Tag: life lessons

Have You Got a Successful Mindset?

November 3rd, 2014   •   no comments   


Courtesy of ITPRO

Why do some people perform amazingly well while others falter despite starting off at similar positions in life?

The difference, according to eminent Stanford psychologist Dr Carol Dweck, is in the mind. Or more accurately, one’s mindset.

Speaking at an episode of Knowledge for Men, Dr Dweck believed that success isn’t predicated on one’s intelligence or talent. Rather, it is embodied by how one perceives and copes with failures and setbacks. This difference accounts for why kids who are academically on par may achieve vastly different outcomes in their eventual careers.

How one views failure and success can be determined by whether one has a fixed mindset or a growth mindset.
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The Power of Right Believing: Book Review

October 19th, 2014   •   no comments   

The Power of right Believing

What should we do when life throws us lemons? After all, we are living in a flawed world and are prone to anxieties, guilt, torment, depression, and all kinds of problems.

The answer, according to Pastor Joseph Prince, is to believe right. In his latest book, The Power of Right Believing, Prince teaches that “right believing always produces right living” and allows us to “let go of a life of defeat and step into a life full of victory, security, and success”. Focusing our thoughts on God’s love and mercy yields far better outcomes than believing in unhealthy emotions which lead to “toxic feelings of guilt, shame, condemnation, and fear” and ultimately negative behaviors, actions and addictions.
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An Exercise in Stillness

September 28th, 2014   •   no comments   


Courtesy of Little Alaska

“Shhhh!”

Ready?

Let’s be still for a moment.

Slow your thoughts down. Calm your jarred nerves.

Stop scrolling endlessly through your smartphone. The world won’t end with one less “like”, comment, Tweet, or Instagrammed pic.

Put that device down. Shut it off or put it on “flight” mode.

Place it in another room.

Walk to the most quiet place you can find.

Close the door. Cool your environment with a fan or air-con.

Dim the lights.

Find a nice comfortable chair. Sit in a restful posture.

Relax.

Breathe. Inhale deeply.

Hold it there for a while.

Then slowly and evenly exhale.

Do this for about 10 times.

When you’re done, let your mind drift.

Allow your senses to wander.

Forget about the cares of this world. Let it all melt away…

Close your eyes. Think tranquil thoughts.

If you wish, you can meditate.

Focus on the people and things which truly matter.

God. Your family. Great friends. Happy memories of past events.

Laughter. Joy. Love. Warmth. Happiness.

Now is also a good time to pray.

Cast your cares upon God. Let Him shoulder your burdens.

Or you can paint a beautiful picture in your mind. Anything that puts you at peace.

Golden sandy beaches. Cascading waterfalls. Turquoise blue oceans. Snow peaked mountains.

Or think of nothing at all.

Relax.

Let serenity and silence envelope your body.

Allow it to percolate your mind and body.

Feel your muscles relax. From the tip of your head to the soles of your feet.

Be one with the environment.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of stillness.

Open your palms. Release that tension. Release that fear. Release that worry.

Visualise the wind blowing them away. Dissolved into harmless nothingness.

Remain in this state of tranquility for as long as you can.

When you’re ready to get back into the world, slowly reawaken your senses.

One by one let it come back.

Move your arm, your leg and your body.

Finally, open your eyes. Calmly. Gently.

Rise and stand. Stretch.

Open the door and face the world.

Refreshed. Recharged. Reinvigorated.

Repeat as often as you can afford to.


Stop Consuming! Start Creating!

August 6th, 2014   •   no comments   


If Snoopy can do it, so can you! (source of image)

Our greatest enemy isn’t sugar, fat or empty calories. Rather, it is the overflowing rivers of content streaming from our handheld devices, laptops and television screens.

Swirling on our smartphones like endless puffs of cotton candy, those pleasurable bits of videos, photos, text, and comics can gobble up hours of our time. Along the way, our attention spans are also torn to shreds.
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Living a Limitless Life (Book Review)

July 20th, 2014   •   no comments   

Nick Vujicic is a man on a global mission. And boy is he creating waves wherever he goes.

At the tender age of 31, Nick is a motivational guru, evangelist, and author of several bestselling books. A celebrated speaker, he gets invitations to speak from all over the world – Australia (Melbourne was his childhood home), Europe, US, China, India, Africa, and South East Asia (including Singapore).  He is also an avid swimmer, surfer, sky diver, and actor.
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How To Enjoy a Minimalist and Balanced Life

July 13th, 2014   •   no comments   


Courtesy of TGIM Work-Life!

“There are thousands and thousands of people out there leading lives of quiet, screaming desperation, where they work long, hard hours at jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.” – Nigel Marsh

How much stuff do we really need in life? Do the things that we own end up owning us instead?

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The Power of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

June 27th, 2014   •   no comments   

The Power of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
Courtesy of Fearless Men

You woke up late. As you rushed to get ready for breakfast, you stubbed your toe against a table.

“Ouch! #%*@&!”
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Are You Trapped in Your Filter Bubble?

June 10th, 2014   •   2 comments   

Are you trapped in your filter bubble
Courtesy of brainpickings.org

Are you seeing the same old posts on Facebook? Or stumbling across uncannily accurate ads that scare the wits out of you?

Well, beware of the filter bubble. It can narrow your world view, limit your exposure to new and innovative ideas, and reinforce negativity. Unlike other bubbles, this one doesn’t burst unless you make special provisions to change the way you behave online.

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Metamorphosis – 5 Life Lessons from Lyssa Zampa

June 6th, 2014   •   1 comment   

Metamorphosis – 5 Life Lessons from Lyssa Zampa 
Image source

I’ve always been fascinated with the metamorphosis of moths and butterflies.

How in the world does an ugly, leaf munching caterpillar transform into a beautiful, flower sipping butterfly?

Or perhaps a handsome tropical swallowtail moth aka Lyssa zampa (in Singapore’s context).
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The Mammon and the Mammoth

April 18th, 2014   •   no comments   


Courtesy of libcom.org

What does success look like? How do you know that you have arrived?

For some, success is quantified by wealth, status and luxury. They relish the idea of being comfortably ensconced in the top rungs of the social and corporate ladder. Here, success is measured by distinctions, degrees, bank accounts, job titles, and material possessions.

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