Ebb and Flow of tidal waves are like life experiences coming at you everyday.
Some days are difficult and frustrating: Big nasty waves Some days are easier and comfortable: Smaller calming waves
Yet, just like the tidal waves from the ocean, we still continue to have new experiences whether we like it or not (its part of life) It is called "living"
Unfortunately, Johnny's Dad gave up after having his sand castles washed away by the tidal waves two days in a row. He told Johnny that it is not worth it to keep on building sand castles because it will get washed away every time.
Johnny on the other hand, built over 20 sand castles on the beach before he left for home. His curiosity and creativity never wavered every time his sand castles got washed away. He was actually excited to build more sand castles. Trying out new ways to make his sand castles look more different than the last one.
Who would you rather be? Johnny with full of energy for creating and his unquenchable thirst for curiosity?
or Johnny's Dad who gives up after experiencing his sand castles being washed away?
Why do we give up just after a few waves have come our way?
Always keep your curiosity alive and never stop creating
What do you want to be when you grow up? *You should never stop asking this question*
What is your destination in life? What do you see yourself doing in the next 3, 5, or 10 years?
Every life situation Every person that you meet Every life experience ......is either a U-turn on the road, a quick pit stop on the side of a road, a planned or unplanned "Exit" on the highway. It is all those good and bad experiences that makes your journey on the highway of life that much more humble, fulfilling and enjoyable.
Some trips in life you took the time to plan out but then after the trip is over...you realize that is not what "you" wanted.
Until you have traveled in another person's shoes....until you have felt their joy and pain...then you will never know what it is like unless you traveled down a similar road.
Everyone has their own personal road map. We all have our own ideal way of attaining happiness.
Questions 4 You:
What does your road map look like?
Will you be taking pit stops on different exits of life?
Or are you just going to travel through life without really taking the time to stop and really take in what life has to offer?
Are you willing to change directions in life or will you be too scared and feel lost because of diverging from your "original" route?
When do you want to shine? Today? Tomorrow? Next Month? Next Year?
"Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task." ~William James~
"You may delay, but time will not." ~Benjamin Franklin~
"If you wait until all the lights are "green" before you leave home, you'll never get started on your trip to the top." ~Zig Ziglar~
"The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They're full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You can be, too." ~Norman Vincent Peale~
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."
People in your life who gives you a hard time or pushes you to see you improve and be a better person are the ones that C.A.R.E.the most about you. They could be your parents, sibling, friend, co-worker, coach, family, tutor. They are all there to help you become the best you can be at whatever you want to be. What are some of the lessons they have taught you that have helped you along the way?
Relationships? Time Management? Productivity? Money Management? Stress Management? Fitness? Nutrition? and the list goes on and on and on
Perhaps you were the one who cared for someone else and helped show them their true inner potential to be great?
A ten step recipe to being happy, by Alejandro Jodorowsky
1. When in doubt between "doing" and "not doing," choose "doing". If you're wrong at least you'll have the experience.
2. Listen to your intuition more than your reason. Words forge reality but they are not it.
3. Make some childish dream of yours come true. For example, if you wanted to play but were forced to become an adult before your time, save some 500 euros and go play them at a casino until you lose it. If you win, keep playing. If you keep winning, even if it's millions, continue until you lose it all. It's not about winning, but about playing with no end.
4. There is no greater relief than to start becoming what one is. Since childhood, we're coerced into other people's destinies. We are not in this world to pursue the dreams of our parents, but our own. If you're a singer and not an attorney like your father, abandon your law career and record your album.
5. Stop criticizing your body right now. Accept it as it is without concerning yourself with the stares of others. You're not loved because you're beautiful. You're beautiful because you're loved.
6. Once a week, teach others the little or lot that you know. What you give to them, you give to yourself. What you don't give to them, you take away from yourself.
7. Every day, look for a positive story in the newspaper. It's difficult to find one. But, amid all the atrocities, somehow, there always is one. A new species of bird was discovered; comets transport life; a boy who fell from the top of a five story building landed unharmed; the daughter of a president intent on drowning herself was saved by a laborer with whom she fell in love and married; young Chilean poets bombarded the palace of La Moneda where Allende was assassinated with 300,000 poems from a helicopter; etc.
8. If your parents abused you when you were a child, calmly confront them in a neutral place that is not their territory, developing four aspects:
This is what they did to me. This is what I felt. This is what, because of that, I now suffer.
And this is the reparation that I ask. Forgiveness without reparation has no use.
9. Even if you have a large family, assign yourself a personal territory where no one may enter without your permission.
10. Stop defining yourself: allow yourself every possibility that could be, and change paths as often as necessary.
This comment is from TEDtalksDirector from www.youtube.com March 27, 2008 http://www.ted.com Clifford Stoll could talk about the atmosphere of Jupiter. Or hunting KGB hackers. Or Klein bottles, computers in classrooms, the future. But he's not going to. Which is fine, because it would be criminal to confine a man with interests as multifarious as Stoll's to give a talk on any one topic. Instead, he simply captivates his audience with a wildly energetic sprinkling of anecdotes, observations, asides -- and even a science experiment. After all, by his own definition, he's a scientist: "Once I do something, I want to do something else."
Do what you love and love what you do.
What are you interested in doing?
Do you wait for permission before pursuing your dreams?
What would you like to accomplish in your lifetime?
The Simple Truths of Appreciation, by Barbara Glanz
My friend, Bob Danzig, has an amazing story. Simple words of appreciation and encouragement changed his life. Bob was in five foster homes during his youth, and said he spent his childhood trying to find someone to love and appreciate him.
When he was nine years old, he had a new social worker. He said after she had done all the paperwork to move him to yet another foster home, she sat him down, looked him directly in the eyes, and said, "Bobby, I want you to always remember these words: YOU ARE WORTHWHILE!"
Bob says that no one had ever said anything like that to him, and each time they met, she repeated those words. They became an affirmation of appreciation that he heard over and over again in his head.
Bob graduated at sixteen, not because he was smart, he says, but because he got mixed up in the system!
He soon took a job at the Albany New York Times as a copy boy, and his very first boss was a woman named Margaret. After he had worked there about six months, Margaret called him into her office one day and asked him to sit down. He thought for sure he was going to be fired! She looked him right in the eyes and said to him, "I have been the office manager for 15 years - I have been observing you - and I believe YOU ARE FULL OF PROMISE." Those words, on that day, gave him permission to aspire.
Those two positive messages of appreciation played over and over again in his head and ultimately gave him the courage to be the very best he could be. Sixteen years later he became the Publisher of the Albany New York Times, and seven years after that, he became CEO of Hearst Newspapers, one of the largest newspaper companies in the world; and he credits it all to those simple words of appreciation and love. What a wonderful example of how little gifts of appreciation can make such a difference in a life!