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FROM GROUND ZERO TO THE STAR 6

move on! and never look backI am full awake now. Although normally it is time to bed for me. I had over nap. I read some wise words today. “I’ve had numerous occasions where the question of “How?” comes into play when pursuing my goals and dreams. I tend to notice that I get caught up in the “How?” and that has sometimes led to not even doing. Instead of holding my life back, the adventure, the spice, the discovery of the unknown… just doing it is more fun. It’s exciting! The experience is what matters versus sitting back and pondering on the “How.” I figure it out as I go. The “how” will come to me as I do. Take the burden of “how” off the ole shoulders. Go! Do! Less talk, more walk! Enjoy! (Rodger Johnson). ‎”How?” is the last question to be asking yourself. And now, I am stuck in questioning myself, “how”. I have think about many dreams and desires of my heart. What a kind of life that I wanna be, and where I am right now. I take a deep breath very often now. I think I should following suggestion from my best friend to write down all my goals in my journal and start to do something to make it true. This is about me. This is my life. And I only live for once. So I should be wise. Happiness is a choice. Don’t you think so?

What, who, where, why and how. How to become a champion? We need desire, dedication, strong will, concentration, and a will to be winner. We should suggest our mind, that we was born not to be a chicken but to be an eagle. You should be careful about what you think. You should be careful about what you wish for. So be wise :).

Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) said “press on! nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is a proverb. education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

When you fail to accomplish one important goal in your life, it is not the end of the world. You must be feel disappointed but, hang on, you must keep going. Don’t stop. Keep walking. There will be alternative way. Anything happen for a reason. A failure is only another transition from one mission to another mission in this life. A failure is not a dead end. Be creative! and just hope in God. He always have a great future PLANS for all of us. The Problem is would we trust in Him? Would we be brave to take the risk and live in our choices and just be who we are?. Everyone has their own dreams. Everyone has their own choices. And why we keep grumpy and complain if we see another people live better and more happy than us? stop it. You live your own life. When you feel it is not right and you are not happy about it, then DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Stop blaming others for your own sadness. It is in your mind. Change your mindset and you can change the world.

Faith makes all things possible. Hope make all things work. Love makes all things beautiful. LET WE FLY FROM GROUND ZERO TO THE STARS. Thank you for walking with me through this life. And Thank you for being a reader :). Good luck and have a great day! :)

A RADIUS FROM GROUND ZERO TO THE STAR 5

1520817_472469452874109_436576982_nThe future is in our hands. Our lives are what we choose to make them ( Sir Winston Churchill). We all have freedom to enjoy our life and live it according what we want. But as John Newton said, ” were I but free, I’d take a flight, and pierce the clouds beyond their sight; but, Ah! like a poor prisoner bound, my string confines me near the ground”. Then we shall learn humility from this. No matter how talented we are, we still have our own limitation. We never be can perfect. So let us humble ourselves in front of God then He shall lift us up. Enjoy our freedom in His plans Radius :). For there is mighty power that controlling our life and lead our ways. We have freedom to explore our talents and enjoy our life freely. But we shall remember, there is One Hand that still holding us just in case we will fall down. Abraham Lincoln said, ” it is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels he is worthy of himself and claim kindred to the Great God who made him”.

Many Great rulers fell down into hopeless failures that destroy them. Because of what? Pride. They using their power and freedom without wisdom to rule people. Wasted their gift to rule people without heart and love. Create chaos and suffering for people. And look at what Hitler have in the end. nothing. but the dead end. Look at what Nebucadnezar king of Babylon have in the end. There is saying in Indonesia, “there will be another sky above sky” which means you can never be the greatest for there is always be greater person than you. So keep humble yourself in front of God and another human being :).Give up that pride and free yourself from all negativity , so you can spread your wings and explore the sky with your God. Goethe said ” none are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free”.

FROM GROUND ZERO TO THE STAR 4

1471887_470031163117938_106551345_nMany people live in fears, worries and anxiety without realize it’s happen because they allowed themselves been chained like that. Because they choose to be like that. Believe me, I was live like that. And you will never know how great it would be after you let go all fears and other negativity behind. Looks like you have wings to fly above the skies. You can do anything that you want. Pursuing your own happiness and achieve all goals and dreams.

But, should we just only become a dreamer ? or do you wanna change your life? it is in your own hands. Lao Tsu said ” the journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step”. You have your own mission in this world. Everybody have their own role and part. Would you be participate to create a better world to live? would you add your own color to create a beautiful paint of this earth? We just like a pencil in God’s hand. Don’t be afraid. For there is a mighty power holding you when you write something on this earth. The problem is , would you like to let this power using you to write something wonderful for this world or not? its all your choice. you have free will. remember that :).

Keep the faith on yourself. Have the faith and hope in God :). Do not afraid with failure. When you fall down, arise and try again. Don’t give up so easily. “come what may” :). Do not be afraid for what other people gonna think or say. This is your life, not them. There is one man always said this to me, ” In the end of the day, you will sleep on your own pillow” by (RJ). Don’t judge those who try and fail, judge those who fail to try. But better if you dont judge at all. For whoever judge will be judged. :) karma :).

What do you think about failure? When we fail to do something, we always can learn something from that failure. Ziglar said ” failure is a detour, not a dead-end street”. Stay focus on your own dreams. Don’t focus on what people said or actions. Do not let others steal your dreams. There are so many things in this world that gonna break our dreams. It can be words, attitude, treat from people around us that can be like a scissor that cut our future and dreams. Do not ever let anyone do that to you.

I am gonna close this article today with quotes from a song that truly inspiring.

There can be miracles when you believe. Though hope is frail it’s hard to kill. Who knows what miracles you can achieve. When you believe somehow you will. You will when you believe.

They don’t always happen when you ask. and it’s easy to give in to your fears. but when you’re blinded by your pain. can’t see your way clear through the rain. a small, but still, resilient voice says help is very near.

http://www.godvine.com/Man-Barely-Able-to-Stand-on-his-Own-Does-the-Unthinkable-Amazing-1476.html

I wish you have a great day. And thank you for spending your time reading this article and join me in the journey of life.

God bless :)

FROM GROUND ZERO TO THE STAR 3

1536638_476060279181693_193032371_nFeeling hopeless now? are you feeling looks like you are in lowest condition and everything seems blur and blue? are you fall down in the greatest failure now? I believe in the sun even if it isn’t shinning. I believe in love even when I am alone. I believe in God even when He is silent. For the eyes of the Lord run to and throughout the whole earth. God has a great and amazing plan in our life so we can fly high above the sky by let us endure many sufferings and pains to stimulate us positively react and motivate us to always go forward and keep moving.

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark (Michelangelo). Chris Gardner inspired by a song that he heard in the church when he slept at the shelter. “Lord, don’t move the mountain, but give us power to climb”. He inspired to survive and not hopeless to live and struggle in his circumstances. Maybe you ever watch a movie “The pursuits of happiness”. you better watch :)

Be careful and be wise with your mind. All great thoughts and deeds have weird or strange beginning. You alone that set your directions for your own future. For God gave us free will to choose our life. choose your life and live your choices. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr said: “I submit to you that if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live”. don’t afraid to have big dreams. because all successful and achievement come from dreams. we only that can make it true. cause it is our own choices. “there’ll be two dates on your tombstone, and all your friends will read them. but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between them” (Kevin Welch). “nothing great will ever be achieved without great man, and men are great only if they are determined to be so” (Charles De Gaulle).

Have a great day. Don’t give up, keep going and fighting! :)

FROM GROUND ZERO TO THE STAR 2

1505001_484992744955113_1870212422_nWell. Here I am. Would like to share something about life. How to build life from ground zero to the stars. Because I believe all people ever in the lowest condition in this life. Maybe have divorce, broke up with someone that you love, bankrupt, have many debts , lost by death, have terminal disease, have disability, or have chronic self esteem etc. whatever your situation right now. I just want to tell you. Every road has the end. Life is like a wheel. Up and down. What you need to do when you at this point is grieve when you need to do. Do not denial your lost. Accept every phase: denial, angry, bargaining, depression and finally you will be at acceptance phase. Do not let yourself become depression too long. Arise! And move on. Life must goes on.

Maybe for some people think, “oh God, I think I am dying now” or “ this is the end of my world” or maybe some people think “ I don’t wanna live anymore. I am gonna kill myself”. Hello…..my brother and my sister. Please stay awake. We have to continue our life no matter what happen. There is friend told me like this “if you can’t live one day at a time, then live one hour at a time. If you cant live one hour at a time then line one minute at a time. It does not make today any easier.but it makes living worth while. For when we think we can bear no more, we gain understanding”. The point is never give up so easily for anything. Keep the faith and hope. Hope Is golden word for desperate people. If we lose the hope so we already dead. Hope that motivate and encourage us to live. Hope that give us strength to fight. There are 3 words to make living : hope, faith and love.

Robert Schuller said “Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost”. We have been challenged how to react with all situation in this life, positive or negative. Violetta Parra, singer and song writer gave us wonderful advice. “ do not cry when the sun gone, because your tears stop you to see the stars”. When the sun disappear from our sight, the world slowly became dark. But, is the sun really gone forever?. When the sun gone, it is allowed us to see another wonderful world, a wonderful black dark sky with the stars shinning like diamonds. How we can see the shining stars if our eyes always fulfill with tears because we think how sad the world without the sun. we just wasting time and energy for something unworthy. Never cry for something end up. Always smile because something happening. In mental health, we are allowed to cry to decrease the tense. But I don’t think cry too much is a good thing. Be strong everybody. Be steadfast and be courage to face everything in this world. God will always give us strength to overcome our problems.

Brian Tracy a motivator expert give us good advice; “ you don’t have power to stop any incidents and troubles come into your life. But you have power to define your reaction to response that incidents. “standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by traffic from both sides” (Margareth Tatcher).

Many people afraid to live rather than to die this recently. Be courage and be brave so you can survive and keep walking though there is only small hope left. Keep fighting. Do not be afraid and do not be worry. For its only make everything getting worst. Live in hope so you still have time to think and make plans about what you gonna do next with full awareness. Before every minute of action, there should be an hour of thought. Keep in hope. Just hope in God and do something about your life. Do not chattered like a duck. But fly away freely like an eagle.

Peace be with you .

To be continue

FROM GROUND ZERO TO THE STAR 1

969222_454532948001093_1012529362_nI have been motivated and inspired to write something today by my friend and by one reader. hopefully an article that increase spirit to fighting and inspiring. I hope I can share what I feel, what I know and what I think to the world, something that maybe silly but maybe can be useful for some people. the title above taken from one of my favorite book ” From ground zero to the stars”. I admire the author “Utju Terahadi”. I recommend this book to anybody who is the lowest condition and failure. I am sorry for English reader because the book still in Indonesian version :)

Most of us will ever feel sad, down and desperate when we fail to achieve our goals and ambition or lost someone that we love somehow. The matter is do we choose to stay lay in the ground and fall into self-pity or we choose to rise again and move on and continue our life. ” The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy” ( Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr). Someone have been tested through many problems and circumstances in his life to define who he is and how he react for the challenges and difficulties. what are the decisions and the choices that he have made. “In the depth of winter I learned that within me there lay the invincible summer” (Albert Camus). we shall always be positive person in all circumstances and problems that we have. learn how to see positive things from anything. we shall believe that there will not only darkness but there is light after the darkest night. there will be sunrise coming after long long dark night. do you know that the darkest time is a moment before sunrise? what you have to do just go on, don’t stop and keep moving. be patience and still believing the light will come soon. many people believe life is just like a wheel. sometimes up, sometimes down. and that is true. and we will never trap in winter forever, for there will spring coming after winter. when you are in the middle of winter right now where you feel so cold and lonely and everything looks grey and uncertain, be patience and think about how beautiful flowers blooming in the next spring that coming.

We need to think hard in every step that we have taken in this life. “thinking is the hardest work there is which is probably reason why so few people engage with it” (Henry Ford). Because everything starting from our mind. I think our heart is in our brain. so, keep positive thinking especially about yourself and about others. it is truly exhausted when you spend too much time to think negative. don’t you think so? it is a great challenge for people that have chronic low self- esteem how to change mindset so can have positive thinking and being optimistic. Norman Vincent said, “change the your mind and you can change the world”. everyone should able to recognize themselves. know who they are and explore all the capabilities and power so he can grow up to be great and wonderful person.“we all have ability. The difference is how we use it”. (stevie wonder). God has no time to create “nobody” but “somebody”. Mary kay Ash said, “I believe that each of us has God-given talents within us waiting to be brought to fruition”.

when we are down and have failures, do not let ourselves fall down and sinking in sadness and regretful too long. we tend to fall down into self-pity and looking for our own mistakes and blaming ourselves. all people ever fall down. the kids even fall down frequently when they learn how to walk.“ don’t cry when the sun disappear for your tears will block your eyes to see the brightly stars (Viole Parra). Sumner Redstone said successful not have been built in successful. but successful have been built on frustration. even have been build on destroy and failures. “life is a series of experience , each one of which makes us bigger, even enough sometimes it is hard to realize this” ( Henry Ford).

experience is the best teacher. “ pain make human thinking hard. thought make human wiser. wisdom make human stronger and steadfast in living life.

do not ever let the pains of life caused by failure, poverty, and sickness make us desperate. “when one door closes another doors open; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us”. there will be always chances. the question is, “are you ready to take the chance?”

Do not cry for something end up. but smile always because something happen. ”always look at what you have left. never look at what you have lost” (Robert H. Schuller).

Wish you have a great day. And may joyful and happiness surrounding you.