Three reasons why/how I stay positive

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To my dear (old) blog readers,

I’m back! Sorry I haven’t been blogging for the past month or so. I stopped blogging weekly about half a year ago but I have decided to continue once again! (Let’s hope I can last for awhile).

Anyhow, one of the questions I get asked most often is: “Grace, how do you stay so positive all the time despite everything you’re going through?”

Some of you may or may not know that I have an autoimmune disorder that affects me on a normal basis. Some days are extremely difficult for me because I’m in constant pain. Despite this, generally, I’m quite content with my life. Here is why:

1. I do things I enjoy. 

This may seem very simple, but it makes a huge difference. When I’m feeling ok, I do things that make me happy. For instance, I love singing. I would go karaoke with my friends, sing to Youtube videos, and sometimes, I even go on discord to sing on random servers and gather audiences from all over the world. 😛

I also read books that motivate or enlighten me. I believe words are very powerful and many people underestimate what words can do. Whenever I am inspired, I actually take notes and eventually plan to write a post on it to share with my readers. I like empowering people.

2. I have goals and a purpose.

There’s a reason for everything I do. I know what I want, and I know what I need to do in order to achieve my goals. Basically, I want to improve people’s lives. I genuinely believe my blog can either motivate, broaden your views, and/or give you some tips.

If you read my translations, I believe I am sharing a good story with you guys. People read my translations because they can’t or prefer not to read Chinese. This means my actions are improving their lives because now they can enjoy the story as well. Continue reading “Three reasons why/how I stay positive”

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What is Success?

This week, I would like to talk about success. Please pause and take a moment to think about it. What does success mean to you?

In my opinion, in today’s society, we are too consumed by money. It seems like money is what we use to define someone who is “successful”. The more money you have, the more things you have, the more you are “winning” in life.

While I do believe money is important, I believe the process of attaining the money is important as well. What do I mean by that?

Well, are you satisfied with your job? What are you trading in order to get the money? Continue reading “What is Success?”

Quote Challenge 3/3

This is my last post for the quote challenge.

Tuesdays with Morrie quote

This quote is from “Tuesdays with Morrie”, one of my favourite books. I really like this quote because it’s so true. We all know we’re going to die one day, but in our minds, that’s not going to happen for another 50-70 years (depending how long you think you’re going to live).

As a result, most people continue living the same way that they’ve always lived.

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Building Confidence

Confidence

Confidence is an amazing feeling. It makes you feel like you can do anything.

It is power.

It is belief.

It is also posture and energy.

When someone is confident, you can sense it right away. It’s as if there is an invisible shield surrounding him/her. Confident people are usually very good presenters and quite popular. No wonder then, most people want to be confident. But the question is, how?

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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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Dream Chaser

Dream

Hello my dear readers,

Sorry I haven’t blogged in such a long time. I haven’t been emotionally or physically well. But I’m somewhat back!? I will try to blog more consistently (perhaps at least a post a week?). 🙂

Today’s post is more like a rant.

I feel so sad, defeated, and hurt. I just really want to have a job that I am passionate about. I know money is important, but I don’t want to choose money over happiness.

Most people spend at least 1/3 of their lives working…doing something they hate. I don’t want to be like that. I want to feel like I’m doing something meaningful. But my parents are so unsupportive; especially my dad. It’s because this field is so unstable and risky. I never know when I’ll be paid –or if I’ll be paid. It really depends on whether I have clients and whether people trust me. But I don’t want that to stop me. I really want to pursue my dreams. I know most people will say it’s unrealistic and I should just accept reality and get a stable job, but it makes me so miserable. I don’t want to settle for something I don’t want.

Continue reading “Dream Chaser”