Why You Must Not Give Up Easily

 There is a time to give up and there is time to be very resilient and refuse to give up. For the latter, the pursuit must be really worthwhile in the long term and one must be very passionate about that endeavor. You give up when something is obviously futile and the results are clearly unfavorable to you even when you keep trying.  It can be challenging to know when to give up on anything or when to keep trying but the quick test I use to find out is this: Does this really matter or mean something to me? Would achieving this clearly help my purpose and mission in life? Can I still live a fulfilled and meaningful life without getting this? If the answer to any of these questions is Yes, then it could be worthwhile for you to not give up on it and change your methods.  If we decide to not give up on anything, we must be willing to keep trying towards it. It's like a commitment you have made and you won't stop until you achieve that which you have decided upon.  You are not stop

Thoughts on Freewill and Predestination

During the years when I questioned everything relating to all of my beliefs and went into personal enquiry to find my own answers on various topics. There was one question that I asked myself which relates to religion. The question was this: "If God knows everything (past, present and future), then it would imply that he already knows where we would end up in eternity regardless of what we do on earth. Do we really have the freewill then to make our own choices as the scripture says?" One of the basic tenets of Christianity is that God knows everything. (Ps 139:2-4, Heb 4:13, 1 John 3:20). Another tenet is the gift of our freewill to choose right from wrong (Gal 5:13). So this question was one of those that questions that appeared to contradict different aspects of scripture. Thankfully I found an answer many years ago that was suitable for me. And before I share that answer I would like to share the reason why I remembered this question. A social media user had this question

July 1st

I have struggled with consistency updating this blog and I apologize to all my readers for not keeping up with writing daily as I had intended. There are no excuses for this. I am tempted to say I am overwhelmed with a lot at the moment and finding it difficult to keep up with this. But commitments are commitments, so I apologize for this.  I have told myself that I must update today. And even though I may not be able to write everyday anymore, I will try to update this blog whenever I get inspired to share something positive, uplifting, interesting or encouraging. So for July 1st, I am sharing this new month message with all my readers. I hope you find some encouragement from it and it helps you stay happy, remain focused and keep doing what you have to do: Time actually flies! 🚀 July is here already! Marking the beginning of the second half of 2023.  Today should be a day of reflection on the past six months and lessons to take forward in the second half.  It should be a day of grat

The Lesson I Learned from the Sun: Keep Shining Your Light

After revising my lecture notes, I took a break on my balcony and watched the movement of the clouds and the distant sun shining brightly. As I gazed upon it, I realized how long it had been since I took the time to appreciate its existence. Feeling grateful, I said a prayer of gratitude in my heart and wondered what the world would be like if the sun stopped shining. What if it cared about the opinions and actions of the people on earth? But the truth is, the sun's purpose is to shine and provide light to everyone without stopping, regardless of whether people appreciate it or not. From this, I learned that I should also continue to do my best and create value, radiate love, and let my light shine without worrying about what others say. We all have a unique light within us, and it's up to us to discover and let it shine. Let us all choose to let our lights shine like the sun, and create a world where everyone embraces their uniqueness and radiates their light. 

Don't Let Failure Define You: The Power of Belief and Persistence

It can be discouraging to face failure after trying many times. When circumstances seem bleak, it's easy to lose hope and doubt your abilities. However, it's important to remember that overcoming challenges that are truly worth it is never easy. Although negativity may seem all around you, it's crucial to hold onto your vision of yourself and the life you want to live. Keep pushing forward, taking one step at a time, even when you face setbacks. Success is ultimately determined by the strength of your faith in your vision and your ability to weather the storm. Don't allow your challenges or statistics to define you or your potential. You have the power to define yourself, and the world will respect your definition. Belief and persistence can break down barriers and achieve extraordinary things. Remember, your challenges are only a test of your faith, and with unshakable belief, doubt will have no place in your mind. Stay focused, take action, and never give up on your d

Discovering the Hidden Lesson of '3 Idiots': Embracing Passion and Breaking Free from the Chains of Conformity

A few years ago, I watched the Indian movie '3 Idiots' for fun and inspiration. However, it wasn't until later that I truly understood its underlying message. For years, I had been living my life following the expectations of others, like a robot without any freedom to express myself. I had never pursued my passions or made a significant impact on the lives of others. In the movie, the protagonist Rancho was different. He followed his passion and excelled, not for the certificate, but for his love of learning. This led him to create value and ultimately succeed. The film poses an important question: what is your passion? Have you taken the time to discover it? It's not enough to simply go through the motions of life, pursuing what others want for us. We must find our own unique path and pursue what truly makes us happy. We are all different, and we should not judge ourselves by the same standards. The key to living a fulfilling life is to embrace our passions and create

Get Over It and Keep Moving Forward

Life is full of ups and downs, and it's natural to experience disappointment, rejection, or failure at times. But it's important to learn the art of getting over things and not dwelling in negativity and sadness. Whether it's getting a lower grade than expected, being turned down for a date, or facing difficulties in business, the key is to keep trying and remain optimistic. Instead of letting setbacks bring you down, use them as motivation to improve and try harder. Of course, it's easier said than done. It can be tough to overcome the loss of a loved one, but it's important to remember that grieving won't bring them back. Instead, focus on cherishing the memories you have and finding ways to move forward in a positive way. At the end of the day, it's up to you how you react to what life throws your way. You can choose to let it defeat you or you can choose to get over it and keep putting forth your best effort. Keep hoping for the best and taking action, a

You're the Actor in Your Own Movie

In this world, we are all watching a big movie, but each one of us has a unique perspective. We are the only ones who can see the scenes that we are in, and we have a role to play as an actor in our personal movie. It's easy to get caught up in other people's movies, trying to be like them and hating our own. But the truth is, we are meant to play a specific role in our movie, and it's up to us to figure out what that role is and act on it. We can't escape our movie and live in someone else's reality, but we can inspire others to become actors in their own movies. We must take our movie seriously, observe what's going on, and decide to be an actor. We are not just here to live and die. We have something within us that the world is waiting for. We must find our role and start playing it. Fear may try to stop us, but we must act on our part because the world is lacking enough actors. Take time to reflect on your own movie, trust your gut, and be the actor in your

The Importance of Prioritizing Your Own Happiness While Making Others Happy

Many of us have been taught that sacrificing our own happiness for the sake of others is a noble thing to do. However, this idea is flawed, as trying to make others happy while being unhappy yourself is a recipe for disaster. It is essential to understand that your own happiness is crucial, and you can be happy while making others happy. A happy person can make sacrifices that bring joy to others without feeling like a sacrifice because they genuinely enjoy doing it. In contrast, an unhappy person may grudgingly make sacrifices and expect something in return, which is not true sacrifice but a hidden agenda. Moreover, the idea of sacrificing your happiness to make someone else happy is absurd. It is not selfish to pursue your own happiness while making others happy, but it is essential to strike a balance. You can pursue your ambitions while making others happy, but it takes effort to find the intersection point. Ultimately, your happiness matters, and you should not waste your life try

The Importance of Focusing on Solutions Instead of Problems

Many times, we get stuck in the problems we face in our lives because we focus too much on them and not enough on their solutions. To overcome this, we should shift our attention to finding solutions rather than dwelling on the problem itself. Just like in solving a math problem, we need to first understand it and pick out the variables we will work with. Once we have done that, we forget about the problem and start working on the solution. Every problem has its unique variables, and with careful observation, we can identify them. It's important to remember that some problems are too complex for an individual to solve alone. Some require collective effort from everyone to solve, while others need experts and experienced hands. However, problems related to broader human concerns need every one of us to play a part in finding a solution. Thinking that we can do nothing about these large problems or waiting for someone else to solve them is not the solution. We each hold a piece of th