Category Archives: Ideas Worth Spreading

Fear

What is keeping you away from achieving your goals? Is it failure or fear of failure? Is it rejection or fear of rejection? Is it criticism or fear of criticism? Is it disappointments or fear of disappointments? Is it losing or fear of losing? Is it risks or fear of risks?

We will never know what lies ahead not until we take that first step. Bad things are bound to happen, and so does the good things. Good times may never last forever, but so does the bad times.

We always tend to over-analyze the situations that we’re into, and always think that the negative things are the only things that could happen. We often forget the positive and good things that could take place, and that is where our fault lies.

Everything that we want to do has a 50% chance of happening, and the more we engage and give time to it the more likely it would happen. Never leave everything to fate, we also have control and we must do our best to achieve our success; because fate and hard work go hand in hand.

Let’s face our fears and do the things that we want, because in the end if we fail we could always try again. Have a good day.

 

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Half-Empty or Half-Full?

Seeing a glass-half-empty or half-full has a great impact in your life more than you can imagine. How you think of the glass has a great influence on how you react to an event in your life or to a person. Seeing the glass as half-full means you have an abundance mindset; on the other hand, seeing the glass half-empty may mean that you have a scarcity type of mindset.

Abundance in simple words means having a large quantity of something. People who have this type of mindset sees others as allies, friends, confederate, partner or supporter; which lets them empower others and at the same time amplify their ability because of their help, which leads them to success. Their mentality is that “there is enough for everyone”.

On contrast, scarcity means having a short of supply of something. It is the complete opposite of the abundance mindset type of people. These people see others as competition, foes, rivals or an opposition; which makes them untrusting, unconfident and unhappy. These people tend to distance themselves from other people which make it harder for them to reach success. Their mentality is “there is a limited supply of everything”.

An abundance mindset creates a positive ripple to your personality which in turn would reflect to others. Let us become people of positivity and shine the light, working together will take you farther than walking alone. I’ll just share one of my favorite African Proverb – “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

 

 

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Holidays

We have already gone past Thanksgiving while Christmas is approaching very fast. Most of us are already thinking about the gifts that we are going to give, while others are thinking about the gifts they are going to receive. However, only a few of us remember to give thanks about the things that we have already received; from the food that we eat up to each waking day.

We are in a world where most of us forget about the things which has meaning; things which really matter. Sometimes we would put more importance to money than the air that we breathe, more importance to bags than love that we receive. It is perfectly described by one of my favorite lines which is in the book “The Little Prince” which says: “The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes, but with the heart.”

Let us create the habit of being grateful of things seen and unseen because our happiness depends on how much gratitude we have in all the things that we have received in life, and sometimes the important things can only be felt by the heart.

Happy Holidays!

Before The Flood

Global warming is approaching very fast and I feel obliged to raise awareness regarding this issue, Please watch the movie and please be informed of about what is happening in our world.

We are in a do or die situation, wherein we can reverse what is happening to our world today or do nothing and head straight to whatever hell global warming will lead us.

National Geographic and the United Nations has produced this great movie about the effects of fossil fuels, bad political agendas’ and lack of environmental awareness can do to us.

This might be a good inspiration to start minimalizing and start acting.

 

Listen

I woke up and heard the news that a college student jumped off the 20th floor of a university building. I was saddened  by the news, for such a young soul to go so soon. However, when I opened my social media account I was disappointed to see and learn that some people are throwing nasty remarks about what happened to the person (whatever happened to humanity) . Then I suddenly realized that maybe one of the reason she got to her limit was that no one dared to listen to her when she wanted to disperse her emotions that was piling up inside. Everybody wants their opinion to be heard, but no one dares to listen to others. She might be thinking why bother? That could have made the difference, the indifference that was shown.

Our world could be a lot more better if we spent more time listening than talking. Just listen and you’ll know. Just listen and you might save a life.

Predetermination: Believe it or not.

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A good friend of mine asked me if I believe in predetermination. Apparently the question caught me off guard because I really do not have any idea regarding it.

Predetermination as defined by Merriam-Webster –

1: act of predetermining: the state of being predetermined: as

a: the ordaining of events beforehand

b: a fixing or settling in advance

2: a purpose formed beforehand

After seeing the definitions I answered that I do not believe in it, because I simply believe that we are the ones responsible on what is happening to us. Also, the notion of being predetermined is really boring for me. I feel like I am a helpless duck being hunted by a pride of lions.

Some may argue that it is real because all of us already have a pre-decided purpose and all of us have predetermined moments on when we would die. However, death is very general just like birth. The other question that I would like to ask those who believe predetermination is that why do they even bother to think twice before eating, drinking, crossing ( the streets ), diving, flying, driving and etc? If they are predetermined then they shouldn’t be scared of trivial things, but they do think twice because they have control. The control on ones life is the main reason why I do not believe it.

Predetermination removes “intentional living” in the equation, which is very important because our intentions are the very fuel of our lives. The things that we want to solve for the betterment of our world is something that cannot be determined, because they change.

I think that instead of believing in whether it is true or not and letting the so called predetermination take control of our lives. We should focus our attention on the things that set direction to our sails. We should do the things that sets our heart in motion that could also help others. Take control. Be free from anything that is holding you back. Do the things that makes you happy. You are the captain of your ship and set your sails to the things that would inspire people.