It sounds so simple hey. But many falter as they let fear dominates them. That includes me. Sometimes I would like to analyze too much that it can lead to 'analysis paralysis'. It is good to be careful and plan ahead but too much of it will tire you out. I, for, example, want to know that things are in control and I can handle them better, especially things or aspects that I hold dearly in me. But of course fear will only make things harder than they actually are.
So, as for now, know which are controllable and which are not. One thing I can control is how I do in my thesis as I am the author, I do the analysis, I do the thinking (with a great supervision from my SV, Prof Ross) :D. I should know when I put in 100% effort in my thesis writing. So, Ja, it is really time for you to accelerate.
Fortunately, my MIL is coming to save us! :D My MIL is coming to take care of our darling, Mikhael, while we work our butts off in the university. My mom and my MIL take turns to come and visit us here in Brisbane so that we can focus on our thesis writing. Alhamdulillah..
Just at the spur of the moment, I remember vividly that when I was really young (like 4 or 5 years old), my parents asked me what my ambition was. And Ding! Ding Ding! I said, *drum rolls* "A fashion designer"! Bahahahahahaha! I wanna laugh my head off! At school, I tried to score in Arts Education (Pendidikan Seni) and often I scored badly no matter how much effort I put in. I have to admit that my drawing is just hmm, mediocre. hahaha! I could score in everything else and achieve all As but not Arts. hahahahaha! So, when life gives you lemon, you make lemonade.
But I do know that my interests also lie in things that involve marketing, business strategy and things like that. All in all, things which are fast-paced and not mundane which is a lot like how a business field is. Things change at a fast pace. You either take the lead or get left behind your competitors. Being a first mover gives you the extra competitive advantage to succeed in business. But the bottom line is whatever business I am in, I need to ensure my soul is kept happy by making sure that honesty and transparency are the main keys to lead in business. No hanky panky in a bad way. Just honest business. That is how I believe a business will sustain and it will not destroy your soul and eventually yourself.
Bye! back to thesis writing! wish me luck!
The motivation to do something stems from the reason on why we do it. If the reason is significant or strong enough, I realize that I will know that failure is not an option. A good reminder for myself is that I need to question myself and I need to be able to answer it in order to know that I am on the right track to achieve something.
1) Why do I do it?
- What are the benefits? Does it benefit me and other people?
For example, why I choose to advocate on certain things.
-To me, to be in the business line, I must know that it benefits the consumers. Money alone is not enough to drive me to go all out and achieve something.
-I need to know it serves a real purpose, such as: patients really gain from it. This was what I held on when I was the product specialist for cancer chemo drug in Eli Lilly. It went well and I left Eli Lilly with a good mark. I was always offered a job by head hunters and also one of the bosses who also left Eli Lilly contacted me personally to be in the new team. But I'm glad I chose to further my studies now than later.
-I MUST have a clean soul in order to succeed. This protects who I am and how I deal with others. And I feel at ease that with a clean heart, God's blessings are coming into my way.
I dig deep down to discover what works for me. The answer to that encompasses 'passion' and 'purpose'.
Once I get at least one of these factors into account, I feel more at ease to move forward.
I'm speaking in codes as I prefer that way. This blog also serves as a reminder to me in the future, especially in making decisions.
Grace with gusto. I believe ladies are graceful yet they are strong in their own ways. That is why I add the 'gusto' behind it.
No matter how soft a lady looks like, but when she puts her mind into something, she is going to bulldoze with gusto to achieve it. Or at least that is how I envision 'Grace with Gusto' means. Ladies do not have to lose their identity as the ones perceived as more 'graceful' to be successful in this fast-paced world. In order to strive, the 'gusto' is needed. Soft yet strong.
A bit paradoxical but it bears a true definition to me.
I am always a fan of using the word 'ladies' than 'women' as I find the former is regarded with more adoration than the latter.
So, ladies, high five! It doesn't matter if you're a student, a stay-at-home-mum, or a working mom, I adore you ladies! (men, i salute you too :P).
I just want to pour out what I think at the moment in my lovely blog.
It is something that I hope that can give me the extra support and strength in the future when i revisit my blog.
Having a craze over a puffy midi skirt which flows voluminously? You are looking at one now! :)
This skirt allows you to enjoy food guilt-free due to the voluminous texture of the skirt :P
(every girl's dream hey!)
It can be purchased through this website www.chicwish.com
Although it's a bit pricey (well, at least to me), it's a unique skirt which looks awesome especially in pictures as the material is a bit shiny :)
Okay, have fun shopping online ladies!
Location: University of Queensland, Australia
Photographer: My darling hubby (Fazren) :P
"Human subjects": Mikhael and I
Skirt: Chic Wish
Lately, Mikha seems to be obsessed with the umbrella. We've learnt our lesson that whenever he looks sleepy, it is not wise to bring him out as there will be a lot of dramas that we have to endure. :P
Below: Mikha was adamant to have that umbrella inside the cafe although it wasn't raining (duuhh :P). Mikha in Bond's attire. sexxxayy hey! :P
Any film casting for male version of Mary Poppins? We have one possible candidate here. :P