"..many thanks for your contribution in THE STRAITS TIMES on 07. 01. 2006.
Your comments makes it more easier for me to change my way of thinking, as I'm stuck and it only becomes more worst..
Many thanks for your article just in time as I'm employed for the same Company for more than 33 years, without further hope that things will change."
Dream your way out of a rut
If you want to achieve your goals, start dreaming!
22 May 2006
What most people want in life is to make their dreams come true. Sadly, more and more people seem to be giving up on their dreams and goals because they feel lost and disillusioned about their future, burdened by family and financial commitments, and are struggling to keep their jobs.
In such a scenario, it is easy to feel jaded about your life and career. But it is important to keep an open mind and remember that life is filled with opportunities for exploring and learning. It does not matter how old you are and at what stage your career is; you must give yourself a chance to rejuvenate your life and career. To make this happen, try taking the following steps:Have clear dreams
Everyone has different dreams and goals. Whether your objectives are big or small, it is important to have a clear dream. Your dreams will fuel your desire to attain greater heights. Without dreams to pursue, you will feel uncertain about your future. If your dreams are not clear enough, you will not be convinced enough to pursue them.
Leave your comfort zone
If you keep failing at what you have been doing, then you must do something different to achieve your goals. Discard your old habits and adopt new attitudes. Step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Take a course to upgrade yourself, switch jobs, or use a different approach to solve problems. The more flexible you are, the more control you will have over the outcome of your life.
Change your thinking
When you face challenges you are unable to solve, view them from a different angle. Your thinking does affect your perception and the outcome of your life.
If you keep on dwelling on a problem, then you will probably end up going round in circles most of the time. But when you focus on the solution, you will find the answer to your problem.
Positive thinking brings positive results. So switch your thinking to a more positive mode, and you will find your life becoming smoother.
Take a break
All work and no play will make life dull, so make sure you relax and take a good break every now and then. One of the main reasons why people tend to get stuck in life or feel jaded is because they work too much and too hard.
Maintain a balance between, work, family and relaxation. Take time to travel with your family members, loved ones or friends. A different environment can inspire and energise you in amazing ways.
When you are bogged down by work and problems, try to relax. When your mind is rested and your body recharged, you will be able to brainstorm for fresh ideas, and perhaps find the answers that were evading you in the past.