Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Maybe it's time to trust your intuition..

OK, On normal circumstances I would not post another entry any time before 24th November. But, I came across this article on 'listening to your own intuition' and I thought that I should just share it with you as soon as possible.

Read, give it a thought and act accordingly to your intuition. (I sense that your intuition suggest that you get me a present.. hahaha)

Learn it, Live it and then share it with others..

If Only You'd Listen to Your Own Intuition
by Anita Foley

"I KNEW that was going to happen!" How many times have you heard those words come out of your own mouth? Probably plenty, if you're like most people.

We all possess something called "intuition". It's an inner "knowing' which, when paid attention to, will help us make decisions and even prevent us from making mistakes!

Do you remember when you were in school and you had to take those dreaded multiple choice tests? How many times did you get an answer wrong because you had changed it from your original answer? I'll bet it didn't take long before you figured out you should always go with your FIRST instinct. That's because you really did know the correct answer, and your intuition provided it for you. Then, perhaps you doubted your insight and changed the answer.

Did you know that your brain, like a giant computer, stores all the data that is ever put into it? The problem is that most of us can only RECALL about 10% of that data at any given time. But, on occasion, your intuition kicks in and digs deep into the file cabinet of your mind to pull out a stored-away answer.

I'm sure you've experienced having a piece of information "right on the tip of your tongue". The data is in your head somewhere but you can't quite get it out. Sometimes it just takes a while and the answer will come to you a few hours later. It just sort of "pops in" when you're not even trying to remember it anymore.

Well, sometimes information will "pop in" as a warning or in answer to an unasked question. You get a "feeling" about something. Maybe it's just a "gut feeling" or maybe it's more like a premonition. Do you listen to it or ignore it?

It's very easy, in hindsight, to see where you could have prevented a problem or mistake by listening to your hunches. But how can you learn to use your intuition to give you answers or even evoke warnings BEFORE it's too late to do something about them?

1. Learn to listen to your own intuition. The voice within you speaks to you constantly, and you are usually just too busy to listen to it. When making major decisions, make a conscious effort to take some quiet time alone to hear what your inner voice is saying.

2. Never doubt your own intelligence and common sense. When your inner voice says, "watch out", learn to take heed.

3. Never feel (because you don't have a PhD or other fancy degree), that you are less capable than the next guy. The so-called gurus and experts don't have all the answers and don't always know what they're talking about. Just remember how many stock EXPERTS told people to buy Yahoo at $150 a share.

4. Remember that nobody knows you like YOU do. Your intuition is YOU talking to you.

5. Keep your own counsel. There's a reason your intuition gives you advice. Don't ignore it. You are your own best advisor.

Some people intentionally ignore their intuition. They doubt their own inner wisdom. They do things even though their intuition tells them otherwise. They make the same mistakes over and over again. Then they find themselves always saying, "I KNEW that was going to happen!"

p.s How many wrong decisions you've made because you over analyse things when you should have trust your own intuition?

Friday, 16 November 2007

Will you, won't you, be the one I always know?

This will be the last day of another chapter in life. Tomorrow will start a new chapter. A much better chapter in life.

How would I know it will be a much better life? How can I guarantee it will when so many who take the plunge fails?

Well, I don't believe in any tips published on Magazines. (Especially those magazines that have too many products advertisements) They just want to make sure you keep coming back to insecurity and later by the products to think that it would make you 'feel good'. I know I will not fail this one because I will make sure it won't. Good things in life don't just happen, you have to take charge,make initiatives and make it happen.

I'm not saying things will be easy after this. I'm not saying there will not be any obstacles along the way but I will be ready to face all of it.. head on.

There's only one rule. Whatever that might come, "we only have each other". I will not explain on that rule here to any of you.

With the new chapter begins, I know I put an end to many worried minds of friends and relatives.

So this will be the last entry for this week. Maybe this last entry (or the second last) entry for this month as I will be away for a much bigger agenda.

I'm getting married tomorrow.

It's always have and never hold
You've begun to feel like home
What's mine is yours to leave or take
What's mine is yours to make your own

p.s If you know me in person and have not receive your invitation, do call me or email me for the details. You are invited for the reception on the 24th.

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Me, I just don't give a F*toot*

None of us are born losers. NONE.

Naturally, we were born not to give up and accept defeat. If we fail on the first few attempts, we will keep going and do it again, look for the best way to achieve it, taking risks faced up and eventually we will succeed.

Just look at babies, the moment they learn to crawl. They keep pushing themselves until they succeed. Once that achieved, they look for a bigger goal. They try to walk. They fall in the first few attempts and it hurts. But, somehow they did not give up and succeed.

From walking, they push themselves to get further by running. You'll see how they run if you let them free. They don't care if they fall or hit something. Yes, they do cry when they feel the pain from falling, it hurts. But that does not stop them from getting what they want to get.

They keep moving on.

Once they know how to speak, when they want for something. They'll ask permission in every possible way they can think of. They'll ask the father. They'll ask the mother. If none of them would give them what they want, they'll use the phone and call the grandparents for it. They will stop at nothing until they got it.

You know all about that right? All of us have been there. We are the type of species that will easily give up and float with the flow without having control of our life because we were once those babies.

We keep growing, we keep learning and we keep on moving until we get what we really want for our life.

We keep bouncing back from every fall. That's who we are.

While we all know that we are not losers, why are some of you still act like one big loser? No, you are not fated to be a loser. God is not cruel. Your friends and your boss may be cruel to make you believe you are a loser but not God.

BOUNCE BACK!!.. You know what it takes.

Bounce, Bounce Nothing's gonna keep me down
Bounce, Bounce Stand up, shout it out
Bounce, Bounce I play hard, I play to win
Count me out, count me in
I'll be bouncing back again


p.s You are as good as DEAD if you stop struggling to improve yourself and learn.

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Hope of deliverance from the darkness that surrounds us.

Last week, I met a millionaire whose personal income is somewhere between RM1.6 Million to RM2 Million a month, clean. What he do for a living is simply helping and guiding other people to be a millionaire which he already successfully developed for slightly more than 1000 people across Asia.

After a long talk, all I can understand that to be a millionaire, it is not how smart intellectually, (or else, every professors are millionaires) it is not how skillful you are (or else all of us would be one..) BUT, how big is your heart in embracing life, and how bad do you want your dreams to come true.

Yet, even if you have such attitude and mindset, you will not achieve it if you don't care to live the hopes of the people around you. You need to give them hope that they too can be like you.

In short, his remarks was "You are already DEAD the day you were born. IF you don't have any hope to be better in life"

I guess that's fairly true. Don't you think so?

Here's a video by Paul McCartney. This is Hope of Deliverance

I will understand someday, one day.
You will understand always,
Always from now until then.

p.s 4 days to go before the big day..

Sunday, 11 November 2007

I guess we're gonna find out..

Did you realise that it is almost the end of 2007? (Yes, November is the second-last month of a year..paannndaiii pun.)

How's life been going for you in 2007? (No, It's not too early to ask that question.. seriously..)

I'm sure by end of December last year, you must have some 'new year resolution' or 'goals' that you want to achieve this year. Whatever that is, it's definitely have something to do to improve your life and the be a better person than who you are before, right? How's that going so far?

Have you achieve any of your 2007 resolutions yet? Or maybe are you going to that direction at the very least?

How well is your progress so far? Does whatever effort you put on at the moment give the optimum outcome in reaching your goals?

How would you know that you have dome the best so far? Do you think that MAYBE you can do much better?

Before we reach the end of 2007, how about we do some quick review on what we've done for the last 10 months? Let see if there's anything that we need to tweak or adjust to make better progress.

As far as we've gone through in the past 10 months, let's not waste anymore efforts and energy, and keep our focus on our main goals for this year.

As nicely said by Matchbox Twenty..Let's see how far we've come.

Shall we?

The cars are moving like a half a mile an hour and I
and started staring at the passengers who're waving goodbye
can you tell me what was ever really special about me all this time?

p.s here's a hint... if life goes too smoothly day to day, Then there's a high possibility you're not growing to the better..because you have not been tested enough.

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Screw your brains tight and let's do it..

I just finished reading a book by Sir Richard Branson, called 'Screw It, Let's Do it'. It's the latest expanded edition.

I admire this man. His guts, his attitude towards life and his sensible feelings towards other people made him a businessman of his own class.

Against the odds of popular beliefs, he's a dyslexic school dropout who loves new challenges and making his first big bucks by being an editor to his self-published magazine (definitely a great achievement for a dyslexic person).

From there on, he made a break into the music business, airline, cosmetics and even colas. All under the name 'Virgin'

It's interesting to know that, for all his achievements, he owe it greatly to his family. An understanding and encouraging parent, a supportive relative and a close knit friends. To him, without such upbringing that the parent, especially his mother who continuously put him into the challenge and lead him by showing herself as an example (of a person who take challenges), he would not be the person he is today.

Giving a thought to his remarks, I wonder what would happen to him of the family is a master of being mediocrity and being helpless.. Maybe he would be.. (OK, I would not dare to think of the worst..)

Sir Richard Branson. You are an Inspiration. If only more people like you in this world.


Sunday, 4 November 2007

You say you wanna start something new..

This is a man who sings truely from his heart. His previous hits is still played by radios around the world. Some of it are covered by A list artiste, Songs like 'Wild World' by Mr. Big and 'Father and Son' by Ronan Keating was previously hit singles by Cat Stevens, now famously known as Yusuf Islam.

Many would still wonder why he convert to Islam when generally, other people would believe it's a religion of terror. He saw otherwise.

This is a documentary by a famous Music Network channel that tells the story about Yusuf and the story behind all the journey in his life.

But if you wanna leave, take good care
Hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware

p.s Seek the truth and thou shall find

Friday, 2 November 2007

Your own pursuit should start NOW!!..

Insanity: Continuing to do the same thing over and over while expecting different results.

This is a definition of insanity that is famously used by the Alcoholic Anonymous. Although it is not the definition taken from any dictionary, there are some truth to this definition, NOT only for the AA groups but to all of us who seek improvements in life.

We all seek for a chance to make things better in your life. We dream of having more time with our family. We want to go for our dream vacation that would not suck our expenses dry when we get back. We even hope of a life that we could do anything that we want and not to worry much about it.

Yet, when there's a chance to have such thing, we tend to think too much before making any decision that ends up we do not dare to take action on it. Some even think that they want all those life improvements that they dream of but not willing to make any extra effort or maybe some changes in life.

Well my friend, if you know your life can be better than whatever you are now and you want to have a better life in the future, yet you don't want to make any action that goes outside of your daily routines and habits.. MAYBE YOU ARE INSANE.

What you need (maybe) is to watch the movie 'The Pursuit of Happyness' a couple of times.. understand what you want in life.. realise why you want it badly.. then check yourself and see if what you do now can be considered as 'effort' to get your dreams.

For every generation in the family, one generation should be better than the generation before them. Is your life better than your parents? Have you done anything to make sure that your children would be a better generation than you?

p.s Time to use your heart, mind and soul to seek what you really want and act on it NOW...