Posted by Samira Asemanfar
Sometimes I take the the smallest of abilities for granted. You can probably relate. When was the last time you appreciated your ability to simply remember?
Personally, I am always trying to find new perspective in order to grow. I take on new hobbies. I read books. I travel to far away countries. I make new friends and pick their brains. I take strides and stretch all in search of new perspective. But often, all it takes is to remember the same thing at different times in my life. Every year on February 22nd, I remember the first day I opened my business as a 22 year old. Each time I remember, I have new perspective and new feelings that arise, simply from remembering that one day. Sometimes the memory sparks inspiration for new creative ideas to implement in my business. Other times, it brings gratitude for my growth and success. Always, the simple act of remembering brings value to my life and my personal and business growth.
I really believe our brain is our most powerful tool. Take a moment right now to appreciate the simple ability to elicit a feeling from just remembering a single moment. This is one of our many gifts as conscious beings.
Remembering may inspire us in our present moment to create a better future for ourselves.
Remembering may help us implement useful boundaries in our lives.
Remembering may help us stop and be conscious the next time we are faced with the same experience.
And more importantly, remembering can help us help others who may not have had our unique experience.
In honor of Yom HaShoah: “Remembering the past is a sacred responsibility that links us to past generations, inspires us in the present, and keeps us focused on the future.” - Stacey Jill Zackin
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Posted by Samira Asemanfar
“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” - Anonymous
Recently, I drove along the coast on Highway One (CA-1). I couldn’t help but think about the challenges of paving a road along the crevices of an ever-changing mountain range. Some people say it is not a safe drive - maybe they have not been on road trips in mountain ranges of foreign countries, where asphalt is a luxury. I had taken this drive before with my family when I was a kid. This time, I had entirely new perspective: one that reminded me of this quote.
No matter the condition it was in when it was first built, CA-1 is an absolute indication that when you build something that people can use and appreciate, it will last forever. Despite the fact that there are constant landslides, falling rocks, parts of the road that simply loosen from the mountain and fall into the ocean, the state makes an effort to re-pave the road once paved. Why? Because it’s worth lasting forever.
When thinking of a business idea, think about what is worth lasting longer than just your life?
What can you create that other people can use, enjoy and carry on?