Saturday 27 August 2022

Make #peace with #yourself

*Make peace with yourself*

By now, everybody has heard about Stefan Thomas, the guy who only gets two more guesses at his password to recover his wallet containing over $200 Million in bitcoin.

New York Times reported on this last year: 'The problem is that Mr. Thomas years ago lost the paper where he wrote down the password for his IronKey, which gives users 10 guesses before it seizes up and encrypts its contents forever. He has since tried eight of his most commonly used password formulations — to no avail.'

"I would just lay in bed and think about it," Mr. Thomas said. "Then I would go to the computer with some new strategy, and it wouldn't work, and I would be desperate again."

It's excruciating just thinking about it.

*Regret can be more painful than loss itself.*

The total value of all Bitcoin stands around $1 Trillion as of today, down from its high of $ 3 Trillion at one time.

So, going by the 20% estimated amount mentioned in the Times article, lost forever due to forgotten passwords etc, an estimated $200 Billion in Bitcoin has been lost maybe not to be retrieved.

That's a big number that could grow considerably when the value of the digital asset increases over time and as additional Bitcoin are mined.

Stefan Thomas says he long ago "made peace" with the reality that he may never gain access to his approx $200 million Bitcoin fortune.

At times, it is best to make peace, rather than lose sleep over it.

We all lose peace over, 'Alas, what could have been, phenomenon' and continuously torture ourselves.

Make peace with yourself and your reality this Sunday and stay blessed forever. The key is to find harmony in what you have.



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"Begin with praise and honest appreciation.

Call attention to people's mistakes indirectly.

Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.

Ask questions instead of giving direct orders...Make the fault easy to correct. Make the other person happy about doing what you suggest."

--- Dale Carnegie

How do you correct a behavior in another that is unwanted at work or at home?

Of course there are many ways to do it, but how do you do it so the other person gets the message and is willing to try your suggestion?

Dale Carnegie knew the answer.

Be gentle with people. Treat others the way you would like to be treated. Follow his advice and you might be very surprised how often the conversation starts and ends on a positive note.



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Thursday 25 August 2022


*'True Strength'*

Many years ago, as a young lad, I was trying to move a heavy stone.

After much huffing & puffing and all my best efforts, I couldn't budge it.

I remember my father, passing by, stopped to watch my effort.
Finally he said to me, "Are you using all your strength for this?"

Yes Iam,I cried exasperated.

"No", my father said calmly. You are not using all your strength.
Your real strength lies in your family & friends.
Have you asked them to help you?

And then the wisdom dawned on me.
Real strength is to seek help & give help.

In life and in business, we rely on each other to be responsible for individual tasks that benefit everyone. People sometimes forget how much interdependence there really is in this world and in a successful business.

Learn the art of asking for help to empower and motivate others, and you will have learnt a very powerful management strategy.

Use your real strength, seek help wherever required & Give help to whomever & whenever required & stay blessed forever