Limitless

For once, and only once in my life thus far, have I felt truly limitless. Invincible. Powerful. It was a feeling so strong that I thought I could almost feel the strands of time flowing through me. For such clarity embraced my simple mind, that I was truly in control of my entire reality.

For once, I understood the meaning of being present and controlling the mind.

So what did it feel like?

There was not a single shred of cloud in my mind. I felt everything. Heard everything. Saw everything. I felt the wind blow gently across my face, the same wind that blew gently against my clothing and felt the slight ripple across my skin.

I was aware of my breathing, my heartbeat, my footsteps, my fidgeting. I was in control of everything I did. How and exactly what I did. It is different from my current existence. Things moved on auto. And I feel when I did. But in Limitless, you knew exactly what you wanted to do and you feel every muscle at the micro-instant you’re doing it.

The mind was clear. I could see how people breathed, walked, sighed… Everything. I could tell how their day went, each and everyone of them. Yet, I was in so much control, I could be happy, sad, angry, joyful, elated or ecstatic if I had so willed. An illusion? I doubt so.

So how did that happen?

I could only figure it out as such:

1) Meditate. Box breathing deeply and clear your mind for 10minutes every day.

2) Clear yourself of self-doubt through the thumb-pain principle

3) Listen to your soul, forgive your sins, and work with your inner demons to be a better you

4) Understand that the past has gone, you live in the present, only for the future

5) A sense of purpose

6) Control your mind, know your purpose for everything you do, control every single moment. Focus.

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The Beginning: Revisited

In the wee morning hours of June 2nd, 2014, I write this post as another Awakening project begins.

Dear Muhammad Ashri, please read the following books and others:

1) The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho

You may find the book here: http://www.e-reading.ws/bookreader.php/146361/The_Pilgrimage.pdf

2) Think & Grow Rich by Napolean Hill

You may find the audiobook here: 

3) How to Win Friends & Influence People

You may find the audiobook here:

4) Way of the Seal by Mark Divine

 

5) 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

 

 

6) How Not to Say the Wrong Things (article) by Susan Silk & Barry Goldman

You may find the article here: http://articles.latimes.com/2013/apr/07/opinion/la-oe-0407-silk-ring-theory-20130407

 

 

What are the lessons to learn so far?

  • Know your Purpose in Life
  • Know your Purpose for tomorrow and all its tasks
  • Know your timeline in the LONG RUN and the SHORT RUN
  • The voices in your head – listen to them.
  • Clear your mind every night
  • Every thought leads to your entire world. Guide it. You are what you think about.
  • Every second is an opportunity cost. Which choice will you make?
  • Remember: Everyone wants to be appreciated in their own way
  • Smile always.
  • Stretch 30seconds for 3 reps per stretch every night
  • Exercise 3x a week
  • Find the fun in everything
  • Every relationship is about trust, reliabiility and appreciation FOR them.
  • Rich people already can afford their free lunch. Poor people can’t. Sincere people give their lunches more.
  • The daily prayer is Habit. To Him we Pray, and to Him, we ask for Help (and Guidance).

Bad mindset!

Hey! It’s me again!

I’m stuck in this cycle again of dreaming and failing and procrastination again. Oh well..

I know why it happens.. Because my foundation is weak. And also because its not my true motivation. Hence, there’s a lack of desire!

~ Oh dear.. Aereids, the play of desire, is without the desire for success.. ~

And because I’ve fallen into the cycle again, it discourages me from trying and I stumble into this pitfall again.

My thinking is.. Successful people did whatever it took to be successful.

But for years, I’ve been interpreting it as “Do anything that can lead to success” and it causes me to try anything and everything, instead of focusing on a single task, get good at it. And since I’m like “all over the place”, my foundation skills are weak, leading to the crumbling failure of any task that I undertake.

Also, I realise I’m intimidated as a result of these mini successes. I’ll have a mini success in a certain field, and when I meet someone who is better, I get discouraged because I thought that because there were so many people better than me, I’m such a loser! My god, its such a sucky mindset!

Excuses, excuses, excuses. Just came here to rant about my poor conduct.

My ability to focus and think critically on one subject, and achieve my tasks has long gone. Need to get it back.

Slowly. *takes a deep breathe* Glad I got this out.

Post Exams Summary

Fitness

So, I’ve had a battle with exams lately.. And I finally did manage to finish that 2xu run of mine. Timing was 1 hour 24 mins.

Not bad considering that I walked from the 8th to the 9th km; maximum distance trained was 7.5km, and I only had 2 hours of sleep the night before.

So now, my new battle, would be against that of my IPPT. I’ve got two weeks left. It may be impossible for my running, but its worth a try.

I’ll never forget this phrase,”You’re already in Pain, get some Reward from it” by E.T. the Hip Hop Rapper.

Forex

Oh, god, when it comes to this, I’ve left it out of my life for quite some time. Made a big loss, but, well, starting soon again. This time, I’ll be reading through babypips.com from start to finish.

Life

I’ve seen the top of Swissotel. I know the view. I know what I want. Found out the charter rate for one night is $10,000. Probably prices will rise up to $12,000 by then. Insyallah, I’ll make it.

Obstacles

The first obstacle that I face is Myself.

I’ll gladly admit it here:

1) Prioritisation

2) Procrastination

3) Excuses

4) Immaturity

5) Lack of Will, Determination

6) Reactive, not Proactive.

7) Self-doubt, Low Self-Esteem

8) Irresponsible sense of accountibility

9) Careless

Simply writing these down gave me a gut-wrenching feeling. Slowly I’ll overcome all this. And I’ll achieve my end-2013 goals of earning from forex consistently, starting 3 websites, earn $700/month on my own through IT, Trading, Surveys. That’s all I need to know.

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The Seeds of Success

Have you ever gone to a bookstore and passed by the Self-help section? Have you ever taken a good look at it?

There’s so much material on leading a successful life. There’s a ton of that there, and a million tons of it on the Internet. It all boils down to these categories:

  • Biography of the Rich
  • The causes of our failure
  • How to succeed, step by step
  • Mindset, Habits and Psychology of a Successful person

The biographies sure are inspirational and motivating. The causes of failure helps soothe our heartaches and find out what we’re doing wrong – literally being Chicken Soup for the Soul as the book of the same title perfectly puts it. The How-to’s teach us what needs to be done.

Now, the last point is the most crucial of them all. Our mindset. I was told by my dentist these fine words, the same ones he told his younger brother:

You want to be a superhero and save the planet. You want to be Professor X and move the world with your thoughts. But you can’t even will yourself out of bed on time. How do you expect to bend a spoon, let alone save the world, when you don’t even have the will to move yourself?

Having the wrong mindset leads to the wrong thoughts, habits, actions and results! Take the time to find out what are your bad habits, attitudes and thought-processes.

  • I have a huge procrastination problem, and have been seeking to overcome it for the longest time. Here’s the best resource I’ve found to help you overcome several problems, such as procrastination, self-esteem, anxiety, assertiveness, eating disorder, perfectionism, shyness,and worrying:

http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/consumers.cfm

(If your problem isn’t found here, then tell me about it. I’ll try find some for you)

  • Next, you have to have the right mindset. Taken from “Greatest Salesman in the World” by Og Mandino, this is the best affirmation I’ve ever come across. (The simplest affirmation is “I will do whatever it takes to lead my ideal life, period. YES!” for a period of 20 mins total everyday, confidently expressed with a great belief for at least 30 days)

http://www.kathypilcher.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/og-mandino-scrolls.pdf

The audiobook version for first 4 scrolls begins with:

  • In addition, watch THE SECRET. If you have already, watch it again. If you haven’t, watch it here:

*UPDATE 21 Jan 2013* all available The Secret’s youtube links posted have been taken down. Once in a while, it gets uploaded somewhere, so keep searching!

  • Work hard, work smart, and be disciplined. It takes 10,000 hours of practising anything to be good at it. Do it good, do it well, and most importantly, do it RIGHT. So many times, I have failed to achieve a simple task today simply because I grew complacent in my youth and became unskilled when others kept at it and became much better than I am. A simple homework for the day turns into a 3-day task for me simply because I lack the discipline, focus, time management, critical thinking, and priority-identification skills required. In the wise words of Will Smith:

The separation of talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel, who have dreams, who want to do things. Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.

  • Understand this:

Success is not defined by one great moment. It is the setting of goals and objectives for the day and the achievement of completing them well. And eventually, success comes along when you have made everyday a success, until you have realised that you have achieved your vision.

Make Everyday a Success.

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