What do you do when you fall down?

I think it is fair to say that on this journey of life we all get knocked down from time to time.  The question is, what do you do when you get knocked down?\r\n\r\nDo you choose to stay down? Complain and moan about the situation? Or do you get right back up again and keep on moving?\r\n\r\nCheck out this video showing Nicholi Rogatkin when he falls off his bike and down a 30 foot cliff. It’s impressive!

This short film was commissioned by Community Chest, Singapore.  Simply called “Gift”, it tells the story of a boy growing up and becoming a man.  He is disappointed with his Dad, who is always “poor”.  As the story unfolds, the young man realises that his Dad was richer than he could ever imagine.\r\n

“Being rich is not about how much we have, but how much we give.”

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The Joy of Worrying

I have yet to meet someone who enjoys worrying. Sure, there are people that seem to spend their whole life worrying but I doubt they find any joy in it.

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Mark Twain Quote

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Personally, I don’t like worrying. I have worked hard on myself to stop worrying. That doesn’t mean I don’t, but it means I worry less and I take action sooner. I got one of my biggest lessons about worry when I attended a course organised by Rolf and Awsa Beckman — the people that trained me as a Firewalking Instructor.

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What I learned from my first 5 day Fast

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I wrote this article on another blog back in 2013. It’s about why I chose to do a 5 day fast and what happened. I have fasted numerous times since and highly recommend, just make sure to do your research first.

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Planned FastThe most common question I have heard over the last few days is “why are you doing it?” and for me it’s an easy question to answer.

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When I was in Sweden a month ago on the FIT course (Firewalking Instructor Training) one of the participants, Martins, had just completed a fast.  We were chatting about it and I distinctly remember thinking “there is no way I could do that”.  The very thought of not eating for one day never mind 3, 5 or whatever amount of days seemed so alien to me, that doing it seemed impossible.

Everybody’s Everest is a different height!

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Everybody’s Everest is a different height!  This might seem a bit strange, but unless someone corrects me, I believe I coined this phrase. Not that it really matters although it is great to hear it being quoted back at me.

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\r\n\r\nMy everest\r\n\r\nI remember the first time I started thinking this way back in 2010. I used to give out stickers to everyone that went Coasteering with me. The sticker said “I jumped off a cliff and I loved it”.\r\n

The Fisherman and Businessman

Fisherman and Business Man\r\n\r\nA businessman standing on the pier of a quaint coastal fishing village in southern Mexico watched as a small boat with just one young Mexican fisherman pulled into the dock. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. Enjoying the warmth of the early afternoon sun, the Businessman complimented the Fisherman on the quality of his fish.\r\n\r\n

The man who broke the mountain

The man who broke the mountain – everyone said he was crazy, no one believed he could do it!\r\n\r\nDasrath Manjhi\r\n

A man named Dashrath Manjhi was collecting wood for his family on the other side of the mountain. It was long hard work, so his wife climbed over the mountain to bring him some food when she fell. She was hurt and the pot she was carrying broken.

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Two Travellers and the Monk

Two Travellers and the Monk is a great story which highlights the importance of choosing your outlook or expectations…\r\n\r\nTwo Travellers and the Monk\r\n\r\nOne day a Traveller was walking along a road on his journey from one village to another.  As he walked he noticed a Monk tending the ground in the fields beside the road.  The Monk said “Good Day” to the Traveller, and the Traveller nodded to the Monk.  The Traveller then turned to the Monk and said “Excuse me, do you mind if I ask you a Question?”.\r\n\r\n“Not at all,” replied the Monk.\r\n\r\n“I am travelling from the village in the mountains to the village in the valley and I was wondering if you knew what it is like in the village in the valley?”\r\n\r\n

The Carpenter and The House

A master carpenter who worked for the same builder for over 40 years announced he wanted to retire. The builder told him how much he appreciated his work and wished he would reconsider. But the old man was tired and was looking forward to spending his remaining relaxing.\r\n\r\nThe Carpenter Story\r\n\r\nThe builder conceded but convinced the master carpenter to build one more house before he retired. He would include a $5,000 bonus as a thank you. The builder had a stunning location for this new house and he wanted to build a dream home.\r\n\r\n