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How to make the grass greener on our side.

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Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome.

- Arthur Ashe

I’ve heard this saying many, many times… Are we truly aware of what it means to really enjoy the journey?

Take this situation: we are planning our career for years, taking courses, getting experience, burning the midnight oil, to ‘make it’ one day. As Thich Nhat Hahn has said, we know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. It all comes down to this observation: We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living… (Peace Is Every Step). Do we have to be that way?

I know it’s easy to forget about all this. We all get busy in our jobs, interests, friendships, family commitments, things to do, etc., that sometimes it is easy to forget that in ten years time (or thirty years time!) we would be wishing that today came back. Sooner or later, this is gonna happen, as we are not getting any younger…

Time is the most precious resource that we have. So, let’s use it wisely. Let’s be here and now, instead of giving people around us vacant stares and thinking about something else all the time. They say that grass is always greener on the other side… The same with future, it seems better than the present time… But if you really cross that fence, you may realise that the grass on the other side is exactly the same as yours, or, you may realise it is greener, but it is also artificial, made of plastic, what you didn’t see from a distance, and you cannot actually lay on it or walk a dog on ;)

Things change. Nothing – a job, a home, an age, a group of friends – is forever. Appreciate what you have. You may not have it tomorrow.

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Obstacles? Take one step.

Stand up to your obstacles & do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.

- Norman Peale

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Meditation is easy, really.

Meditation is not a difficult task. It is a way to lead you to your long-lost home.
- Soen Shaku

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How to Achieve Big Dreams?

Here’s something for you, dreaming of achieving great things. Before you start mourning how far it is to reach your goal, let me tell you this (simple & proved):

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It does not matter that the goal you would like to reach is far away. As long as you take your first steps, you’ll get there, finally. It doesn’t have to be quick, but you will. People who don’t start will not get there at all. You may reach your destination at some point, or even if you don’t, you will land in some place you wouldn’t imagine in the first place, that can turn out to be… even better than that thing you’ve imagined for yourself! You never know.

So, here’s to making ambitious plans to achieve something you’ve really wanted for a long time (yes, you, and I know that there is such a thing) and to making first steps in order to do it. You may achieve it easier than you think. Or you may not. Anyway – you will be much happier because you’ve tried. You’ll ask yourself questions in the future about today and you’d better not hear the response: ‘I wish I had…’. ‘I did it’ sounds better to me. There is a widespread quote saying that in a year from now you’re gonna wish you had started today. And another one…

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. – Les Brown

Fingers crossed for your dreams.

What has inspired you today?

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Can you be in two places at the same time?

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If you had all the time (and money) in the world, what would you LIKE to do?

Tension is who you think you should be.

Relaxation is who you are.

- Chinese proverb.

I find this to be extremely right. How often are we trapped in the jobs that we don’t like, relationships we don’t enjoy anymore or in doing things that do not bring us any good anymore? Yet we still do these things. Then the tension happens. Whenever you’re struggling too much, it’s a sign something’s not working… Or you are working in the wrong field for example…

So, RELAX.

And imagine this:

If you had all the time (and money) in the world, what would you LIKE to do?

Maybe the answer lays there…

Here are some things that inspired me today:

  •  There are thousands of versions of the Cinderella story in the world. And the oldest one of them (that we know of) comes not from Brothers Grimm, but… from China! – my Wikipedia enlightenment of the day.

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(that’s not the Chinese picture, by the way)

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  • This quote:

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

- Dr. Seuss

  • Some photos on Facebook & Twitter. I do share them sometimes on my page. Also quotes & other stuff…

Have a great weekend! I mean, really nice one, full of fun and some time just for you. JUST. FOR. YOU.

Enjoy :)

Let me know in the comments about your feelings :)

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5 Things You Can Learn From Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump was a classic. A great movie. A great book first, by Winston Groom. It’s been such a cultural icon that I don’t even know where to start. The truth is, this story continues to inspire me whenever it comes back to me. Such a motivator. Even when I have a difficult day or something unpleasant happens, just a picture or a melody of the Forrest Gump Suite always soothes me. It gives some hope and puts a smile on my face, even just a small one.

Here’s what you can gain from this story (either you read it or watch it):

1. No matter the beginning, the ending is what counts. Wherever you begin, whatever your baggage is, you can live a remarkable life. You never know, what’s gonna happen tomorrow, your life can change in a day…

2. Your IQ has nothing to do with your wisdom. These are two separate things. In a similar way that broad knowledge does not automatically make you wise. Only if you use it wisely. As Forrest said,

Stupid is as stupid does.

3. Life is a box… Oh yeah. I had to include that one. You probably know it well already, nevertheless it’s still working and simplistically philosophical. So, I am going to quote it here:

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.

If we truly lived that way, instead of worrying too much and craving too much, we would be much happier. If we don’t know, what’s to worry about? You get what you get.

4. Sometimes true love is what remains after all your desires are gone… Sometimes it is closer than you think

5. Just a quote:

I’m not a smart man. But I know what love is.

6. If there’s anything stressful in your life, take this one simple advice:

Run, Forrest, Run!!!!

Running can lower your blood pressure. You will breathe more powerfully, bringing more oxygen to your tissues; it can prevent a heart attack. It can do many more good things for you. And take you out of your daily issues and stresses. Not enough benefits? Listen to this:

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Happy listening/reading/watching again and again… and again…
:)

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