Today is the first day of the rest of your life. So what are you going to do with the rest of your life? Perhaps you are still young or perhaps you are retired already. Doesn’t matter, the question remains the same for each one of us.
If you are in your thirties, you may have many options of things you would still like to accomplish in your lifetime. But for people in their sixties or even seventies, there may be fewer options available.
Yet to keep on living a ... continue reading
People say that the two most important days of your life, is the day you are born and the day you figure out why.
The “why” deals with one’s purpose in life, i.e. having a sense of direction; for you to have something you feel led to accomplish during your lifetime. Simon Sinek reckons that when we have a clear sense of where we’re going, we are flexible in how we get there.
My understanding of Sinek’s comment is that following the right direction (purpose) is more important than ... continue reading
In 1981 John Denver had a hit song written by Dick Feller called Some Days Are Diamonds. On the contrary the song also says that “some days are stones.”
Later in the song he contemplates –
“Now the face that I see in my mirror
More and more is a stranger to me
More and more I can see there’s a danger
In becoming what I never thought I’d be.
When young we all have dreams of what we would someday like to be or would like to ... continue reading
Do you sometimes experience that an appeal is made on you to partake in, or attend a certain meeting or event that you are not super excited about? If you participate or get involved in something, is it to please somebody (your boss, your spouse, your friends/colleagues), or because you feel pressured to conform to the group, or because you want to?
If you feel pressured because “everybody” is doing it or is going to be there, you most probably experience a certain degree of manipulation. Therefore one of the ... continue reading