Love and fear
Emotions both strong and intense
are closely connected
A fine line divides these two extremes
Often times we straddle the fence
Love and fear
Emotions both strong and intense
are closely connected
A fine line divides these two extremes
Often times we straddle the fence
A smile costs nothing, however, gives much
It takes, however, a minute, yet its memory ordinarily keeps going forever.
None are rich to the point that can get along without it-
none are so poor that can be made rich by it.
It advances the individuals who get,
without making poor
the individuals who give-
It makes daylight in the home
It can heal a frozen heart
But it can’t be asked, obtained, or stolen,
for it is of no esteem,
Except if it is given away.
A few people are excessively caught up with,
making it impossible to give you a smile
Give them one of yours-
For the great Gods realizes that nobody needs a smile so badly
As he or she who has no more smiles left to give.
Tonight I wanna lift up my voice,
How sweetly I can sing,
Or how well I resonate
With the music of the cosmos?
Tonight I wanna open up my heart,
The echo of its beating in time
Or the diaphanous pain of love,
Or the infinite joy of forgiveness?
Tonight I wanna open up my eyes,
The beauty in a falling drop of rain,
Or marvel within the largeness of the skies,
Or what the mirror tells me
In its stark honest fidelity?
Tonight I wanna spread my wings,
How high I can soar,
Or how far I can fly,
Or what it’s like to race the moon,
Or dip my fingers in a thundercloud or touch a star?
Tonight I don’t want bitter tears
Shed o’er my grave
For songs unsung, or deeds undone,
Or untasted fruits, or love untested.
When the time has come for me to depart,
There’ll be no reason, then, to fall apart.
Building a strong character is a continuous process. It’s like a never-ending journey. You’ll witness growth, failures, improvements, and adversities. All you gotta do is take it all in and do what’s right. Get up when you fall. Cry for a moment if you’re hurt, but don’t let the pain sink in. Grow. Act. Never give up.
– An Ambitious guy
Loving and Losing: different only by one letter and a zillion degrees of pain.
Real love doesn’t meet you at your best. It meets you in your mess.
To be honest life sucks and then it gets better and then it sucks again and then it just sucks!
All these wonderful eye-catching quotes, I read it somewhere, pleased my eyes, cool. That’s how the quotes work. Instant pleasure and, that’s it. You know that right?
But it has little to do with our today’s post! Read on you’ll find out.
Well, today I’m going to address the topic: “5 habits that will boost your productivity”
You might have felt this before.
You’re on a social network, scrolling through your feed devouring post after post of “valuable” content and inspiring information.
You start getting pumped up, don’t you? I know I do.
It feels great to look at other people doing really well and think to yourself, “Hey! That could be me!”
It feels even better to read a motivational quote that really resonates with you and think, “Damn! This was the exact advice I needed!”
In the back of our minds, we think that with the right inspiration or motivation, everything will be different.
“It’ll all change, I just have to get motivated.”
Inspirational quotations might have an immediate positive effect or resonate with some people some of the time.
However, these benefits typically tend to be short-lived. This is a characteristic of any other type of quick fix.
So I compare these inspirational quotations to be similar to placing a band-aid on a gaping wound.
They simply are not sufficient nor helpful in the long run to completely or correctly address people’s issues.
Irony: I’m using quotes to quote that quotes suck! 🙂
Whatever! Let’s keep on moving.
We even trick ourselves into thinking that we’ll finally find our way if we just do enough “research” first.
Think back to all those late nights you spent “researching” your newest obsession…or watching YouTube tutorials for hours trying to “figure things out.”
It felt good, didn’t it? It felt like you were making progress because you were pouring energy into something that felt real.
But after months of research and wrestling with ideas, you know what happens to most of us?
Does this sound similar to you?
The idea behind such happening is simple: it feels good to think about all the wonderful changes we’re going to make in our life.
It feels good to think about the person we’re going to become when we finally “get our shit together.”
In fact, it feels so good that we often mistake our fantasies of a better life for actually building a better life.
But after we’re done vigorously thinking about all these great things…we often don’t have the energy to actually do anything about them. It’s like playing FIFA 18 on PC rather than going out and, ya know, doing the real thing.
We spend all our energy in the fantasy world and leave nothing for the real world.
But hold on…
Today is your lucky day. I’m going to share five awesome habits that’ll surely help you to rake in more productivity at your work or studies.
But first I want you to stand up, shake your fist at the sky and say, “NO MORE!”
Here it is then, they are all insights that have helped me get over the endless cycle of non-action and finally start getting results in my life.
Even if you’re only watching 2 hours a day before/after work( I know you watch a lot more), that’s over 700 hours per year of energy spent on something with literally no return.
Yes, there are some great shows. I like Stranger things, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones. But if we’re being honest, 98 percent of TV sucks. We just watch it because we need to “relax” and we feel like there’s nothing else to do.
This philosophy applies to movies, too. Most of the time, we just watch movies because we feel like there’s nothing better to do. I’ve watched hundreds of movies last year that, after two hours, simply made me go “meh.” What a waste.
This is the empty time when you should be working on your idea. This is the time you have to start plotting your escape.
If there’s a particular show that you really love, block out time for that particular show every week and when it’s over, turn the TV off. When you want it, make it count. If it’s not a “hell yes!” then forget it.
It’s really that simple.
If you’re cutting out TV, one of the best things to replace it with is a book. Reading has always been one of my hobbies, but more than that, it’s the best way to solve problems.
As you start reading more, you’ll start getting many more ideas and increasing your creativity.
For those that say reading is boring, or it makes you fall asleep…just like anything, learning to read while staying attentive and focused is a skill. It takes time, and it’s work. But it’s literally the best thing you can do for yourself. Other than reading you can write, draw, sing, or even make comic strips. Whatever makes you happy.
There’s nothing interesting happening. Trust me.
I used to have a really bad habit of staying up until past 1 Am every night. I think in the back of my mind, I was thinking that if I went to bed early, I’d miss out on something important. Results? I’d end up waking 11:00 in the morning, skipping morning exercise and breakfast altogether. My whole day used to be lethargic too.
On my Mom’s advice, I started going to bed earlier. It sucked initially, you know, the biological clock. Eventually, I got into the routine.
Waking up early is a big key to getting more done. But you don’t wake up earlier by simply changing your alarm from 7am to 5am.
Your morning starts the night before. The earlier you go to bed, the better you feel when you wake up.
Seriously, just go to bed. Not watching TV helps with this because you don’t do that thing where you lay on the couch in a half coma, too tired to go to bed…but too alert to fall completely asleep.
I aim for lights out at 11-11:30 pm these days and wake up around 6:30 or 7am. And if you do this consistently, you’ll find you won’t even need an alarm clock to wake up. Pretty awesome. My mom wake ups at 5:00 am without any alarm.
The human brain craves consistency. Whether you realize it or not, you’ve already created dozens of patterns and habits in your life in order to make your life more consistent.
You can take control of this process by creating your own positive routines and sticking to them.
Start by deliberately creating a short list of things you’re going to do every morning, without fail. Make those activities simple enough that you won’t constantly find an excuse to avoid them…but powerful enough to actually have an impact on your life.
I spend the first few hours of my day making my bed, exercising and jogging. This is “me” time when I don’t field requests from other people. I make sure to carve this out before I get to my studies or college.
Don’t have a few hours in the morning? Start with 30 minutes. Just center yourself before you have to run off and report somewhere.
Here’s my recommendation
#1. Make your bed.
#2. Do a Light exercise.
#3. Read a newspaper/ a few pages of a novel.
Social media is integral to the way most of us live our lives now, so I’m not going to tell you to give it up. But how about this…
Monitor yourself. Don’t allow yourself to scroll and endlessly refresh the feed bouncing from page to page.
Don’t succumb to the tiny hits of dopamine you get every time someone “likes” a post.
Use it as a tool to keep up with people you care about, not as a way to take up valuable time you could be doing meaningful work.
I have a little two-minute timer that goes off in my head. If I start scrolling and fall into the vortex, after two minutes, I just shut down the app and put the phone aside. You could also try this digital – detox challenge started by fellow blogger Sumeet here.
Seriously. You’re not missing anything.
I recommend using Quora and Linkedin. Avoid Facebook and Instagram.
So in the end…
I hope these lil’ tidbits don’t inspire you. I hope they don’t motivate you at all.
Because inspiration and motivation are fleeting. They’ll disappear as soon as you close this article. And they have to be reapplied CONSTANTLY.
Inspiration and motivation aren’t the same things like change.
The change means that you saw something, read something, heard something and felt something. It resonated so deeply that you can’t possibly live your life the same way as you did 30 seconds ago.
Something was one way. Now it’s another. That’s change.
Change is the power behind all of humanity’s greatest accomplishments.
Change is the power behind all the earth’s natural mysteries.
Change is what you feel when you fall in love.
Whatever you’ve been waiting on is actually waiting for you. But you’ll have to change in order to get it.
Thank you so much for reading!
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#1. Believe in yourself
#2. Focus on the positive
#3. Take risks
#4. Be yourself
#5. Love what you do
#6. Put your energy in the right place
#7. Define success for yourself
#8. Keep trying to be better
#9. Follow your dreams
#10. Have fun
It ain’t easy to keep going
when times are hard
Keep shining in the dark
When you wanna fall apart
But you my friend need to rise
life ain’t easy it’s so tough
But it won’t stop a dreamer from dreaming
A believer won’t stop believing
Stand up there’s no time for grieving
Hold on you’re a bird
Look at those features
There’s so bright
Are they meant to be caged?
No! They are made for the flight
So rise and fly
I wanna see you touch that sky
Hope is a good thing
Maybe the best of things
And no good thing
When counting sheep on restless nights
fail to make me sleep
When Something’s on my mind
Always in the headspace
I count the stars vaulted high
that through my window peep
At that point cradlesongs from up on high
conveys my spirit to rest
In dreams, I fly over the sky
in slumber’s quiet quest
Yet the Rain keeps falling, tears keep falling
Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
I feel like quitting ending it all
Then I think is this the way my world ends?
not with a bang but a whimper?
what are my plans to do
with this one wild and precious life?
I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make
I won’t give up, even if the skies get rough
I’m giving it all I can, I’m still looking up
I’ll Keep holding on
‘Cause I know I’ll make it through
Whatever’s meant to be will work out perfectly
Drowning myself In tears won’t help
Cuz’ there’s no pity for a coward
The future is in my hand, past’s dead
I’m going to shine like a shower of soft moonbeams
which inhabit the sea of a thousand dreams
where laughter and love are timeless themes
I have felt the haunting dawn
Walked into the jaws of Death, Into the mouth of Hell
But now I want to see the sunset glow!
Your stillness is a burden
That lays heavy on my heart
It feels like we’re done
Though we didn’t even start
Every night I’d hold you
And thank the Gods above
For the chance we got to become us
And the feeling of your touch
It just keeps getting harder For you to hide from the truth
That each day that passes us by
Is just time that we both lose
Tell me that you love me
And that you run to hide the truth
You do it cause you have to
There’s no point you’re trying to prove
So Please lift the burden
Of our not knowing us
Let’s contemplate our mistake
Let’s break this silence or rather break up…