Becoming a Runaway Success by Thaddeus Lawrence

How can we motivate ourselves to be successful in life! The 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 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.

Christmas Light Display in Singapore

In the West … this year is so special, with lights up in my neighbourhood : )

Jurong Central
Jurong Central, Blk 492
Jurong Canal

Jurong Canal

My friend commented that it looks like Hokkaido Otaru Canal.

I haven’t been to Hokkaido Otaru Canal, so I decided to google and see how similar they are. The canal was used by small ships to transport goods to the warehouses but is now disused. Instead of being in the ruins, it is now a famous sightseeing spots in Hokkaido.

Wow! I didn’t know that my backyard can be so beautiful. Once decorated, you can see the transformation!

There is a Chinese saying ‘佛要金装, 人要衣装’ meaning all things need decoration. This is so true!

JEM
JEM

In central …

Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore
Vivocity
Vivocity