out the video to find out!





What’s the importance of setting goals? We’ve been  talking  about setting goals for success. But do you really believe in it? Do you set your goals consistently?

It gives us the direction. The end destination that we are going.

It allows us to visualize. To daydream of the lifestyle that we want.

It reminds us on our life purpose.

It serves as a catalyst to focus on our energy.

It is a challenge for us, an aim to achieve something grand.

It provides a platform for us to review our objectives, comparing our intention with what is happening right now.

Goal setting helps. Goal setting works. Goal setting saves.

Do you goal set?



How To Overcome Overwhelm

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. – Saint Francis de Sales

Do you feel overwhelmed?

When you feel like there is just too many things happening at one time?

There’s this project that your boss wants you to finish by this weekend.

There’s the piles of documents waiting for you to be completed and submitted.

Not to forget the grocery for the week.

And the kids’ soccer practice every Tuesday evening and piano lessons on Saturday.

There’s the bills for the utilities, due tomorrow.

What would you do? How do you stop yourself from being overwhelmed? Or worse – spiraling down to burn-out, if you don’t keep it in check?

Keep things in perspective. Understand what is happening in your life right now. List down all the things that you are doing. List down all the things that you are expected to do.

Understand your life goals. What is your life purpose? What do you want to get out of your life? What kind of life experiences? What kind of activities? What would be the very things that you must do – no matter what?

Evaluate the the tasks that you are doing. Compare your tasks to your life goals. Are they in sync? What tasks can be removed? What tasks can be delegated? What tasks can be postponed?

To combat the feeling of overwhelmed, one needs to manage his or her time. To better say it, it isn’t about managing time. But to manage the tasks. Not all tasks are created equal.

With the same 24 hours allocated to the rich, to the poor, to the successful, to the not-so-successful, it is up to us to make full use of it, in a way that would propel you to the success that you have been dreaming of. In a way that you would find happiness.

All of this – without the feeling of being overwhelmed.



future focused

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. – Jonathan Swift

To achieve success, one needs to focus on the future. What’s the end goal that he wants to attain?

It’s a balance between future goal and present indulgence. How much would you delay your instant gratification in order to achieve your life goals? These usually are in conflict.

Would you choose eating desserts (current joy) or healthy body (long term goal)?

Would you choose playing computer games (current joy) or studying for exam (long term goal)?

Would you choose buying designer bags (current joy) or saving for safe investment (long term goal)?

Life consists of choices. Choose wisely. Think about your future, and have a vision of how your life should unfold.



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?


Find the Different Skate

Clarity affords focus. – Thomas Leonard

Can you find the different skate? This is one of the more difficult puzzle for me.

Simply because, I have no ideas what is it that I am looking for.

Just as in life, we want to make changes in our lives. For the better.

But if we do not have the clarity, of what is it that we are changing for, we will forever be grappling in the dark.

Be enlightened. Know what is it that you are looking to change.

Know your dreams. Know your goals.

Chase after your success!



New Year Resolution

Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word. – Goran Persson

It has been days since we celebrated New Year. Are we too late to write down our resolutions now?

Of course not. When there’s a will, there is never a time too late.

But first, let’s see. Why so many people set their new year resolution only to see it fail, year after year after year?

I know how it feels, for I have fallen the same.

But why? Why do we fail?

Because the goal is not a must. It’s something that is good to have, but not something that we must have. It’s good to be rich, but we are still living comfortably. Why bother working for an extra 1 to 2 hours daily when we can still pay our bill?

A new year resolution set based on other people’s expectation. You think studying harder would make your parents happy. You think getting slimmer would make your spouse happy.

It’s just too much of a hassle. Changing habits take time. And effort. It’s tough to put on the running shoes, and go for a run, when there’s a nice drama showing on the TV. Especially if it’s cloudy and going to rain any moment now.

It’s a very big difference with our habits. It’s a big jump from being couch potato to a gym enthusiast. From a shy guy to an outspoken stage-controlling speaker. From an illiterate to a literature best-selling author. The gap alone is overwhelming for us to even begin taking the first step.

You’re just going through the motion. It’s just a process that everyone is doing. If everyone’s doing it, you do it as well. Even if you don’t understand how it would help you. You just do it, for the sake of doing it.

You never believe in yourself. You don’t think it would ever work. You’ll just put in on paper, while thinking it would never work. Why bother? Why put in the effort? Or, you may think to yourself, I’ll do it even if I know it won’t work.

You just couldn’t give up your current lifestyle. How do you expect to wake up at 5am if you still prefer clubbing till 2am? How do you want to go out running, if you still want to watch movies at the same time? How are you going to spend the time reading, when all you thinking about is the good time out window-shopping?

Take stock of how you have been setting your new year resolution all these years. How efficient have they become? What went right? And what went wrong? How much distraction in your life? And how they affect your goals? Think through and you will find the answers within you.