Life is an exciting adventure whose risks are worth taking. I once listened
on a business seminar that the biggest risk of them all is unwillingness to
take risks. Fear is nothing more than the result of a non quantified risk.
We fear what we don’t know. Therefore, education is a good way to reduce
risks. This is often mentioned on investment literature but it is also true
Don't be afraid of changes, life is an eternal change; only dead matter
remains the same.
I love to learn new things all the time, to go to “uncharted territories”
and taking new challenges; after all, life without obstacles to overcome, is
In his book, Don’t Let Anybody to Steal Your Dream, Dexter Yager says that
success is the progressive realization of a worthwhile dream. Dare to dream!
Dreams represent "eternal" hope that we never should give up. We may not
attain them at all but; if we remember that terrestrial life is only a
journey, then we can better understand that giving up our hope will only
make our journey a living hell.
Happiness has very little to do with possessions. It is NOT the result of
having things or even relationships. It is not something we can derive from
external sources. It is a state of mind.
Being in control of our lives is required in order to achieve happiness. We
let others ruin our lives when we give them control over it (peer pressure
is a good example of this). One key concept to understand control is that we
can't control most of what it is happening outside of us, but we can control
ALL of what is going on inside of us. In other words, while we can’t control
events, we can control the impact those events have on us. For example, you
may not avoid being robbed but you can determine how lasting the
consequences of that event will have on your life. It could be a mere
setback from which you will recover in almost no time or it could be the end
of the world.
Our everyday experiences are constantly feeding us positive and negative
feelings. Positive experiences invigorate our spirit. Negative experiences
deplete it. Whatever we focus our mind on, we get more of it. Embracing the
positive and rejecting the negative is more conducive to happiness.
Making forgiveness a second nature is a good habit. Forgiveness liberates us
from remembering negative things. Christians are always reminded that their
salvation is also dependent on it "...Forgive our transgressions the same
way we forgive...”