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How to overcome fear?

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Here are my answers to self-analysis questions given by Napoleon Hill to help me to overcome fear. I pray that I make progress to be less fearful and more courageous.

I love the fact that:

  1. I have many dreams.
  2. I am grateful for what I have now.
  3. I am gaining self-confidence as I grow older.

Therefore, I always see my life as hopeful.

I take full responsibility for my life.

I do not complain often.

I do not find fault with other people at the slightest provocation.

I am not sarcastic and offensive in my conversation.

People whom I am grateful to:

  1. MR for his talents and dreams.
  2. SM for her love, practicality, resourcefulness.
  3. AM for his kindness and genius.
  4. MT for her love, greater purpose. I put her photo at a place I can see daily at home.

My strategies:

  1. Every morning and every night, I make use of auto-suggestion to make my mind positive.
  2. I constantly and consciously garner spiritual forces to keep my mind free from all forms of fear.
  3. To overcome the fear of poverty, I believe that as an educated and resourceful person, I will have no problem meeting my basic needs.
  4. To overcome the fear of criticism, I am grateful for constructive criticism. I am aware of the motives of criticism (jealousy, justification attempt by others).
  5. To overcome the fear of illness, I love myself.
  6. To minimize the feeling of self-pity, I think of my greater purpose.
  7. I am trying my best to shift my thinking towards success.
  8. Have you learned how to drown my problems by being too busy to be annoyed by them? Yes, in 1999, 2001, 2005-2006.
  9. I befriend, learn from and share with positive people.
  10. I try my best to avoid / minimize contact / shield from negative people.
  11. I am not easily influenced by others against my judgments. I make my own decision.
  12. Though I am compassionate by nature, I must be aware that it is not my duty to share other people’s worries.

Things to improve:

  1. I have to be more discipline for my definite major purpose.
  2. I suffer sometimes from indigestion. Solution: never let my stomach empty. Eat more often in smaller portions.
  3. I sometimes envious of those who excel me.
  4. My 3 most damaging weaknesses: bad temper, perfectionism, unforgiving.

Thank you: Think and Grow Rich

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May 26, 2012 at 8:35 am

The Chemistry of the Philosophers’ Stone

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Attracted by Harry-Potter-related title, I attended a history of science talk on alchemy at my department in the evening of Feb 12th. It’s snowing again tonight, I won’t go if at other departments. Actually, alchemy is not and was not science. The style of speaker is quite different, the speaker will read from a script, unlike lecturers or speakers in science that I have attended so far. Unrelated to the talk, my mind draw connection on what happened many centuries ago. Those alchemists are trying to find answers, to make gold from less precious metals. We researchers today are trying to find answers to many natural sciences questions, we do not know if our techniques are good enough, if our results are accurate enough. I believe that many new techniques are and will be developed. Our results are based on the results of many others before us and our peer, whom mostly we do not know personally. It’s like standing on the shoulders of giants, but those alchemists were also doing the same. They refer to previous textbooks written by authority. In a college mass I attended this month, I met a clinical doctor who abandoned his medical career, to pursue a research career. He said by doing research, he would be able to help more others. However, how are we going to know if what we are researching on, if the techniques we are devoloping on, will be useful to many others? We don’t know, but if we never try, there will absolute nothing. Thus, we just keep on trying and doing our best~!

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February 13, 2009 at 10:28 pm