Wednesday 07 November 2018

How much is your thinking holding you back? (Part 3)

JamesB asked a very valid question from yesterday’s post and I will try to simplify how you can work out your life vision. You can do the following exercise as a starting point. Some will get it quickly, and others (like myself) may take longer. The important thing is to start working in defining your own vision and to take as long as it takes. Keep working on it until you get it (discipline yourself to consistently persevere until you get it). Imagine you are 1,000 years old (yes, three zeros). For sake of this exercise, imagine you have achieved everything you wanted in life (personal, business, career, wealth, health, etc). You are gathered with your friends and close relatives to celebrate your birthday and they ask you to tell them what the five accomplishments you have achieved that you are the MOST proud of doing. The answer to the above exercise will give you a good indicator of what your vision and your purpose in life are.
Monday 05 November 2018

How much is your thinking holding you back?

Today, I had a nice and very interesting conversation with a stranger about how our thinking impact our lives in all aspects and this will be my posting theme for this week. To get the ball rolling, I will use a quotation which I got in one of a training class (unable to remember the name of the author): “Who we are, and how we see the world, and how we think the world sees us, is significant in terms of the results we get.” How we perceive ourselves and how we perceive the world around us will determine what we think we can do and how to do it. Look at the image in this post: same bottle, different colour of light. Our way of thinking will put a colour on what we look at, how we perceive things. One way to improve any aspect of our life, or all of it, is to update the way we think, the way we see the world and the way we see ourselves.
Friday 27 April 2018

Lightening up your life

Many people get caught on the protocols of life at work, their social environment and others. Often these protocols make us be serious, straight to the point, very assertive and many other behavioural traits which are appropriate for a given place and time. The thing is that we tend to then adopt these traits in all other aspect of life, where they may be inappropriate. Today is Friday and many of us will have an upcoming weekend of rest and recreation and others will not. Either ways, I wonder how much better we could feel if we let go all these traits, at least for the weekend, and make fun of ourselves. Sometimes, we need to remember that life may be too serious to take it seriously. LIGHTEN UP! Have fun, make it a different kind of fun, remember the foolish and crazy things we use to do when we were a child, jump into the puddle of water and mud or whatever else. Bring out the child in you and do it for the sake of fun, of doing something different. Have a wonderful and fantastic weekend.
Monday 03 July 2017

Changing without change?

We all want to be something and we work toward becoming that something. One of the biggest barrier we have, maybe the biggest, is our own thinking. We must learn to think like what we want to become. If we want to be a millionaire person, we must think like a millionaire. If we want to be successful in business, we must think like a successful business person. If we want to… I wonder, how is it that many people want to become something else, while they keep doing the same thing they have always done and thinking the same way? How is it they want to change without changing anything? I wonder…
Friday 30 June 2017

Keeping things in perspective?

There are times in which we need to behave in this or that way and other times we behave the way we want. In my case, I like to keep in mind that life is too serious to live it seriously. This helps me to keep perspective of where I am and where I want to be, while at the same time, it allows me to enjoy the journey, have some fun on the way and see the funny side of everything happening around me. As the end of the working week is about to start, let’s us all have a wonderful, fantastic and fabulous weekend.
Thursday 29 June 2017

Job satisfaction?

Let’s imaging that we find the best teacher there is in the world. The absolute best and we put him/her to teach grade 1 in primary school, while he/she loves to teach grade 12 in high school… What would the outcome be? Would he/she last? Would he/she do a respectable job at teaching? Would he/she be happy teaching grade 1? I wonder… how is it that so many people work at a particular job that they dislike to great extend and keep doing it just for the money? What is money for if they are unhappy? How is it they close their mind to other jobs, other opportunities? How good quality of a job can they do if they dislike it so much? How can they get a pay increase or a promotion when they clearly prefer to be somewhere else? I wonder…
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