Category Archives: philosophy

Strength – motivation

Be thankful for the struggles you go through. They make you stronger and wiser. Don’t let them break you. Let them make you

Obstacles – minute motivation

Everything that happens to you is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.

Adversity – minute motivation

To accuse others for one’s own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one’s education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one’s education is complete.

– Epictetus

Your life, not society’s life!

Don’t let other’s life path dictate yours.

This one lesson we should learn. We all want success and admiration. And if we see our friends and colleagues making progress, we check our lives. If we are not moving as fast as them, we become saddened. If we are, then we feel relief.

This wrong. Our journeys are different and we grow unhappy with comparison.

For me, the purpose of life first and foremost is to be happy and impact others positively. To leave the world feeling like you’ve done the right things.

We all live and die, and spending our waking moment obsessing or chasing things because society tells you that it is success, isn’t the best way to live.

Create your own path.

Understanding |minute motivation

Hearing, seeing and understanding each other, humanity from one end of the earth to the other now lives simultaneously, omnipresent like a god thanks to its own creative ability.

And, thanks to its victory over space and time, it would now be splendidly united for all time, if it were not confused again and again by that fatal delusion which causes humankind to keep on destroying this grandiose unity and to destroy itself with the same resources which gave it power over the elements.

– Stefan Zweig

Individuality|minute motivation

My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others!

My manner of thinking stems straight from my considered reflections; it holds with my existence, with the way I am made. It is not in my power to alter it; and were it, I’d not do so.

– Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade

Do not seek approval or change your individuality.

Don’t fake it till you make it

You’ve heard the term, “fake it till you make it”. It’s the catch phrase of many mentoring gurus and get successful experts. But I’m here to tell you what may shock you. Don’t do it.

You may ask why?

I mean, how else would you get somewhere without putting up an image. My reply to this is that creating an image for yourself doesn’t have to do with faking it. Proclaiming titles and Image enhancing attributes doesn’t mean acting like you
are an expert on what you aren’t yet.

Faking it breeds bad reputation and when people find out, you lose any legitimacy that you had before.

What then?

Be honest about your journey, growth and were you see yourself going. People would relate and applaud your honesty. They would see you as someone with integrity.

Remember, any skill can be learnt but honesty is a value

Let difficulties strengthen you

When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you. They’re sent to promote, increase and strengthen you.

You have to use your difficult times as a means to build yourself. J. K Rowling wrote the best seller series Harry Potter at a time in her life where she hit rock bottom. She decides to use her circumstances for creativity. In creating a world of magic where even children could outsmart challenges, she found comfort. Even better, it took her to success. Let difficulties strengthen you.