A lesson from 7 years ago

Every morning Facebook pushed a notification about what happened few years ago – aka Memories.

And I usually will scroll all the way down, to find the oldest memory of that day.

Today is one of the memorable one. A lesson from a friend

If you like public attention and to be under the limelight, then leadership is not your thing. You should consider to become celebrity instead.

A leader leads and does many things behind the scene, so that public can enjoy the results. ~ TC

My boss like to say, “that’s good” and he will say he’s happy with what I’m doing. (I should update him more often) then “this this and this keep it up” and so on. Then he will give advice which area I should improve on. Sometimes I’ll have some long discussion with him about something. Which I thought initially he wasn’t happy or didn’t agree with how I do things. Later I found out from my seniors and having more interaction with him, that he simply wants to understand better.

Since we came from different backgrounds and obviously he has longer career than me, his thinking is different than how I see things. Sometimes I see it in a very present moment point of view. Then he advised, think slightly longer.

I don’t see me as a leader (yet) I still pretty much enjoy to be a front line person. But who knows what my future can be .. hoho..

Jim Rohn’s Top 45 Quotes

I have to say that sometimes you still able to find good things from Facebook. You just need to have friends with right attitude who share good stuffs. 

1.Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.
2.If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.
3.Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
4.If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
5.Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
6.Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
7.Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
8.If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
9.If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
10.It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.
11.Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don’t go well.
12.The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.
13.The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
14.The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
15.Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
16.Either you run the day or the day runs you.
17.Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
18.Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.
19.You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
20.Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things.

21.Don’t mistake movement for achievement. It’s easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what?
22.Learn how to say no. Don’t let your mouth overload your back.
23.Good people are found not changed. Recently I read a headline that said, “We don’t teach people to be nice. We simply hire nice people.” Wow! What a clever short cut.
24.Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life works out.
25.To become financially independent you must turn part of your income into capital; turn capital into enterprise; turn enterprise into profit; turn profit into investment; and turn investment into financial independence.
26.We can have more than we’ve got because we can become more than we are.
27.Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design.
28.Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
29.You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.
30.It’s easy to carry the past as a burden instead of a school. It’s easy to let it overwhelm you instead of educate you.

31.I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change.
32.Don’t set your goals too low. If you don’t need much, you won’t become much.
33.Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.
34.One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention.
35.Economic disaster begins with a philosophy of doing less and wanting more.
36.My father taught me to always do more than you get paid for as an investment in your future.
37.Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn’t going to get the job done.
38.We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value.
39.Humility is a virtue; timidity is a disease.
40.Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.

41.Humans have the remarkable ability to get exactly what they must have. But there is a difference between a “must” and a “want.”
42.Make rest a necessity, not an objective. Only rest long enough to gather strength.
43.We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment.
44.The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized – never knowing.
45.Read a book a week for the rest of your life. Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.

source: Bradley Sugars’ Facebook Post

Quote of the day

For those who are dreamers:

* I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living.
Steven Spielberg

* Follow your heart and your dreams will come true.

* The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making your dreams come true.

Quotes of the day from Coelho

Paulo Coelho tweeted this:

You probably know many people who think: “I have problems, therefore I exist”

For those wounded in love (ENG, ESP) http://bit.ly/8X1sqpPara feridos por amor (PORT) http://bit.ly/cn6v2Z.

And if you scroll down a little bit more on the second post, you’ll find another great quotes by a fan:

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

My quotes collection from films

(or TV series, or books, or world leader)

Battlestar Galactica

Admiral Adama: In your opinion, off the record, what was Garner’s flaw?
Major Lee Adama: He was used to working with machines. Command is about people. (Battlestar Galactica-RDM)

“All man’s troubles come from not knowing. how to sit still in one room.” (Pascal, 1670)
+”and when to sit still” (Ajahn Brahm)

“It’s going to be legen.. wait for it.. dary! ” (Barney-HIMYM)

“Life is always about the journey, never be the destination. Because once we reach there, we want to be somewhere else.” (Ajahn Brahm)

“Instead of asking why, ask how” (Anonymous)

“Life is a journey. Imagine playing an RPG game with you as the main character. You will have a journey, gain experiences and levels, make choices, meet companions, fight bosses. The differences are no saving points, no FAQs, no turning back and the journey is once in a life time. Therefore everyday will be an adventure for me.” (Me)

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces people into thinking they can’t lose.” (Bill Gates)

“Our time is limited, so don’t waste time living someone else’s life.” (Steve Jobs)

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

“What!!” (Tenth Doctor, Doctor Who – 2006)

“Fantastic!” (Ninth Doctor, Doctor Who – 2005)

“Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is Alchemy’s First Law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world’s one, and only, truth. But the world isn’t perfect, and the law is incomplete. Equivalent Exchange doesn’t encompass everything that goes on here, but I still choose to believe in its principle: that all things do come at a price, that there’s an ebb and a flow, a cycle, that the pain we went through did have a reward, and that anyone who’s determined and perseveres will get something of value in return, even if it’s not what they expected. I don’t think of Equivalent Exchange as a law of the world any more. I think of it as a promise between my brother and me. A promise that someday we’ll see each other again.”
(Alphonse Elric – Full Metal Alchemist)

“Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ” (Gandhi)

“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I *do* that defines me. ” (Batman – Batman Begins 2005)

“The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem… f… filled… with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. The art of losing isn’t hard to master. I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster, some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent. I miss them, but it wasn’t a disaster. Even losing you… the joking voice, a gesture I love… I shan’t have lied. It’s evident the art of losing’s not.too hard to master though’it may look like… Write it!… like disaster.” (Maggie Feller – In Her Shoes 2005)

Addicted to Lao Tzu

A few weeks a go, accidentally, I saw a paragraph of Lao Tzu quotes from one of the software I used in my Mac. I googled it – I believe that google is a verb now – that day and I couldn’t find it. Well, maybe I just didn’t put the right words.

This Lao Tzu thingy leaded me to follow Lao Tzu twitter as well – even Lao Tzu has a tweet awesome hey?

Today, somehow my curiosity emerged out of nowhere and made me googled it again. Instead of searching the quote translation, I decided to start from his wiki page and, maybe, I can find some external links to find his works. But, it was negative. 🙁

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