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An Old Advice.

It's been awhile since the last time I started my days early. Finally had a morning meet-up with few respective owners of one particular creative business in town, and turned out the casual coffee-shop chit chat offered a new beginning for me to embrace. 

The session was a highlight of vision, mission and expectation which come along with challenge, courage and benefits to grow and to contribute in one package. At a split second, I thought I have found a new stop for me to continue the journey, spreading ideas and thoughts and march into the lane where everyone looks forward to wake up in the morning and be useful to others throughout the day.

I have been picking up pieces of many things around me since years ago, breeding new pattern of thoughts and breaking my own path to see where is the best way to go. I have been carrying so much lessons and implanted ideas in me chipped in by the former people I passed along as leaders and teachers, and I couldn't wait to put down my bag and share what I've got to those who open to me. And as I thought of this, I remember Paul Arden's old advice I marked for years at the back of my head.

"Do not covet your ideas. Give away everything you know and more will come back to you." 

The problem with hoarding is you end up living off your reserves. Eventually you'll become stale. If you give away everything you have, you are left with nothing. This forces you to look, to be aware, to replenish. Somehow the more you give away the more comes back to you.

What I found relevant from the excerpt above is the way I see how a new offer comes in a door for me, a beneficial situation where I could see myself grow by giving out more of what I have in me to fill the expectation of others in a right order of responsibilities. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to do it right.

When I really need room to be selfless about my career and passion, the space seems be opened on time. And for few miles ahead of my life, I guess I will remind myself to stay the same. Now it's time to take the first step on a new beginning again. Wish me luck. 

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