Category Archives: Inspiration

The Road Not Taken

Remember our childhood? The happiest moment would be celebrating the Birthday. Receiving blesses, gifts from parents, siblings, relatives, friends that made us felt so loved and important on our “Big Day”.

Happy Birthday  xxx , may all your wishes come true.

We have dreams since childhood, almost every Birthday, people bless us with the same old wishes over and over again. However, as an Innocent child, we are extremely pleased with that, because we believe, all the wishes – They will eventually come true in the future.  Life is just so simple for a child, isn’t it (without the necessity of making tough decisions)?
And now, the child had grown up. Standing at the Cross-road determine which way to go ..
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Lols, are you familiar with the poem? (Boring .. Especially during Literature period). After years, the moment when I truly digest the poem, surprisingly I find out this poem is rather meaningful.
Aren’t we often muddled through this state of affairs in our lives? Ever wonder “The road” you have Not taken?  Too often, we were given options, and decision has to be made. We habitually ponder each and every alternative; unfortunately, from time to time we couldn’t foresee what seize in the future.
At all times, we regret with the decision we have made, and start wonder, what if another option was selected. However, if the “another option” was taken, the option will lead to another possibilities, and then neglect another possible path of choice. No difference right? Whining about the decision you have made at the earlier stage did not help much, instead, walk through the decision you have made, will make a new realm of possibilities.
That is what we have to go through in the journey called – Life. Whatever decision you have made, that’s the decision you have chosen, get a move on.  Keep the faith in you, always believe when God bring you to the test of your life, He will bring you through it =)

I’m Blessed, so do You

I am blessed. I am blessed to have all the inspiring man around me, allow me to gain an opportunity to perceive how they actually have their life-changing experience through every decision they have made, how they actually embark their Life-Journey with colors. Do remember people, they pursue the identical education system as we do (doesn’t matter with IPTA or IPTS), but why are they so distinctive (what shapes them differently)? I personally find out all these Inspiring man, they have One thing in common – Sacrifice. They sacrifice. The moment, you discover an honorable smile on the stage, cheer for their utmost honor, have you ever wonder how much they have actually sacrificed? How much they have actually vanished behind the stage? The journey is never easy; all these facets keep reminding me, and constantly inspire me to change for the better (benchmark the inspiring ones).

Nevertheless, I am blessed again by having a supportive family. My parents are modestly accessible. They assist their children whenever regard as necessary; they let their children fall, in turn to allow their children to stand up again with their own foot, just to be tough and independent all the time.

I Love you Dad, I Love you Mum, I Love you Bro  ❤

I do not have much impressive achievements. I would like to say, I’m still in the process of learning, grabbing my opportunity to actually explore the surroundings. But, I will not lose my faith; Because, I believe God will lead me along the way, He will provide me with strength; Also, I have my supportive family, my love one, the “benchmarkSs”, even positive friends. I understand this is in no way as easy as it looks, because not everyone is going to see the same level of importance in the work I do. However, I believe with every roadblock I hit, I am given more time to think of an even better approach for my goal.  I believe someday I am going to be one of the change makers, who make a difference =)

I have my decision to make now. So do you, Do Not Hesitate n Let’s do it !

 

 

Explore the people and things around you. Doesn’t have to be any Great person or any Awesome thingy, each people has their own story to tell, each thing has its own worth of existence. Living in a hustle bustle city, kindly allow yourself to hold up your footsteps for a little while, you’ll surprised yourself with unforeseen great deeds. Trust me =)

Define Me – Cathryn Yap See Ling

 

It’s another Friday people !!  May God Bless you with a Gradient Smile on your face =)

Well, Xin Kun just enthused me this morning, and had made me somehow gonna *blog about myself (A Tale of – How a Lost Girl Found Her Track).

Frankly, I’m kinda in Lost after my STPM. Well, define “Lost”. I don’t really know my path, wondering Where should I heading to Next, standing at the cross road like everyone else does. Why BBA was chosen, too bad to say, I’m actually following Others Footsteps- My friend’s footsteps. I don’t know what am I going to do with the course, I can’t really see what myself going to be after I grad. After all, I don’t see my “Directions” as I’m living in other else’s life.

My philosophy was so simple :

Enter Uni- spend my three and a half years time in the campus- Grad- Work.

I perhaps Most of you out there had the same philosophy as I once did, some of you even Living in that “philosophy” ; but No offense aites =)

Time flies, semesters throughout semesters, I study because I have to study. Until the last semester break, someone seriously did inspired me. God blessed me with this guy, he somehow inspired me in many ways. His passion successfully made a Lost girl (me) back on track again. I grew up so much with this guy came along in my life. He’s probably one of the most Amazing guy I’ll ever come across; with so much passion and talent which constantly inspired me to do better. He’s being very supportive, driving me along the way. He never been selfish enough to share his experiences, thoughts with Everyone else around him. He blesses Everyone with his sincerity, his smiles, his faith.. He inherits the blesses through sharing the Ups and Downs with you like a Guardian Angel =)

As what happened already happened. I’ve chose BBA as my course. Life goes on. I started to seek my passion in business. I started to ask myself what am I going to be after I officially grad. Am I going to stuck my whole working life in a “office box” or any other consultation companies or banks? What can I see myself in 10 years time ..etc

Once again, God blessed me with a Professor, someone whom I accidentally bumped into while I was reading all the ” business books ” in cafe. Seeing all the books lying on the table, he came across and asked ” what is business means to you? ” Of course, my answer never really did satisfied him. Cos according to him, my answer could somehow apply only in my examination paper x) After that I had an hour conversation with him. Surprisingly, I’ve learned so much throughout this ” One hour- conversation” ! Even far more than what I’ve learned throughout my semesters. This is No joke, people x)

Business is a Big Word. According to the Professor, apparently we got so much to do with Business, therefore, it’s a Must for us to Enlarge our scope of vision rather than constantly trapped ourselves in the Comfort Zone. It’s just up to you whether you choose to serve the “customers” or the “community”. I somehow find my direction in Social Enterprise, I choose to Serve The Community. I don’t know if I have my own dreams, but I do know I could help others. I neither a Great Philanthropist nor Goodwill Ambassador but will certainly play my little part to serve the community as a whole.

Thank God for the Wonderful people ( Family, Love ones, Anyone else that plays their role in my life) that He had placed around me, they are like Angels in my Life. These people had colored the pages of – My Book of Life. God had created us with his Purpose. God’s guidance and help is what we need day to day.

One measure of our Love for God is how much we show love to His children.

 

My Purpose of Life is to worship God. Love His children- through the Act of Giving =)

Thus, I’ve found my Direction in Social Enterprise. How about you?

You can start living on Purpose today.

  -Rick Warren-

What will you do with your future?

Hi Everybody ..

What will you do with your future ?

It ain’t the first time I’ve been exposed to the same question.

Japheth Lim always ask ” what do you think yourself going to be in 5 or 10 years time? “

I would say I’m still in the progress of “searching” .. I’ll keep looking for my passion and direction which are going to contour me (what I want myself to be) in 5 to 10 years time.

Anyways, I would like to share something from John Von Achen’s seminar — How To Create Your Best Day Ever 

John Von Achen has a question for you ” What will you do with your future? “

You have two choices really ..

  • You can choose to just Survive

                  OR

  • You can choose to live with Value

If you choose to live with Value, and decide to prosper , and commit to focused goals. Anything is possible .. (with well-planned)

Because ,

The best can still be in front of you ..

your future is in your hands..

inside you is untapped potential..

you have unlimited value..

you are unique and special..

You can achieve what you put your mind to !!

So choose to :

Enlarge your vision

Retrain your brain

Increase your confidense

Attract the good around you

Seize the profitable opportunities in your path

Step forward daily

Positively engage relationships

Unleash your maximum wealth

[ And don’t forget to ..]

Decide what you want !

Prepare for your future ..

Believe in yourself

Plan before you do

Ask questions and question everything

Avoid the negatives

Move outside of your comfort zone

Let go of the past

[Remember]

NEVER GIVE UP !

Well, all these are wide-ranging inspirational quotes .. and I perhaps Most of us had heard pretty much about it already. Giggle

Somehow, I would like to share it again, here in my blog .. To “Remind” you  =D

Have a nice day !

Breathing Space

Hectic life .. Find it hard to “breath” ??

 

10 WAYS TO FEEL COMFORTABLE

Take control of your attitude – You’ll be surprised at how these POSITIVE CHANGES can transform your life (even your SELF-IMAGE)

1. Put your inner Sasha Fierce to rest

Even Beyonce is said to have done so. There won’t be a need to create an alter ego if you can embrace all your multiple personalities as one complete package — YOU.

2. Never underestimate the power of quality undergarments

Sure, the outside world isn’t going to see them, but if you feel great in your fabulous foundational underwear, it is bound to show in the  way you carry yourself.

3. Put a string in your step

Shoulders back, chin up, play your favourite tunes in your head, and walk through the beat of your favourite music. Go ahead and bounce a little too — you’ll find your step will be so much lighter!

 

4. Resist being a slave to clothing label sizes

Wear what feels comfortable, no matter what the label says. When you’re not self-consciously tugging at them, you’ll feel much more at ease with yourself to engage with what’s happening around you.

5. Dump those fake friends and energy zappers — No matter how “cool” they are — and choose to be with positive people who make you feel comfortable and help you grow. THE GOOD VIBES WILL DO YOU WONDERS !

6. Nip those negative thoughts about yourself in the bud

The only person judging you harshly is you! People are more accepting than we give them credit for. So ease up, speak up and focus on your strong points, NOT YOUR FLAWS.

7. Give your booty a boost

Find a physical activity that you enjoy because exercise is a proven enhancer of moods. It releases those feel-good endorphins, so the more you move your body, the better you’ll feel about yourself. So, GET UP! Get moving today  =D

8. Learn to be generous with compliments

When you get into the habit of looking out for the best in others and praising them for it, you will indirectly be able to see the good in yourself too. Cool, huh?

9. Whenever you sit in a chair, think of it as one of your comfy chairs at home. Don’t slump into it though. Just settle down, release the tension in your body and make yourself at home. When the body is comfortable, the mind is comfortable.

10. Simplify your life

If you are taking on more than you can chew, it may be time to let some things go so that you can focus on life’s greater goals. When you keep your eye on what is meaningful to you, you’ll find yourself genuinely happy and at peace  =)

Leap with FAITH

We all live with some FEARS of the future, but this negative worries can fill our heads and FREEZE our FORWARD MOTION. We must replaces them with *confident faith.

If you are stuck in a difficult situation and don’t know what to do, you now know you should take some action.

Any action is BETTER than any inaction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The very word “Emotion” has motion in it. Trust your emotions rather than trying to judge a new opportunity with your head- And GO FOR IT.

 

Move further confidently, and your FAITH will help you to create a BETTER FUTURE  =)

 

 

At time goes by, you will find that once you have started your forward motion, others will eventually help you on your way ..

 

Do you know what FEAR n FAITH have in Common?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Everybody,

Do you know what FEAR and FAITH have in common ??

Answer :  The Letter “F” .. Lols, Nice try !!

Anyways, what FEAR n FAITH have in common is a future that hasn’t happened yet.

FEAR believes in a negative future ; FAITH believes in a positive future. ( Interesting enough , both believe in something that hasn’t happened yet.)

Now I’m gonna ask you, if neither the positive or negative future has happened yet, why not choose to believe in a positive future ? Believe that great things are coming your way.. Have faith in the future and your ability to create it !!

ALL THINGS SPLENDID have been achieved by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior TO CIRCUMSTANCES ..

Be Positive.. n  All The Best of Luck !!     =)

Love The Ride & Let Your Light Shine

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine ..

You can learn to enjoy life as an adventure. That is always fresh and new if you let yourself be taken where the river wants to go. Knowing that you are special, you have your own original story to tell, for the course of the river is always changing, and everyone leads a very different life  =)

You might like to write, then start keeping a journal or blog .. Every night before you go to sleep write a sentence or two about your day or anything that occurs to you. After a few months, take a look back at those pages. You’ll be *surprised with the stories, even might decide you have a story worth sharing with others.

What ever talent you have, whatever you like to do, that truly defines you, don’t hesitate to do it! Write or speak or dance or sing — communicate in whatever medium u choose, and often as you like, and share your unique light !   =)

Source: How To Save Your Own Life by Michael Gates Gill

What Do You Want To Be (A Shark or a Goldfish)

Dear Everbody ,

What do you want to be ??

Shark or Goldfish

Everyday, you have a choice of whether you are going to be a shark or a goldfish. You have a choice of whether you are going to wait to be fed of whether you are going to find food.

Each day, you make this choice with your thoughts, beliefs n action. The choice is yours. What do you want to be? A SHARK or a GOLDFISH?

Now more than ever, fear n uncertainty are becoming staples of daily life. During changing times, it’s easy to worry, give up, n let fear paralyze you. However, u have more control than you think you do, and how you handle adversity is your choice- the only choice that matters.

Many successful people n businesses have grown to prominence during even the worst recessions and downturns. These successful people n organizations all shared similar characteristics n took similar actions to thrive while others merely tried to survive.

You can do the same  =)

It’s almost as if the wave of  change gives us the opportunity to start over. Adversity is not the end, but the beginning of something better. If you think your best days are behind you , they ARE ; If you think your best days are ahead of you, they ARE.

Sources : The book of  The Shark & The Goldfish by Jon Gordon

How Do You Define Yourself

A friend of mine asked me the other day ” How do you define yourself ? “.

When asked, who do you say that you are ?

Who Are You?

It’s so easy to get our identity tangled up in our careers, work, roles or job titles. We seem to believe that we are what we do. We define ourselves solely in terms of the role or roles we play in life. What happens to your identity when that job or role ends or changes so dramatically you no longer identify with it?

” We are not our jobs, our roles, our positions in society, our bank balances, or any of a thousand other possible partial descriptors. We are human beings not human doings and we need to be constantly reminded to see ourselves and others in much larger, more generous terms.”

So, take some times to ask yourself : “ Who am I ? ” See if you can define yourself in terms of something besides your job description or a certain group whose beliefs and members you identify with.

Take a peek inside the box called “you” and see what unspoken treasures are waiting to be exposed when you dare to give up the “job description” version of yourself . Go ahead, the world is waiting for your gift.

“Up to a point, a man’s life is shaped by his environment, heredity, and movements and changes in the world about him; then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes to be . . . everyone has it within his power to say, this I am today – that I shall be tomorrow.”

~~Louis L’Amour