Individuality isn't confined just to how responsibility should start on the personal level. Growing or developing others is also on an individual basis - precisely because we are individuals. Social change should take this very seriously, as not doing so would cause more harm than good.
Your individuality is the key to your purpose, and it is uniquely you - while you cannot be like anyone else, nobody can be like you either. Don't strive to be like anyone else (except for Christ), but be an unbeatable you!
| ɪˈfɪʃ(ə)nt | I am not an efficient worker, I will admit it. That alone takes away half - or even more - of my productivity, and it's frustrating: Effectivity alone is not the key. It has to be tempered with and strengthened by efficiency. I first learned this concept in my first management class, and ever… Continue reading [Weekly Word] Doing it well
Your dreams may be one way God - or your Higher Being - is speaking to you, and thus one way you can realize and live out your higher purpose or your Reason. Take time to look at them, and more importantly, follow them.
We can have all the dreams and visions we have in this world and in this life, but if we cannot produce tangible results or outcome, then we are not successful. This week's Word is "effective".
Living a conscious life of purpose involves high principles or standards, and adhering to them. However, we run the risk of alienating others - and even ourselves! - by too strict an adherence or enforcement of said standards. We have to remember to be kind and understanding in accommodating others - and even towards ourselves!
Stress, if not taken well, can be our undoing. It is what weakens the immune system and therefore makes us more susceptible to disease and illness. Fortunately, it can be managed very easily. Here are six ways how.
The human body has - and even is - its own natural healing system, something that Western medicine takes for granted. This is ultimately rooted in amino acids, of which we need 20 different kinds to stay healthy. Amino acids are best found in food. Stay healthy therefore by eating a balanced diet and eating rightly!
Not only can reading contribute to social responsibility and development, it's actually also physiologically good for you! This is especially when critical reading is applied - and it goes hand-in-hand with critical thinking!
It's always important to keep ourselves in check in whatever we do, vis-à-vis our purposes, and the check of checks comes in a grand package including a vibrant relationship with your God. This week's Word is "spirituality".
The key to understanding everything, especially about yourself, is all about asking WHY. It leads to a deeper appreciation of your thoughts, words, and actions - and thus empowers you to live a better life well anchored on something eternal. Our entire beings are put into perspective: our underlying reason and purpose.
This week, we cover a word that conveys the spirit that this blog aims to instill in the hearts and minds of its readers and writers - that things should be unified and whole. This week's Word is "integrity".
A key part of responsible planning - for anything from business to travel - involves contingency planning, or anticipating possible problems or deviations and formulating solutions addressing them. Since we are never fully in control of things - only God being so - it is reasonable and responsible to assume that things can and will not proceed according to plan - and that thus we as responsible persons must be prepared for that.
This week, we cover a concept that is both ubiquitous and very deep-reaching, especially in Chinese society, where it began. Without at least gaining a proper understanding of what it's about, it will be difficult and awkward if not impossible to navigate through East Asian society. This week's Word is "face", translated into classical Chinese as 面 (miàn).
Would you choose to race, or to accept a call? And would the race be worth it, or not? I do know the call is worth it. I invite you to reflect on answering your vocation as opposed to being engaged in careerism.
Sadly taken for granted today, it is always helpful to be reminded to practice this starting with yourself. We advocate this for the world, but we should begin living it out ourselves. This week's Word is "peace".
Last week, we talked about enlightenment. This week, we talk about the substance of enlightenment, one that is unique to each and every one of us - and thus what we are obliged to share with others. This week's Word is "wisdom".
The Purpose Driven Life is a master in showing us the eternal truths God has laid out for us. Through a 40-day spiritual journey, it teaches us five Purposes that we are to always keep in mind while holding on to our God-given individuality. I invite you to embark on the same journey!
Haste: A Haiku.
Orderliness and being organized is important as opposed to chaos and disorder. God Himself is a God of order, and from a practical viewpoint, it makes things simpler and smoother for us and others.
We've all been late for something at least once. Tardiness is actually not living out consciousness and responsibility because it wastes time and ruins schedules - of both the other parties and the tardy party. Here are four suggestions to be more punctual.
Know how to tie your shoelaces! Shoelaces are so ubiquitous that it has practically become a life skill to learn how to use them properly. They're a time-tested and time-honored way of lacing up shoes of all kinds, especially your office or dress shoes, boots, and athletic shoes.
It is dangerous to focus on perfection or to be perfectionist - dangerous to our health, to our growth, and even to our faith. Perfectionism is different from excellence, the latter of which is what we should strive for - and the key to that is moderation.
I invite you to contemplate on choosing the better option over the good option in everything you do. Knowing that one can live better should be reason enough to reflect on this. Furthermore, God left no stone unturned in sending His only Son to die for our sins so that we may be saved; in return, we, too, owe it to Him to consider Better Over Good.
Practicing good manners show you respect others and their human dignity. After all, the cornerstone of living well is living a life of service, a life for others and not just for yourself. Good manners is one good place to start, especially if you're young. Here are 10 manners to serve as your daily mental vitamin!
A follow-up to the previous post, this one teaches you how to create your daily schedule graphic, or schedule wheel, in 8 easy steps.
To weep is to show true compassion, to sympathize with the plight of the less fortunate, to devote ourselves not just financially but also emotionally and whole-heartedly. To act on this is to show true mercy. This is the central message behind the theme of the 2015 State and Pastoral Visit to the Philippines of His Holiness Pope Francis, "Mercy and Compassion", and perhaps his entire papacy itself.
Having a regular schedule daily and weekly, even if you're not a student anymore, contributes significantly to productivity, efficiency, and effectivity. It enables you to practice good time management and get more things done without losing your head. Try making one visually and set it somewhere you can see easily!
It's so easy - and perhaps even fun - to do your part in household chores, whether or not you or your family have housekeepers. It shows you are responsible, independent, and that you care for your environment and for others. Here are a few such things you can do that fit into your daily routine.
Your space at home and your bag's (or suitcase's) space could be lacking in size, but that doesn't mean it's useless. Knowing how to Make The Most of that space can actually get you very far with even a small apartment or a carry-on-sized bag. We seek to OPTIMIZE rather than MAXIMIZE.
So many things can keep us down in the dumps - even and ESPECIALLY those that we stand or believe we're purposed for. You can choose to stay sad or angry, or you can choose to be happy. What do you choose?