Greatness Starts with our Thoughts

So many Great People. Monumental Task?
Not really. Analyze the roots of greatness and they are no bigger than our thoughts. Yes, it all starts with the way we think. The way we think determines the way we act. Our actions determine the course of our destination.
What goes on inside your thoughts?
Fear? Depression? Surrender? Anxiety? I hope not but most people maintain a level of negative thoughts within themselves. If this is their battle shield to get them from failure then failure will fall upon them.
Don’t despair because within the deepest feelings within there is a voice that wants to get out. A voice that shouts at the top of his lungs telling you reaches out and fulfills your destiny. It is telling you to dream, act and reach your full potential.
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Do you Rise amidst Chaos?

I was the number 1 student in class during 2nd year high school. I did mention class not entire batch, but still my class status won the vote of my classmates and teacher to choose me to represent them in competitions.
And there I was preparing for one competition after another. I spent my nights in front of books preparing for quiz bee competitions, practicing with the chess varsity team, playing for the soccer intramurals, speaking in front of a mirror in my room for an elocution, oratorical and declamation contest, etc. With all my efforts and hard work; I consistently lost one competition after another. Yes, no matter what I did everything seemed to fail. It is one of those times in your life that was filled with jinx. For almost four months I lost every contest I competed on. I became the laughing stock of my classmates that no one would volunteer to represent the class in any upcoming contest in fear of suffering the same fate that I have.
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The Power of Goals

I was not the most intelligent kid in school. I was not the smartest kid in class. I was not the best student ever.
One thing I am sure of is I am the most ambitious person you can ever meet. As it turned out a few years after graduation I began to see the difference of the course of my career compared to all my peers. The differentiator was not I.Q. for mine was way behind some of my super genius peers. The biggest difference was the goals I set to myself compared to the goals they set to themselves.

One thing that puzzles me is why people do not set goals? Three things come into mind:

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Albert Einstein Quotations

Below are my favorite Albert Einstein quotations:
We often rant on a lot of things. One thing I keep in mind is there is someone out there having a more difficult time.

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

None that I know of. People these days are highly opinionated but not highly expressive.

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.

Oh definitely. The power the world has would not even leave anything after World War III.

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

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The Mouse and Comrades

My sister forwarded to me an email. It should awaken or remind everyone that life is not a singular journey but rather a lifetime of pain, joy, victories, etc. where all of us are players.
As I remember it right; the President of the student council back in high school was told that “No Man is an Island”. I do agree. If we are to succeed and reach our goals everyone has an indirect or direct contribution to our achievements. We should bear in mind that success can only be achieved through team work and staying together as one.

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package.
What food might this contain?” The mouse wondered- he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.
Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning.
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Internet Connection at Last

Yesterday February 25 I had internet connection installed at home. This fun for me since I built all my sites in the internet cafe spending a lot of money already. I have always wanted to have internet at home for the last 12 years but a lot of factors could not make it possible. I was relieved and at the same time excited about it.
I’ll just see the service of my internet provider which I will post after a few months of subscription.
Expect a lot of posting to occur starting today!

Supercharged Productivity – Part II

This is Part II of Supercharged Productivity. The first part showed a list of common sense productivity guidelines that will help us get that first step.
Today we shall be discussing the things we can do in a business environment to charge up our productivity. All these minor things make the difference of going home early or staying late making up for unproductive hours during the day.

On our desk :
Shoot and shoot — I am fun of playing basketball. Every time I feel a non-confidential document will not be needed anymore I crumple and shoot them straight to the trash can.
Archive Files — I make sure I archive the files that would prove useful in the future. Most often I scan and keep them accessible for easy searching.
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Supercharged Productivity – Part I

Sir yes sir. Sir no sir. Sir permission to speak sir.
I remembered that was how we answered our officers back in high school when I was a model cadet. No frills. No beating around the bush. My school Don Bosco Makati is still one of the best cadet competing units in the country. We won in four major cup competitions during my senior year despite having both academic and technical subjects in school.
We had to increase our productivity in every minute we spend to accomplish our tasks and leave nothing hanging.
Cut the chase. Straight to the point. If you want to produce results in lesser amount of time then get to business right away.
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Killer Instincts

It takes a savage to finish off an opponent. It takes a whole new level of personality to put in that final knife thrust through his heart to silence him forever.
This is similar in our pursuit to overcome obstacles we encounter in life. There are a lot of struggles and most often than not we are able to win halfway through the battle. If we are strong enough we might be able to win three fourths through.
What happens?
From the start of the battle we are able to put in a great amount of energy and enthusiasm into it. We are full of hope and aspiration that we will prevail. But later on, as the times go by and the battle begins to drag; our energies begin to wade, the voice of enthusiasm becomes weaker and weaker. We begin to have self-doubt in our capacity to win. We are left just too tired to finish things off. The cumulative time, effort and energies we have put in are already getting back at us. We start to feel the result of “diminishing returns”
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