The traffic was light, as it is every Sunday, with the exception of a queue at a big intersection. We were moving slow, bumper to bumper, 5 meters at a time, when suddenly I noticed Continue reading
The topic, set by the organizers (5MS.ro) was “The break”, and I chose to incorporate it into a story about my life, and share with the wonderful people there how I found my true path in life.
On my way to the event I was pretty nervous, and I was struggling with fear of speaking in front of all these people. The difference is, whereas on different occasions in my past I chose to let that fear control me and give up whatever I was doing, this time I chose to act, in spite of it.
I knew that deep down inside I wanted to be on that stage, and that desire was stronger than the fear. Little did I know that life would reward me in the most surprising way for this decision. Continue reading
Being a small coffee shop owner and waiting for your customers to walk in.
Being a newsstand employee, waiting for somebody to buy a paper or a magazine from you.
Being an office employee, waiting for your boss to give you something to work on for the day.
Waiting. Just waiting.
Meanwhile, life passes you by. Amazing opportunities fly by.
All that’s left for you is wait. For the next customer, for the next task. Until you retire.
You wonder then: What happened with my life? Was it worth spending it waiting? For what? Money? Security? Certainty?
And you regret. You regret all that lost time.
But there’s something you can do to prevent that. There’s something you can do NOW.
Do something today that you’ve never done before, or that scares you.
It’s so simple…..
Forget waiting, and just LIVE!
First: because everybody does it and they don’t want to be at a disadvantage, second: it seems to be the normal thing to do, and third: because their future or present employer demands it.
It may be one more reason, and that is parents pushing them to do it, but that does not always apply.
Most of the great minds in our world’s history didn’t change the world because they went to school, but because Continue reading
The car shop owner, a person who I know for about eight years, called me in his office to give me the estimate. He is a short fellow, not bad looking, age 39, with a bald spot, very energetic and a little overdressed for the business he is running.
Although I had known him for all this time, Continue reading
We live dual lives.
The real one and the one we want others to see.
The latter is meant to project an inflated image of ourselves so people can say: “Wow, your life is great!”. This is illustrated especially on social websites, where everybody likes to brag.
We post our absolute best pictures, our new car, the places we’ve visited, our loving relationship and so on.
However, in reality we may Continue reading