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Rules to Live by

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short – enjoy it.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. 
Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9.
Be economical in your spending.


10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. 
Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need


13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don't worry, God never blinks.

16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19.. It's never too late to be happy. But it's all up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. 
The best is yet to come...


25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. 
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.


28. Forgive

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

Junaid Tahir 
www.DailyTenMinutes.com

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Story: Giving your 100 %


A boy and a girl were playing together. The boy had a collection of
marbles. The girl had some sweets with her. The boy told the girl that
he will give her all his marbles in exchange for her sweets. The girl
agreed. 
The boy kept the biggest and the most beautiful marble aside and gave
the rest to the girl. The girl gave him all her sweets as she had
promised. That night, the girl slept peacefully. But the boy couldn't sleep as
he kept wondering if the girl had hidden some sweets from him the way
he had hidden his best marble.

Moral of the story: If you don't give your hundred percent in a
relationship, you'll always keep doubting if the other person has
given his/her hundred percent.. This is applicable for any
relationship like love, friendship,etc. , Give your hundred percent to
everything you do and get peace of mind.


Story - My Wife Doesn't Work

Story - My Father and the Biscuit
Story - The Woman and the Parrot


Story: The Rat and the Maze





This story teaches us the lesson of consistency which means that we have to "keep our engine running"...

Thinking about this concept of 'Keeping the Engine Running', I believe that efforts to achieve any goals in your personal or professional life should not be stopped till the time we conquer. The momentum of things can be slow or fast at different phases of time but overall efforts should not be halted. When you have doubt of failure for a specific task, you can take next small step to determine if things are going in right direction. In case this small step is successful you can continue our journey towards the target. In case of failure you can take corrective action by moving one step back. This will give you the wisdom and experience not to repeat this mistake in next phases of your project. By the way, don't consider failure as opposite to success; consider it as part of your success because it is empowering your experience and wisdom to achieve the target with maximum perfection.

Your unstable behavior is polluting your success journey. Your success demands consistency in your deeds. Remember the fact that consistent actions become your habits, consistent habits define your character and a concrete character makes the foundation of your bright destiny. So keep the engine running, always!

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26 TIPS FOR MANAGING #STRESS



1. Always take time for yourself, at least 30 minutes per day.

2. Be aware of your own stress meter: Know when to step back and cool down.

3. Concentrate on controlling your own situation, without controlling
everybody else.

4. Daily exercise will burn off the stress chemicals.

5. Eat lots of fresh fruit, veggies, bread and water, give your body the best for it to perform at its best.

6. Forgive others, don't hold grudges and be tolerant -- not everyone is as capable as you.

7. Gain perspective on things, how important is the issue?

8. Hugs, kisses and laughter: Have fun and don't be afraid to share your feelings with others.

9. Identify stressors and plan to deal with them better next time.

10. Judge your own performance realistically; don't set goals out of your own reach.

11. Keep a positive attitude, your outlook will influence outcomes and the way others treat you.

12. Stop alcohol, drugs and other stimulants, they affect your perception and behaviour.

13. Manage money well, seek advice and save at least 10 per cent of what you earn.

14. No is a word you need to learn to use without feeling guilty.

15. Outdoor activities by yourself, or with friends and family, can be a great way to relax.

16. Zest for life: Each day is a gift, smile and be thankful that you are a part of the bigger picture.

17. Quit smoking: It is stressing your body daily, not to mention killing you too.

18. Relationships: Nurture and enjoy them, learn to listen more and talk less.

19. Sleep well, with a firm mattress and a supportive pillow; don't overheat yourself and allow plenty of ventilation.

20. Treat yourself once a week with some shopping, dinner out, the parks: Moderation is the key.

21. Understand things from the other person's point of view.

22. Verify information from the source before exploding.

23. Worry less, it really does not get things completed better or quicker.

24. Xpress: Make a regular retreat to your favourite space, make holidays part of your yearly plan and budget.

25. Yearly goal setting: Plan what you want to achieve based on your priorities in your career, relationships, etc.

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10 Lessons You Learn Too Late in Life


REMEMBER
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...
Have you ever asked yourself the question How did it get so late so soon?, while you got caught up in everyday hustle and bustle you completely forgot to live. Take time to realize what you want and need. Take time to take risks. Take time to love, laugh, cry, learn, and forgive. Life is shorter than it often seems.
Here are ten things you need to know, before it's too late:
This moment is your life:
Your life is not what happens between of your birth and death, its what happens between now and your next breath. The present the right here and now is all the life you ever get. Live each moment in full, in kindness and peace, without fear and regret. Do what
makes you happy and do the best you can with what you have in this moment; because that is all you can ever expect of anyone, including yourself.
The sacrifices you make today will pay dividends in the future:
When it comes to grinding in those hours and working hard to achieve a dream which could be anything from earning a degree to building a business, or any other personal achievement, you need to dig deep and ask yourself: Am I willing to live a few years of my life like many people wont, so I can spend the rest of my life like many people cant?
You are your most important relationship:
Happiness is when you feel good about yourself without feeling the need for anyone elses
approval. You must first full understandyourself and know how health your relationship with yourself is before you can have a healthy relationship with others.
You have to feel worthwhile and acceptable in your own eyes, so that youll be able to look confidently into someone elses and connect with them.

When you procrastinate, you become a slave to yesterday:


Being Proactive today can take such a massive load off your back tomorrow. So do something right now that your future self will thank you for.
By doing that, tomorrow youll be happy you started today.


Failures are only lessons:

Good things come to those who are patient and still hope, even though theyve been let down and disappointed, to those who still

believe even though theyve failed at something, to those who still love even though theyve been hurt before. So never regret anything that has happened in the past; it cannot be changed, undone or forgotten.
Take it all as lessons learned and move on with grace.

A persons actions speak the truth:

Youre going to come across people in your life who will always talk the talk; but in the end, its always their actions you should judge them by. So pay attention to what people do, and be someone who lives by everything he says.
Their actions will tell you everything you need to know.

Behind every beautiful life, there has been some kind of pain:

You fall, you rise, you make mistakes, you live, you learn, these are the classic lessons of life. Nobody is perfect, but everyone ishuman. Youve been hurt, but youre alive. Think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive to breathe, to think, to enjoy, and to chase the things you love.
We must keep putting one foot in front of the other even when we hurt, for we will never know what is waiting for us just around the Corner.

A lifetime isnt very long:

This is your life, and youve got to fight for it. Fight for what you believe in, live for what you believe in. Fight for whats important to you. Fight for the people you love, and never forget to tell them how much they mean to you. Realize that right now youre lucky because you still have a chance, every breath you take is another chance to change how you lived the last.
So stop for a moment and think. Whatever you still need to do, start doing it today. There are only so many tomorrows.

Small acts of kindness can make the world a better place:
Smile at people who look like they are having a rough day, be kind to them, let them know that there is reason to be happy. Kindness is the only investment that never fails, and wherever there is a human being, theres an opportunity for kindness.
Learn to give, even if it's just a smile, not because you have too much, but because you understand there are so many others who feel like they have nothing at all.

Time and experience heals pain:

No one can say that a huge loss or pain caused is not and important Life event, but a different perspective might be to understand that an overwhelmingly painful event in your life right now will one day be part of your much larger past and not nearly as significant as it seems.
Because overcoming it might just open doors for you to experience things that you never have.

 

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Story: My Father and the Burnt Biscuit


When I was a kid, my Mum liked to make dinner
every now then I remember one night in particular
when she had made dinner after a long, hard day at work.
On that evening so long ago, my Mum placed
a plate of bread jam and extremely burned biscuits
in front of my dad.
I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!

Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit,
smile at my Mum and ask me how my day was at school.
I don't remember what I told him that night,
but I do remember hearing my Mum apologies
to my dad for burning the biscuits.
And I'll never forget what he said:
"Honey, I love burned biscuits."

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy
good night and I asked him if he
really liked his biscuits burned.
He wrapped me in his arms and said,
"Your mum put in a long hard day at work
today and she's real tired. And besides...
A burnt biscuit never hurt anyone,
but harsh words do!"


You know, life is full of
imperfect things... and imperfect people.
I'm not the best at hardly anything,
and I forget birthdays and anniversaries
just like everyone else.

What I've learned over the years
is that learning to accept
each other's faults and choosing
to celebrate each other's differences,
are one of the most important keys
to creating a healthy, growing,
and lasting relationship.


So... please pass me a biscuit.
And yes, the burnt one will do just fine!
And please pass this along to someone
who has enriched your life...
I just did!

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
Love the people who treat yo

u right
and have compassion for the ones who don't.
Grace and mercy to the ones who prick you...
they have their own battles to fight too.


Enjoy LIFE now –
It has an expiry DATE

Things you can do help move on with your life

When you're feeling overwhelmed with your sadness and loss, it's hard to believe that your life will ever change, or you'll ever be able to smile or laugh again. But the truth is you will – it won't always be this bad – and there are things you can do help move on with your life:

Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.

1-Decide to face your pain.
An unresolved past never really goes away. You may think you have buried your anger and pain but the hurt is still there and it will surface later on. If you don't face what happened, and the feelings it unleashed, you will end up being ruled by your subconscious mind. So try and find the courage to revisit all the pain.


2- Accept there's nothing you can do to change the past.
What's happened has happened, and what's done is done. There's nothing you can do to turn back the hands of time, or to rewrite the story so the ending's happier. But you can change how you think, and you can start over again, and build a different future that's not poisoned by the past.



3- Be grateful for the good times.
There's usually something good that you can be thankful for. You don't have to pretend that everything was bad – or write off any good times and happy memories.



4- Consciously let go and set your focus on the future –
Don't let the baggage, or the failures of the past, affect your identity or self esteem. You are NOT what you did, or how you acted previously. You're not just a product of what happened to you. You are valuable, unique and you have so much to give. You're the author of your future; you control your destiny.



5. Remove your past from your future.
We all have a tendency to think that the past will morph into our future – and become our lot in life. But that doesn't have to happen. The future's a blank page. You can change your expectations – and work towards those goals. Instead, look hard for the exceptions – the times when things went right – and notice what you did that resulted in success. You still have those same strengths, skills and great qualities.



6- Be realistic and take small steps at first.
You can't snap your fingers - and find that life has changed. Accept it will take time, and you will still have some bad days – but if you keep on going then the past will lose its grip.
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