Sunday, February 19, 2012
Will there always be another chance if we did not give our best at our first try? Most of us take our first try for granted because we knew that there will always be another chance. Yes, chances never ran out but that doesn’t mean that we can take our first chance for granted. Just for example when in a job interview, many of us will not take this opportunity like it is our last because we knew from the beginning that there are more job interviews waiting for us. Instead of showing the interviewee that we really wanted the job we focus on our fears and we cannot answer them in the best way that we can. Another example is when we are listening to a speaker or someone who has an important message for us. We are not listening attentively because we know that we can still ask some questions at the end of his speech. What if we are not allowed to ask questions anymore? Chances really never ran out but the time that we have wasted cannot come back anymore, if we are not doing our best from the very start then our progress in life will slow a little bit or even very slow at all. Having the consciousness of doing our best anytime at any given situation will separate us from average people. Success will come automatically and our self image will change. People around us will treat us very special because they knew that we are special. Aside from that life never guarantees us anything so give your best everyday and become the best person that you can ever be.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
If you have failed over and over again and you are still doing the same thing that made you fail please stop a moment, look at yourself at the mirror and ask these questions to yourself:
What if I am the hardest worker in our company?
What if I change my attitudes and behavior?
What if I don’t give up?
What if I try more risks?
What if I don’t believe in failure?
What if I am more confident?
What if I don’t care about what people say?
What if I become more disciplined and sacrifice more of my useless habits?
What if I commit myself to excellence and success?
What if I don’t stop?
What if I give more?
What if I stop thinking negative things?
What if I kill all my doubts and fears?
What if I stop talking and start acting?
What if I become more patient and persevering?
What if you do all the questions above and so that you will know the results?
Monday, February 13, 2012
success they get. For them wishing is just for kids and not for grownups. If you wish for something but you are not willing to travel the rough road then you only have a very small percentage that your wish will be granted. If you are dreaming to become a lawyer, to become rich, a Hollywood artist, a fighter or a rock star then don’t wish for it, get it! Genies do not exist in our generation anymore and Aladin’s lamp is already buried in the desert for hundred years.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
A man can constantly improve himself if he wishes to. This is merely done by practicing everyday and having a laser focus on the thing that you want to improve. The best way to know if you are improving is making an evaluation. Prepare a notebook and record all your stats whether if it is about your health, your finance, your goals and anything that you wish to have an improvement. If the thing you want to improve is about your attitude then put all the bad attitudes that you have in the notebook. Put a check every day if you think that you are still doing those attitudes. Be honest so that you will get impressive results. Every day you will see if you are still implementing those attitudes and it will become natural for you to remove those bad attitudes slowly. If the thing you want to improve is about your finance then list all your expenses and all your earnings in the notebook. By doing this you will be able to see if your earnings are increasing every month or if you are in great debts. By seeing all the money that you are putting in, it will be your obligation to increase it or not. Seeing the money that we have in our pocket will create a conscious effort to decide whether we are going to spend more or save more. If you want to improve your health then list every day the duration of your exercise, list all the food you eat and list duration of your sleep. With all the stats you have about your health you can easily track what is wrong with your body or what you need to do in order to become healthier. Make sure that you consistently and accurately list your stats every day. By evaluating ourselves we can see what we are doing and what are the problems that we need to solve. Having an evaluation will make us know if we are on the right track and it will gives us clue what actions are needed to be done in order to improve our lives.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
A team in basketball has a big lead over the other team, they are ahead by 29 points for the first three quarters. When the fourth quarter comes, they relax and never give their best, at the end of the game they lose by 2 points. A business man thought he was already rich because all of his business keeps on making money. The success that he get makes him to over spend and waste his money, other than that he learn how to be lazy because of too much partying, months have passed and he was already bankrupt. Most of us tend to relax when we taste a small part of success, we do not know that once we kill the momentum whether it is about in business or in a game we will surely fail at the end. It doesn’t matter how big lead you have in life for as long as you can give your best and work hard, never stop doing it. Life is very tricky and it can punish you the moment you joke on your business and take every second for granted. Success requires discipline and commitment if you want to be successful forever. See those millionaires, they never stop working even if they have enough money because the moment they do it, they will surely go back to being poor again. No matter how big or small success you get, never stop from doing what you are supposed to do. Success is very elusive and the moment you close your eyes for a second it is all gone. I know you have heard a lot of stories about from rugs to riches but there are also stories of from rugs to riches to rugs again, these people becomes successful for a moment and they feel that they cannot fail anymore so they party everyday, spend everywhere until they found out that there is nothing left in their wallet. It is so sad because they are already on top but doesn’t have the attitude to sustain it. Our life is moving and changing everyday, we have to be aware that if we don’t move then we will be easily left behind. Once you have the momentum of success never kill it because it is so difficult to bring t back again.
Friday, February 10, 2012
There were times when all we want when we feel uncertainty because of problems is to rest or to find a stress reliever. I find it enjoyable at first but when the problem appears again the stress becomes bigger and looks impossible to solve. Majority of us when faced with big challenges tends to stop or change direction for a while because we cannot stand the hardship anymore. A great example is when a student feels so tired of reviewing his subjects for the final exam, just to reward himself because of the little effort that he did, he chooses to stop for a while and watch TV. After a few minutes of watching, he cannot leave the television anymore and choose to continue his review tomorrow. Few hours before the exam he decided to continue reviewing but cannot concentrate anymore because of the noise in his surroundings and the nervousness that he feels. This is more stressing isn’t it? I am not saying that we should not take rest but what I am trying to explain is never stop until the job is done or if you feel that you can push a little bit then do it. Just always remember that action builds confidence and inaction builds doubts and fears. Yes, stopping and diverting the stress into something else will relieve you for a while but when you look at the bigger picture, it will make you suffer even more.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
I am watching the fight of Anderson Silva VS Chael Sonnen yesterday and I was amazed how Anderson Silva still manages to win after taking the four rounds of beating by Chael Sonnen. There were still under 2 minutes left in the fight and Anderson Silva miraculously put a triangle lock on Chael. This is one of the biggest comebacks in UFC history and I think in the whole MMA history too. It is really amazing to see people still manages to be cool under fire. This is one of the greatest and unique virtues that anyone can possess. Having confidence in spite of the difficulties gives anyone a clear way of thinking to solve problems and keep on moving forward. If you are panicking in crisis then your mind will not be able to think of solutions that can help you rise to the occasion. Large companies file bankruptcy because they are panicking and this leads to jammed solutions of solving the problem. Being cool under fire doesn’t mean you still manage to relax in spite of crisis, this is very different from taking the situation for granted. This is just being confident and having a mindset that everything will be fine as long as you keep on doing what you need to do. Imagine yourself in a tight deadline of thesis, can you think clearly if you are being rattled and panicking? Definitely not, always keep in mind that there is no need for panicking because it will let you lose your focus on your goal and it will lead you to a wrong direction. Just always do your best in times of crisis and you will surely surpass all the difficulties in your way.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
1. Great things were criticized at first so if you want to do great things be ready to hear hurtful words.
2. I don’t believe that there are stupid people but I do believe that there are lazy people.
3. Your hours of work must be greater than the hours of your rest if you want to have rapid success.
4. Never believe in bad luck just believe in challenges.
5. What you have is the reflection of what you are doing.
6. Don’t be ashamed of the scars that you have because those scars symbolizes strength and courage.
7. Thirst and hunger for something will make you do amazing things that you have never imagined.
8. Never get jealous if someone is greater than you because there are lot of people greater than him and you can be the greatest of them all.
9. Making bad decisions is better than not deciding at all.
10. Your last day of life will come and you can only be happy if you can look at the mirror and tell yourself “I did everything in my power to be happy and make my dreams come true”
Sunday, February 5, 2012
There are people who were born with great talents but are not using them while there are some who were wondering why they didn’t have any talent at all. Maybe they haven’t discovered it yet or they were just too busy watching the talented people get the most of them. A hardworking and confident person doesn’t believe too much in talents because they believe that hardwork can beat talent if the talent didn’t work hard. If you are one of the people who are too jealous about the talented people you see around then stop feeling bad about it. The good news is all of us can choose the talent we want. The key here is repetition and passion. Choose a single talent you want to develop may it be singing, acting, dancing, arts or anything else. Just remember to love what you are doing and be passionate about it, hone your craft everyday and be amazed at how great you can be.
1. The solution to your problem is very simple…Just MOVE!
2. Never anticipate people’s comments because it will drain your emotional energy, just focus on doing your best and enjoy every moment of your life.
3. If you are waiting for someone to make your dreams come true then it will not happen.
4. An easy work is worthless.
5. If you don’t know what talents you have then choose one.
6. A defeat once accepted properly can become the greatest blessing that we can get.
6. Become the pilot of your journey, never let anyone command the directions of your dreams.
8. Dreaming the biggest dream is only foolish when you are not doing something to get it.
9.Have the mindset of an assassin, once the opportunity reveals itself never let it go.
10. An empty brain will never remain empty once you try to put something in it.
Friday, February 3, 2012
A retired accountant plans to invest his retirement pay in a stock market but the moment he heard the difficulties he just use it for travelling around the world. A graduating student wants to get high grades to have good credentials for applying a job but every time his friends ask him to drink he cannot say no. A job seeker who always applies for a job through internet but every time a company calls him, he makes a lot of excuses. We cannot achieve something if we are not 110 percent fully committed to get it. If we are just exerting an effort just to show that we are doing something then we cannot be wherever we want life. Only the serious can become victorious and only the victorious can become glorious. We cannot build a reputation by the minimum effort that we exerted. In order to bring home the bacon we should endure the sacrifices that we must experience. There is no chance that we can become successful if we are joking around and not taking our goals seriously. If you will listen to the story of the successful people then you wouldn’t believe them if they reveal that they are not sleeping until they get what they are ought to achieve. Dreaming of something is different from getting something, we can dream the whole day but if the execution is poor then all we can get is misery. Having a serious plan and having a serious mindset plus massive action will lead you to success. Don’t be contended by just finishing a task and wait for tomorrow to do the same task again. Life lived in a mediocrity is a wasted life. If you want something but not 100 percent committed then don’t bother to try because you are just wasting your time.
Many people are always complaining about their situation in their lives, may it be they are not properly taken care by the government or there are no jobs available, some even say the prices of the products are too high that is why they become even poorer. While some say they did not finish their education that is why they have no chance of getting rich. I don’t know why people focuses on making complains instead of improving their selves, there are thousands of rags to riches story out there and it serves as a proof that no matter where you are or who you are you can be what you wanted to be. The first step of improving your life is to improve yourself. For example if you are a vendor, you cannot be an ordinary vendor forever. Save money little by little and add some products to sell. Every year make sure that your products and money are growing. If you do this consistently you might be surprised that one day you are already rich. Yes it is easier said than done but if you seek for continuous improvement then you will not be jailed in your miserable life forever. Improving oneself is not an easy thing do, it needs a lot of effort, commitment and dedication. Yes the sacrifice is bitter but the rewards are sweeter.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
People surrounding us plays a major impact in the status of our lives. If you are a good person but people around you are criminals then there is a 90 percent chance that you can be one of them too. It is true that we still hold the decision but the people around us create a lot of pressure that can alter the decisions that we are going to make. One big example is a student who wants to graduate with honors but his friends keep on asking him to go to party the day before the exam. If he doesn’t join them then he will be outcast in their group and this ends up with him going to the party. I remember a story of an eaglet that was taken care of by the swans, when the eagle grow up it cannot fly high like an ordinary eagle does because it was accompanied by the wrong animals. This is also like in pursuing a career, when people around you are demoralizing you then you will end up in a job that you do not love. Once you invest with the right people who can bring you on top, who can lead you to the right path, who can help you when you fall then your chance of succeeding and living a good life is very high.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I saw an ab builder on the television that says you can rip your stomach and produce a mouth watering abs for just a month. I am somehow tempted to buy this because my stomach is getting a bit bigger as I grow old. I was shocked when I learned that one of my friends already has it. What shocked me even more is his body has not changed even if he already has the apparatus for a very long time. I asked him how many times is he using the apparatus and he proudly replied “twice a week”. I almost laugh but I stop myself to avoid offending him. This is a common problem to each one of us, we tend to buy things so that we will be forced or inspired to move but once we have that thing we still not take immediate and consistent actions. A year ago, I begged to my mom to buy me a tread mill so that I will not jogged outside anymore and so that I can exercise easily, I am very excited because she will purchase me a unit, but once the unit was already there I still did not exercise daily, sometimes I only use it once a week. Good thing is I realize that I don’t want our money to get wasted so I use it now for at least four times a week. A lot of people ask for something to get moving but once the requested thing has been granted they still do not change their habits. I think asking for something to keep moving is just a form of excuse to delay what is needed to be done. Some people will say: “I will exercise daily and have a perfect body once I have a fitness coach”, “I will study harder once my mom has bought me a Mac PC”, “I will work harder if my salary has increased”. The reality is even if our request was granted still we didn’t keep our promises. We don’t need something to keep moving or change our lives, we just need to change our attitudes to achieve the results that we desire.