Not Knowing

Whenever someone posts their accomplishments on social media, you can’t help but admire (or envy) what they did. But that doesn’t mean you must experience the same thing. Accomplishments are subjective. Maybe good for them. Not for you. What they accomplished is probably what they’re most passionate about. Or it could be what they’ve been … Continue Reading →

 

What is Good About This?

A big mistake at work. And now suffering from your boss’s wrath. Ashamed. Worried about the consequences. Because there will be. A bad business deal with someone. And lost a ton of money. Not mentioning the debts and the bills you need to pay. Plus, you need to explain this to your family. You didn’t … Continue Reading →

 

(Total) Freedom

The life we all dream of is total freedom. We only do things if we want to. Go to places we need (or want) to go. Wake up at whatever hour we want. Spend time with our loved ones whenever we want. We don’t work for money. We don’t have a boss. And most importantly, we … Continue Reading →

 

One Experience, Multiple Meanings

A good experience for you may mean bad for your friend. And a good experience for your friend or any stranger on the Internet may mean nothing to you at all. Here’s the truth: We all make meanings and interpretations of our experiences. If it’s a good experience, that’s awesome! What if it’s bad? If … Continue Reading →

 

A Bad Day — Not a Bad Life

If you’re having a bad day, it’s easy to think that your life sucks. That you are unlucky… punished by the universe or some powerful being (you must repent!). Nobody wants a bad day. Everybody wants a good day. But how can you say it’s a good day if you don’t know what a bad … Continue Reading →

 

Will Your Worries End?

What we worry about… everything starts in the mind. Our mind is processing all the information we consume. We can’t help it. That’s the mind. If you always consume information about the global crisis, job loss, business shutdowns, hatred and wars, and social issues, then your mind will process and store that information in your … Continue Reading →

 

12 Truths I Learned at 32

Last August 2021, I turned 32. As usual, it took me sooooo long to distill the things I’ve learned. This one took more than a year! I’m wondering whether it’s possible to post these on my exact birth date. It’s March 2023 as I’m finalizing this. And I just turned 33 last August 2022! Yikes! … Continue Reading →

 

Amidst the Chaos

Find your center. Your center is the most important thing in your life. It’s the one that keeps you grounded. Gives you meaning. It holds everything. It’s your axiom. Your panacea. Your source. Without it, you are lost. Every time you complain, you are not in touch with your center. To complain implies you are … Continue Reading →

 

Change, Don’t, Change, Don’t

Changing something is tricky. But changing yourself is trickier. If you want to change something, there are hundreds of “how-tos” you can find. But if you want to change yourself, there’s no specific “how-to” for it. People who follow others’ advice on how to change themselves are often bound to fail. That’s because they can’t just … Continue Reading →

 

Colors of Life

Things in life are not black and white. Anything believed as truth can be nuanced. It can be personal. And different for every person. Assuming all things are the same (or different) only leads to unwanted problems. Believing that something is true doesn’t mean it’s forever true. Believing that something is false doesn’t mean it’s … Continue Reading →

 

A Different Outcome

Many people believe that deciding quickly is the way to go. But that doesn’t apply to every situation. Sometimes thinking deeply many times before deciding is more practical. Doesn’t matter how smart you think your decision is. Because nobody truly knows the outcome. There are so many things beyond control. A once smart decision could … Continue Reading →

 

Courage Plus Curiosity

Doesn’t matter where you graduated or what college degree. Doesn’t matter how many books you’ve read or what books Doesn’t matter how huge your monthly income is or how profitable your business is. In fact, it doesn’t matter whether you have all these things. They can be helpful. Of course. But they are not everything. … Continue Reading →

 

Accept, Forgive, But Never Tolerate

Accepting someone for who they are. Forgiving someone for their shortcomings. That’s fine. Nobody’s perfect. But tolerating their unethical behaviors; Allowing their dramas to invade your life; Welcoming their negativity. Unacceptable. You must, by all means, protect your life. Defend your fortress at all costs. And make sure your loved ones are safe. Through and … Continue Reading →

 

Protect Yourself First

People will always demand something from you — time, money, attention, etc. Our tendency to give (or ask for) everything is so strong we forget our limitations. But resources are finite. Creating a strong boundary is a must. Learn to say “No.” “Enough”. Otherwise, you’ll never achieve what you’re meant to achieve while you’re still … Continue Reading →

 

Not Strong Enough

Everything starts with “desire”. A desire to build wealth. A desire to serve people. A desire to make your life better. A desire to become great at your craft. Desire ignites everything. Since most things in life are unpredictable and beyond your control, your desire will keep you going. It’s the main reason you want … Continue Reading →