Creating a Highly Motivated Life by Kenneth Kwan

How do we create a motivate life for success?

Here are more amazing secrets from the book “88 Essential Secrets for Achieving Greater Success At Work”, Edited by Shirley Taylor.

“Creating a Highly Motivated Life: How to constantly motivate yourself and find success in all that you do” by Kenneth Kwan

Secret 5: It’s what you say to yourself that counts

Use empowering words and have positive emotions. Choose your words carefully and safeguard what you hear in life.

Secret 6: Motivation starts from within

Accordingly to motivation theory, assuming that there are two people, one cannot motivate the other. Each can only motivate him or herself.

First place of motivation is to create desire. Without desire, nothing can happen. The more compelling the desire, the more ways you will find to make it happen!

Motivation is something you need to constantly work on. Motivation is like eating, you need to do it daily!

Secret 7: Success comes from doing the right things

Being motivated is one thing. Most people often neglect an important point, which is how to stay motivated.

One of the easiest way is to find out what your strengths are and stay in that zone.

By continually working on your strengths and compensating your weakness, you tend to stay motivated in what you do. It is good to constantly work on your strength, not on your weakness.

Secret 8: To stay motivated, you must take charge and stay in control

  1. Identify your motivational points: What keep you excited and can propel you forward. Is it money, a sense of purpose, happiness, your faith or relationship? Finding this is important and is the first thing you need to establish.
  2. Master your habits: Always watch your habits as it affect your self-belief about yourself.
  3. Raise your standards: Human beings are constantly seeking to improve and work on new things. If you stagnant in doing a same task for many years, you will soon be tired. Major results only occur when you choose to live life with a greater sense of purpose and excellence.
  4. Mix with highly motivated people: Empowering people empower other people.
  5. Perpetual self-learning: Surround yourself with good books, videos and movies.
  6. Beware of your physiology: The way you move, walk or talk will affect your physiology.

Thank you Kenneth for the points to stay motivated.

I hope the above secrets can help you focus on staying motivated and achieving a life of success!

Stay tuned for other posts on topics in this book “88 Essential Secrets”!

Becoming a Runaway Success by Thaddeus Lawrence

How can we motivate ourselves to be successful in life!

Below is a summary of the points from a chapter from the book advising us how we can become runaway success in our lives!

From the book “88 Essential Secrets for Achieving Greater Success At Work”, Edited by Shirley Taylor.

“Becoming a Runaway Success: How to be your own source of motivation in your race of life” by Thaddeus Lawrence

Secret 1: Life is an ultra endurance race

Life is not a short sprint but a multi-day event.

Ask yourself if you can get up tomorrow and go at the same pace. If the answer is no, then you need to slow down.

Secret 2: It’s not how fast but how far you go

Life is an ultra endurance race. Success is not about going fast, but going far and finishing strong.

Secret 3: It’s not just about practising, it’s about the practice

Life is a series of ups and downs, but for the most part you find yourself on the long stretch of regular activity with no apparent progress. So keep going until you practise for the sake of practice.

Secret 4: When the tough get going, the going gets touch

Do not confuse happiness with easiness. It is not the same. What you admire about someone is not his success per se, but his journey.

Life is an ultra endurance race and there are no secrets to you being a runaway success. But it is not enough that you know it. It is not enough to know how to do it. It is important that you do it. Consciously take inspired action.

Thanks to Thaddeus for the great sharing : )

For those who can’t get enough, I’ll be sharing another summary of more amazing secrets in a coming post. So stay tuned!

Artist, Inventor, Musician and More – the True Renaissance Man!

Want to know more about Da Vinci?!

You wouldn’t want to miss out on the exhibition on Da Vinci.

This exhibition is on until 2nd January 2022 only at the Science Centre Singapore!

Don’t miss the last chance this week to find out more about this true Renaissance Man!

Da Vinci Exhibition at the Science Centre Singapore. Location about 10 minutes walk from the Jurong East MRT station.

Nature is Simply Amazing

On a hot and humid day, I captured this astonishing amazing image!

Incredibly beautiful! It looks just like an ink painting.

But, can you see what it really is?

Shadows of a plant just outside the corridor of my home.

With the afternoon sun shining on the plant, it cast a shadow on the floor of the corridor.

Simply awesome isn’t it : )

Cherish the Present

At the end of a year or start of a new year, it is also the period when we take the chance to tidy our homes.

Especially for those who celebrate Chinese New Year (CNY), the month before the festival is the right time to do spring cleaning.

除旧布新 meaning to get rid of the old to bring in the new!

At this point in time, it is handy to learn some tips on spring cleaning.

Recently, when meeting up with a friend, we were talking about her, and later in the evening, while browsing the library e-catalogue, I chance upon this comic book (known as manga in Japanese).

life-changing manga of tidying up by marie kondo

From the expert – Marie Kondo, or aka KonMari, who advises that we should focus on what to keep and not what to discard when we tidy. We should only keep items that spark joy in our lives.

I especially like the following paragraphs which emphasize that we should live in the moment and cherish who we are now – the present is of the utmost importance!

Who you are now is more important than memories of your past.