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Reframe

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success. – Joyce Brothers

What is your outlook in life? Mainly positive? Or generally negative?

Assuming you got retrenched at work. Or you failed in your exam. Or you lost your money in the stocks market.

Do you self-blame? Do you blame others? Do you drown yourself in sorrow?

Or do you think about corrective action? Do you choose plan B? Do you do things differently, to try new things?

Your point of view doesn’t change the reality, whether you are being positive or negative.

It affects how you cope with life. If you are positive, it helps in how you are coping with the challenges in life. If you are negative, it only makes things harder.

Success in life is based on good judgment. And good judgment comes from experience. And experience is the result of bad judgment. Don’t be afraid. Just follow through on what your heart desires.

Meng

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two patients and a window

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. – Benjamin Disraeli

There is no  greater happiness than making others to be happy, regardless of your own problem.

Life is a perception.
Truth is a perception.
Reality is a perception.

How life turns out to be, will depends on how you view it.

For things to turn out right, you have to believe that it will be great.

You  must have conviction that wonderful things will come to your way.

You truly feel it, deep down in your soul and heart, that fortunes will fall upon you.

Make it your life mission to bring happiness to others. To make others laugh. To make others forget their worries.

With this, you will find your true treasure, the highest aim in life. The greatest goal one can ever attain.

 

Meng

Feeling Behind in Your Life

The best way a mentor can prepare another leader is to expose him or her to other great people. – John C. Maxwell

You may have felt overwhelmed.

Your peers are doing well in school, and yet you barely understand what is being taught.

Your friends have been promoted to senior posts with high salaries, and yet you remain the same place.

You finally found your passion, and going back to school, only to see your other classmates are much younger and learning much faster.

You felt like you are behind in life. What do you do?

Accept it. Accept the reality. Realize that you are at the place that you currently are. Understand that each masters start as a beginner, ignorant and slow. Don’t give up and don’t beat yourself up. There are many successful late bloomers who didn’t see any results until they are 60s.

Put in the work. Beginners progress to become masters by being focused and putting in the hard work. Remember the 10000 hours rule? Know that the time will past by, whether you are working on improving your trades or not.

Get help. Get advice. Get guidance. You don’t need to work on it alone. Learn from others. Don’t recreate the wheel. Cut down the learning curve by learning from others’ experiences.

It may be a slow and tough battle for you. Don’t give it up. You’ll reap the rewards for all the hard work that you’ve put in. What would you do today, to bring you forward one more step?

Meng

 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living? – Bob Marley

I went to watch this show once with a dear friend of mine. And now it’s showing on TV. How time flies.

To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.

We’ve all been living our lives like Walter. A normal life, yet we yearn and dream of spectacular fireworks.

Nothing out of the ordinary, but we all knew that we are destined for more.

Unless we step  out of our comfort zone, it would forever remain a dreams to us.

We must have the courage to pursue what makes us alive.

With actions, the boundary between dreams and reality will be fuzzy.

With beliefs, dreams will become reality.

It’s good to daydream, especially when our lives are mundane. But there is more to our lives than to just daydream.

We have the magic within us to make our dreams come true.

The question is, would you take the plunge?

Meng