Do you read the biography of the highly successful people? Do you hear their life stories in some seminars? Do you watch them on video interviews? What was going on your mind when you were read, hear or watch them? I always have two questions in mind.
What did they do differently? (external)
What is going on in their mind? (internal)
Six months ago, I made a goal. Gain muscle mass of about 3kg. I signed up a gym membership for my regular workout. While I’m writing this post, I gain 4kg. In the process of achieving this goal, I learned new knowledge about exercising. Maybe specifically gaining weight for my body type. This new knowledge is related to success in life.
Are you having this belief of “Seeing is Believing”? If you truly believe this statement, you may be a follower all the time. You may not have created anything or started anything new. You won’t be the pioneer of anything, you are definitely not a trailblazer.
A more powerful belief is “Believing is Seeing”. The state of innovation and revolution starts from here. Those with this belief lead the pack. They start things when no one sees. They truly believe that they can create something out of nothing. Continue reading
Murphy’s Law is such a pain in the ass. I hope that Murphy doesn’t show up in my life at all. But it’s impossible to stop him, and Murphy loves to show up when you don’t want him to. He loves to show up at the “right” time.
Murphy says, “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.” How many times have you experience this statement? Especially during times of urgency, things go all the way wrong.
Life is a wave, sometimes up and sometimes down. Sometimes you are in flow when everything seems perfect and smooth. Every task is completed without hiccups. Every deal is closed without much hassle. Every project ended successfully.
But sometimes you are down like sliding down a water slide, fast and twisting. Every project can’t seem to progress smoothly. Every task is filled with twists and turns. Worse still, certain strategies and method that used to work no longer work anymore.
Once upon a time, in a faraway land. Does it sound like a fairy tale? No, I’m not going to tell a fairy tale. But I’m going to tell a story that happened years ago.
After serving my National Service in Dec 1999, I was offered a job in a non-profit organization. Without second thought, I happily took it up. I felt great to get a job since I didn’t have to worry about the future anymore with a job.
This was the start of a life without vitality. Continue reading
How’s your progress so far? In Part 6 of How Do You Build Self Esteem, you were invited to track your progress. Has it been working for you? If you really have a tough time following, you may like to get some support from me.
This is the last part of this series. We’ve gone through the internal work of building self esteem, then the external work of setting up goals, having plans and creating self-discipline. After putting in effort to build your self esteem, we are moving into a new and last area. Building your self esteem through taking care of your well being.