Monthly Archives: March 2016

Try Everything

Try Everything #MondayMorningWakeUpCall

  • Think you can’t learn to dance to the beat cos you’ve got 3 left feet. Try.
  • Think your friend won’t forgive you even if beg for her forgiveness you do. Try.
  • Think you can’t take out time for that mountain to climb. Try.
  • Think your business idea has no ding, even after drinking Red Bull you give it many a wing. Try.
  • Think the girl who doesn’t know you exist won’t go out with you if you persist. Try.
  • Think it’ll be your death knell if you quit your job, travel the world without your heartthrob. Try.
  • Think your boss will reject your promotion plea, that your value she’ll refuse to see. Try.
  • Think you aren’t smart enough to learn algebra, even though you’re smart enough to blindly unhook a buxom bra. Try.
  • Think you can’t stand on your head, decree your brainwashed beliefs doubly dead. Try.
  • Think you’ll be alone for the rest of your life, if you decide to end this relationship so full of strife. Try.
  • Think you can’t write that story or screenplay, because you’re afraid of judgement day. Try.
  • Think you can’t forget the past, blank out the future and stay in the present, the only way to prevent constant imaginary torment. Try.

Try everything before you lie, sigh and cry about life being so darn difficult that you’d rather die.

Cos chances are, the demons in our head make it look more difficult than they actually are. And the surest way to silence them is to try. Try everything that scares you and you’ll scare the demons away.

Hint: “Try not. Do-or do not. There is no try.” Which is Master Yoda’s way of saying don’t try half-heartedly by making a lame-assed feeble attempt as you would do to save your enemy.

Give it your best shot else do not.

And if you prefer a lighter and ‘funner’ version to spur you on to ‘Try Everything’ then Shakira’s version in a loop should do the job.

Be Optimistix

“For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.”
Winston S. Churchill #MondayMorningWakeUpCall

Optimism - Glass Half Full

Glass Half Full

Came across this post from a blog I follow that resonates what Churchill says. I can’t say it any better so sharing it verbatim

Pascal’s Wager is a famous argument using logic to prove one should have a belief in God. Here is my somewhat similar, not quite as scientific, argument in favor of optimism:

It seems like a pretty clear choice to me…

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My 2.5 bits: In case you’re sometimes having trouble seeing the rainbow amidst the rain, you could try reaching out to my good friends Jack & Daniel who have quite often helped brighten up many a gloomy day. Even NY Times best-selling author Darynda Jones vouches for them saying “I like to see the glass as half full, hopefully of jack daniels.”

Be Selfish

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself” – Rumi #MondayMorningWakeUpCall

Be selfish

You are the universe! Image: Courtesy Getty Images

If only everyone thought like Rumi, then the weight of the world wouldn’t rest on the fragile shoulders of just ‘A Few Good Men’

Nevertheless, a pretty apt wake up call for me. And I suspect, also for a lot of the many delusional entrepreneurs, start up professionals and crazy people, who think they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, wanting to ‘change the world’

The secret to chasing away the dark in you

“If we all light up we can scare away the dark” – Passenger #MondayMorningWakeUpCall

Light up to scare away the dark

Let there be light

There are colours of dark in everyone. From not so secretly fantasizing punching your boss to fleeting moments of yearning to slaughter spouse to extended ‘daymares’ of hatred, jealousy, greed and self-doubt.

The colours of the dark may vary, with the blackest rendering many an animal blind. But fighting the dark isn’t the answer to peace on earth and within. The more you fight the dark the more it enshrouds you in black.

One short-term solution: Sing along with Passenger to” Scare Away The Dark”

Well, sing, sing at the top of your voice,
Love without fear in your heart.
Feel, feel like you still have a choice
If we all light up we can scare away the dark

We wish our weekdays away
Spend our weekends in bed
Drink ourselves stupid
And work ourselves dead
And all just because that's what mom and dad said we should do

We should run through the forest
We should swim in the streams
We should laugh, we should cry,
We should love, we should dream
We should stare at the stars and not just the screens
You should hear what I'm saying and know what it means

To sing, sing at the top of your voice,
Love without fear in your heart.
Feel, feel like you still have a choice
If we all light up we can scare away the dark

Well, we wish we were happier, thinner and fitter,
We wish we weren't losers and liars and quitters
We want something more not just nasty and bitter
We want something real not just hash tags and Twitter

It's the meaning of life and it's streamed live on YouTube
But I bet Gangnam Style will still get more views
We're scared of drowning, flying and shooters
But we're all slowly dying in front of fucking computers

So sing, sing at the top of your voice,
Oh, love without fear in your heart.
Can you feel, feel like you still have a choice
If we all light up we can scare away the dark

The question however remains… how do you light up?