“We only have what we give.” — Isabel Allende
Even though at times it doesn’t seem so, all we are in this world is what we give. Your employer pays you according to your contribution to the company, the people around you love and respect you according to the effort you put into building and maintaining those relationships.
The world is but a mirror of who you are.
What we give to the world becomes our legacy. What we give becomes the one thing people will never forget.
If you aspire to leave the world better than you found it, you’ll be successful. Continue reading
We all know the classic rags to riches story. We all know the stories of successful people who had to overcome numerous obstacles in order to get to where they’re at.
And the truth is that we all kind of like to romanticize the hustle and the struggle. We like to romanticize hitting rock bottom as this place where you finally realize what is it that you want to do with your life, and it all clicks, and you somehow manage to connect all the dots, and then it’s all rainbows and sunshine…
Well, it’s not like that. Not like that at all. Continue reading
Sometimes I stumble upon a quote, and I feel compelled to analyze it, to find layer upon layer of meaning, to add my own thoughts, ideas, and perspectives to it.
And this quote… I had to write about it.
We are rarely aware of the fact that most bad things that happen to us are a result of our own actions.
We dig our own holes.
Yet, we act like everyone else is to blame. An indifferent Universe, a world ruled to act to our disadvantage. But the truth is that we dig our own holes. We are always responsible. We are always in control of our minds, reactions, words.
As they say, karma is how we respond to what other people do to us.
Success is this: the ability to play the hand you’re dealt like it’s the hand you wanted.
Life is kind of unpredictable. Roller-coaster from hell gone mad kind of unpredictable. Lots and lots of ups and downs, of stress, of pain and suffering and obstacles. Also, our minds play tricks on us and it seems that it is far easier to focus on the bad, on what we have yet to have, on faults and flaws, on the bad memories. Continue reading
It’s early morning for me. Sitting at my desk, answering e-mails, replying to comments, and I thought, why not write a post about my daily routine.
The truth is that we need a routine of sorts, because it ensures that we’re getting things done.
Here’s my daily routine, as of right now. Continue reading