(1221) Japanese emperor Go-Horikawa aged only 10 years old ascends to the throne.
(1836) Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
(1921) Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party
(1923) Albert Einstein speaks on pacifism in Berlin
(2018) 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes island of Lombok, Indonesia
Well, in short every year something happens on the same day, and although I picked some events which caught my attention, those do not have direct meaning to me.
What’s meaningful to me was the July 29th in 2018, the day I saw the rain for the first time in Mauritania. At that time we were in rainy season more than 1 month without any drip of water. You might think it is no big deal. But what matters is the meaning that brings to the life of each of us depending on the context, about which I would like to share, as there are some learnings which can be aplicable for other context (at least I hope).
In the last few weeks, I moved a lot:
Mongolia→Japan→Canada (3 hours in downtown) →Chile→Japan→Mongolia.
And I had to go through several problems (That’s also why I couldn’t post anything in this blog). The list of problems goes: back pain due to the long flight (50 hours in total for one way to Chile), unexpected problem of Mongolian visa, apartment problems, etc.
It is quite normal that thing don’t go as we expect, which causes problems in some way. Actually, life is full of problems, be it big or small. When we have them, what will we do? Do something, be patient or do nothing (I think being patient and doing nothing are different). Let’s take a stab at being patient.
For many people, January is a great month to reflect previous year(s) and make new goals.
But along the time, it’s easy to forget the passion we had in January, and even feel guilty for not doing what we decided to do (that’s also why I think SMART-F approach I mentioned in the previous blog is important).
Then I wondered if we can keep ourselves constantly motivated somehow, maybe we can consider every month as January and remind us of the passion we had in that month. One of the best ways to do so is to keep looking at good quotes every day. Continue reading →