New beginnings

Starting is both exhilarating and terrifying. There’s a voice in our head asking ‘How great will it be if I take on this journey? How great will it be if I succeed?’ But it’s often drowned out by a louder voice, questioning ‘What if I fail? What if I stumble? What if I give up and can’t do it anymore?’ Little do we know that mistakes, failures, setbacks, they’ll catch us whatever we do – wouldn’t the biggest mistake be not trying at all? Nowhere in its definition does starting have an expiration date. It’s not only available in the New Year, at the beginning of the month or on a Monday. We can start whenever we want, we can start again as many times as we need, and we can change our path along the way. It doesn’t matter how many times we fall down, as long as we pick ourselves back up again. Don’t let that loud terrified voice drown out the exhilarated one. Today is the day to take that step towards something great. 

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Work in progress

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Strive to be better than you were yesterday. At loving, at dreaming, at hustling. We don’t need to be the best. We don’t need to be perfect. Be ambitious, but don’t toss away progress for the idea of perfection. Perfection poisons our minds to the point where we do nothing at all. We end up telling ourselves perfection is unattainable before we even get started. In truth, we’re all just a work in progress. Progress is attainable. And that’s how it should be.

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Thought of the Day: Plans

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We can’t map out our life coordinate by coordinate. Because when we’re looking down at the map, we can’t see all the intricate details that lie beyond those dots and lines. But that shouldn’t stop us from figuring out where we want to go. To make plans gives us ambition, drive and purpose. Don’t get caught up in the details. Keep trekking, climbing and swimming. Don’t toss yourself into someone else’s plan, because life might end up just passing you by. Keep finding your own truth.

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Belittling Others

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Let’s not belittle the feelings of others because we consider them trivial in comparison to our own and inconceivable in so far that they are attention seeking. Let’s not belittle the ambition of others because we view it as in competition with our own or too far-reaching and unconventional to stand a chance in this world. Let’s not belittle the journeys of others because we think there is a right way to do something and their way is so different from our own. Let’s not be threatened, bitter, unforgiving or inconsiderate. Instead, let’s understand and empathise, learn and move forward. Most of all, let’s empower one another, and this can simply be done through our behaviour as much as through our actions.

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them” – Dalai Lama