7 Pillars of a Positive Attitude – Part 5

No one makes it alone. No matter how gifted a person is, at one point or another, he or she needs the contribution of others. Extroverts and introverts alike must learn to connect, interact and collaborate with others. And one’s attitude plays a big role in how successful the association is. People who have a…

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7 Pillars of a Positive Attitude – Part 2

Life can be harsh at times. Everyone has moments when the pressures of life are difficult to bear. In fact, people are often more hurt than they show. They walk around looking sharp, looking lovely, but their souls are bruised. They have painted masks and fake smiles on their faces but deep pain in their…

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7 Pillars of a Positive Attitude – Part 1

Despite all the challenges, all the pains, all the ills of life, being alive is a great gift. Having the opportunity to laugh, to love and be loved, to contemplate a dazzling sunrise or sunset, to taste exquisite delicacies, to use our gifts to serve others, to discover the mysteries of nature, to create wonderful…

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What Will They Say?

You’re not here forever. You know this. One year flows into another and before you know it, you’re on your way out. And one day, you’ll close your eyes for the last time. Life is a precious gift. Cherish it and seek to make the most of it. You’re responsible for your life and thus…

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The 5 “Rules” of Good Decision-Making

I’ve made good decisions in my life. Like marrying my Lady. Like having kids. Like giving my life to Jesus. Like leaving my city of birth to come live in a new city. And the list goes on and on. Good decisions. I’ve also made my share of bad decisions. Like following a few trouble-makers…

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The Positive Attitude Challenge – Let’s Wrap it Up

I’m dark, as in I have dark skin. I was born like this. I didn’t have a say in this; I didn’t choose the hue of my pigmentation. You didn’t choose yours either. I have wonderful parents, which I didn’t choose either. I have three siblings, which I had no say in their coming to…

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The Positive Attitude Challenge – Overcome Fear

You’re meant to do great work in the world; you’re endowed with great potential. Regardless of whether your journey thus far has been uneventful or “successful”, you still have a massive contribution to make. On your journey to achieving your great vision, expect fear to pay you regular visits, like an annoying door-to-door salesman insisting…

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The Positive Attitude Challenge – Keep Smiling, Keep Shining

Have you ever walked in a room where people welcomed you with gloomy faces? I have, and more than once. Actually, there are people who wear that gloomy face daily. And when you ask them if anything is wrong, they say, “all is fine”. How would you describe their attitude? Did you want to stay…

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The Positive Attitude Challenge – Engineer Change

I clearly remember when email became mainstream. Before that, we were handwriting our correspondence and sending letters by mail. At that time, many people—in my circle, at least—were refusing to register for an email account; they found it too impersonal, they said. Some resisted for a long time but eventually had to give in. However, when…

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The Positive Attitude Challenge – Help Them Up

Putting people down is easy. Everyone has something—in fact, many things—worthy of embarrassment. We all have a slew of attributes that can be criticized, weaknesses that can be reprimanded, flaws that can be condemned. We all make mistakes and have idiosyncrasies that give others ammunitions to put us down. No one is perfect. Thus, you…

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