Desiderata

When we were in high school, we are ask to memorize this poem. I could still remember every lines of it, trying to memorize under the mango tree at school. This become one of my favorite poem.. Simple yet describes all facet of life.

Desiderata
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.


By: Max Ehrmann
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Life Begins with Coffee


Life Begins with Coffee




Coffee is a drug, a warm delicious drug



I love coffee!



You're cute and all but I'm not sharing my coffee =P



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My wish is to become a smart phone

After dinner the teacher started checking homework done by the students. Her husband is strolling around with a smart phone playing his favourite game Candy Crush!

When she was reading some of the notes, the wife started to cry in silence.

Her husband noticed it and asked, ‘Why are you crying? What happened?’

Wife: Yesterday I gave homework to my 4th grade students to write something on topic about "My Wish".

Husband: Okay, but why are you crying?

Wife: Today when I checked the notes, I can't help myself by cry.

Husband curiously: What’s written in the note that makes you cry?

Wife: Somebody write 'My wish is to become a smart phone.'

"My parents love smart phones that they forget about me being around. When my father comes from office, he is tired but he has time for he's phone but not for me.
When my parents are doing some important work and the phone is ringing, they attended it right away but not me...even if I am crying out loud like a ringtone.

So, My wish is to become a smart phone."

After listening, the husband got emotional and said. "poor kid, who in your class is saying that?"

[Silence..]

Wife: Our son.


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22 Brilliant Advices from Jack Ma



On developing ideas

[1] If 90% of those present at a business meeting vote in favour of one or other suggestion, I’ll always throw it out. The reason for this is simple: If everyone present can see the opportunity here, then the chances are lots of different companies are already working on the same idea, and we won’t be able to lead the way in it.

On what not to do


[2] In 2001, I made a mistake. I told my employees who had founded the company with me that the limit of their career growth was the managerial level. I thought that I needed to have professionals on my side. Year later, and none of those professionals work for us, whereas those whom I doubted had the potential to go far are now my vice-presidents.

[3] The worst qualities an entrepreneur can have are: snobbishness, an inability to understand the situation properly, adopt a high tempo of work without having the ability to sustain it in the long-term, and not possessing the ability to see what’s going to happen next.

[4] One principle guides me: your attitude towards work and the decisions which you take are more important than your abilities.

On complaints


[5] Nothing terrible will happen if you occasionally allow yourself to complain.


[6] Falling into depression and constantly complaining about the state of your life is no less destructive than alcoholism. It’s the same dangerous situation: the more you do it, the worse it gets. Successful people don’t have these kind of problems.

Advice for youth


[7] What does real failure mean? It means when you give fighting for what you want.

[8] What does adaptability mean? You’ll understand when you experience failure and disappointment.

[9] What are you obliged to do? You’re obliged to work as hard as you can and be more ambitious than others.
 
[10] Only fools talk out of their mouths. Intelligent people speak to themselves only in their head; wise people only in their hearts.


 

On living life to the full


[11] Sooner or later, you’ll regret it if you spend all of your time at work.

[12] I’m always reminding myself that none of us were born in order to work, but instead to enjoy life. We’re here to help make other people’s lives better, and not spend all our time working.

On competition and competitors


[13] Competition is like a game of chess. If you lose once, you’ll always have another chance to win. And you don’t have to fight about it when you lose the current round.

[14] If your competitor is weaker than you, you should still seem him as an equal. This works the other way, of course: even if you’re opponent is stronger than you, don’t be afraid of him.

[15] A real entrepreneur has no enemies. When you understand this, no one can stop you.

​Advice to entrepreneurs


[16] Clients are number one. Employees are number two. Shareholders come after both of these categories in importance.
 
[17] Instead of looking for quick solutions and ready-made schemes, concentrate on establishing stability and promising long-term plans.
 
[18] Today might be tough, tomorrow might be worse. But the day after will be wonderful.

On setting up your own business


[19] When you start your own business, this means you’re giving up a stable income, as well as annual bonuses.

[20] On the other hand, your income will be unrestricted, you’ll make use of your time much more effectively, and you won’t have to ask anyone else for permission to do something.

[21] When searching for a partner, you should always look for someone who adds to your abilities and knowledge. You don’t need someone who’s already been successful at anything in particular.

[22] Do your best to make sure your employees come to work every day with smiles on their faces.


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Steve Jobs Last Words


Have came across to this article, it say’s “Steve Jobs'” but can’t verify if it’s really him saying this. Nevertheless, the article is worth noting for..


 Steve Jobs’ Last Words:

I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world.

In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success.

However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.

At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.

In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of god of death drawing closer…
Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth…

Should be something that is more important:

Perhaps relationships, perhaps art, perhaps a dream from younger days …

Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me.

God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth.

The wealth I have won in my life I cannot bring with me.

What I can bring is only the memories precipitated by love.

That’s the true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on.

Love can travel a thousand miles. Life has no limit. Go where you want to go. Reach the height you want to reach. It is all in your heart and in your hands.

What is the most expensive bed in the world? – “Sick bed” …

You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you.

Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – “Life”.

When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – “Book of Healthy Life”.

Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.

Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends…

Treat yourself well. Cherish others.
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6 Excellent Tips by Warren Buffett

 
Known as the "Oracle of Omaha," Warren Buffett is an investment guru and one of the richest and most respected businessmen in the world.



On Earning:
Never depend on single income. Make investment to create a second source.


On Spending:

If you buy things you don't need, soon you will to have to sell things you need.


On Savings:
Do not save after what is left after spending, but spent what is left after saving.


On Taking Risk:
Never test the depth of the river with both feet.

 
On Investment:
Do not put all eggs in one basket


On Expectations:
Honestly is very expensive gift. Do not expect it from cheap person



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