His message resonates well with my current experience of facing yet another cross-road in my young life:
… being exposed to a wonderful world of abundant possibilities
… overwhelmed by the idea of making a simple choice
… anxious about possibly missing out on experiencing life to its full potential
But at the same time feeling inspired, hopeful and driven to create the life that I desire and so much more!
Enjoy the video below:
I would like to share the following book with you, which I stumbled upon today. This is a definite one to be added to my reading list.
In a world where you can no longer plan or predict, when change seems to be the only constant, “Just Start” teaches you how to achieve success in a state of uncertainty. This is based on the approach developed at Babson College, one of the world’s top entrepreneurial business programs. Continue reading →
Written by Jeff Willmore
Nothing is so reckless as waiting for certainty—that’s a game we are sure to lose. Anyone who runs a business, chooses a mate, or just drives down the street knows there’s a risk. Stimulating those risks is inseparable from living. Our preferences can often tend toward comfort, familiarity, safety—but in opting for those, we often miss out, even to the point of giving up advancement, intimacy, adventure. Continue reading →
I would like to share this message I received from a friend of mine today. I think it is another good reminder how important it is to consistently evaluate what is really essential for us in our lives, and to focus on these things that are most important to us by living in the present moment, being aware of our actions and moving towards who we truly are and what we desire. Here we go.
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So have a read below and judge for yourself if this is in any way relevant or possibly beneficial to your life :-):
THE SENSE OF BEING ALIVE
“You Are an Entrepreneur. Whether you work for someone else or are completely on your own, you are an entrepreneur. No one else will ever care about your own career and well-being as much as you, so you should take it seriously.
Personally, I’ve found that being self-employed is the best option for me. I can roam the world at will without being trapped in a cubicle. But my way isn’t the only way — some of our readers have negotiated unique work agreements with their boss, allowing them to follow a passion while still earning a living. Others have pursued location-independent careers around the world — with clients back at home.
The Biggest Obstacle Is Fear. If you want to start a business, you don’t need an MBA, venture capital, loans from friends, a 60-page business plan, or anything like that. Similarly, if you want to travel, you don’t need a guidebook or a year’s worth of planning – you can just buy a ticket and head out the door.
So what’s the problem? Far more than anything else, fear is the obstacle that holds us back. Instead of pretending to be fearless, learn to work with fear. It doesn’t usually go away, but you can avoid letting fear make decisions for you.
A friend of mine likes to say, “Failure is not nearly as glamorous as it looks,” and he’s right — it’s usually better to win than to lose. But it’s also true that you can recover from almost any mistake. If you try something and it doesn’t work out, move on to something else. We regret what we haven’t done much more than what we tried and failed at.”
Lastly, consider this quote from Joseph Campbell –
“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. … I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive.”
SOURCE: Guillebeau, C. (2010), The Sense of Being Alive, The Art of Non-Conformity Blog [online], Available at: http://chrisguillebeau.com/3×5/ [Accessed via email on 21/10/2010]
Chris Guillebeau TED Talk on Fear and Permission
Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, Create the Future
Creating the Life You Really Want: Stimulating Risk Is Inseparable from Living
PERSONAL POWER Programme by Anthony Robbins
If you have a teacher (of any sort) that you cannot please, that you cannot learn from, that is unwilling to take you where you need to go because he is defending the status quo and demonstrates your failure on whatever report card he chooses to use, you could consider yourself a failure. Or you could remind yourself…
- Grades are an illusion
- Your passion and insight are reality
- Your work is worth more than mere congruence to an answer key
- Persistence in the face of a skeptical authority figure is a powerful ability
- Fitting in is a short-term strategy, standing out pays off in the long run
- If you care enough about the work to be criticized, you’ve learned enough for today
Determination enables you to pass through the barriers of fear, doubt and insecurities. It’s a strength that takes you on the road to success.
Determination can’t make it without patience.
Patience teaches you not to push, but rather to wait and appreciate the game of life, knowing that everything will change at some point.