Tag Archive | Mobile phone

We Don’t Need More Information, We Need More Action

Information, they say is vital in our everyday life. And who am I to deny this fact? It’s true that information is vital but the question is, “Why are we not seeing the changes we’re craving for?” Is it lack of information or lack of action? The truth is, the world is flooded with vital information, but people don’t act on it.

Photo Credit: MSGT Dale Atkins (flickr.com)

Photo Credit: MSGT Dale Atkins (flickr.com)

For example, I’ve seen people who buy phones that came with a manual (information) and when they need to do some simple settings or solve a simple problem, they take it to a repairer or to the so called expert to help them out.

The funniest thing sometimes is that the repairer or the expert also can’t solve the problem until he reads the manual of the phone. So, he’ll request for the manual. Isn’t it funny that people pay for the solution they already had because they’re not ready to act? It’s not because they lacked information or they’re illiterate. No. It’s because they’re too lazy to act on the information they possess.

These people believe that it’s only some selected group of people that are gifted to make things happen. They believe that one has to possess one magical skill to make things work out. Just like the example of the manual, most times we have the information to do things but lack action to make it happen. We don’t need more information, folks. All we need is more action. Act on the little information you possess now and I bet it’ll make a difference in your life and in the community you live in. Start something!
MOAB © 2014


Success is a Process

success conceptThis is my routine every day when I visit my Ukrainian grandma—I water the flowers standing on her kitchen windowsill, check her two old mobile phones (check the battery, missed calls and messages, and account balance), measure her blood pressure, prepare her favorite beverage made from chicorée plant which actually helps to reduce her blood pressure, and finally help her in taking her medicines. This is what I do almost every day and it has become a normal activity.

Actually, this is not about me helping someone. We should all help anyway. It’s all about my observations during this routine and how it’s related to success. I observed that the flowers I have been watering almost everyday were not growing, but I keep watering them because she instructed me to do so. I wanted those flowers to grow faster maybe she would tell me to stop watering them. Instead, the flowers refused to grow. I ask myself why would I be feeding something, or putting much effort to some stuff without seeing any changes. We all want success in everything that we do, anything that we put more exertion into. We want quick success and it’s normal for human beings.

depositphotos_3476263-Flowers-and-red-candles-on-window-sillI keep watering the flowers every day, yet no changes. She told me to relax for two days and come after that, so, I did. The next time I visit, I was surprised to see that the flowers have grown, greener, and beautiful. I asked myself, why are they not growing all this while? I was wrong. In fact, I was asking the wrong question. The flowers have been growing and growing every day, but I didn’t notice them because I want quick change, I wanted them to grow earlier than they suppose to. This process is also similar to how success works, too. The water I pour on those flowers is just like our efforts and struggle to make things happen as fast as we want. Success doesn’t grow overnight; it is a process just like how the flowers grow. It will take time. Sometimes, it will take years for success to come.  It needs persistence, courage, effort, and struggle before it comes. If only we understand that this is how success works, that it doesn’t happen out of the thin air, it takes courage, perseverance, and persistence for it to grow.

Are you pursuing that dream of yours? Yes, it’s a process. Do you want to stop that bad habit of yours? Yes, it’s a process. Do you want to live a life of contentment? Yes, it’s a process.  Anything that you think success is to you, it’s a process. All the good things that you want won’t come overnight, it might not even come in a decade, but it will come because it’s a process if only you stick to these—Persistence, Perseverance, Struggle, Effort, and Courage.

-MOAB © 2013