For those who may not know, I have been on a personal research endeavour for the last two weeks. The specifics are not important; however I can wholeheartedly recommend this for anyone! Below I have included some important learning curves that everyone can benefit from. As Baz Luhrmann sings: “My advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience… however I will dispense it now.”
1) Put more focus on your internal ‘happyness’ which is something you can actually affect. Realise that external circumstances are unpredictable – for example weather and location are relative terms. There is always someone who will love a place and someone else who will despise the same place. It is your choice to go sing in the rain!
2) Whatever is your current task and focus, build it well, because well-built items last longer. There are windmills still in use in Iran that were built 500 years before any European counterparts!
3) Genuine friendship connections continue despite the absence of continual contact. Have you ever felt that you picked up years later with an old friend exactly where you left off? A simple phone call is all a friend needs to know you still there. Make that call to someone today.
4) With a lack of commitment to one’s task at hand comes a natural disinterest and lack of flexibility in serving one’s fellow humankind. Commit to what you do, no matter how big or small – have faith, confidence and belief that you will make a difference. As Anne Frank simply said: “Isn’t it wonderful that none of us need wait a moment before starting to change the world.”
5) Someone else’s imagination does not build yours so think and act for yourself – you are good enough and deserving of success!
6) ‘Impossible’ is not impossible if you continuously tell yourself that it is possible… Make use of the 70,000 thoughts you have every day – yes, it really is that many thoughts for the average person!
7) You may not be able to choose your family, but you are fortunate enough to choose those few who will be naturally inducted as a part of your family. So seek those friends who are gifts from God.
8) Confidence can be disrupted by a completely new experience. Be brave when you feel vulnerable – the reward will be the addition of new dimensions to your confidence.
9) Long-term sitting is not good for the spine. Proper sitting adds 140% loading to the spine as compared to 100% loading during neutral standing – poor posture increases this loading to the spine, resulting in various negative effects. Chiropractic care improves spinal strength, reducing the negative effects of this chronic spinal loading.
10) The truth is given 100% completely and entirely to human beings in the form of life. In theory therefore, we should be able to know 100% of the truth and express 100% of our true potential… But we are only human, so keep trying and keep practicing because Alexander Pope said: “To err is human, to forgive, divine”