For sure, achieving success is glamorous but remember that its road is neither shiny nor paved in a hurry.
The want to succeed is often expressed and held in the heart of many, but the need to succeed is expressed by few.
We are all free to want, but our zeal to succeed must be fueled by our driving need. Remember that a need is something that is vital for your survival (such as food and shelter), whereas your want is simply something that you would like to have.
Success takes the whole nine yards and more. Always ask yourself, why do I need to succeed in this? Is it vital to my well-being?
Will failure in this pursuit be detrimental to you or is your wish to do this just one of the notches to add to your list of achievements?
Holding on to that hungry need serves to drive you, that even when you fall down today, you’ll get up tomorrow and keep going.
No one gets a mouthful of food by picking between another person’s teeth.
As I sat in a reflective mode of the things that I need to do, this old adage that my dad used to say sprouted in my mind and it was just as if I heard him repeat ‘no one gets a mouthful of food by picking between another person’s teeth.’
We sit and plan for things that we would do in future and sometimes from afar, we look at those who are doing things that we hope to do and the time just keeps ticking by.
We can learn from others, but when we don’t put our learnings and experience to use, it becomes a futile effort.
Someone could take crumbs from their table and give to another, but it would still remain crumbs that are given when the other person is inclined to do so.
I recognize that a lot of bloggers – except few – bother to follow a link to read reblogs and now and again, I stumble on posts that I find myself nodding along in agreement as I read them and wish to share.
I offer these few. I found sense, laughter, reflection and inspiration. Do take a peek. I am disabling the comment button to encourage you to visit the blog sites.
It’s commonly said that when you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Living a successful life that you want requires conscientious steps to building the life that you want and like every builder worth his salt, you need your master blueprint to serve as your compass in your journey through living that successful life that you seek.
Your blueprint will make you more productive, progressive, inspired and fulfilled.
How to create your blueprint and what it does for you. Connect with me on my Vlog let’s talk.
To be an artist is to believe in life – Henry Moore
The just concluded World Art Exhibition in Dubai was sublime. My eyes fed on the creativity of talented artists from different parts of the world with such greed and pleasure that I went away sated and feeling fuller than one who had gorged on a 5-course meal continental buffet.
The huge display of artwork that ranged from the simple to magnificent pieces evoked all possible emotions that you can think of except anger. I tittered in laughter, I sighed, I gaped, I felt wistful, happy, melancholic, inspired…. Some pieces were simple to understand, some frightened you with their darkness, but the greatest feeling that I had was to take all of them home with me.
Unfortunately, at this present time, my heart is willing but my pocket is lean. The prices of some of these pieces could keep yours truly fed fat for a year. The wonderful thing about exhibitions is that for the token fee charged at the entrance you get to enjoy the lovely ambiance and window shop for free 😉
Here are some of the photos taken out of over 600 shots that need to be curated and enjoyed.
Take a peek. Lady Lee inspires me with her photos. I’ve got an idea for this weekend.
Made of Swarovski crystals.
Catch the babies young and inspire their minds 😉
Red Hot and Spicy
Pimp a little ride
Colour me rainbow
Simple and lovely
Money cascade made from currencies from all over the world
Lipstick and the bling ladies
I called this found art – after found poetry. It was composed from strips of magazine and newspaper cuttings
Isn’t he a tall one
Creative park set by Canon. Dabble in some paint
The young man made this Gorilla and other objects from folding paper. It was interesting to watch him at work.
I would like to offer the free use of any of my photographs that interest you.
Should at any time you wish to use my images, please feel free to give me a nudge and I’ll email it to you free from any image credit attributions.