That’s is how many books I would have read by the end of March 2006 from June 2005. So far this month, I am on my third with one more to go. This is more than I have read in the past 5 years or so (if not more). It’s amazing what you can achieve when you put your mind to it. (more…)
Recent death of someone I highly respected made me sit back and think. Her life was cut short, in her prime, by a freak accident. And that was the end of it! Then it occurred to me, THAT WAS IT! She could not go back to give her kids a hug or tell her husband she loved him again. As for her career, ministry, purpose, etc, THAT WAS IT! No more chances. It made me wonder that if the time came, would I be truly happy the way I left the world. Were there things I kept putting off? Did I delay enjoying life till I got yet another task/project completed? Was I living purposely till the end? Was I living my life the way I wanted to live it? Many questions flooded my mind and I decided I needed to do 2 things:
1. Number my days i.e. maximising every day I have left.
2. Create new rules to live by. After all, I am the CEO of my life Inc.
Maybe you have been pondering on this too? If that’s the case, DO SOMETHING! Don’t wait for another day. Tomorrow may be too late.
Have you noticed that you can have all the money, fame, and success in the world and still be miserable? Have you ever wondered why? Well, I have come to realize that these things were designed to enhance our lives i.e. be a blessing to us. The mistake many make is that these become the fuel that keeps their torch burning. (more…)
Have some daily habits incorporated into your daily regimen like exercise, reading, praying, etc.
Carve out some ‘Me Time’ every day to reflect, rest, or play – regardless of how busy you are. You owe it to yourself.
Create a mission statement that will sum up the life you want to live and plan to live accordingly.
Get clued up! Educate yourself. Ignorance is not bliss and what you don’t know may kill you. Take a course, read/listen to books, attend a seminar.
Ensure all your physical, spiritual, and emotional needs are being met daily. Without this, you may find the quality of your live diminishing.
As another birthday zoomed past me, I began to reflect whether I was living the life I set out to live. Was I where I thought I would be? Was my life going in the direction I wanted it to go?
After mulling over this for a while, I realised that there were some areas of my life I was happy with. However, there were other areas I did not get the results I wanted. I quickly came to the conclusion that the areas I soared in were areas I had taken charge of whilst the ‘other’ areas were aspects of my life I, consciously or not, did not take ownership of. The result was that either nothing happened or others took ownership of it and I did not like the outcome. One of these areas was how I managed my time, which I know I could improve on.
My realization inspired me to take ownership of these areas and proactively do something about them. And so, I am working on it. To help you along the way, this month’s eWoman eZine feature article, “Take Charge Of Your Life & Start Living Again” will prove useful.
PS: I am pleased to say there are two areas I took ownership of. The first was I finally published my first book, “Overcoming Emotional Baggage: A Woman’s Guide To Living The Abundant Life“ (Milestones International Publishers, 2006) – yipeee! Further details to follow!! The other was I set myself a challenge last year June to read two books a month. Well since then, I have read/listened to about 33+ and counting! Taking charge really does work!
Many of us (me included) rush around through life trying to accomplish our great dreams and goals. Day in, day out, we forge ahead at full speed despite the huge challenges and pressures we face (not forgetting the disappointments too!). Yet many of us don’t know when to apply the breaks. Before you know it, your effectiveness, productivity, capabilities, motivation, etc plummets. (more…)