“All failure is failure to adapt, all success is successful adaptation.” ~ Max McKeown

Nothing is too difficult, and nothing is beyond you. No matter how tough the world might seem, it can never break you, because you have the power of adaptability.

We exaggerate our vulnerability, and underestimate our ability to adapt to the difficulties of life. We are so quick to claim that our lives will be ruined if something we aspire for is not realized or lost, but it is rarely the case.

Pain is inevitable in loss or unfulfillment, but with time, our minds and bodies adjust to the absence of our needs, and we become stronger, and more resilient with each painful experience.

There are people who have practically nothing, they have lost their families and their health, but they carry on living and become very successful, like Stephen Hawking, Nick Vujicic, and Frida Kahlo to name but a few.

These amazing people knew how to harness the power of adaptation and used it to overcome the challenges of their lives. You too can do the same!

The pain will lose its edge, and its intensity will diminish. All you have to do is remain patient and observe how your power to adapt makes you stronger.

Stay strong


"Begin with the end in mind” ~ Stephen Covey

Those who lead their lives with a clear purpose in mind and a specific action plan are bound to go further than those who only dream.

Dreaming is the origin of all great feats, but alone it will never carry you to where you aspire to be. Your goals need to be clear, and they need to have a plan if you want to see real progress.

Start by asking yourself what is my higher purpose in life? What is it that I live to do? If you can't find the answer, then it is here where you have to begin.

Your goal MUST be clear, so clear that you need not be asked about it, and it is so natural to articulate as your own name.

One of the most effective practices you can implement when setting your goals is to specify a timeframe. For instance, instead of saying "I want more money," you'd say "I want to double my income before next year."

It is a simple change but an effective one, for it forces you to act within a time limit, which will motivate or pressure you to take action sooner than later.

Once you have your definite goals set, you should start dividing your main objective into sub-goals. This will allow you to measure the progress you're making towards your goals, and will give you a chance to monitor your performance in a more accurate way.

If you start your goal with baby steps, and you slowly achieve one sub-goal after another, you are bound to reach your destination. The problem with many of us is that we set goals which are so big that we end up just not doing them.

My challenge to you this week is to come up with a list that entails your definite goal(s). By the way, you can have many definite goals, one for each area of your life. You can write them down in the comments section below, if you want.

Thank you all so much for your time, and I pray for you all to achieve your goals and have the lives you all wish for.

Take care


“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”

~ Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden

No matter how little you may have, you still have more than someone. We are so quick to condemn our fortunes thinking that we're always the victims, the ones with the worst fates, but this is rarely the case.

No matter how bad you're having it, you have to know that there's someone who's having it worse than you. Often, knowing this may not offer you much solace, but if you really contemplate it, it's going to be different this time.

We have many pains, many sufferings, and many worries, but think about it, and you will know that it could have been much worse. For example, having a limb that aches is far better than having none; and having a boss that nags at you, is far better than having no job.

When you're feeling low for not having something, like good health or financial freedom, just stop for a moment and count your blessings, and then ask yourself: could it have been worse?

When you realize that yes it could have been worse, you will immediately feel a sense of relief. In your mind you experience a worse situation and when you stop imagining it, you realize that this is an improvement compared to what could have been.

If you couple this with counting your blessings, it will be very hard for anything to make you upset. When you go to sleep tonight and when you wake up tomorrow, name three things that you are grateful for, like your eyes, your hands, and your mind, the very same things you used to read and understand this post.

We can aspire for greatness and wish for all the riches of the world, but this should not hinder our appreciation of the things we have.

Take care