Monday, June 28, 2010

Day 45: Two days old, time's running

Been a while, 2 days old rather. Been slow on my progress on KFB. June's coming to an end and I am really glad that July's round the corner as it marks one of the peak timings of my year!

Now it's back to the full gear - gonna pick up what I had missed. Sometimes, I really do take time that I have at hand for granted. Recently, I revisited the Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. Never fail to serve as a humbling and inspiring reminder. It's about the quality of life that I want to lead. At times, I lose track of that and get caught up in the repetitive doing (with no awareness).

Pick up from where I am! Here's something to share :)

Chasing childhood dreams.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 33: The Soaring Eagle

I heard...

Once there was an injured baby eagle, which was abandoned and later found by a kind farmer. The farmer took great care of it and nurtured it back to health. Upon recovering, the baby eagle spent all its time in the farmland, mingling with the baby chicks and as time went by, the baby eagle grew, and gradually, picked up the ways of the chicken.

Meanwhile, the kind farmer attempted to teach the eagle to fly by enticing it to flap its wings, hoping that the now young eagle will soar some day. Unfortunately, instead of soaring high, the eagle continued its chicken ways, happily pecking at the feed and forgetting that it is indeed an eagle.

Several attempts pushed the farmer out of his wits and in a flash of frustration, the farmer grabbed the young eagle and toss it over a cliff!

And at that precise moment, the young eagle started to flap it wings. Madly, like its the only thing it ever knew and the story soared up high, into the distant sky.



Sets me thinking - must it be at THE crunch that the realization hit one, and action is finally taken? Probably. Maybe one has to be put on the line, to step up and take action.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Day 26: Threshold

Stretching had always been a metaphor - Physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.

I had just finished my conference and it's really a calm revelation that, after the built up, the anxiety and the expectation, when the moment it ended, that's it. Yeah, that's it! What's left of the whole whirlpool is the fact that I had grown. My threshold for things/events had been stretched. Doesn't matter what had happened, for whatever had happened, the me now is the cumulative product.

I have a new take on "this too shall pass". Most importantly is to savor the moment, as this too shall pass.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Day 18: This close.

Oh gosh! I realised I am one day off to being kicked out from the KFB program (I had not blogged for 9 days!)! These days, I was mega caught up by the upcoming conference that I will be speaking at. Loads of prep to be done and I am totally tossed off from my blogging.

It just hit me that a week just zipped by! Time flies, which goes to show - wait no more, pursue relentlessly towards your dream. Time and tide, waits for no one.

Ganbatte everyone!!

"In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently." - Anthony Robbins.

Mental note: Commitment to consistency.