I was in an office, waiting for the front desk associate to come back to the office so that I can hand her my resume and cover letter- instead of sending them through email or fax, I thought that by showing up will help me to stand out among other candidates. Well, I guess that's one thing that an applicant can do to help him/herself, by showing initiative (unless the company specifically states "please do not call or show up at the office soliciting [ I'm joking about the soliciting part])
"Judge your success By what you had to give up in order to get it. - Dalai Lama
Things, people, and memories pop up every now and then to remind us not to worry about the little things. Success is much more worth it when you work really hard for it, even if it may come slowly, almost like a turtle. I guess that is why I tend to have a great amount of respect and admiration for those who have achieve certain levels of success (although this may be bias because we don't know where their success came from), some easier than others, but they probably had to have given up a lot to be standing in the place they are now.
"If wealth is lost, nothing is lost. If health is lost, something is lost. But, if character is lost, everything is lost."
and this is really interesting to me (via about.com)
Everybody has a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in their personality. You cannot be a do-gooder without having a mean streak within you. Good and bad are two sides of the same coin. Duality of human nature is necessary to create harmony. Celebrate the darker side within you. It is the darker side that gives sheen to your personality. Here are dark quotes that bring out the best and the worst out of you.
Everyone, especially women, are so afraid of growing older, of wrinkles and crows feet, etc... but I think there is something incredibly powerful about growing old, older. When I see older women walk by in the mall, I think they are incredibly beautiful, especially those with white hair. It takes a lot to live. Growing old isn't easy.