“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein. What are some major shifts you’re ready to make in 2014? 9 more months. Make it count.

We’re 3 months 8 days into 2014. The past few months have been nothing short of challenging, not only for the world, but for most of us.

There’s plenty of good, a lot of gains, but along with it, there are the not-so-good, the bad and the setbacks. It’s unavoidable. Or is it?

It’s true there are many things we can’t control. We can’t choose what happens to us or what people say and do. We definitely can’t control Life. But every step of the way, we can choose wisely for ourselves. We do have a role to play in steering our life in the direction we want to go.

But we don’t always make the best choices under the circumstances.

Yes, we’re human. We slip up, we mess up, we make mistakes. The important thing is, after acknowledging our responsibility in our mistakes, we can forgive but we must never forget. If we do, we’ll never learn.

Moving forward, let’s see what we can learn from the past 3 months and see how we can eliminate the things that detract from our 2014 Goals.

I’ve gotten myself into unfortunate situations that are totally out of character, when I drink too much. Even though this happens only once a year, all it takes is just ONCE to make a mistake you’ll regret a lifetime.

This is not what I want for myself.

Like I said in my previous post, even as I’m regaining clarity, I’m allowing the gravity of it all to bring me to its proper place. The point isn’t to put it all behind me. I want to face the truth of the reality, to fully learn from it.

I know I want to step up. I want to raise my standards. I want to develop goal-achieving rituals. I want to surround myself in growth-enhancing company. I want to value my time more. And most importantly for me, I want to do what I can, to maintain an Absolute Peak State Of Mind.

I want to take better care of me, so I can take better care of others. I want to be more responsible for me, so I can be more responsible for others. I want to be able to protect me, so I can protect others, too. 

It begins with me.

It begins with you.

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein.

What are some major shifts you’re ready to make in 2014? We have 9 more months.

Let’s make it count.

Love,

Mish.

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“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb

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Use your Imagination. Your Imagination have to take you beyond the pain… beyond the trouble… to the next level.

“I want you to Fail Forward… I want you to get to a place in your life that every mistake you make, every setback you get, every obstacle that you don’t overcome, every barrier you can’t climb, I don’t want you to give up, but I want you to Fail Forward…

You got to learn from your mistake… get back up and try again… don’t stop, don’t quit… Fail Forward, learn from each and every one of your mistake. Don’t quit, don’t give up… If it gets hard, you tie a knot around yourself, you double tie if you have to, but you hold on… You will never reach your goal, you will never reach your dreams if you don’t use your Imagination…”

“Use your Imagination. Your Imagination have to take you beyond the pain… beyond the trouble… to the next level.”

Love,

Mish.

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“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb

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This Too Shall Pass

 

“This too shall pass” (Persian: این نیز بگذرد‎, Arabic: لا شيء يدوم‎, Hebrew: גם זה יעבור‎)

an adage indicating that all material conditions, positive or negative, are temporary. – Wiki

thistooshallpass

Love,

Mish.

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“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb

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“He knows the extreme of my depravity, which I cannot exaggerate, yet He still sees the heights of sincerity and virtue in me.” – Misty Edwards

“Even I cannot convince Him of how bad I am. No one can. I can’t convince Him of how good I am. No one can. He does not change His opinion of me by my words or the words that men speak about me. Even the best of men can be swayed, but He can’t.

This gives me both confidence and comfort knowing that He knows the extreme of my depravity, which I cannot exaggerate, yet He still sees the heights of sincerity and virtue in me. Only with God do the two extremes coexist in the process of maturing. Only God truly knows us.”- Misty Edwards

Love,

Mish.

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“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb

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When things seem to be going wrong, it may actually be right on course.

Maintaining that inner calm when everything seems to be going wrong is not just tricky, it’s frustratingly hard! 

Things are harder to deal with when we lack the clarity of understanding.

So sometimes we need a gentle reminder–to help us understand a little better. 

Perhaps it’s time for me to be reminded of some Truths today:

“When things seem to be going wrong, it may actually be right on course.”

Was up super early this morning. Left for work earlier than usual but ended up running into a series of obstacles and setbacks, making me late!

The gate closed instead of letting me through after a touch in at the card fare reader. The queue at the platform was extra long–so long I had to take the next train, there just wasn’t enough room. When we finally got on, further up, the train jammed and stopped moving. Why, why, why?!

Half an hour later, I’ve arrived at my destination–just on time for the free feeder bus! That’s why #1. The bus driver waited and waited till the bus filled up and had just started moving when a lady in red rushed over.

The bus stopped.

She kept looking at the front door. It was closed and stayed closed. The embarrassed smile creeping up her face made obvious the thoughts running across her mind. “Silly me. The bus is not stopping. The door will not open. They’re leaving without me.” Her eyes was so fixated on that closed door in the distance, she didn’t notice the door right at the back that was much closer to her–and wide open! The bus waited till she realized and moved as soon as she hopped on! That’s why #2. For all who had eyes to see, what played out before us was a gentle reminder.

“Sometimes we look so long at the closed door, we don’t see the one that is wide open!”

Soon as I arrived at the office, my boss was just on his way out for breakfast. “Goooood morning!” he opened the glass door, with a dramatic bow and a cheeky smile. “Join us for breakfast?” What seemed like a set back in the beginning turned out to be perfect timing, in the end.

Midway through breakfast, the client called. This morning’s meeting was cancelled. My boss was crestfallen. He’s been eager to get this session over with–other appointments have been pushed aside for this one. Definitely not the way he wanted to start his day. After what happened on the way here, I had Faith this might be making room for something better.

Then just before noon, I received a text. MH was on his way to the office. He’s bringing us mooncake. The next hour during lunch, tales of his backpacking adventure mesmerized the whole office. The best story of all was the ‘mistake’ that was ‘meant to be’ at Cabin 32! We had such a great time catching up with our surprise visitor of the day–thing is, we wouldn’t have seen him or heard his stories if the meeting was on!

A running theme for today it seems. And a smacking good reminder:

“When things seem to be going wrong, it may actually be right on course.”

Love,

Mish.

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“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb

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