Posted in Life & Wellness, Motivational, Positive Thinking, Psychology

Searching for Happiness? Know your Heart.

“Devote yourself to what gives you meaning.”- Morrie Swartz

I have a question for you today. Do you love what you do now?

If your answer is Yes, that is great! I am happy for you!

But if your answer is NO, then why do you do it? For whatever reasons you may have, I want you to consider deeply if it is worth sacrificing your chance to live a happier life.

I believe that God has bestowed upon each one of us talents and abilities. It is our duty to unlock, develop and utilize them. If we love something and we have the talent and the ability to do it, then we owe it to ourselves to pursue it. If we are scared to move out of our comfort zones, then we are compromising our chance to truly live a joyful life.

We only have one life. I think that the best way to live it is by doing the things that give us fulfillment, purpose, and satisfaction.

I like how Barbara Sheer put it: “Happy people have two things in common. They know exactly what they want and they feel they’re moving toward getting it. That’s what makes life feel good: when it has direction, when you are heading straight for what you love.”

In decision-making, it is not always wise to think logically. Sometimes, in order to live a happier life, we must learn to listen to what our hearts say. Remember: Where your heart is, that’s where your treasure would be!  If you don’t trust me, I’m sure the internet could provide you a list of inspiring people who followed their passions and found amazing success!:)

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Date Written: August 03, 2016

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Posted in Motivational, Positive Thinking

Work with what You’ve Got!

“Have you ever felt trapped in circumstances, then discovered that the only trap was your own lack of vision, lack of courage, or failure to see that you had better options?” ― Nick Vujicic, Life Without Limits

Some people wait for things to happen. Others complain why things happen, while there are also a number who wonder why things happen. My favorite are the people who make things happen.

I believe that most of us want to succeed in life. Be it in our career, health, or relationships. Never have I met a person who admitted to me that he or she wants to fail. We all want the good stuffs. We all want to be happy and satisfied. Unfortunately, not all who wants will have it.

We all know that the key ingredients to success are (1) to ask and to believe that it will happen and (2) to work for it. The first is easy, BUT number 2 is where we often fail.

You see, some people would easily give up when they think that they do not have the needed resources such as enough money, skills, knowledge or education, the right people, the right time, etc… The problem is that most of us forget that we could work with what we have, because we are often focused on what we do not have.

If you want to be fit- don’t wait ’til you’ve got the money to enroll on a gym or to buy that expensive equipment. You’ve got your feet, so you should go start walking or jogging.

If you want a great relationship- you don’t need to be grand or to have lots of money to satisfy your love ones. You’ve got time, so give them your time! Have inexpensive dates and give your undivided attention to your spouses/partners, family, or friends.

Don’t make your goals complicated by setting difficult “means” to achieve them. Simplify your life, and you’ll be amaze of the difference it will make. Be grateful for what you have- they could be more than what you perceive them to be!

 

 

 

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How to be Successful in Achieving Goals

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” — Andrew Carnegie

We set goals for ourselves. We get excited and enthusiastically do the things to achieve that goal for the first few months (or weeks); then we missed and forget every once in a while; until the occasional forgetting becomes permanently not doing anything to achieve that goal anymore. This is what happens usually, and the reason for most of us not achieving our goals.

So what can we do to avoid falling into this trap? I say we should MARRY OUR GOALS.

  • BE COMMITTED. Make our goals a part of who we are by incorporating it to our habits.
  • BE FAITHFUL. Our goals should not be something that we can just give up. We should stick to them whether in times of difficulties (or failures) and triumphs.
  • BE PASSIONATE ABOUT IT. We should not settle for mediocrity.  We should always strive for improvement in our performance.
  • LEARN TO COMPROMISE. We should know how to prioritize. Let go of other stuffs that prevents us from progressing towards the achievement of our goals.
  • INVEST TIME AND ENERGY. We reap what we sow. If we do not invest, we can expect nothing in return.

So, when do you want to get married? 🙂

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Date Written: July 29, 2016

Posted in Motivational, Positive Thinking

Who Are You?

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

There are 5 types of people in the world:

  1. Those who do not know what they want in life, and do nothing about it.
  2. Those who know what they want in life, but don’t know what to do to achieve it.
  3. Those who know what they want in life, know what to do but do nothing.
  4. Those who know what they want in life, know what to do, and do something about it – but inconsistently (by the way, they are also the ones who easily gives up!)
  5. Those who know what they want in life, and do everything they can in their power to achieve it.

My friends, to be happy, it is not enough that one must know what he or she wants in life. It is important to DO something about it.

God has given us resources. All we need to do is use them! 🙂

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Date Written: August 16, 2016

Posted in Motivational, Positive Thinking, Psychology, Uncategorized

Why Failure is our Friend

FAILURE. We don’t like it. We avoid it. We hate it.

People do not like failure because of 2 things- It hurts and  it makes us feel bad about ourselves.

However, if we will shift our paradigm, we will see that failure is our friend.

Like a true friend…

failure makes us aware where we need to improve.

Failure points out our mistakes and weak points. It lets us know our areas for improvement. Every time we fail, we always learn something new from it.

failure tells us that we need to do better.

Whenever we fail, how sure are we that we have given our 100% on it? It may be hard to admit, but in my case, I usually fail when I do not give my all. Failure tells us not to settle on mediocrity. We should always exert our best efforts in everything that  we do!

failure makes us stronger.

Most successful people experienced a lot of failures in their lives before becoming successful. What makes them different is how they managed to stand again and chose not to give up. As a quote says, “the one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one that never fell.

failure lets us realize how much we want something.

If we dream or desire something and we fail trying to achieve it, are we going to persevere and try again? or will we just forget about it?

If we want something that much, we’ll keep pushing ourselves towards it. But if we fail and let go of that dream immediately, then perhaps it really didn’t mean that much to us after all.

failure tells us if something is not for us.

After numerous attempts and giving it our best shots, but still end up being unsuccessful, then perhaps it is not really for us. This is the time to consider other options and focus on the other things that we can do and excel into. Failure tells us we should try to discover and utilize our other potentials.

Always remember, it is better to fail than to never have tried at all. We can always be more than our failures! 🙂

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Date Written: June 13, 2016

 

Posted in Happy Thoughts, Positive Thinking

3-Day Quote Challenge: DAY 3

Hello Everyone!

This is the final day for my 3-Day Quote Challenge and again, I would like to say  thank you to  # Age of Aquarius and Eva of Why  Not Happy Blog for asking me to do this challenge. I had a blast! 

Will Smith is not just one of my favorite actors. He is also one of my favorite people in the world, and perhaps you’ll like him too when you read his fantastic quotes. 🙂

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I like this one very much. For me, this is so true. Whether we admit it or not, aware or unaware, we are using “being realistic” as an excuse not to try, or go beyond what already is. If this is your mentality, then you’ll be stuck in the safe zone. You will never maximize your potential. You are putting limitation to what you could achieve. You will just be, well, ordinary.

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It’s very obvious in my other posts that I am a firm believer of this one. We are what we think. So if we’re thinking that we “can not” from the start, then we will fail. The game is over before it has even begun. It’s kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Believing is important because it will keep us going no matter what.

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I could not agree more to what Will is saying here. Hate for me keeps us imprisoned. As a matter of fact, it does more damages to us instead of the person we’re hating. If they do not care how you feel, it really doesn’t matter how much you loathe them. But you do suffer- emotionally, mentally and physically. Having negative emotions toward someone is stressful, and stress causes a lot of chronic diseases. I believe that we reap what we sow. When people do bad things to others, they will suffer consequences sooner or later. My advice, pray for them. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed Will Smith’s quotes as much as I did! 🙂 ‘Til next time…