My “you’ll thank me later” moment

It’s almost 2 weeks ago since I started a new habit to wake up earlier and allocate some time to do some drills in the morning before taking shower. 

I have no issue waking up in the morning (most of the days) but there are times when I just want to play my game longer in the evening before going to bed. And I find it hard to wake up in the morning. 

So, there are times when I dragged myself out of bed, with my brain pulling up all sort of cards to keep myself in bed, to fulfil the plan. 

As a result, I feel accomplished throughout my day because of the completing the small self-bestowed mission. 

The brain likes to pull this card before my exercise time. But brain also likes the refreshed feeling after exercising. Difficult to please eh.. 

Anyway, thanks to not listening to brain by pushing through the original plan, brain is actually benefited from this. 

This reminds me that sometime ago I always have pain on my left knee when I run more than 10km. I was inspired to be able to run full marathon and I was thinking if I should change my dream because my left leg won’t be able to take it. 

But I went ahead to run my first HM and sore for the whole week. 

Long story short, I still run as per today. 

What I learned from this is, there will be times when we doubt ourselves. When we faced our first road block, when we failed for the first time, when everything seems to tough or something didn’t turn out as what we want it to be. But! Keep going. Take a rest if you feel you need to, take smaller steps. Just keep going.. 

And “you’ll thank me later” moment will follow 🙂

Happy weekend! 

After saying “after”

“I’ll do this after I finished my exam”
“I’ll relax and do nothing after this busy month”
“I’ll enjoy my life after I’m retired”
“I’ll start to exercise after ..”
“I’ll be peaceful and relax after taking holiday”
“I’ll sleep more after the presentation”

And after many “after”s, usually we will be busy again. With something else.

So, find your peace, do your activities or get your rest in between your activities. Don’t depend on “after”.

I’ll be satisfied after I post this. Really?

Tribute to “Silence”

What would you do, when you have lots of things to do?

I think, obvious answer would be, start to roll up our sleeve and do the work. If you read some of my posts, you know that complain or run away are not solutions. You can revisit those in here, here and here.

How about if you have nothing to do, what would you do?

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Capturing the best picture

As a refresher in between some personal development post I usually I write, I would like to share a story. Some weeks ago, I went to a short hike with group of friends. There were 6 of us, three girls and three boys. Almost all of us bring camera, from pocket camera to digital SLR camera (I counted out mobile phone camera in this case, although that some mobile phone can produce not so bad picture)

Handersen's Wave

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The day when I didn’t get what I want

On many occasions in my life, I didn’t get what I want. Below are some of the big lost in my life (and some big found too). I hope you bare with me, since it’s going to be a bit long than usual and I hope that you can find these stories helpful.

Failed

The story line

Starting since when I was at my primary school, I was thinking joining school marching band was cool, maybe to play some instruments or do some cool tricks. I registered for it, I was selected, in flag team because I can’t play any musical instruments.

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On setting a limit

I like one of the sport shoe commercial tag line, “Nothing is impossible. Impossible is nothing”. The tag line has been few years back though, I’m sure you know or ever heard about it.

First of all, the story I wrote is for sharing purpose which inspired by my own situations.

I’m motivated by the tag line many times but for this time, I need to see the bigger picture of it.

Let’s say that you work on a specific project, your own. For me, I work as web developer in my current office. Sometimes on the other department in your office has lots of projects which due almost in the same time, it was overwhelmed and had a very tight deadline. So, for staff who responsible internally-not dealing with clients-will be assigned to help the project so that deadline can be met. Regardless your initial job scope.

However, though you are assigned “urgent” projects with tight deadline, you will still have your own project deadline. Ha! Interesting huh? Or maybe been this kind of situation before?

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On shortening words

Some questions to ponder:

  1. When you’re using your mobile phone, do you prefer texting or making a call?
  2. When you’re online, how do you usually type your conversation? Do you use “thx”, “btw”, “asap”, “fyi”, “lol” and many other often?
  3. Do you use number to replace certain texts, for instance 4 -> for, 2 -> to?
  4. Do you active participant in certain forums?

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my (most) favorite quote

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life – by Steve Jobs.

I’ve been using that quote as my email signature for quite sometimes since I know about it few years back. The rest of the sentences following those quotes are:

Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

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