Living Your Principles

I had the pleasure of being driven to work this morning by a very insightful and motivating Uber driver. In a short 20-minute ride, we talked about what plagues the world and humanity, how one can be a better person, and the values and principles he considered important (which I respected greatly). There was one comment that really resonated with me. The world isn’t easy by any means and, our beliefs and principles are frequently tested or called to action. He brought up a model for living as righteously as possible that I found compelling. And I leave you with that thought.
Hold firmly to the beliefs and principles you know to be right and understand them. When you see wrong done by them:

  1. Try to do something about it. Put your effort and resources, if you can, into creating positive change.
  2. If you can’t do something about it, talk about it. Speak up and share the ideas. Try to get through to others or inspire more people so that they can do something about it. Perhaps someone with more power needs to tackle the issue or adding more voices will make an impact.
  3. No matter what, at the least, keep the idea in your heart. Protect yourself from the harms, getting complacent, or participating in something that you would not be proud of representing. If you know it is right, don’t give up on it.
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Whatever Your Relationship Status Is

This is an amazing video. He speaks remarkably well and the ideas hit home. Unfortunately, a lot of our communication is superficial in this day and age. We are clouded by idealistic expectations that look nice on the surface but we don’t see the depth of the effort and understanding our relationships need. Continue reading Whatever Your Relationship Status Is

The Power in Me

Today, I officially graduated from the Dale Carnegie course. It strives to teach the lesson of living life, which is something I believe each of us should constantly be conscious of and getting better at.

What is my key takeaway from this course? That we have a lot of power over our lives and we can effectively realize and use it by just being intentional. Continue reading The Power in Me

Don’t be negative…

Don’t be sad it left your life, be happy for having it and its sweet memories.

Don’t be jealous. If you want it, work for it and you could attain it too.

Don’t wait to be happy when you have it all. Feel it now.

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Struggle for Creativity

“I’m not very creative” doesn’t work. There’s no such thing as creative and non-creative people. There are only people who use their creativity and people who don’t. Unused creativity doesn’t just disappear. It lives within us till it’s expressed, neglected to death, or suffocated by resentment and fear. The only unique contribution that we will ever make in this world will be born of our creativity.

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Lost and Found

Little by little, life settles into a pattern and sometimes I don’t even realize the road I am travelling on. Then, one day, something just shakes me awake. I open my eyes and see what’s become the norm and wonder how I kept walking down this path so far, so blindly. I see the power that this new unwanted place has over me. Where did I go so wrong? How did I get here? The last I remember, I felt good and hopeful about where I was going and this was not that path.

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Hotel Like Home

Travelling and seeing new places is wondrous, enjoyable, and insightful – with a lot of physical activity for me. But it can be hard on the routine and rest for some of us. As much as I wish I could have an awesome day as a tourist and still be zapped back to my own bed and bathroom at the end of the day, that is not about to become a reality. I was never a traveller in my younger years but, recently, I have enjoyed exploring. Personally, I do not know anyone who gets home sick as fast as I do. Continue reading Hotel Like Home