Beating COVID-19

Life is unpredictable. This is something we would have heard multiple times throughout our lives. But most of us would have not given a serious thought to the real meaning of this. Even though the concept is correct, its human nature that the true effect would not be felt until it starts affecting our lives. The world is experiencing the same effect right now as COVID-19 has engulfed the whole world ending up people to scare to death. I have personally experienced the terror as I happened to travel amid this situation and have seen how people from different countries try to attack this problem. According to the statistics, this kind of pandemic surfaces every century and that makes us difficult to tackle the situation as the frequency is longer in terms of years. However the things have turned in to a more positive side for those who have taken prompt action, like the countries who reacted quickly by closing their borders and by locking down the communities. One of such country is Sri Lanka who closed the borders without a prior warning, and that resulted to have thousands of nationals getting stranded in other countries, including me. However, such counties have controlled the spread of the decease to a greater extend compared to some other counties where they have not taken the timely actions, ending up having higher number of patients and fatalities.

But the main purpose of this blog is to help people to realize the true uncertainty of life. And the importance of practicing safe and civilized social lifestyles, where indirectly they will help other people to survive, too. In a global stand point, it is admirable that some developed countries have higher level of human discipline, and in such societies it is easier to practice the activities such as social distancing. Because that has been part of their lifestyle since a long period of time. This concept is a bit hard to put in to practice in developing counties, as most of the people are used to huddle more often in a daily basis. It is clearly visible in any public place like in markets, transport stations, public offices and even by the road sides. Because this has been a part of their lifestyle which has been descended by the generations, and they find it difficult to practice such foreign activities such as social distancing. Nation-wide lock downs are the next viable option for the governments to control the spread of the decease.

Now that we know the impact is world-wide, and has affected every type of businesses and households, it is time to take things more seriously and support the human beings by practicing safe and supportive lifestyles. If we do this we will be able to contain this sooner than expected and hopefully the normal human lifestyles could be re-initiated in the next few months to come. Until then, stay safe, support each other and protect the loved ones.

Finding your passion

 

Passion is one of the main reasons for all of us to keep going and continue doing what we love to do. It is a simple question to ask from yourself. If you are chasing toward a change in life, or looking for an opportunity for you to add drama or excitement in your life, there is a high chance that probably you have not found the passion of your life yet. One could argue about this statement though, as most of us welcome change in life, and it is considered to be a great human quality to manage and develop a likeness toward change. But what matters here is if someone is finding a change which would lead his or her life for a new turn, so that whatever the current duties or responsibilities would change drastically. If that is the case, it would mean that they are not doing what inspires them, in other words, they are not passionate of what they do at the moment.

That is the moment we need to take quick actions. Life should not be wasted by having a hope that someday you would find your passion. It is your duty and responsibility to go find it by yourself. That would benefit all around you and the world as well, because the best things come out when you engage with activities which are driven by your passion. So the moment of action would be, now. Do not be afraid to take difficult decisions, because they would solve most of your problems in life. No entrepreneur in this world takes easy decisions. They know how crucial their decisions and actions, and when taken at the right time would give the maximum results.

So, analyze your life periodically. And find if you deviate from your passion. If so, take actions immediately. Re-fuel yourself with the right knowledge and tools. Spread the inspiration around you, so more people could join your journey.

Goal Setting

This is something everyone on this earth does, every day, throughout their lives. This is taught even before we understand the real education system. Until we graduate, how many time we need to answer such questions like whom we would like to become in the future, where do we see ourselves in next 5 or 10 years etc.? We paid less care on those questions back then, and loved to give the answers as well as that made us intrigued when we pictured the future us. Time is slipping pass our fingers in a split second these days, and before we know it, years have gone by, even passing the initial goal-setting targets.

This is not about achieving the initial targets we set in our childhood, as many of us don’t even remember those anymore. The life teaches us many things every day. Our thoughts change every day. We learn so many things every day. We meet different types of people every day. We read books about stories we have never heard of, every day. So, how do we manage our goals in such a variable lifestyle? How many times we need to change our targets? The answer is, it all depends with the present!

Everything happens around us with respect to time. All the successes and failures have a value with the time they occurred. Think about your life and compare all the ups and downs you have come across in the past. And consider how you experienced those in those times, and how you feel about them now. Automatically, we tend to compare those with respect to the recent experiences in our life. Eventually the real heat of those moments fade away, with time.

How do we keep our goals in tact out of all the disturbances in the world? One of the most effective ways is to limit the intake of outside influences. This has a very tiny edge as the same could be used to motivate ourselves as well. But too much of motivation would end up pushing ourselves to desperation and emotional tiredness. So, understand who you are, and timely change what motivates you more and adjust the amount of time you allow yourself to absorb those information.

After identifying what you could do best to make yourself happy, don’t wait a single moment without driving yourself toward that goal. There is no perfect time as such to start it. The saying “The best time to start is now” is invaluable. Get yourself equipped with all the tools and skills needed before you take the first step toward the journey, because that will protect yourself from falling short and keep the emotional drive steady. Work every moment to fine-tune your strategy of reaching those targets and evaluate yourself in timely manner to convince yourself that you do what you need to do to get there. It’s alright to be a bit hard on yourself, as long as you can keep the passion building in yourself.

So, keep your eyes and ears open to flow information which would help you to elevate yourself to the goals, and infatuate yourself to a limit where you feel that it’s your job to achieve them, and there is no exception.

Singapore

It was the second time I visited Singapore, and this time it was with the family. I always loved the way the country has transformed to the current state from a fishing village. Anyone would get inspired by the work they have done to make themselves a financially strong nation in the world, and once you land in the nation, there are glimpses of those efforts clearly visible everywhere you see. The city itself has been transformed every year to the next level to cope with the competition with the other developed nations. It is obvious that as a traveler from a developing nation would see things differently than the ones who travel from developed nations. But I feel the efforts and attitudes which have caused the nation to plunge forward shouldn’t be neglected.

It was a short four-day visit, and mainly to relax from the usual daily jargon. Main purpose was to enjoy the time being there, by visiting theme parks and to enjoy the other leisure activities. Nobody would doubt the way they have created those to attract foreigners from the neighboring countries, and those parks have become main foreign income sources to the country. The quality of those should be appreciated as well, where they have successfully managed to let the visitors forget about their personal problems for a while, soon after they entered inside of those places. The main target was the children and teenagers, but there was always something for the adults to indulge in the scene, and some opportunity for them to go back to their younger ages to experience the memories once again.

Universal Studios was one of the great places of attraction by the tourists, and there are various rides created to various themes, such as, Sesame Street, Transformers, Ancient Egypt, Treasure hunters, Shrek, Puss in Boots, Madagascar etc. I loved the transformers ride above all, as that made me to live in the middle of a battle between autobots and decepticons. It was truly a ride worth of waiting one hour in the queue, and the experience was remarkable.

Another magnificent experience was the Gardens by the Bay. They have made a heaven of flowers by artificially simulating weathers of five continents, and the plants and flowers of those countries could be seen under one gigantic roof. Flower dome was truly a miracle, and the visitors are made to roam through a jungle of flowers from different countries. It was a heaven for nature photographers as well, and majority of the visitors try to capture a perfect photograph of almost each and every bush of flowers. Next to it was the Cloud Forest where they have created the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. Another miracle for sure, where visitors were given a chance to climb an artificially made mountain. (Via elevators and cloud walks) The main purpose of it was to display wide variety of plants, mainly from rain forests, even the plants from pre-historic period were amazingly preserved and they have made separate sections to display those.

So, Singapore is planning to create another surprise by 2020, by opening up doors to a rain forest within the country by combing the bird park. It will be a definite visit once that’s open for public.

 

 

Travesty Of Reality Of Social Media – Part 02

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As promised, these are my thoughts about social networking as a whole. As I have mentioned previously, social networking has become unavoidable to everyone in today’s world. For those who use them effectively gain so much into their lives, and with that they have elevated their standards of living in a pace that wouldn’t have come through, had such platforms weren’t available.

But, there are some concerns regarding them. Think about the people who feed contents to such channels and pages. My target is not the large scale, business related media. Think about the other small and medium size businesses and even the individuals who publish contents. Clearly they want many followers and subscribers as possible, as that is one way of attracting new customers to their businesses, or even generating a passive income source.

Anyway, carefully watch what sort of information they publish in them. I come across so many such materials as I’m passionate about trading, and since there are no proper mentors in hand, I need to do constant internet search to read articles regrading them.

Almost all of them publish the life they have succeeded and how they enjoy the results they have taken after so many hard work. It’s not the hard working part you can find in them, but the life after that. Remember, that is crucial to boost your motivation. But remember that’s not enough to get there, too. How much you read and watch such material, you won’t be able to get there unless you start working today. That’s what you need to figure out by yourself. They won’t teach exactly what you need to do to get where they are right now, and it’s nearly impossible to do so as well. So, it’s important not to waste time following similar materials over and over again, and spend time by watching and reading them only.

Plan your life as early as possible, and use the social media to help remind your goals over and over again. Stop wasting time by just enjoying what you see on them. I know, they are highly addictive, and who doesn’t love to watch and read the success stories or some luxurious lives lived by others? Keep asking the question whenever you enjoy them, “How have they done it? What should I do to get there?”

Also remember, people won’t usually publish their difficult times, heart broken moments, how they screw up daily basis while they are trying to achieve their targets. Mostly, those lessons are invisible to the outside world. It’s an individual’s job to find them out, by themselves.

Keep in mind, if you are comfortable and utterly happy about your life, and haven’t got your heart broken, or screwing up your emotions, and even money; you might not have tried to do anything new!

Keep pushing forward, while keeping the stories about soaring by others only to make you focus on your goals and to motivate yourselves. Try to take calculated risks in life. The more you get matured, the more you will regret not doing so in the past!

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