Sunday, 28 July 2013

TED Sharing #1: Tony Robbins on "Why we do what we do"

Just a couple of hours ago, I recalled myself quoting Tony Robbins in my conversation with my Toastmasters Club mentor, and I reminded myself at that moment of the truth: I didn't really know what Anthony Robbin's talks are like! Hence, I googled Tony and found a video on a TED talk speech he gave a couple of years ago in California, USA, titled "Why we do what we do".

Initially, I watched the video with an intention of just knowing what he wanted to say, in other words, hearing him out per-se.  It was a approximate 22 minutes talk in which at first I thought would be around 10 minutes.

Nevertheless, the content of his talk kept me glued to the laptop, in addition of plugging in my Loudspeaker specifically to obtain the effect of a real live event, at home Lol!

So, here's the link to the video
Ted Talks: Anthony Robbins - Why we do what we do

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Instilling HOPE in Life - By pushin' on and not giving up

Faith . Hope . Love 



Did you realise?

Hope is at the center...

Well, these few days, I have been struggling with some thoughts, emotions and behaviour.

I thought, for a second, about this interesting question,

What makes you go on and live everyday,
Attend college lectures,
Socialise,
Rushing assignments in order to meet deadlines... et cetera,
WHEN
all these struggles are so overwhelming??

After much thought, 
I knew, for certain,
It was HOPE..

It was the very act of HOLDING ON,
to LIFE that is so so precious to all of us.

Maybe, 
At a certain point of our lives,
we feel lost, helpless, desperate, even sometimes we do not know where, or whom to turn to,
for some form of help,
may it be physical, mental, psychological or spiritual.

Despite all these struggles of a perfectionist like me,
I DESIRE to feel better everyday, 
Be a better person,
constantly improving,
courageously facing challenges in life.

And there's when HOPE comes into play.
I believe HOPE keeps me alive, even my Chinese name consists of a word meaning HOPE
It's with a sense of HOPE that things around and within will get better that keeps me GOING
a journey in life that NEVER CEASES, 
that even when we die, our spirit and legacy will live on.

I guess that's all for today's entry..
I'm giving a speech on Tuesday during Toastmasters meeting. 
a speech that has to do with Decisions.
I am still thinking of what to speak about really,
but let's not forget about HOPE.

For it has helped me tremendously,
I am sure by instilling hope, you can overcome challenges and hurdles in life,
and lead a positive one,
your own unique one! 





Thursday, 4 July 2013

What's Life all about anyway? -- While we all search for meaning in this journey...



Warning: this is not much of a positive post, solely written based on personal experiences and feelings. 
Leaf and Life.... Is there a connection?
Sometimes, I wondered, what's life all about anyway? 


Being an thinker and analytical person, a request to ask me not to think of this open-ended, somewhat philosophical topic is virtually and literally Impossible.

On a personal note, being at the crossroad of my life, probably searching for self identity, while constantly struggling with my a-hell-of-a-turmoil of emotions, thoughts and feelings, Life, at the present moment --- is indeed very tough.

Life, perhaps, is itself for us to define it ourselves. I believe to a certain greater extent, we have control of what happens and how we react to situations in our lives. Undeniably, life is just a short duration of perhaps 50-90++ years on average, that we all strive to live to our satisfaction. It's very much an ordeal searching for some meaning these days.. 

I guess sometimes,
it's important to just put aside all problems and difficulties,
and just do these three things,
in this order
ACKNOWLEDGE
APPRECIATE
ACCEPT




LiFe.... I always thought it is a beautiful, positive word, something Alive that often make one cherish.. 

Cherishing life is important, though sometimes difficult situations and circumstances may make you feel helpless, directionless and hopeless. But knowing that you ARE NOT alone (even though you may feel that way), and Tomorrow will be a better day is Essential --- to Keep us going, striving, living for the better.

more of a self-indulging post here.. 

Peace Out!!
Amy