Our performance may be affected by the beliefs and behaviours of our parents, teachers and leaders. Low expectations produce mediocrity, while high expectations create excellence. Be mindful of our expectations and exhibitions.
At times, we may encounter smart people who are condescending and belittle others for their lack of knowledge or mistakes. It is easy to be judgemental but hard to journey with others. Let's apply intelligence with kindness for a common good.
Discipline produces results. Some people struggle to maintain discipline to achieve their goals. Nowadays, it is easy to be distracted and become a sloth. If you need ideas or a coach, you can contact me HERE.
In this world, we struggle and sometimes suffer from the loss of loved ones, businesses, careers, wealth, etc. The more we delve deeper into the loss, the more we will grieve and depressed. We can be liberated when we learn to detach and let go. Nothing is permanent and life is temporal.
Can you spot the difference? Amazingly, some Chinese characters provide us answers and insights for our lives. When we look at forgiveness and anger, it is just a small symbol difference. Once we learn to forgive, our anger reduces. If we continue to be enraged, we become enslaved by that emotion. Be slow to anger and quick to forgive.
From my health screening, I read about this statement from a posture book. WHO asserted that physical inactivity is estimated to be the main cause for approx. 21–25% of breast and colon cancers, 27% of diabetes and approx. 30% of ischaemic heart disease burden. Find time to take part regularly in some kinds of activities (even house chores) to move your body.
Singapore ranks 1st in the world for diabetes-induced kidney failure. Every 5 hours, one person is diagnosed with kidney failure. Practise these beneficial habits for good health and kidneys.
We have been often taught to be prudent but we can actually spend more on areas that spark joy or create new experiences for us. Think about spending 10x more on those areas. How would it look like? Therefore, pay more for worthy stuff and better value. Frugality vs Extravagance; Cost vs Value
One of my favourite principles is reciprocity. If you do someone a favour, he or she will likely to return it to you. I enjoy sharing and giving but do not think of something in return. I have a colleague who has difficulty working with supervisor and I provided a listening ear as well as a treat to uplift the person's spirit. We can be altruistic, beyond reciprocity.
Our self-talk or self-suggestion can wound us or help us to win. Combat any signs of dementia with positive suggestions. Choose our words carefully. Spread positivity around.
I had planned a company policy with consistency in mind. However, I was challenged by my staff to think about a scenario that will occur against the interest of our company. I recalled this quote and amended the policy. Leaders are not always right and should seek diverse views to reach a better decision.
Looking for an affirmation to kickstart your day or improve your health? Say this phrase to yourself a few times. Emile Coue, a psychologist & pharmacist, observed that positive suggestions could influence the recovery of patients.