My attention span and Pokémon Go

I haven’t written a personal post in a very long time. But I haven’t forgotten you guys. I just don’t want to write for the sake of writing.

These days, I feel like I have the attention span of a potato. When I was young (before I had the internet), I would breeze through a book in one sitting. 300 pages? No big deal.

Nowadays, reading 50 pages is a struggle. I’m constantly tempted to do something else.

Haha, honestly, I blame the internet and my lack of self control. With so many social media applications nowadays, my generation is constantly checking up on what others are doing or posting something to show others what they are doing.

Deep down, I know the smart thing is to focus on my personal growth rather than see which pokemons my friends have caught. But I guess I enjoy being amused and not using my brain (I know, I sound terrible).
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Controlling your mind

controlling your mind

Sorry I’ve been somewhat neglecting my personal blog posts. Recently, I have been out of ideas. For the longest time, I’ve been debating on what to write. I even googled “Interesting topics to write about”! Haha.

Anyway, today, I want to talk about controlling your mind.

Has it ever occurred to you that most of the pain we suffer from are caused by our thoughts?? Most of the time, when we are dealing with negative emotions, it is because we allow those emotions to grow.

Some may say, “I couldn’t help it.” True, to some extent, we do not have control over our thoughts. But in my opinion, we could change our state of mind if we allow it. 

When I was little, I always saw myself as a victim. I always blamed everything on everyone else but myself. I felt like I didn’t have any control and life was just super unfair.

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My observations of men and women (In general)

men vs women

Disclaimer: This is based on my experiences. There are definitely people who do not fall under what I say as well. Please do not be offended.

Throughout my years, I’ve noticed some extreme differences between guys and girls.

Here is what I have noticed about guys:

They tend to be more logical. For example: If taking Route A will get them to their destination without issues, they will continue taking Route A from now on.
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When Kevin Won

basketball

This story is from Chicken Soup for the Soul. It touched me a lot, hence I decided to shorten it and share it with you guys. I hope you will like it.

Story is by: Janice M. Gibson (as told to her by Rev. Steve Goodier

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If you had to choose one word to describe Kevin, it would probably be “slow”. He didn’t learn his ABCs as fast as other kids. Regardless of subjects, he was usually one of the students struggling.

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Blogging Wisdom

More wisdom

Ever since I started blogging, I’ve learnt a lot. It’s quite strange because I never thought I could learn anything from recording down my thoughts on a webpage.

Here are some things that I’ve learnt from blogging:

TimeBlogging is something that takes time to grow. It’s not about how many posts you make on that one day/week. In the end, the blogs that are most successful are ones who have devoted themselves to a consistent schedule and are people who blog regularly.

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's resolution

This post is intended to give you motivation and FIRE you up!!! (If it makes you mad, I apologize in advance).

Okay, guys. 2015 is just around the corner. Most of us make New Year’s Resolutions every year, but very few of us actually stick to it. I’m going to share with you how you can make your New Year’s Resolutions come true.

1. First, decide on a goal you want to achieve. I am going to use losing weight as an example, as it is a very popular goal.
2. List 3 things that you know you can do DAILY to help you achieve your goal (Please be realistic). For example:

1. 30 burpees
2. 30 push ups
3. 30 jumping jacks

Now, I know what you’re all going to say, you’re going to say, “Uh, that’s not going to work. How is doing that going to help me lose weight? It’s never going to happen. I just know it.” But guys, listen to me. The point is, you have to do this EVERYDAY. You think it doesn’t make a difference? Let’s assume there are 30 days in a month, that would mean by the end of the month, you have have completed 900 more burpees, 900 more push ups, and 900 more jumping jacks than the person who did nothing. However, THIS IS ONLY TRUE IF YOU DO WHAT YOU SAID YOU ARE GOING TO DO.

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Ask yourself

Ask yourself

Okay, I said I would post a post a week and I am super behind…sorry!! This one is based on an article my friend sent me via wechat. It is in Chinese but I decided to translate it because I want to share it with you guys. However, some of the content only make sense in Chinese, so I couldn’t translate everything. As a result, the writing might seem all over the place. Nonetheless, I really hope you find it interesting. The article is very simple but it can really make you think.

When you want to give up, ask yourself..

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A True Athlete

Vegeta

Please watch the video before proceeding to my post. It’s 3 minutes long. I could not find the original on youtube but this one has the same content.

I was shown this video at an Entrepreneur business building event. At the beginning (about a minute into the video), I already knew it was going to be a “sad motivating” type of video.

Or I thought I knew.

I was wrong. I had no idea that the video would impact me so much. By the time I was half way through, I was no longer able to contain my emotions and the streams of tears from pouring down my face. I have never seen a video that has hit me so hard (no pun intended).

At first, when Derek fell down in agony, I felt sorry for him. In my mind, I was thinking, “Poor dude. He must be devastated. He probably trained for years to get this far. He might never have this opportunity again.”

I was sad, but I wasn’t moved.

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Persistence

persistence

This is my first blog post! I would like to dedicate this post to my friend, Karen Mak! Karen is an active blogger who loves to share her experiences with the world. She inspires me daily and encourages me to do the same. Hence, I have decided to create this blog to share my experiences and growth with all of you. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts! 🙂

Today I would like to talk about persistence. My definition of persistence is:

Regardless of how many times I may fail, I’m not stopping until I reach my goal.

Persistence is a very powerful force. It can allow us to achieve things that seemed impossible at the beginning. However, in order to be persistent in something, we have to have a purpose. There has to be a strong WHY. Why are you doing what you’re doing? How badly do you want it? What are you willing to endure?

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