There are certain situations I tend to avoid.
There are certain situations I tend to avoid.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Did you get up on the right side of the bed this morning?
Why ‘getting up on the wrong side of the bed’ is no longer a valid excuse!
If you’ve been following the blog since January onwards, you’ll know that for 2014, I didn’t want to try the usual New Year’s resolutions.
Instead, I wanted to try something different and more sustainable which is why I started #FAFE or #FacingAFearEveryday for each month of 2014.
–If you remember, the #FaceAFearEveryday for January was to try something new, so now that’s it’s February, let me share with you all how I got on!
Wishing our TAD readers a very Happy New Year!
Let’s start today by honouring where we’ve come from while we pursue our dreams for 2014 & now for a little surprise…
‘Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people & his country, he can rest in peace’
It’s the last day of November. Have you made the most of it?
It’s been a busy month but I know that December will completely flies by as work gets wrapped up and sprinkled with Christmas festivities.
The world is filled with wonderful festivals & holidays that create opportunities to learn about new cultures and traditions.
BUT – Don’t waste your time waiting for Thanksgiving in order to give thanks.
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So it’s nearing the end of November – How did that happen?!
We all know what that means; the holiday season is upon us & the New Year is fast approaching.
I hear you say: ‘It’s not even December yet!!’
It’s always the same story, isn’t it?
You may say all the right things, have all the best intentions and wishes BUT actions speak louder than words.
Don’t be afraid to commit:
1. To a cause.
2. To trying your best, every single day, without fail.
3. To achieving your wildest, most unattainable goals.
4. To one single person, to your friends and your family.
But most of all. Don’t be afraid to commit to to a very important person:
What does that mean?
It means, commit to being authentically you.
Don’t be pressurised into doing or agreeing to things that don’t ring true for you.
Be confident, be dedicated and be committed in your actions. Success will surely follow.
Love The Asian Destination xo
5 Things Stopping You From Succeeding
You have the goal. You have the dream. You may even have a plan.
But that is not enough.
The difference between achieving a goal and merely wanting it is the amount of dedicated hours you’re willing to put in order to make it a reality. We all know this in theory but putting into practice is a lot harder. Why?
1. I don’t know about you but there are the days when I just can’t be bothered i.e. I get lazy.
We procrastinate. We kid ourselves into believing we can do the task later, tomorrow, next month.
If something is worth having, it requires dedicated effort now.
Don’t put off something for tomorrow that you can do TODAY.
2. We are our own worst enemy.
We start to believe that little voice inside that says:
‘I don’t deserve this..’ ‘I’m not <<insert adjective>> enough’
If you have the creativity to visualise and aspire for something greater, know you are worthy enough. Have the courage to follow it through.
3. We compare ourselves to other people.
Life is not a race. People will travel along their chosen paths, will grow into their own and have different aspirations, all at varied paces.
There is no right or wrong. Though we share the world with billions of neighbours, we are living this one life for ourselves. We all have a unique gift. Don’t deprive the world of what you have to offer.
4. Trying to please everyone.
I’ve tried to do subconsciously do this before and let me tell you one thing. You will NEVER be able to please everyone. Not everyone will agree with you, not everyone will like you. But one of life’s lessons is that, it really does not matter.
As long as your choices and decisions are 100% for you (and don’t intentionally hurt others) don’t feel guilty for following your own dreams.
5. We Don’t Commit.
We’ve all fallen into the trap I think. We feel excited about a new goal, resolution or plan.
It goes well for a day, week or if you’re lucky several months. But eventually, we run out of steam. It’s hard to keep up the momentum, and like running, once you stop, it’s so much harder to pick yourself up and continue at the same pace.
Don’t feel too discouraged.
We all have lapses.
Realise that this break is temporary and remind yourself of why you started, what it is you want to achieve and feel.
There may be some more to add to the list so feel free to comment below! We’ll also be sharing some new ideas with you all in November so keep your eyes peeled.
Good Luck with all your goals, dreams and aspirations today and for this month of November!
The Asian Destination xo
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So, we’ve spoken about this before. The fear of ‘shining’. What does this mean? What does this entail?
A Christian friend said to me at her local church service today, this theme was also discussed.
What often amazes me is that at their core, so many religions share fundament core values such as love, peace, hope and an ultimate faith in the ‘divine source’. The term ‘religion’ often just acts as a means of different people reaching their own ‘enlightenment’ or ‘path’ and if that path helps maintain their faith, brings them closer to a sense of meaning…then what is the harm in that?
I thought it was apt to discuss it here, given that today is officially Diwali, the Festival of Lights, in the Hindu calendar.
As a child, I was painfully shy. I would still classify myself as ‘shy’ though age, experience and wisdom has helped me to spread partial wings and leaving a shell that remains, if I ever need it to retreat to.
One other thing that happened as I was growing up is that I became scared to ‘shine’. There may be some people that can relate to this. We don’t want to appear different; we would rather hide in the shadows and be a ‘sheep’ than step out into the unknown and embrace the things that help us stand out, even if it was to the detriment of our own success. I was scared of being unique.
Diwali is a time for rebirth, rejuvenation and reflection. It reminds me that we don’t need to wait for the new year to make a new resolution (however, today is obviously convenient because The Festival of Lights symbolises new beginnings anyway…!).
Because each and every moment is a moment of rejuvenation, an opportunity to change. Though obvious, the idea hit me again today and emphasised one important point.
So many of us are victims to making ’empty promises’. You know what I mean:
When ‘x’ happens….I’ll do ‘y’
We wait for ‘the perfect time’, we make up excuses and dim our light.
STOP. Today is your day to ‘Face A Fear Everyday’. Today is your day to not ‘shelf your light’ but in fact to shine your light.
Embrace what you have to offer the world, we’re all different. Be proud to be unique.
I find that any task I undertake that I love, does not feel like work. Instead, I look forward to planning it, carrying it out and completing it.
There are many things in life we may have to do in order to achieve a particular goal. However, isn’t life too short not to pursue the very passion that causes your spirit to lift?
Try to remember when you last felt inspired and then ask yourself, what did you achieve as a result? Did you use that passion-filled energy to do something great? Or did you package that inspiration and store it for ‘someday’?
Remember: TODAY is SOMEDAY</em and pretty soon you will only be left with 1 day.