Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Simple Way To Improve

When you are lost in a small island, do you improve fast, if at all?

The answer is obviously NO.


It is because you are alone with limited resources.
What you have maybe, rocks, sands, trees, insects, etc.

Day in and day out, you will be looking at them.
Your mind will go stagnant with nothing changing day after day.

So to improve yourself, you need information.

The information can be the latest updates or past historical matters.

What drives you to think and improvise is knowledge.

Knowledge comes from information.
When there is lack of information, how else can you get knowledge?

Thus, it will be nice to capture as many information as you can to expand your database or knowledge base. And with that you will be on the way to being a better person and an improved one.

It is just that simple.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Honestly Living

I believe everyone has done things against your conscious.

You are not willing, but circumstances forced you to do it.

How do you feel?
Do you feel good or rotten?

The answer is clear and obvious.

Why do you feel bad?
It is because you have a conscious. A knowledge that you are tied down by rules and regulations.

Then how?
Should you continue with it and stay on doing things against your wish?

You can choose to change your environment and rid yourself of the nasty tasks. But this may be temporary. Similar happenings may surface again in your new environment.

As long as there are people, you will face this sort of things sooner or later.

What is more permanent is the handling of your feelings.

Look towards the bright side of things.
Accepting that this is part of living.
Change your mindset towards the task.
Know that you are doing something fine though it is not to your liking.

Be honest with yourself. Seek understanding from yourself.

If the task is way above your ability to handle emotionally, drop it for the sake of a long-term merit.

Remember that practice makes perfect.
If you practice staying with things you dislike, you will perfect staying with things you dislike!

Live honestly. You have only one life. Be truthful with yourself.

Don't force yourself too much if the going is too tough for you to take, especially if it goes against your principles.

You may lost something temporarily from the defiance, but you stand to gain in the long-run.
Be prudence, though.
Stay rationale. Think before you leap.

"Be honest and live honestly with yourself" should be your guide.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Scaling New Heights

When you remain in the same place too long, or is doing the same old things over and over again,
try something new.

It can also means travelling a different route, taking different bus, reading books written by another author, or simply listening to a song sung by another singer.

Why do that?

It will, of course, give you a different perspective to life. It will expose you to another new dimension to a perceived view. More information will be captured to give you that capability.

Scaling new heights is the keyword.

Reach for new level in your understanding of certain things, people, knowledge or any areas of personal interest.

The benefits are not limited to widening your view, it gives you more confidence in engaging in casual talks. It encourages you to meet more people. It widens your scope in life!

Looking at things from another angle is also a form of scaling new heights. Just a bit of mind-twisting, and you will discover a bright new picture never thought of.

Activate your sleepy mind. Do not allow it to freely run into the normally travelled path.

Kick your thinking and shift your thoughts to a side-walk, a path less travelled. Move it to explore new ideas and practice. You will discover that you can see and do interesting things. In fact, everyone can do it.

Only through effort comes rewards. And the rewards will be treasured by you, for they are discovered by tracking on new grounds. Break out from the conventional comfort zone!