I am now in my mid-30′s. If there is one lesson that I learned over the past three decades of my life, and one that I always keep in mind, it is to think a million times first before making a decision. We have several choices in every situation we find ourselves in. Each choice has a corresponding consequence. We don’t want to rush into making a choice, a decision, and then find ourselves regretting it because we didn’t think of the consequences that came with it. Right?
Back in my 20′s, I’ve made so many decisions that I regretted after just a couple of days and weeks. Some of those bad decisions still haunt me in my sleep. I couldn’t let go easily so in a way, it is also a reminder to me not to rush into anything. Think a million times first! It will help in making a rational decision. And, at least, whatever the consequence is, you wouldn’t feel like hitting your head on the wall because you thought about it first. Do you get my drift? The chances of making a bad decision lessens as you think about it more.
When a friend had to buy an xmove led, I reminded him to think about it first. Don’t rush into making a decision to purchase right away. Think about the budget, where to put it, and all that. And he did think about it first. It took him three days before he finally made a decision to purchase. He also consulted his wife about it.
Think a million times first especially on those very important, life-changing decisions you need to make so there will be less regrets and head-shaking after.
Alodia Gosiengfiao is a well-known cosplayer here in the country. I came upon an article about her online and saw her workstation at home. WOW! I would love the same workstation for me!
I can already see myself in front of that massive desk with all the laptops open and my brain spinning like crazy over the things I am writing about.
Do you think you can work in a station like that? I can and I want to!
I remember being curious when I was a kid. I would tinker with stuff around me, even stuff that I shouldn’t be tinkering with. I remember grabbing books and magazines displayed at my grandma’s house. I would read for hours and would search for some things I read about.
I would like to believe that my curiosity made me a more knowledgeable person. It gave me a thirst to learn more! It made me want to discover new things. Curiosity is good, if you ask me.
So when I learned that a cousin’s son is interested in the best king 2102 2b legend series trombone at guitar center because he plans to join the marching band in his school, I told her that we should have seen it coming. Her son has long been curious about all musical instruments! He finally focused on the trombone after grade school, when he saw a movie where one of the lead guys played one. He immediately logged online after watching the movie. He watched a number of Youtube videos showing how to play the trombone before he asked his parents to get him one.
Curiosity is good especially in kids. It will help their minds grow.
No, I didn’t get hospitalized. But a friend’s mom is currently in a hospital attached to tubes and a ventilator to keep her alive. And it is reminding me of how hard it is to have a love one get sick and be hospitalized. First of all, the worries whether your love one will get well or worsen. You are stressed out, worrying what the doctor will tell you the next time he/she drops by the hospital room. You are also stressed out about the increasing hospital bill!
When my mom got diagnosed with a rare kidney disease, our journey in and out of the hospital began. Regular medical check-ups with three specialists, laboratory tests at least once a quarter, numerous trips to the pharmacy to get her supply of medicines, and, of course, the several times a year of confinement. You can just imagine how much we spent every month for three years to make my mom as comfortable as possible. Can you also imagine what would’ve happened to my mom if we didn’t have enough money to pay for all her medical expenses? She probably died sooner.
And, you know what? That is the usual scenario with most Filipinos who don’t have health cards, health insurance plans, or deep pockets. Sick love ones suffer in their homes because the cost of hospitalization is high. An admission into a private hospital will cost you 10,000 pesos (roughly US$235). If you are only earning so much and is living from paycheck to paycheck, where will you get that amount?
I really hope that the day will come when the government will find a way to make hospitalization affordable for all Filipinos, especially for the poor.
I always believe that you will be rewarded if you give your best in whatever you do. It doesn’t matter if someone sees you while you are doing your work, or nobody sees you do it. As long as you are doing your best, eventually, someone will notice it and you will be rewarded for it! The reward can be monetary, or it can be a lifetime of praises from those who matter with the image you have built through your work.
I also believe that in order to give your best, you should continually hone your skills through trainings, seminars, and further education. Knowledge of a certain skill can become obsolete when new technology or theories are taught. You should be at par with the newly graduates by knowing what is new in your field. It’s the same with every industry.
A good friend of mine bought new lace pickups for guitar lessons he will be attending this coming weekend. He is a great guitar player already but he wants to learn new techniques so he enrolled himself in a refresher course taken mostly by newbies. His idea is there is always something new to learn when he is in a group of either new or old music artists like himself.
And it’s true! Learning is a cycle and we can pick up new ideas when we have the discipline and the drive to enhance our skills further.
This is a challenge I am giving myself. From now on, I will decipher what each person in my life is meant to teach me. Persons other than those blood-related to me, that is. I believe I will learn a lot more about myself with this challenge.
Challenge yourself, too!
Happy weekend to all!
This is what I know for sure. Every employee in a company, apart from the owner, is dispensable. No matter what they say that a person is essential to the success of the company, in a matter of days you can be replaced by someone better and brighter and more essential to the future of the company you are working for. I’ve seen it happen time and again to older co-workers who at one time had been the backbone of the company but when the bosses saw someone better and a less expensive worker, the “backbone” was replaced.
That is why I keep telling the people close to me, family, friends and old colleagues, to make sure they have a savings account to tap on when they find themselves in between jobs. Better yet, they should create a durable fallback career for when the one they have is no longer giving them the income that will sustain their family. An alternate career that can also sustain them in the long run, and one where they can be happy and fulfilled.
This person who I used to work with is using his God-given talent as a fallback should his career in the real estate industry will no longer sustain him and his family. He bought this contrabrass flute at wwbw, learned more complicated tunes, and recorded a couple of it to be used in weddings as background music. It was done for fun in the beginning but he later realized that it can be an alternate career for him. Who would have thought that his idea will become a success? He is now supplying background music CDs not only to weddings but also to other parties and events.
Create a durable fallback career which can sustain you and your love ones, and one which can give you the fulfillment and satisfaction you need.