celestine chua is a growth-oriented girl who left her high paying and promising career at a Fortune 100 company to pursue her life passion in helping others. she writes at embraceliving.net, a personal development blog intended to help you achieve your highest potential.
Here are Celestine's "Five Rules For Life":
1.) Know your passion and follow it.
If you are not living your passion now, then honestly, you have nothing to lose. So many people blind themselves with the "need" for money - and sacrifice their passion in the name of it. But a life without passion is not a life worth living. If you don't know your passion, then keep looking for it until you find it (then follow it). When you pursue your passion in full throttle, you will find that money and success come as corollary to that. I left my lucrative job last year to pursue my passion, starting from ground zero. It has been a great challenge, but I never regretted a single moment of it. In fact, I'm happier now than ever before - every day I'm smiling, beaming, and exuding so much love and energy it's unbelievable.
All of us have such immense greatness within us. All of us are capable of doing anything we want. So much so that we need to prioritize. Focus on what the big rocks are; focus on the key things that really matter. The key things that - when acted upon - will give you the mind blowing results you are looking for. The rest can be put aside or just chucked away. The path to greatness isn't about spending all your time trying to do everything - it's about focusing all your time on the most important things.
3) Surround yourself with people who elevate you.
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. The kind of people you hang around with can either elevate you or bring you down. What you want to do is spend as much time as possible around people who can elevate you. These are people who can bring out the best in you and support you in your path towards becoming the best you can be. If there are relationships that bring you down, you are not helping yourself or anybody else since you are not being the best you can be and subsequently, not being the best you can be to them.
4) Keep moving.
Keep moving and doing all the time. If you need time to think, spend the necessary time to think, and move afterwards. Don't run into the trap where you spend copious amount of time being paralyzed by anything. If you are in doubt and can't decide, then just do something anyway. Regardless of whether the action was right or wrong, you will still learn from it and that is what matters. The only way you can't grow is if you just sit there and do nothing. Everything else guarantees you growth.
5) Have absolute faith.
Leave no room for self-doubt, cynicism, pessimism, fear, or any of those junk thoughts and emotions. Any energy you invest in those elements means less energy for what uplifts and propels you forward. Not only that, it also reverses whatever you have been building up thus far - a.k.a. the Law of Attraction. Do your absolute best and then have absolute faith that the universe is bringing everything to you right at this moment. Think, feel, and know in the deepest depth of your soul that everything is eventually going to turn out to be just the way you want. Have faith so strong that it is unbreakable. And follow through with your actions - that's when you will truly get what you want.
Celestine currently resides in Singapore.