Thursday, January 23, 2014

Some Realizations for 2014

I was talking to my son few days ago and one of our topics is about career building and prioritizing.  We had exchange of ideas and views and he was asking for some tips and advices on how do I prioritize things, how do I lay down my goals in life, my philosophies in life and a helluva of things.  My son thinks maturely and at his age, I would say that he acts and thinks intelligently.  I told him not to take things too seriously as he is still very young.  I told him that as we grow older, we encounter different things in life.  Many factors affect our beliefs, our thinking, our plans, our goals and even our way of life.  I told him to accept things as they are and try to welcome changes as he travels through the journey of life for nothing in this world is permanent.  As we age, our priorities in life changes, too.  I think this process is normal and all of us will be undergoing the same thing too at one point in our lives.  These realizations made me consider the following lessons to unlearn this 2014:

  • True happiness solely depends on the amount of money that you have in your pocket. It’s not always the case.  True happiness can also be found in simple things like sipping a cup of your favorite coffee or tea, eating your favorite cake or “kakanin”, watching your favorite TV programs, movie marathon with your family or simply playing with your pet and attending to your garden while you watch your plants and flowers bloom into perfection.
  • Having an ample amount of friends is always the best.  The quantity of friends that you have does not define how friendly or popular you are.  Remember, some friendships can be acquired even without a genuine intention. Friends may come and go and those who stay will be your friends forever.
  • You’re on top of your career when you are occupying a prominent position in a prestigious company.  I’ve been through a lot when it comes to my profession.  I’ve earned quite well working for so many years, finding ways and means to stay on the top.  But I’ve come to realize that being successful doesn’t mean that you should always be on top.  We always have to go back to the basics.  Why do we want to have a good paying job? To earn a lot of money and buy all the things that could give us comfort and assure us of a bright future.  But do you really have to be on top to earn enough? 
  • Good foods are always expensive!  Nope. I’ve learned that if you cook well and you’re reading enough, you will discover that there are lots of good and delicious foods that’s very cheap and affordable, and nutritious too. J
  •  Even a simple business requires a big capital. I’ve learned that you don’t have to have a large amount of money to start a profitable business.  Discipline, determination, talent and creativity plus a small amount of money to start with is all what it takes to build a simple business that you will truly enjoy!

I hope that with these lessons unlearned, it would be a lot easier for me to stay happy, successful and contented.


  1. I am learning a lot from here Sis. I have some similar realizations too.

    Good luck in your new endeavor and pray that your new venture will be prosperous.


  2. Wow, sometimes, we do have to unlearn some things rather than just take everything in, no? This post made me remember some of my recent realizations, too, some of which are also about friends and finances. God bless you and your family!

  3. Very well said. I love what you said on the last line, stay happy, successful and contented. It's always the key for everything.

  4. I agree with starting a business does not need huge capital. Sometimes, it's all in our hands :) And it's important that we are willing and courageous enough to take the risk, patient enough to deal with people, and trust in God that everything will be alright.

    Mommy Maye

  5. Not all material and monetary stuff make you happy and content. As for food, it is a good creative exercise to recreate those expensive food on the menu at home. It is okey to splurge once in a while, though.

  6. Unlearning things is harder than learning things because you already get used to them. Courageous act to unlearned these things :)

  7. HI Krizza! Nice post :) I really like the points you made just like eating good food not necessarily be expensive as there are a lot of expensive restos but with not so good food :)


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