The Investor Sentiment - Equity and investments forum for Sri Lankans
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Should CSE be like this? Whose FAULT is it?
Today at 11:29 am by pjrngroup

» සදහම් හඩ
Today at 6:53 am by Ethical Trader

» Dividend Announcement
Yesterday at 6:21 pm by Rana

»  Woman finds frog parts in her packet of 'kottu'
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:21 pm by Ethical Trader

» Debenture issues
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:34 pm by Danidu

» Quick Checklist for Selecting a Stock
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:42 am by slstock

» Hello and CSE ?
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:05 am by slstock

» Films - To Watch List
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:15 am by yellow knife

» කොටස් වෙළෙඳපොළේ ආයෝජනයේ දී දේශපාලන සබඳතා අනාවරණය අනිවාර්යයි
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:02 pm by spw19721

» ගුහාවේ සිරවී සිටින දරුවන් පිටතට ගෙන්න මාස 04 ක් ගතවෙන ලකුණු
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:43 am by serene

» කොළඹ කොටස් තවමත් අවුරුදු 8 කට කලින් තිබුණු තැනමයි
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:37 am by serene

» 2018 ජූනි මාසයේ ඩොලර් මිලියන 434.53 කින් දී සංචිත වැඩි වුණේ මෙහෙමයි
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:00 pm by Ethical Trader

» නිවාඩුවට රට යනවාටත් බද්දක්. සියලු වාහන හිමියන් බදු ගෙවිය යුතුයි – දේශීය ආදායම් කොමසාරිස්
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:49 pm by Ethical Trader

» අනං මනං! #/+?.<>
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:14 pm by yellow knife

» අටවන වරටත් ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ හොඳම බැංකුව ලෙස ෆයිනෑන්ස් ඒෂියා කොමර්ෂල් බැංකුව තෝරාගනී July, 7, 2018
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:53 am by nihal123

» ETI මිල දී ගන්නේ සිංගප්පූරු – ශ්‍රී ලංකා හවුල් සමාගමක්
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:57 am by serene

» සුළු හා මධ්‍ය පරිමාණ ව්‍යවසායකයින් වෙනුවෙන් කොළඹ කොටස් වෙළෙඳපොළේ EMPOWER පුවරුව දියත් කෙරේ
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:26 pm by Ethical Trader

» Sri raises fuel prices, future revisions weekly
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:35 pm by Ethical Trader

» Sri Lanka holds rates, amid external jitters
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:35 am by Ethical Trader

» Sri Lanka rupee weakens, stocks gain 1.22-pct
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:34 am by Ethical Trader

» Sri Lanka's SMEs get chance to raise equity on liberalized board
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:07 am by The Invisible

» Yahoo බිඳ වැටෙයි
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:42 pm by Ethical Trader

» මුල් මාස 06 දී ලක්ෂ 11 ½ ක සංචාරකයින් ඇවිත්
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:41 pm by Ethical Trader

» ධම්මික ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ මුල් වරට Artificial Intelligence යොදා ගත් අධ්‍යක්ෂ මණ්ඩල රැස්වීමක් කැඳවයි
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:01 am by serene

» තව වසර 3 කින් කොළඹ ඒක පුද්ගල ආදායම ඩොලර් 12,650 යි
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:39 pm by Ethical Trader

» රාජපක්ෂ ආධාරකරුවන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ මාධ්‍යවේදීන් බියවැද්දීම වැරදියි - New York Times
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:32 pm by Ethical Trader

» කොමර්ෂල් බැංකුවට නව කළමනාකාර අධ්‍යක්ෂවරයෙකු සහ ප‍්‍රධාන මෙහෙයුම් නිලධාරියෙකු පත්කෙරේ
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:27 pm by Ethical Trader

» Sri Lanka's ETI Finance able to settle small depositors if liquidated
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:30 pm by Ethical Trader

» Cartoon of the day...
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:10 pm by pee ratio

» උදයංග වීරතුංගට "ස්වේච්ඡාවෙන් ගමන් යන්න බැහැ"
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:19 pm by Ethical Trader

» Sri Lanka s state hotel sales to go ahead next month: Finance Minister
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:14 pm by Ethical Trader

» මාස 02 කදී කොටස් වෙළෙඳපොළ සියයට 4 කින් කඩා වැටිලා
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:59 pm by Ethical Trader

» කොටස් වෙළෙඳපොළේ ආයෝජන ඉවත් කර ගැනීමට ජාතික ඉතිරිකිරීමේ බැංකුව යෝජනා කැඳවයි
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:14 am by Ethical Trader

» සුරන්ගනීට මාලු ගෙනාවා - FIFA - Russia - 2018
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:29 am by Ethical Trader

» Enterprise Sri Lanka to give extra credit support for women, disabled soldiers
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:42 pm by sashimaal

» HUNA.N0000
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:42 am by pjrngroup

» 2018 මැයි මස උද්ධමනය සියයට 2.1 ක් දක්වා ඉහළට
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:31 am by Ethical Trader

» Laughter the Best Medicine
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:11 pm by nihal123

» Sri Lanka is recovering, Central Bank threat looms: Bellwether
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:20 am by The Invisible

» Sri Lanka's new forex law gets IMF thumps up
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:16 am by The Invisible

» EU slaps tariffs on US as trade war erupts
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:14 am by The Invisible

» Top monk asks Sri Lanka’s ex-defence chief to return as ‘Hitler’
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:12 am by The Invisible

» May inflation at 2.1%
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:06 am by sashimaal

»  මෙරට විශාලම ආයෝජනය වන හම්බන්තොට වරායේ අවසන් ආයෝජන මුදල වරාය අතට බාර දෙයි
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:59 pm by Ethical Trader

» CCS.N0000 ( Ceylon Cold Stores)
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:56 pm by Ethical Trader

» HHL.N0000 ( Hemas Holdings PLC)
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:48 pm by Ethical Trader

» රුපියල තවදුරටත් පාවීමට ඉඩහැරිය යුතුයි - ජාත්‍යන්තර මූල්‍ය අරමුදල
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:46 am by serene

» රජයේ සුරැකුම්වලින් රුපියල් බිලියන 2.7 ක විදෙස් ආයෝජන සතියක් තුළ දී ඉවතට
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:11 am by serene

» ඩොලර් බිලියන 10 යි – මහ බැංකුව ඉතිහාසයේ වැඩිම විදේශ විනිමය සංචිතය ගොඩනගයි
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:23 am by කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා

» කිම් - ට්‍රම්ප් හමුව: දෙරටේ නායකයෝ සාකච්ඡා අරඹති
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:55 am by Ethical Trader

July 2018
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

Calendar Calendar

Disclaimer


Information posted in this forum are entirely of the respective members' personal views. The views posted on this open online forum of contributors do not constitute a recommendation buy or sell. The site nor the connected parties will be responsible for the posts posted on the forum and will take best possible action to remove any unlawful or inappropriate posts.
All rights to articles of value authored by members posted on the forum belong to the respective authors. Re-using without the consent of the authors is prohibited. Due credit with links to original source should be given when quoting content from the forum.
This is an educational portal and not one that gives recommendations. Please obtain investment advises from a Registered Investment Advisor through a stock broker

An Open Letter to Those Who Have Lost Their Motivation

Go down

An Open Letter to Those Who Have Lost Their Motivation

Post by The Alchemist on Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:26 pm

An Open Letter to Those Who Have Lost Their Motivation

WRITTEN by MARC CHERNOFF


“Head up, heart open. To better days!”
― T.F. Hodge

This article was inspired by a short email we received this morning from a new course student:

Dear Marc and Angel,

There’s so much I still want to create and foster in my life, and yet I feel utterly beaten down.  I feel like I have nothing left to work with.  I’ve been through lot on my journey thus far, and I’m now at a point where I’ve lost all my motivation – I just can’t seem to find the external and internal sources of motivation I used to have.  Do you have any wisdom you could share?

Sincerely,
A Discouraged Student


Dear Discouraged Student,

It’s time for a quick story about life…

Once upon a time there was a woman in her mid sixties who noticed that she had lived her entire life in the same small town.  And although she had spent decades enthusiastically dreaming about traveling and seeing the world, she had never taken a single step to make this dream a reality.

Finally, she woke up on the morning of her 65th birthday and decided that now was the time!  She sold all of her possessions except for some essential items she needed, packed these items into a backpack, and began her journey out into the world.  The first several days on the road were amazing and filled with awe – with every step forward she felt like she was finally living the life she had dreamed.

But a few short weeks later, the days on the road started taking a toll on her.  She felt misplaced and she missed the familiar comforts of her old life.  As her feet and legs grew more and more sore with each new step, her mood also took a turn for the worse.

Eventually she stopped walking, took off her backpack, slammed it on the ground, and sat down beside it as tears began streaming down her cheeks.  She stared hopelessly down a long winding road that once led to an amazing world, but now seemed to lead only to discomfort and unhappiness.  “I have nothing!  I have nothing left in my life!” she shouted out loud at the top of her lungs.

Coincidentally, a renowned guru and life adviser from a nearby village was resting quietly behind a pine tree adjacent to where the woman was sitting.  When the woman began shouting, the guru heard every word and he felt it was his duty to help her.  Without thinking twice he jumped out from behind the pine tree, grabbed her backpack, and ran into the forest that lined both sides of the road.  Stunned and in complete disbelief, the woman started crying even harder than before, to the point of near breathlessness.

“That backpack was all I had,” she cried.” And now it’s gone!  Now everything is gone in my life!”

After about ten minutes of much-needed tears, the woman gradually collected her emotions, stood up again and began staggering slowly down the road.  Meanwhile the guru cut through the forest and secretly placed the backpack in the middle of the road just a short distance ahead of the woman.

When the woman’s teary eyes fell upon the backpack, she almost couldn’t believe what she was seeing – everything she thought she had just lost was once again right in front of her.  She couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear.  “Oh, thank heavens!” the woman exclaimed.  “I am so grateful!  Now I definitely have what I need to continue onward…”

REMEMBER:

As we journey through our personal and professional lives, there will inevitably be periods of incredible frustration and despair.  During those tough times, it will sometimes appear to us that we’ve lost everything, and that nothing and nobody could possibly motivate us to move onward in the direction of our dreams.  But just like the woman who stumbled across the guru, we are all holding with us a backpack of support that comes in many forms – it can be a simple email or text message from someone we respect, inspiring blog posts, insightful books, helpful neighbors, and so much more.

When we are feeling discouraged and demotivated, our opportunity is twofold:

To recognize and appreciate our backpack of support – our external sources of motivation – before a random guru (or someone with far more crooked intentions) has to steal it from us so that we can finally see what we have always taken for granted.
To be present and tap into our own hearts and minds – our internal sources of motivation – which have the power to push us back up on our feet and guide us down the road to our backpack of support, even when it appears to be lost forever.
No matter your circumstances, you always have what you need to take the next smallest step.

As Epicurus so profoundly said, “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”

Be mindful.  Be present.

Keep going.

One small step at a time.

Sincerely,
Marc and Angel

The Alchemist
Top contributor
Top contributor

Posts : 573
Join date : 2014-02-25

Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum