Stop Giving Yourself Something to Worry About

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” ― Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook When I was a kid, we lived in a small, up-and-down apartment which stood along a narrow street.  The house, which was made of mostly light materials, was bright on the outside but a […]


Difficult But Not Impossible

“The merit of all things lies in their difficulty.” ― Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers My first job fresh out of college was with a call center.  I spent two years doing email support before getting hired to do phone support for Adobe programs.  It was a job I truly loved not only because of […]


How to Overcome a Sense of Entitlement

“Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.” ― Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality Is life really unfair? I can’t even remember the number of times I’ve thought about […]


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 […]


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 […]

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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: 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 […]