should

The Problem with the Word “Should”

“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” ― Mark Twain It’s unbelievable how far social media has come to.  It used to be just a tool for “socializing” but it has become than a mere tool for catching up with friends and classmates you’ve lost touch with. Social media is now being […]

persistence

7 Effective Ways to Maintain Persistence

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ― Winston S. Churchill When I was in college back in 1998, I was invited by, what could be considered, as one of the best collection of programmers in our batch. Thesis groups were made up of four individuals and I was the fourth and […]

saying no

The Difficult Yet Liberating Art of Saying No

“Say no to everything, so you can say yes to the one thing.” ― Richie Norton One of the toughest enemies of productivity is our inability to say “No”.  More than trying to please the people around us, it often stems from our desire to avoid hurting other people’s feelings especially the ones closest to […]

talents

Talents: Are You Making the Most Out of Your Gifts?

“Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won’t carry a quitter. ” ― Stephen King, Duma Key If you’ve followed this blog, you’ll know by now that I’m a firm believer that everyone was born with God-given talents and that anyone who says otherwise is either mistaken or purely a pessimist. Regardless of our gender, age, or […]

good life

Are You Living the Good Life?

“It’s not ‘What do I want to do?’, it’s ‘What kind of life do I want to have?’ “ ― Arianna Huffington, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder Just this past holy week, we were at my sister-in-law’s soon-to-be house which was located in the […]

fear

Fear: The Biggest Obstacle to Success

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” ― C. JoyBell C. When I was a kid I used to be afraid of the dark.  It took some time before I found the courage to sleep alone in the dark. […]

happiness

Happiness: It All Begins at Home

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ― Maya Angelou, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes   Is happiness really that complicated? Is it something really hard to find? I used to wonder about these things because it seemed […]