Aug 062012
 

Roadblock by Scazon

Setbacks happen. One moment you are pressing forward, making great strides towards your goal. The next moment you find yourself slamming into a brick wall that appeared out of nowhere, at high speed. The impact throws you off your feet and onto your back. You suffer injuries and lose your momentum. Instead of moving forward, you now have to cope with this turn of events.

At best, it is a minor irritant. At worst, it can be a devastating blow, which you may not recover from quickly enough. But what matters is not what happens; it is dealing with it that counts.
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Jun 112012
 
Getting Hit by Wikipedia

“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” -Rocky Balboa to his son

I am sure we have all taken hard hits from life at one point or other. It could be due to unexpected misfortunes. Or it could be due to hardships faced in trying to achieve a goal or to make a dream a reality. Yet we cannot and must not allow the hits we take to keep us down for good. We must reach deep within ourselves to find the strength to stand up and carry on especially when the going gets tough.

From personal experience, I have relied on three pillars to keep me going no matter what. Now I shall share them with you.
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Nov 302011
 
Flowing River by Joel Davies

Everything has a Tao. A situation may have a Tao, but how the people involved manage and deal with it is unique to them. The best way to act in accord with the Tao of a situation depends on the person involved. Factors such as goals, interests, beliefs, circumstances and creativity affect the choices open to them. What is the best choice for one may not be in the best interests of another.

Even so, when it comes to managing any situation, there are a few key steps. It does not really matter whether the situation is simple or complex. When you break it down, these are the basic steps to manage any situation.
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Jun 302011
 
Happy Time by Lusi

Everyone is happy to attain large successes in life. This could be an important goal like having a happy family, getting a job promotion or closing a big business deal. These successes are obvious and worth celebrating. But in doing so, we should not forget the small successes that got us there. Like unsung heroes, small successes play a vital role as the foundation of our major success. They are as important as big successes even if they are not as satisfying. With that in mind, here are some reasons why small successes matter.
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Apr 022011
 
Procrastinating by Bruce

“It is not difficult to wield a sword in one hand; the Way to learn this is to train with two long swords, one in each hand. It will seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first.” Such are the timeless words of the famous swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi. Everything is difficult at first, but we should not let this hinder us from getting started. Instead, we should accept this as part of the learning process and take heart knowing that as we grow in experience, the difficulty will lessen. How then are we to manage the difficulty we face and reach that level of experience? In all things, there is a natural way of attaining success. I shall now share that way with you.
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Nov 072010
 

Bela Lugosi as Dracula 1931 by Nice Dawg

I am a big fan of Count Dracula. But even so, I am not blind to his failings. Despite his great powers, patience and planning, Dracula, the resident bad ass of Bram Stoker’s novel, failed to prevail against the heroes and came to a grisly end. His embarrassing death aside, the story of Count Dracula can serve as a cautionary tale. Without further ado, let us see what the world’s most famous vampire could have done better.
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Sep 202010
 

Planning is vital to success of any endeavour. As a bad habit is so deeply ingrained in your nature, you need to prepare well before you can change it. Planning gives you clarity about your goals and the means to reach it. It helps you to pre-empt likely problems before they arise. When you are dealing with something as difficult as changing a bad habit, you cannot afford to go about it in a haphazard manner. Read on to find out how I changed my bad habit of viewing failure in a negative light.
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Sep 172010
 

Bad Habits by Rachel K

Changing a habit is difficult. Changing a bad habit that is deeply ingrained is probably one of the hardest things to do. A habit after all is a learned behaviour that is almost involuntary. On the one hand, a habit helps to save you time and energy when you face a familiar situation. On the other hand, a bad habit can cause you many problems in your life. Although it is hard to change bad habits, it is not impossible to do so. The first thing you need is to be very clear about your motivations for wanting to change.
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Sep 082010
 

Defeatism is a dangerous attitude to have. When you expect to fail and accept it, it is highly likely you will. Defeatism takes away your objectivity and composure. It leaves you unable to handle events in an effective manner. It also robs you of the perseverance you need to succeed in what you set out to do. With this attitude, you give up too quickly at the first sign of trouble. Thus the very failure you expect becomes a reality. Due to Luke’s defeatism, even the wise Yoda had trouble with him. Read on to learn about the dangers of defeatism.
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Jul 132010
 

Reading has always been a large part of my life. My upbringing instilled in me a strong love for reading from a young age. However, it was my nature; I am an INFJ, my experiences and my quest for knowledge that determined the books I would gravitate towards. All my life I have been searching for the answer to one burning question; how to handle life. In my three decades here on this planet, I have found a few books that provided some answers to that question. These books have shaped and influenced my life. What follows is a list of the books.
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