Everyone experiences fear. At times, getting rid of fear can seem like an impossibility to many people. The story of David and Goliath in the Bible (1 Samuel 17) always come to mind when I’m confronted with fear and other troubles which seemed too big for me to overcome. A brief summary of the story of David and Goliath…
I was truly inspired after watching the video of a girl from China performing the piece "Souvenir d'enfance" by Richard Clayderman. At the time of writing, Zheng Guigui is a 19 year-old girl from China who has no fingers on her right hand but has taught herself to play the piano in just 3 years!
While dining in a restaurant with a business associate, I overheard someone sitting in the next table saying: "Robert is successful in his business ventures... he's lucky to be a millionaire now!" While one wonders whether "luck" has got anything to do with Robert's success, I truly believe that Robert has planned and deliberated his efforts to achieve the current success that he enjoys.
An interesting research conducted in the US has determined that a person driving 10 miles to buy a lottery ticket is 3 times more likely to die in a car accident than winning the lottery! Yet, even with the odds of winning the lottery nearing impossible, 1 in 4 Americans believe that lottery offers them the best chance of becoming rich. Really, isn't this equivalent to just buying hope?