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When I was younger, I was very judgmental and I jumped into conclusions very easily. After interacting with allot of people with different backgrounds, I think that everyone has a story! Nowadays, I’m less judgmental and I take a little bit more time before making a conclusion.

Everyone has a story to tell. Some are written in the books, some are spoken and some are confined into the hearts. It’s up to us to choose what to do with our stories. An author of a book determines the writing formats, genres, language etc. These works may vary in tone, genre and type, but as pieces of writing, they should have one thing in common; a purpose!

Personally, I think that should be the same in our own real lives. Everyone has a purpose in life and I think it’s a very personal issue. I believe that it’s important to know one’s purpose in life. Once you have it, keep it in mind that your life is a trajectory. Every choice you make alters that trajectory, in a positive or negative way.

Again when I turned 30, 😉 (Hopefully, you have read my blog on My Turning Point 🙂 ) I came up with this kinda ” Life board” after reading a book about purpose in life. It has been useful to me in my journey but I’m still work in progress.

The life  journey = The purpose in life + Goals & objectives + Choices & principles

Life has a tendency of providing to each person with what they need in order to grow. Our beliefs, what we value in life, provide the road map for the type of life that we experience. Life is a journey and only you hold the map. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go. Remember that you owe nobody an explanation. It’s your story! Again, run your own race!

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The year is almost coming to an end! ….Oh how time flies! Just the other day we wished each other ‘Happy New Year!’

It has been such an amazing year! This past year has without a doubt been one of the most trans-formative and enlightening phase of my life. I’m not where I need to be, but I thank God I’m not where I used to be. My greatest achievement was the journey to find the inner peace. Inner peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart!

While growing up, I had different definition of peace and happiness. I thought people who lived in the best estates in the capital cities or drove the latest model of cars or they were famous, were the most peaceful and happiest people! Now I know better! Peace comes from within!

The following are some nuggets of wisdom I got from my journey to find my inner peace:

Make peace with yourself!

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. You can’t give what you don’t have! It all starts with you! Making peace with yourself means letting go of anything that is weighing you down. This sounds easy but trust me, it isn’t easy at all! Personally, it was a journey that took me several months with allot of time alone, meditation and reflection.

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“Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly”. -John Spence

 

Everything changes as you get older – your mind, your body and the way you view the world. One of the reasons why I really love my age! 😉 When I turned the big 30, so many things went through my mind and I knew it was about time to have a  meeting with myself. The first step I took was to take some distance from everything and everyone around me at that time. It was kind of meditation and reflection moments. My ideal way; I took a vacation alone. It wasn’t easy but for sure I was able to see things clearly.

Of course there were some disappointments and also achievements but no regrets. This was my turning point and definitely, I had to make the right decisions about my life. As the CEO of your life, you have the ability and the authority to make the important decisions in it. One of the big decision I had to make, was consciously to surround myself with the right people. They say ,“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” When you delete people who never add value to your life, good things will start happening for you and it won’t be a coincidence!

The next step was to get rid of anything that weighed me down. As we go through the journey of life, it’s part of it to have ups and downs but I made a decision to be optimistic. I became an incurable optimist and a great believer in never looking back but once in a while, it’s gratifying to look back and see how far I have come. I learnt also to discipline myself to continue expanding, broadening, learning, keeping my mind active and open. Why, if you may ask me, because I am running my own race and so is everyone. Continue reading

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