The Iceberg Illusion of Success

I found this picture on the internet and I really loved it and as usual, I would like to use it as a launching pad for today’s article.

I still remember my self when I was young, between the ages of 14 to 23, I used to envy people of my age or slightly older who seemed to have achieved the success that I want for myself.

If I saw another guy with a fancy car, I would immediately justify that by telling myself that he must have rich parents.

If I see a smart guy from a good university, I would say to myself that his parents could afford to educate him in such a prestigious university and then I would say to myself: only if I had the means, then I would have been more successful.

If I saw a guy with a hot looking girl, I would say to myself: “He must have money because that’s why the girl is hanging out with him. I don’t have a car or the money to take her out and give her a nice time”.

Back then, I could not afford to buy all the material possessions that I wanted. I remember when my peers used to have a Game Boy or a Sega Mega drive. They used to come to school and play with those game consoles and it made me feel sad and unhappy because I don’t have one myself. Often times, I would think about my parents with a bit of childish resentment. I had the sense of entitlement because I was immature.

Back then, I could not afford to take vacations or travel wherever I wanted. I was living in a continuous state of perceived lack, holding my happiness hostage to external situations. For a big part of my childhood and adulthood, It felt that my self worth really depends on how others perceive me, how much I have, what car I have, what cloth I wear, what kind of a girl friend I had. Continue reading

Why wear a short shorts if you want to keep pulling it down?

Have you ever noticed young girls or even adult women wearing short shorts but yet they feel so self-conscious and shy about it that they keep pulling it down to cover their behinds? Isn’t that ironic?

Why wear it in the first place if it makes you feel uncomfortable or if you don’t like the attention you are getting?

Is it not attention towards your assets the biggest reason as to why you chose to buy and wear that outfit?

“Oh no you! That’s not the reason” you say, “The reason is that it is hot outside and that is very comfy”. Is it really so? I wonder why men don’t feel as hot as you are and are contempt with wearing regular shorts 😉

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Between two…

Between two you spend your life: day and night, tiredness and rest

Between two you oscillate in your life: between bodily lust and the lust of the soul

Two are enemies of health: deep sadness and mad love

Two are enemies of peace: greediness and envy

Two are the enemies of society: the traitor and the lazy

— Source: Incognito

When Aliens invade earth: My first painting

This is my first painting ever. I did it during a painting night event at thepaintbar.com in Boston, August 2016. I don’t claim that my painting is better than this one!

The two UFOs are my original touch. Can you imagine what would happen when aliens invade the earth during our lifetimes? 😉

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Good bye 2016, Hello 2017

Hello Readers,

If I had to summarize the year of 2016, I would say it was full of reflections and lessons hard learned. I had to cut loose a lot of things that bother me, get rid of friends that no longer suit me and take hard decision about my career and personal happiness.
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7 simple methods to achieve success in life

Source: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/03/started-bottom-now-im/
Tips for success
  1. Study hard when you’re young
  2. Work hard when you’re older
  3. Never shy away from making connections
  4. Leverage your network for opportunities
  5. Life 10% below your means -> save 10% of your income
  6. Don’t foster any addictions (alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, gambling)
  7. Don’t fall for scams

Those really are “proven steps”!

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