Rewind: A Birthday Post

Having just got another year older (and hopefully wiser) it is a good time to rewind a little to the past and reflect (regret is futile!) on what I could have learnt and done better. Since I have spent the whole day relaxing I am kinda sleepy now… I will write yet another list post:

1. Do not let what others say get you down
Usually nasty things said are a reflection of the person who said them. If you find you are overly affected, bouncing it off a mental health professional (read: a shrink) may just help you drill down to the root cause of your vulnerability to another person’s opinion. It could be a subconscious, deep-seated insecurity that once dealt with, will set you free to soar to your highest potential.

2. Work hard
People generally espouse working smart, but when experience is lacking working hard could be the only way to discover how to work smart. So embrace hard work, inconvenience, and the occasional sacrifice. People don’t die from being diligent, only self-abuse.

3. Try new things often
Stepping out of our comfort zones may lead to enriching discoveries that may even change the course of our lives altogether. We are where we are today because of the choices we made in the past – almost nothing else. So be a little more adventurous — today.

4. Celebrate your accomplishments
I have beaten myself up more than enough. It’s time to acknowledge and embrace the good things I have done over the years. Don’t compare with others because we are all running different races, and before you are tempted to start berating yourself again, consider the fact that there may be people who are wishing they could do what you do, or be where you are.

So as celebrations continue into the coming week I will continue rewinding and reflecting… Because ‘the unexamined life is not worth living.’ – Socrates

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