Ponderings – Touch Of Humility

It’s one thing to be confident- to be poised and self-assured in everything you do. It’s another thing to be overconfident- to be smug and cocky. One will send you down the path to success, to honest, fulfilling relationships, to a life you’ve envisioned; the other down a path to disappointment, to flaky, hollow relationships, to a life of everlasting dissatisfaction.

Be confident, but try adding a touch of humility to your confidence. You’ll have a recipe for success.

 

Ponderings – Sliver Of Sanity

Why do we tirelessly pursue that which we have a passion for? Because we have to. In a world of so much disorder, so much confusion, they are often the only things that make sense of it all. They provide us with a sliver of sanity in an insane world. A moment of calm amidst a raging storm. 

Ponderings – Humility

We’re invincible, untouchable, on top of the world, until something or someone comes along to take us down from our pedestal, remind us that we’re not so invincible after all. Thus, we gain an appreciation of the fact that there are situations that will challenge us, people who will best us. That we’re not as perfect as we thought we were.

Such are often the necessary building blocks of humility.

Ponderings – Work

I’ve found that we can essentially live our lives by one of two ways: living to work, or working to live. The former entails a life of enslavement to never-ending labor, while the latter one of tirelessly slaving away to buy enough time in order to enjoy the fruits of our labor. We truly are thrust between a rock and a hard place.

Though personally, I’d rather choose neither. I said “essentially”, not “solely”. Surely, there must be a way to simply live?

Ponderings – Concern

It is natural to be concerned about others’ opinions, to wonder of our image in others’ eyes. But once this concern begins to govern our thoughts, our actions, our lives, we need remind ourselves to turn the concern inward. Let others’ thoughts be their own, let them think and say what they want. At the end of each day, the only person’s thoughts that we have control over is our own.

Is There Such A Thing As The “Right Regrets”?

Arthur Miller, American playwright, essayist, and prominent figure in twentieth-century American theatre, was once quoted saying:

“Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.”

Now when I first came across the quote, I really didn’t get it. The “right regrets”? Continue reading “Is There Such A Thing As The “Right Regrets”?”

Ponderings – Ideas

Ideas solve problems, become inventions, cure diseases, build cities, make discoveries, write books, sing songs. They are the foundation of our lives and make the world go ’round. Yet if always kept enclosed in the confines of our minds, if never shared, never acted upon, they will surely come with us to the graveyard as just that: an idea.

Does Prosperity Make Monsters Of Us?

In a recent post I talked about how we all view success differently: how the way you perceive success is most likely far different than how I would. It’s definitely a subjective term. Now let’s take it a step further. Continue reading “Does Prosperity Make Monsters Of Us?”