Ordinary people Marilyn Gambrell is a name that you might not have heard before, but the lives she touched and changed is uncountable. She came into the children’s lives in her community, whose parents were incarcerated, showed them love, and gave them hope. As a parole officer, Marilyn had witnessed many children torn away from their healthy lives when their parents went to prison. She realized that there was no way a circle of violence would end if parents were not in the lives of their children. With parents in prison, she saw the need to stand in the gap … Continue reading Marks of a Life of Significance
Disappointments. Three questions for you, what do you expect of yourself, other people around you, and the outcomes in your life? Answering this question thoroughly will reveal that disappointment is at the heart of expectation, but also, expectations and disappointments are at the heart of success. Whether we are aware of it or not, there exists a tension between expectations and disappointments that affect how we interact in the three areas covered in the questions above, ourselves, others, and outcomes (or results). While others preach against expectations and others for it, I believe that the issue is not whether we … Continue reading The Art of Traveling Light: Managing Expectations.
A valuable life lesson. “I felt something very heavy lifted off my chest” my mum told me. Growing up, like many families, we had a rough patch that almost tore our family apart. At the center of the pain of the family disputes was a family-friend we greatly honored. The lies, insults, and confusion they had brought to our family were directed at my mother. It was so bad that most of our extended family distanced themselves from us. I vividly remember one morning when things turned from bad to worse, my parent’s argument spilled out of the safety net … Continue reading The Art of Traveling Light: Forgiveness. Part II.
Enjoying the Journey. Traveling through airports quite often, I have learned how to travel light. I carefully choose everything I take with me. I go to the extent of carefully considering what to wear because of going through the TSA security. I have learned that the less I carry with me the more I get to enjoy the journey. While we put much thought on making our airport experience easier, maybe by wearing comfortable shoes or by ensuring that our luggage are not over the required airline weight, I have observed that we often don’t take as much consideration to … Continue reading The Art of Traveling Light: Forgiveness. Part I.
A rise in Energy Crisis As the world scrambles for renewable energy sources to meet the growing demand, there seems to be another energy crisis that seems to lack adequate attention. Personal energy crisis. We live in an age where the load in our to-do-list is increasingly becoming longer and demanding more from us. The responsibilities both at home and our workplace have led us to live in a state of continuous tiredness. Personal energy crisis is clearly marked with two major things that is impossible to ignore; increased dependency on energy drinks such as Red-bull and the rise of … Continue reading Habits that will you Maximize your Personal Energy
Reset and Hope One of the reassuring feelings that a majority of people experience at the beginning of the year is a feeling of a fresh start. Whether we were experiencing success or failure in the previous year, a new year has a way of making us feel like it’s time to hit the reset button. If successful in the previous year, we make goals to go to the next level. And if we were failing, which even the successful people experience in one area or another, we come up with plans to do things differently. With the reset button … Continue reading Habits that will help you maximize your time for success.
Project Apollo “We choose to go to the Moon…We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win” John F. Kennedy. These are the words that marked a new era for mankind. It was a promise to do what no nation had done, a goal so … Continue reading Resolutions? Strategies to stick to your New Year’s vision.