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Hi,

I am happy to inform you that we have moved.  You can now follow us via lifeshowyouliveit.com.  I hope to see you all there and that we all continue living the good, happy life.

Cheers!

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Learn to See the Good in Everything

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We all go through trials in life once in a while. We get buried in debt, lose our jobs, lose someone we love, or suffer a broken heart. In such situations, it is normal to feel stressed, disappointed, depressed. We all need time to grieve, to heal, to recover from the situation we’ve just been in.

Unfortunately, some of us can’t handle depression properly. As we all know, long periods of depression can lead to alcoholism, drug use, or worse, death. So what is the proper way to deal with failure?

I’ve been through a tough situation myself recently and though I did go through a brief moment of depression, I was able to recover immediately by immersing myself with positive things. I read motivational books and listened to motivational podcasts. I stopped watching shows that exudes negativity.

These small actions turned my life around. Suddenly, I am able to appreciate the little things that I may have taken for granted before. I am able to see positive things in everything whether good or bad. It’s really a matter of perspective. If you’re depressed and you choose to dwell on your depression, it will not get you anywhere.

We’re all in charge of our lives. It is all up to us how we would choose to live our lives. Going through hard times made me a better person and it made me accomplish something I’ve been meaning to do for the longest time and that is to start this blog that you’re reading right now.

God puts us in difficult situations not to punish us but to make us tough and prepare us for the tougher situations that lies ahead. Trials are meant to make us better and not to destroy us.

At least that’s how I see it.  How about you?

How Do You Define Success?

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There are many ways to define success. Each and every person has his or her own meaning of the word “success”. I used to associate success with wealth. Great, big houses, fancy cars, expensive jewelry. Material things in short. I guess at one point in our lives we all had the same perception whether you would like to admit it or not.

Success is not about material things only. It’s not about owning several properties or being a very popular figure or even having the highest position in the company you work for. While these things can be considered as indicators of being successful, there’s more to it than just money and power. And friends, embarrassing as it may be, it took a difficult ordeal for me to realize these things.

Being rich doesn’t equate to being successful. You may have all the money in the world, get everything you could ever want but have no one to share it with. Or you can be an average-income earner with a with a family eagerly awaiting your arrival from a tiring day in the office.

Money can’t buy us happiness. For me, success is living a healthy, happy life with my wife and kids. We may not have enough but we have each other. And that’s the most important thing. I would rather live a simple life of togetherness than a lavish lifestyle with minimal communication between family members.

How about you? What is success to you?

Set your momentum by starting your day with a smile

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There was a time in my life when I woke up every morning dragging myself to work and wishing it was Saturday again. And then on a Sunday, fearing that Monday is about to come. It was terrible. It was that bad.

I realized later on that we can’t reach Saturday without going through the rest of the days in a week. Betteryet, we can’t go through life feeling miserable about ourselves or work or whatever it is that makes us feel bad.

Start your mornings right. Thank God that you’re still alive, smile, and look forward to the blessings that awaits you on this day. Be excited!

Learn to appreciate the little things. Our lives, our family, the house we live in, our jobs. Everyone else is not as lucky as we are.

If you think it’s that bad, it isn’t

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We all go through some bad times once in a while. Weather you failed to get a promotion, got yourself buried in debt, or somebody’s treating you unfairly, you can’t really avoid not to feel bad. That’s perfectly normal.

But we can’t let these trials keep us down. We shouldn’t dwell on them too much. We need to move on. We need to remind ourselves that something better awaits us if we just move forward. These too shall pass.

How our day turns out depends on us.