through the eyes of an enigma… el maèstro

In this day and age more than any period of time prior, us humans find ourselves striving to find our own happiness, attempting to reach that ideal lifestyle that is a perfect balance between health, wealth, and love. In order to reach that ideal balance, we drive ourselves to obtain, accumulate, and conquer every obstacle that comes our way, but it seems that with every threshold we cross, every door we enter a new emptiness lurks, so we constantly ask ourselves, where do we find that abundant life that evades us? Why do we not feel fulfilled despite all our accomplishments.

Is it that we’re seeking the wrong things when it comes to our fulfillment? Love, money, friendship, does it all mean anything? Or is it that the only thing that truly matters is our happiness?

Picture yourself truly happy…what do you think you must do to achieve that state of contentment?

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Got ‘tude?

This one doesn’t need any explanation right? It’s pretty simple that if one doesn’t have the never say die attitude then there is no way you can hope to achieve anything in this extremely competitive world.

Regardless of your skill level, your attitude will help to ensure or prevent your success. Keep it positive!

What’s your stance?

 

I saw this…and loved it. I think that this kind of insider trading should be something that we all practice.

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These days we are constantly bombarded with messages that require our response. If we follow this constant influx of messages, we end up living our lives driven by the needs of others.

Over the last few months I have made a conscious decision to prioritize my priorities in a better manner. My life shouldn’t be dictated by someone else and their need to feel important.

Regardless of the negativity and the filth being spewed by these mindless individuals I can keep my head up knowing that my dignity is intact.

The compulsion to respond, to stoop to that proverbial lower level isn’t there anymore. My life is about focusing on myself, my goals, my objectives, my business etc.

When one is bored, that’s when you get yourself into trouble, this is why I do my best to keep myself busy. At 25 I refuse to deal with the problems I had at 17. If I had the same problems that would mean that I haven’t matured a bit.

As usual I drifted off topic a bit, but that’s what writing does to me. The point I’m attempting to make should be clear though; If the messages you receive will not benefit you in any way, then YOU DON’T NEED TO RESPOND!

Get Some Ambition

A few days ago I wrote of ‘The Passion of the Designer’ on EMD FX and this morning while lookng at the post it hit me that I neglected to mention one thing which goes hand in hand with passion.

Ambition. Ever heard of it? Know what it is?

  1. A strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.
  2. Desire and determination to achieve success.

Good. Now that we’ve gotten the technical aspect out of the way, let’s go personal because this is not a business blog. That’s what EMD FX is for (very shameless plug).

From what little research I have done and analysis of the friends and acquaintances I’ve had, I realized that without a doubt, the ones who achieve and serious success are the ones with drive, the ones who constantly push themselves. In short, the ones with ambition.

The reason I’m talking about this on my personal blog is because I am strongly of the belief that ambition helps not only in business but in your personal life as well.

Ambition has nothing to do with where you are now, it is where you want to go. Look at the person who has goals, how he moves towards achieving those goals, regardless of what obstacles are placed in front of him. They do not allow ANYTHING to stand between them and the achievement of previously mentioned goals.

That person is the kind of person you should align yourself with if you hope to achieve any kind of success.

Steer clear of the man or woman who simply drifts from day to day, week to week with the only thought of the future being what they’ll have for dinner…These persons  and their friendship will only keep you at the level you were when you met them.

Whilst you can push yourself, it makes such a great difference when those  around you are also pushing you towards success also.

That said, get some ambition! Then go out and find acquaintances and friends with the same.

So recently I made a decision that hey, my self improvement ideas shouldn’t just stop at myself. It should also reflect in the company that I keep and so I made the conscious decision to weed out the bad seed from amongst my already small group of close “friends”.

Today I came across this post and it made my day. I just had to share it and hope that it will do the same to you too.

Work hard to be a good friend to others, and you will usually be rewarded in kind. If that doesn’t work, find a new group of people, because you shouldn’t be wasting your effort on deadwood.

So, that said, I believe I have weeded out the deadwood and I have moved on to bigger things, better things. My professional goals align better with my personal goals and I must say “It feels good!”