I’m a failure.

Girl lying on the bed, thinking

Last week I felt like a failure. It was just a series of events in recent period that made me feel this way, like my dad getting injured at work and having to go through surgery to fix the injury. It made me feel that I failed to care for him as a daughter (he’s fine now and going through physiotherapy); my mom...

The Power of Little Changes

Graph: Significant difference from taking a little action over time

Recently I saw this YouTube clip which shows the aging of a “person” (a computer-generated model) from a small kid to old age in under 5 minutes. Titled “Danielle,” you can check out the video here:   As you’re watching, notice how the second-by-second changes aren’t significant at all? For example, when you watch any part of the video for only 5 seconds,...

The Story of Bullshit

Shit

Have you heard of the story of bullshit before? It goes like this: A pheasant was standing in a field chatting with a bull. (Celes: A pheasant is a kind of bird.) “I would love to be able to get to the top of yonder tree,”  sighed the pheasant, “but I haven’t got the energy.” “Well, why...

‘Is It Too Late to Pursue My Dreams?’ [Video]

Is It Too Late to Pursue My Dreams? [Celes.TV]

Hey everyone! 😀 While we’re in the middle of the life purpose series (part 3 is coming up, stay tuned), today I’m excited to address reader Marie-Anne’s question on whether it’s too late to pursue her dreams. While Marie-Anne is 60, she asks a question that’s actually shared by many even in their 20s, 30s, and...

Have You Seen this Lady Before? (The Market Leader Effect)

Overexposed model:

For the past month, Ken has been telling me about this stock image model who seems to appear everywhere. He would point out her ads whenever we chance by them (for example, there’s this storage solutions ad near our home with her in it; she’s also in Teamviewer ads, and we use Teamviewer), but I never really believed him. I...

Are You Giving Your Attention to Empty Vessels?

Empty vessels

Have you heard of the phrase “Empty vessels make the most noise”? It’s a proverb that means that those with the least talent and knowledge usually speak the most, speak the loudest, and create the most fuss–whatever that makes their presence felt as much as possible. Empty vessels is used in the analogy because in physics, empty containers...

The 21-Day Incubation Period

A chick and a mug

Have you heard of the term “incubation period”? Medical definition aside, an incubation period refers to the period which an embryo develops within an egg, to the point the egg hatches. Different types of eggs have different incubation periods. With the most common egg, the chicken egg, a 21-day incubation period (give or take a...