THE SADNESS OF UNCERTAINTY
The sadness of uncertainty
We live without knowing what will be
We dream and cannot know when and how
The world will bring us to a different place-
We try to feel we have our lives in our hands
But they go to places we never thought of-
Is our portion
And what we become
A mystery we ourselves
Can only partly understand
Even in retrospect.
Tame social media and focus on the important stuff
If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to eliminate distractions. You live in a busy world where there are so many things competing for your attention. If you don’t learn to control these potential distractions, you end up jumping from one thing to another without ever really finishing anything. 2 things above all else have made distractions worse than ever – the smart phone and social media. These things have meant that we don’t ever have to be out of touch. We can always be contacted. But just because we always can be contacted it doesn’t mean that we should always allow ourselves to be contacted. I will tackle smart phones in a later article but today I want to focus on taming social media.
Why taming social media is important
Taming social media is important because social media is highly addictive but adds little or no real value to your life. I am a firm believer in the 80/20 principle whereby very few of the things which you do daily, produce the majority of the positive outcomes in your life. In other words, the majority of the things we do daily, add little or no value. I invite you to take a proper look at your social media usage to determine the time you spend on it versus the value you receive from it.
If you are honest with yourself, you will find that:
- You spend more time on social media than you had realized, and;
- You get far less value from social media than you had thought
The social media zombie
During your typical day, how many people do you see who are glued to their smart phone. Their head is down; they have no idea what is going on around them and they probably have a cramp in their thumb from scrolling through their Facebook or Twitter feed. We are creating a generation of people who lack the social skills to survive in the real world. They are more concerned with the lives of their imaginary online friends than they are concerned with the lives of their real-world friends.
I have become more concerned in recent times by the frequency with which I walk into businesses and receive poor service because the staff are focused their social media accounts rather than the customers who pay their wages….
TO BE CONTINUED………
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Happiness and true success in life comes from being true to who you are.
It is difficult to believe that when advertising keeps telling us that we are insufficient and thus, we need whatever product it is they are selling us.
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Identify your purpose and be determined to pursue it.
Live true to your values so that whatever the outcomes you experience, you can be confident and comfortable that you made the right decisions.
Build your self-esteem to the point where you love and respect yourself; even when things are not going your way.
And, have the confidence to pursue any goal or objective, knowing in your heart and soul that you really can achieve it.
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Your path to success is something which you must create for yourself. Nobody else can really tell you what will make you happy and; nobody can tell you the best way for you to go about creating the life you really want.
You must decide your own destination and create your own path for getting there i.e. your path to success. You path to success should be narrow and direct; requiring as few actions as possible while eliminating a great deal of the stress, frustration and conflict which comes with performing tasks which add no real value to your life.
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‘He/She is a little bit backward’
This is usually meant as a derogatory comment about the way an individual thinks or acts.
However, the ability to think backwards is critically important.
For, example you may want to be more productive and live a happy and fulfilled life.
Who doesn’t want that?
To live a happy, fulfilled and productive life you need to consistently determine the most important thing which you can do in any given moment. Then, you need to get it done.
In order to determine the most important thing which you could be doing, you must know where you are trying to get to i.e. your purpose.
Simply put, you in order to decide what is most important now you must have your eye on the bigger picture i.e. the end goal.
Before there can be a most important task in the now; you must have a clearly defined purpose for your life.
To enable you to live your purpose, you need to have long-term goals which are in turn broken down into medium and short term goals.
This allows you to focus on those small actions which will complete your short-term goals.
Completion of your short-term goals leads to completion of your medium-term goals which in turn leads to completion of your long-term goals and so on.
But before you can design the right path for your life, you must start with your purpose and work backwards.
So, don’t be afraid to be a backward thinker. In fact, I highly encourage it.
Life In A Love – Poem
While I am I, and you are you,
So long as the world contains us both,
Me the loving and you the loath
While the one eludes, must the other pursue.
My life is a fault at last, I fear:
It seems too much like a fate, indeed!
Though I do my best I shall scarce succeed.
But what if I fail of my purpose here?
It is but to keep the nerves at strain,
To dry one’s eyes and laugh at a fall,
And, baffled, get up and begin again,—
So the chase takes up one’s life ‘ that’s all.
While, look but once from your farthest bound
At me so deep in the dust and dark,
No sooner the old hope goes to ground
Than a new one, straight to the self-same mark,
I shape me—
A MOTHER’S HOPE
By Eunice Kilonzo
As I look into your sweet and tender face
All I want for you, is a life full of happiness
But deciding on that is not in my place
So now more than ever, I trust in fate
Soon you’ll be old enough
Soon you’ll walk a path that’s rough
Soon you’ll see everyone playing tough
When you get there, I hope my hope is enough
I hope that when you fall in love
It’s with someone that sprinkles magic on your soul
Someone who whispers in your ear and makes your body whole
Someone who will give you everything and give it to you all
I hope when you break your arm it’s for a good cause
That when you take your time, it’s not because you froze
That when you speak up, the voiceless get a voice
And that when you give up, you’re giving in to His choice
I hope that when you cry, they’ll be tears of joy
That when you laugh, it’ll never be to annoy
I hope that all your kisses will be true
And your pains just but a few
But then again my love, I hope you’ll be strong
Strong enough to weather every storm
Strong enough to keep your soul warm
And strong enough to find hope