Do you ever feel tired of being stuck in negative thoughts, whether
it’s about your past or your future, that you miss opportunities in your
present moment? I do. Although I am a believer of positive thinking, negative
thoughts from my past experiences keep on coming back and bugging me.
Whether I am sitting at my desk doing my work, or taking a shower, cooking,
or watching a television, these uninvited thoughts come and go without
warnings. They interrupt whatever I am doing, and as a result, I lose track of
what I’m doing or listening or watching. It’s like suddenly
I’m out of this world, mentally. ...More
Do you have a goal that you are excited about, which you have been dreaming
of, and so passionate about? Maybe you want to turn your hobby into a career,
or starting a new business of your own. Something that you have been longing to
do and finally got the courage to jump in. You see the opportunity right in
front of you, and you have just begun your new journey. But then, something
happens. Somebody responded negatively to your intention. And you begin to see
obstacles everywhere. You begin to doubt your capabilities. “Am I good
enough for this mission?” And slowly you lose your focus and motivation.
But no! You know you are not a quitter. Sometimes life gets tough. What should
you do to pull yourself together?
First of all, know that you have the power to decide what you want to focus
in your life. Your families, friends, and the naysayers can do and say whatever
they want, out of love, concern, or envy. But they are not the ones who
navigate your life unless you allow them to do so. You are in the driver seat.
So make up your mind and be determined. Remember you are responsible for your
own life. Once you decide, be committed. ...More
I am not a professional archer, and neither do I am an amateur. Never before
had I laid my hands on a bow until a few months ago. At that time, I was on a
vacation with my nieces in a remote resort. We were there to take a few days
break from the hustle and bustle of our daily work in the city.
The resort was far from town, and far from any other entertainments. So we
have no choice except to make full use of the facilities available. Thankfully,
the place was peaceful and relaxing. After all, that’s what we intended
to do in the first place; be in peace and relax. ...More