Ask Questions

Kids love asking questions. They’re funny too. One boy asked, why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes? When told that Adam and Eve lived thousands of years BC. The kid asked, does BC stands for Before Clothing?

The wise person is not afraid to ask questions. It is not a sign of ignorance it is a sign of curiosity. Somebody says a person who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; a person who never asks is a fool forever. Keep asking.

Do you try to avoid problems by running away or do you deal with problems by simply ignoring them? One is escapism and the other one is denial. Guess what? The problems don’t go away on their own! The best thing to do is to face them head-on. Ask help from friends and do not keep it to yourself. You are not alone. Go through the process. Learn from the experience. This is how you grow tougher and wiser.

The Story of the Two Seeds

Two seeds lay side by side in the fertile spring soil.

The first said, “I want to grow! I want to send my roots deep into the soil beneath me, and thrust my sprouts through the earth’s crust above me... I want to unfurl my tender buds like banners to announce the arrival of spring... I want to feel the warmth of the sun on my face and the bless of the morning dew on my petals!”

And she grew.

The second seed said, “I am afraid. If I send my roots into the ground below, I don’t know what I will encounter in the dark. If I push my way through the hard soil above me I may damage my delicate sprouts... what if I let my buds open and a snail tries to eat them? And if I were to open my blossoms, a small child may pull me from the ground. No, it is much better for me to wait until it is safe.”

And so she waited.

Suddenly a yard hen scratching around in the early spring ground for food found the waiting seed and promptly ate it.

Lesson: Those of us who refuse to risk and grow get swallowed up by life.

My Lessons Learned From The Croods Movie

Don't forget to say what's important. One of the things we usually forget to do is to say what's important. We often forget to say "I love you" or "Thank you" to the people who deserve it the most. We don't have to say these things everyday. But we have to try to say to them often enough so that they won't forget that they are important to us.

Be Open-Minded. Nothing good will ever take place if we only listen to our own opinions. In the movie, Grug only wanted everybody else to do the things he suggested. But at the end, he came to realize that he also need other people's opinions. Respect other people's voice even if they are not the same with our own. The world is a huge place and we will always meet people who think different thoughts from our own. But just because we think different thoughts doesn't mean that we shouldn't be friends.

Follow your dreams. Never ever let fear get in the way of our dreams. We all have things that scare us. Like in Grug's case, the fear of the unknown and the new sometimes scare us. But we have to believe that there is something greater than fear. We have to believe that our dreams weigh more than our fear. Follow your dreams. Don't spend your life living on what-ifs. Instead, go and do something about them. It doesn't have to be a grand beginning. What matters is that you started.

Don't take the risk, just take the chance.

Charles Koch says...

The role of business is to produce goods and services that make people's lives better.

If your only goal is to become rich, then you're going to have trouble meeting your goal. However, if your focus is on making people's lives better, then you'll find that success comes much more quickly.

Charles Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist.

Oprah Winfrey says...

You become what you believe. You are where you are today in your life based on everything you have believed.

First and foremost, you have to believe that greatness is possible. Many of the world's billionaires have shifted the way our world works, because they believed that they were capable of doing something that was previously impossible.

Change is possible. Greatness is possible. But you can't do anything unless you first believe in yourself.

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