Sunday, August 28, 2011

Slave of success!

I've been reading Jaeson Ma a lot lately! SO here’s one of his writings 
that I just adore. Enjoy! ^_^

More often than not, we not only desire to do meaningful things, but we often make the results of our work the criteria of our self-esteem. And then we have not only successes, we become our successes. When we start being too impressed by the results of our work, we begin to let others keep the scorecard in measuring our worth. We let then our successes define our self-worth. The more we allow our accomplishments – the results of our actions – define us, we lose. We lose because we are never sure if we will be able to live up to the expectations which we created by our last successes. In many people’s lives, there is a nearly diabolic chain in which their anxieties grow according to their successes. This dark power has driven many of the greatest artists into self-destruction. When we have sold our identity to the judges of this world, we are bound to become restless, because of a growing need for affirmation and praise. 

When our actions 
have become more 
an expression of fear than of inner freedom, 
we easily become 
the prisoner 
of our self-created 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

"One step at a time" by Jaeson Ma

I have dreams that I want to achieve, more so, I have things within me that I know must be actualized. All of us have dreams, but dreams can’t become a reality unless we actually do something with what we have. We may have a lot or a little, it doesn’t matter how much, what matters is what we do with what has been given. We are each responsible for doing the best with what God has given to each of us, this is called stewardship. It is recognizing that life is a gift, everything that we are given is a treasure, and we are to be careful to not waste, but to make haste with what has been given and do something useful with it. For me, this can be really difficult, because to focus on what I’m called to do requires me to say no to what I am not called to do. Good is the enemy of great. Useful is the enemy of fruitful. Busyness is the enemy of passion. Activity is the enemy of excellence. There is so much I need to do, but there is also one thing I should do. Walk with God and be myself. Not be everything for everybody else. So I can’t apologize if I can’t respond to every email, return every phone call, meet up for another coffee, because some things need to wait, until I can become my best, I can’t actually be  my best for you. You have to learn to love yourself before you can love others truly. We get sidetracked at times, but it is never too late to get back on track and do what is necessary by ridding ourselves of the unnecessary. Sooner or later, we will get there, but it is all one day at a time, one step at a time.

Be silent. Take a deep breath. Clear you mind. Know what is important. Deny the urgent. Focus on your purpose. Decide. Work with all your heart. Leave behind something worthwhile. Envision the end, but take it one step at a time.

Saturday, August 6, 2011



Have you ever envied somebody?! Have you ever met people who envy you till they lose their minds, not even having the clue what are you passing through?! Envy! Every person has experienced this feeling! If not in mature life, then certainly in childhood. But it happened or still happens! And it sucks! It’s haunting your mind and throwing you into a miserable life.

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
̶  Buddha

Envy (also called invidiousness) is best defined as an emotion that "occurs when a person lacks another's (perceived) superior quality, achievement, or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it." It’s not jealousy! Jealousy is the fear of losing something that one possesses to another person, while envy is the pain or frustration caused by another person having something that one does not have oneself. ||

Leaving the scientific approach, envy kills you! It kills the real you and converts the real you into a pathetic human being who seem not to have anything better than ruining somebody’s life. If not stopped from the start, it can become a sort of a mental disease. Those who envy all the time and don’t have anything better to do should let themselves have that tiny drop of courage and start doing what they have always dreamt to and where stopped because of fear. An interesting part will be treating those who will start envying the way they wanted to be treated before.

It’s not about how fast you start,
it’s about how strong you finish.
Great people are willing to take risks,
small people are not willing to
because they are afraid to fail.
  ̶  Jaeson Ma
Don’t envy! Live your life.
If you achieved success and happiness 
and some envy you,
still go on with working on 
your success and happiness.