Time is always our enemy when committing to change. Usually, the older we get, the more we accept that we can’t change our current circumstance. This quote from a writer of the Victorian Era, George Eliot teaches us that we always have this opportunity to change ourselves and the situation that we’re in. Whether it’s pursuing a dream, correcting past mistakes, or simply getting rid of a bad habit. We can be who we might have been, and we can do it now.
I’m not fond of arguing with other people, and it’s not because I don’t stand for what I know is right. If it’s for a sensible and enriching exchange of thoughts, then I’m all for it. It’s just that, what I usually notice in such scenarios is that each one listens to think of their rebuttal and not to understand the other party. For me, it’s not worth it to consume my non-renewable resource to an endless spiral of criticism with the lack of open mind. Of course, you can’t totally control your emotions, which can get heightened depending on the words you hear, but at the very least, you can be aware about it, and when you do, get back to your senses and know what it’s worth. I believe the key here is to really start listening and respect each other’s differences (morals, values, culture, beliefs, and everything in between) without compromising your self-respect.
Henry Ford, an American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company recognizes the value of teamwork. If you’ve read the book Think and Grow Rich, you’ll learn how he gathered bright minds and worked with them towards a single goal. Believing in our skills will take us to greater heights, but the collective effort of a team committed to collaborate and harmonize with each other will achieve milestones beyond any individual endeavor.
Jim Valvano, an American broadcaster and basketball coach, expressed the ability of the fathers to give encouragement to his children. Not only is he capable of protecting them, but also teaching them to believe on what they can do. Happy Father’s day to all the great Dads out there!
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I chose one of Yoda’s famous quotes, “Do or do not. There is no try”. If you really want to claim your success and achieve your goals, you have to believe that you can do it rather than treating everything as a mere attempt. Using the reason that ‘you’ve done your best’ have sometimes been abused as an excuse for settling in mediocrity. Do not fall into this trap and show life’s challenges what you’re really made off! Now go young Padawan and may the force be with you!
Harness the power of reading. Acquire new knowledge. Seed your creativity. Venture into unknown worlds. Let books take you to greater heights.
Dale Carnegie, author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, suggests a way on how to truly live your life. Stand up, know and follow your passions. Discover your skills. Be enthusiastic and do something that will make your day memorable. Make each moment count.