Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Bubble: Happy New Year 2014

It's been 5 years of blogging ... another new year to beckons.  Let's welcome the new year with a smile and the spirit of adventure to embrace life's sweet surprises!

Here's wishing all my family and friends in the blogsphere a jubilant year of:

Health & Happiness
Wealth & Wisdom
Peace & Prosperity
Glee & Glow
Love & Laughter

Sunday, December 29, 2013

My Poem: I Am No More The Same ...

As I welcome the new year of 2014 ... a little reminder that the remainder of my life lies within the grasps of my hands. Live without regrets but to forge ahead seizing tribulations and opportunities to live life more deliberately. Happy New Year!


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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

My Bubble: Time Flies ...

It's Christmas today and in just a week's time the year wraps up with the new year beckoning.  Time really flies.

It felt like only yesterday when I carried my year-old nephew in my arms but last weekend the entire family celebrated his proud moment ... his wedding.  I just had to shake my head as to how 30 years could just passed by so quickly?

While my nephew begins his day as a family man, a couple of friends celebrated their silver wedding anniversary yesterday.  With a quick count on my fingers, looks like lo kong and I are just 2 years shy of the silver anniversary.  Where did all the years go?  Actually, it is not so much where the years had gone but more so what had I accomplished along these years.

2013 soon bids farewell to us and everyone will excitedly welcome 2014 with new resolutions and goals.  Before I can move forward with new resolutions and goals, I will need to evaluate the milestones that I've managed to reach.  Even if I've not ... why didn't I?

This year had been a year of many distractions and many detractions but none can be deemed to be a setback in my quest for a lifelong change towards living life more deliberately.  The distractions shifted my attention in order that detractions could bring new opportunities to help me in my personal development as well as monetarily.

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." 
~ Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

In a quick sum, my gratitude list certainly looks more than I had hope for;

1.  I did my first 21 kilometre trail run in my hometown.
2.  I took up cycling and am a proud owner of a Boardman SLR9.0 carbon road bike.
3.  I did my first in the sprint category of the Powerman Malaysia duathlon.
4.  I attempted a 50 kilometre ultra-trail marathon in Kota Kinabalu.
5.  I attempted to scuba-dive and I've decided it is against my best interest.
6.  I just signed up for a new money-making project.

Life's been good ... so there's really nothing to complain about.  I'm hoping to accomplish all that I've failed to achieve this year to the following year.

"Nothing is impossible to a willing heart."  
~ John Heywood

Monday, December 16, 2013

Law of Attraction: When Opportunity Knocks

Do you believe in luck? Most people all over the world have been conditioned through their respective upbringing to believe anything that happened in their lives beyond their planning or control is just plain luck. Are you really going to let the word ‘luck’ have so much power over your destiny?

As a law of attraction practitioner, whether it is called luck or fate or coincidence, we know it is actually the result of our subconscious wants, our focused attention and our willingness to take action when opportunity knocks. “Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” ~ William Jennings Bryan

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, destiny is described as the things that someone or something will experience in the future. These things do not always happen the way we expect it to but they do happen based on our belief, our actions and the choices we make. A law of attraction practitioner knows we can control our destiny. Our future is not set in stone as it is still changeable by the many opportunities that come knocking at our door when the time is ripe and when we least expect. These opportunities give us an advantage to review and revise our ambitions, goals or desires to be followed inspired efforts to develop and accomplish them.

Opportunities are present around us all the time. Recognizing these opportunities is dependent on our intentions and mindset which is influenced by our belief system. It is a powerful attraction tool that creates our thinking and our attitude. Do you believe you are all worthy and deserving of the abundance that are waiting for you out there? While your conscious and logical mind may be inspired to receive the abundance, your true belief system is your inner self that chooses to see or not see the opportunities that are showing up on your doorsteps. The contradicting thoughts within us create a limiting belief that will blind us into making the necessary decisions and changes crucial to accomplishing our goals or intentions. A limiting belief makes us see opportunities as difficulties and unfortunately hinders our success.

There’s an aged old proverb that says “opportunity only knocks once.” However with a positive mindset, “life always offers you a second chance and it’s called tomorrow.” While waiting for tomorrow to come, learn to listen to our inner self, that subtle whisper that comes from the back of our head and take the initiatives to understand;

1. Our purpose in life
2. Our personal values
3. Our passions
4. Our strengths
5. Our weaknesses

Understanding these five values is an important step towards overcoming our limiting belief. It keeps us on track on our life’s journey with a destination in sight. Opportunities are the means that will help us get there but it would be meaningless to open our door when opportunity knocks unless we are sure where we are heading.

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