My life really got started in the year of 2003. Before that, I was just bumping around, living life as if life happened to me. But since 2003, I live life exactly the way I want it. That is the year that I discover what I would love to do for a living. That is the year that I found my purpose in life.
And on this journey of purpose, failures arise over and over again. But each time, I managed to get back up. Some friends asked what kept me motivated to bounce back from so many failures. And here are my response.
Before I get into the details, I discover five fuel points to kept me going. I called it fuel points because they are the points that supply me the energy and drive to move forward despite all odds.
I’m a believer of living life as an adventure. I always feel that life is about doing the things that we don’t normally do, doing the things that we are afraid to do and doing the things that create a breakthrough for us. In a nutshell, I believe that we must always be pushing the life boundaries.
All my coaching clients will typically feel the adventurer in me as I always challenge them to break the status quo, to push their comfort zone and to push their life boundaries.
In my most recent stunt, I took up a 2-Day singing workshop. At the end of the class, all participants have to sing on stage to a group of audience whom we’ve never met.
We live in a society that is bounded by rules and regulations. To maintain the order of the society, rules and regulations are necessary. Otherwise, we’ll probably be living in a chaotic world.
Rules and regulations keep the world in order, and also keep us in order. Each one of us has a personal set of rules and regulations to maintain our behaviour in the highest form of integrity. Though at times we may have some maverick thoughts, our set of rules and regulations keep us in check.
However, it’s also this set of rules and regulations that can cause unhappiness to build up. Even if you want to feel happy, with the social rules, we may be forced to make unhappy decisions.
Anton Casey, the new villain to our already colourful society. I wonder what was in his mind when he was saying his views. Was he possessed? It was unthinkable how a high-flyer expat did such brainless act.
Recently, this lady being labeled as the ugliest woman in the world, Lizzie Velasquez showed up on my Facebook wall due to the sharing of many friends. As a curious netizen, my curiosity got the better of me. I need to take a look at this lady, I need to know why are people labeling her as the ugliest woman. And to my horror…
I know I’ve posted this video before, but re-watching it provides me with new energy and distinction. The last time I posted about this video, it is about pursuing your dreams.
Watching it again during New Year Day provides me with new perspective.
Watching it this time, I got the word BELIEF.
Liverpool was 3-0 down at half-time. The game is effectively over as AC Milan is the strongest team that year. Everyone felt that it’s game over. It might even be a thrashing by Milan.
But Liverpool turned the table around. When everyone said it was impossible, when everyone lost faith in them, Liverpool demonstrated to us what BELIEF can do.
They are the underdogs, few notches below AC Milan. They showed the world what miracle is. When passion, heart and belief come together, you have a chance to produce miracle.
I know for sure the next time when I feel like quitting, I will watch this video.
How do you be happy? While people do not explicitly shout out that they are looking for happiness, their everyday actions reflect it.
Look at the goals that you set. Do you really want these goals as it is? Not exactly! What you want is what the end game of the goals. You want the feeling of happiness that these goals can bring you. Until these goals no longer provide you the happiness, you are onto a new goal.