I just made the biggest investment I ever did. But it was not acquiring material things, last year I began to compare myself with the people same with my age. And most of them have already house & lot and cars. I was tempted to do the same. Telling myself that I have worked hard and now is the time to buy these stuffs. I wanted to have a car, given I travel every day and I wanted to avoid the hassle of having to wait or the experience of being stranded especially on rainy days wherein cabs would prefer to not be on the road because my city is prone to flooding. My mom has been telling me to buy my own house as well. And during reunion people will often look at how much have you acquired these years, I feel like your possessions are being used as a metric whether you are successful or not. Last week I visited my college professor in his house and when he opened the gate and saw a car parked outside, he asked me “Is that yours?” and I replied “No sir”. In fact I just took a tricycle to his place. Deep inside I felt ashamed because I don’t have these stuffs. Should I have them? Continue reading
Make the most of every situation by mastering it and learning from it. Transform something mundane into something powerful. Lately, I was assigned to take the minutes of meeting which changes me from just a most of the time by-stander to becoming an active listening person. Before during meetings, I will attend and then if there is anything that concerns my department then I will respond. If not called, then I will just sit there busy working and not really listening. But since I was charged to do the minutes I began to listen intently to the discussion what are the issues. And I observed how they think in coming up solutions to the problems. How they look at a situation in different angles and how they dive into the smallest details and then goes back into the big picture. I have learned that we need to manage the problems and flagged only to the higher ups if we have already exhausted all our solutions or that it is no longer within our control. So by watching and writing down what they are doing. I’m learning from it. Continue reading
Are you constantly translating what you’ve studied by applying them? Are you consistently testing and experimenting the things you’ve read? How was the experience? How did the new learning changed the way you live your life? How did it impact the people around you?
Never stop learning we hear them say. I’m into learning and studying a lot. During my free time and everyday I enjoy my “me-times” because I’m spending it either reading or attending online classes. I have this insatiable thirst to learn new stuffs. A large portion of my finances goes to buying books and purchasing online courses. I look for ways to satisfy this desire to learn. I resorted to choosing virtual universities because I have time limitations given the nature of my day job. Are you also like this? Having a deep desire to learn, study and read?
We are connected and every time we communicate with other human being be it face-to- face or virtually we are creating an impact to that person. We send signals and they receive those signals as positive or negative. The words we said, the expression of our face, the tone of our voice, the posture of our body they communicate messages to the person we are talking to.
It was an awkward moment. As I made my step on the dance floor. I can hear my heart beating like a drum roll. I can hear a voice inside my head saying I should run and exit the floor. But no, I did not left with trembling voice inside I pacified myself that for all my life I’ve been running away from fear. And I’m tired of running, I’m curious what will happen if I’m gonna dance with him.
I saw this man excellently playing a guitar and the expression on his face enthralled me. He projects such gladness and that he is enjoying his craft. As he produces the melody and the music while strumming the strings. I can sense his happiness exuding while he is doing it. He is so alive. His face, the look in his eyes and his smile is still so vivid in my memory. Why? Because I wanna be like that man while doing my craft. Continue reading
Bruce Lee wrote his Definite Chief Aim
I happened to read about this excerpt written by Bruce Lee himself before he even became a legend. As I was reading the words he wrote on paper dated 1969. It was titled my Definite Chief Aim. This concept of DCA was mentioned in Napoleon Hill’s book named “Think and Grow Rich”. These are the things that I noticed. He has created a goal that answers specifically the following questions: Continue reading
“I must excel” that was my goal at 7 years old because I found that if I do good at school then I will be appreciated. I don’t want to feel invisible no more. I want to have something that will make me different from the rest of my siblings. The typical struggle of a middle child.
Whatever our age, we all have goals and aspirations. The year is about to end and as we welcome 2017, what are your goals for the next year? All of us have something that we desire, be it in our personal life, career, health, finance, relationships and spiritual aspect.
According to research only 8% of those who have goals actually end up achieving their aspirations. Meaning then that 92% failed to fulfill their dreams. I find this number alarming, what about you? Continue reading
It’s the Christmas season, one of the things I enjoy during this time is the wrapping of gifts. The giving of presents to our family and I also like the feeling of receiving gifts. The excitement of thinking what could be inside the box. And the thought that someone took time to give something for you makes you feel special.
Do you have a goal that you really wanted to achieve? And you’ve been trying to do the baby steps before but then you found yourself not progressing now? Sometime along the way it just stopped maybe you got busy, encountered an obstacle, some new goals got your attention. Pause…Think about what could have caused you to stop the consistent showing up for that goal. It’s not that you no longer want it, still there’s this desire deep inside of you which says, yes I want to be…