Often we can become so consumed with the fear of failure, that we stay stuck within the confines of our comfort zone, stunting our growth and limiting our potential. I want to tell a story of one person who saw his failure as opportunity to success. Brian Acton was a software engineer who graduated from Stanford. Acton worked first at Apple and then at Yahoo for around a dozen years, until in 2007, he decided to travel to South America for a year with his friend and colleague Jan Koum. On their return, both of them applied to Facebook and Twitter for … Continue reading How to get out of comfort zone: why failure is a good thing!
Chanie Gorkin wrote a very interesting and inspiring poem. Today was the absolute worst day everAnd don’t try to convince me thatThere’s something good in every dayBecause, when you take a closer lookThis world is a pretty evil place Even ifSome goodness does shine through once in a whileSatisfaction and happiness don’t last.And it’s not true thatIt’s all in the mind and heartBecauseTrue happiness can be attainedOnly if one’s surroundings are goodIt’s not true that good existsI’m sure you can agree thatThe realityCreatesMy attitudeIt’s all beyond my controlAnd you’ll never in a million years hear me sayToday was a very … Continue reading If Things Are Not “Looking Up”, Change The Way You See Them.
Have you heard of Ho’oponopono and the Hawaiian therapist who cured an entire ward of criminally insane patients, without ever meeting any of them or spending a moment in the same room? It’s not a joke. The therapist was Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. He reviewed each of the patients’ files, and then he healed them by healing himself. The amazing results seem like a miracle, but then miracles do happen when you use this method, or Dr. Len’s updated version called Self I-Dentity Through Ho’oponopono (SITH). I had the pleasure of attending one of his lectures a few years ago … Continue reading A powerful Hawaiian prayer
Candace (not her real name) was my patient at the hospital. Candace was admitted to High Level Hospital because of pre-mature labor. Candace was a First Nation young woman in her late teens. In one of the nurses report, I had heard nurses at make comments about Candace narcotic seeking behavior. Nurses talked of how in her previous pregnancies, Candace had kept on requesting for Tylenol 3 for pain, we were warned to monitor and be careful with the administration of pain medications to her. Deep in me was a voice calling to listen to Candace’s story, asking that I … Continue reading Listen to the beauty of people’s lives
Time Heals wounds By Joe Gacheru Time, the precious time of patience, just as time passed it began to become more subtle. Suddenly it was scratch, and the pain entered the muscles. Suddenly, the it was a dull, stagnant pain, and but the throbbing was gone. For a while, it was light and dazed, so calm. In the world’s busy with hurts, derailed, I Just got lost in no my corner waiting for my freedom, All free at last as time healed my wounds. Am I alive to breathe? Even so much hurt? Facing the pale face in the mirror, … Continue reading Does Time Heal All Wounds?
We think that there’s this predetermined fate for all of us, that everything has been perfectly planned and neatly set out for each and every one of us. Here’s the truth. The truth is that we make our own choices. And we ourselves determine our future. There are no plans made out in stone, there no intricate sequences of events made to happen exactly the way they were set out. We live our own lives, we make our own choices, and figure out our own place in the world. The fact is that all of us are faced with decisions … Continue reading Life is a promise; fulfill it
When it matters, you can push yourself to do it. When you look at your goals and think, “Meh, I don’t really care,” you’re not going to fight your way out of a slump. Why would you? So drop the stuff that doesn’t matter to you and set goals that you truly can’t live without.This is what works for me, and it’s what works for other high achievers too. Continue reading When it matters
There’s no one else exactly like you in the world, even if you have an identical twin. As part of the exercises above, you likely found your unique gifts. Celebrate them! They make you special. Focus on how they make you feel, rather than the feedback you receive from the external environment. Remember, happiness comes from inside! Continue reading Celebrate your uniqueness