Motto I live by #1: Balance

I can sum up two mottos that I live by in 2 words.

Mindset and Balance.

In this post, I’ll be discussing about Balance

I have a lot of people that I look up to, and one of them is Bruce Lee.

Many of you may know him as an actor, a famous martial artist and an icon. But you may not know that he was also a philosopher. Despite being a famous public figure, he was actually a very deep person.

I’ve seen one of his documentarys and one famous quote I’ve heard from him and has quickly become a favorite of mine is..

“Be formless… shapeless, like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You pour water into a bottle; it becomes the bottle. You put water into a teapot; it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow, or creep or drip or crash! Be water, my friend…”

But what I admire the most about Bruce Lee is his discipline and dedication to his craft(physical fitness and martial arts). He had an intense fitness regimen so that he could maximize his potential as a martial artist.

Bruce Lee has done a lot of research about philosophy and one of the most important thing I have learned from him is the word, balance. After all, it is the ultimate goal. To be in harmony with your thoughts and actions. To live a balance life where you allocate your time to the proper resources that you have.. It could be yourself, your work, your family and friends.. The key is balance. Remove anything that doesn’t do you good or doesn’t do any good for the people around you. For me, that is my meaning of balance.

I have so much respect for Bruce Lee. He could have taught us much, much more..

I might make another post for mindset if I get that time..

But for now, I guess that’s it!

Hope you enjoyed reading.

Knowledge vs. Wisdom

It’s 1:36am and I couldn’t sleep. There are so many things going through my mind right now. I had an enlighting conversation today and I just can’t get some sleep thinking about it.

Anyway, what I just realized is that recently I have an unquenchable desire for gaining knowledge and wisdom. And for the past few days, it has started to grow even more. This is probably heavily influenced by the book I’m currently reading, Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, and I must say, it was a breath of fresh air. I can relate the feeling to an oxygen deprived human taking in pure, clear oxygen as I read the book. It just overwhelms me how there is just so much things I need to learn about this world. I want to read philosophical books to quench this thirst for knowledge that I am currently having. I don’t know where this urge came from but I’ve noticed long before about my inclination and interest with philosophy and psychology. I guess now is a good chance to satisfy myself with some good books about philosophy.

It’s kind of funny, I have a fear that doing so might make me become mature too fast.. like come on, I’m only in my 20s. I shouldn’t be thinking like this but enjoying my youth.. but I think this is the right time for me to grow and gain more knowledge. There is this fire in me that just wants to learn, become better and understand things in this world..

After all, we must learn more about the world we live in. There will be so many challenges and obstacles that we will encounter in this world that we live in. We have to be prepared. Like what Sun Tzu says,

“It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.” – Sun Tzu

This quote can be applied and generalized in many things. One example relating to everyday life is simply this, we must know and understand the world we live in. Learn how to deal with the world in order for us to survive and be victorious in this world.

I’m not saying I’m gonna turn into a great philosopher or anything, I just thirst knowledge and I really want to learn and grow more into a mature person. So if you guys are up for a good, deep conversation, I’m down with that and will greatly enjoy it 🙂

Cheers!

A Little Treat

Hey guys!

Today, I finally bought the watch I had been eyeing for a long time now. Best of all, I bought it using my first paycheck in my new work. From what I remember with my first pay in my last work, I don’t think I’ve bought anything valuable w/ my money. I ended up saving it or spending it on food, watching a movie or treating my family. But this time, I wanted to treat myself. I think I’ll make it a point this time to spend something for myself. It feels good to buy something out of your own money that you yourself worked so hard for.


“You gotta learn to treat yourself if you work hard. It keeps you motivated.”

Hmm, I think that’ll be a new motto of mine. Besides, It’s a great feeling to finally get what you worked hard for. Looking at this watch makes me feel like all my hard work in the office are all worth it. It’s a symbol of me becoming a working woman. Lol.

Anyway, till next time!

Cheers!

First Post

Hey guys!

I decided to put up a blog. I wanted a place where I can post some of my ideas or share any experience I have. Twitter is awesome, but it’s too short. I can’t vent myself in a good amount of detail there. I think setting up a blog would be great way to share and write down the things about my life. Think of this as an extension of my twitter.

So, I hope you guys look forward to reading some of my future posts.

Cheers!