Tony Fahkry's Blog Entries

  • If You Want Something New, It Begins With You

    Take Life Into Your Own Hands “There are two primary choices in life: To accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” — Dr Denis Waitley Look around you. What do you see? I don’t mean literally but figuratively. What is missing from ...
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  • When Things Go Wrong In Life, Don’t Follow Your Problems

    “Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Many people are experiencing difficulties in their lives than ever before, given the Coronavirus pandemic and economic uncertainty surrounding it. Problems are inevitable and hoping they go ...
  • Why You Shouldn’t Punish Yourself When You Make Mistakes

    Sometimes I Wish I Knew Better “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.”—Napoleon Hill Think about a recent mistake and consider how things could have turned out differently for you. Whilst hindsight is a wonder...
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  • Do What Challenges You, Not What Makes You Happy

    Happiness Is A By-Product Of Improved Self-Esteem “Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them.” — Steve Maraboli I want to push you outside your comfort zone, if you’re willing to take the test? Ok, let us start with a question:...
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  • How to Stop Being Controlled by Your Habits, Your Fears and the Opinions of Others

    Allow Life To Show You Endless Possibilities You only have control over three things in your life – the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions your take. ~ Jack Canfield It’s fair to say there are many things that hold us back from living an extraordinary lif...
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  • How to Control Your Emotions

    “What really matters for success, character, happiness and lifelong achievements is a definite set of emotional skills – your EQ — not just purely cognitive abilities that are measured by conventional IQ tests.” – Daniel Goleman Intense emotions can arise at the mo...
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  • What’s Meant to be Will Always Find its Way to You

    See The World Through A Different Lens   “Things happen the way they’re meant to. There’s a pattern and a shape to everything…Nothing happens without a reason…Nothing is impossible.” ~ Rosamunde Pilcher   Do you believe everything happens for a...
  • You’ve Got to Stop Living in the Place of Fear and Doubt

    Be Careful What You Give Your Attention To   Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. ~ Dale Carnegie   Fear and doubt are like uninvited guests, who show up for the night and overstay their welcome. They have nothing to impart other than a distorted re...
  • How to use Your Pain to Develop Emotional Resilience

    Running Away From Pain Our Entire Life   Emotional pain of any kind is a reminder to stop and look inside. ~ Gary Zukav   What is the cause of your emotional pain right now, if anything? Is it something deeper such as pain from a loved one contracting the Coronavirus or the uncerta...
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  • Everyone is Called to Their Destiny but not Everyone Answers

    Destiny Means Purpose In Action   It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.~ William Shakespeare   The concept of destiny and free has intrigued mankind for centuries. It is why I included two distinct quotes in this article from great thinkers, with opposing vie...
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  • Why Those Who are Most Responsive to Change, Will Always Thrive

    Go With The Natural Flow Of Events It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. ~ Charles Darwin What are you resisting right now in your life? Is it the sudden change of circumstances in relation to the Coronavirus? Per...
  • Why Healing Your Inner Child, Helps You Discover Your True Self

    Unconscious To Our Wounds   “Caring for your inner child has a powerful and surprisingly quick result: Do it and the child heals.” ~ Martha Beck   I’d like you to take a journey into yourself, as you read this article. Hopefully, in that time, you will gain a glim...
  • Why You Are Always One Decision Away From Improving Your Life

    Good Habits Build Strong Character “The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~ Socrates   Are you aware of anything holding you back from improving your life at present? It may be a resource such as money, better living...
  • Don't Decide What's Possible for You, Based on Where Your Life is Right Now

    Judging Your Life Doesn’t Help You When we struggle to change ourselves, we in fact, only continue the patterns of self-judgement and aggression. We keep the war against ourselves alive. ~ Jack Kornfield  I want you to reflect on what is working favourably in your life right now? Is...
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  • To fully Heal, we Must First Find Meaning in our Trauma

    Make Healing Your Responsibility “Your wound is probably not your fault, but your healing is your responsibility.” ~ Denice Frogman   Each of us carries wounds from childhood. For some the pain is intense, bringing with it a sense of relived trauma. While others may not be fu...
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  • Why Intuition will Become our New Currency

    Intuition Will Be The Strongest Currency   “Intuition does not come to an unprepared mind.” ~ Albert Einstein   We are in the midst of an important change for all of humanity. In the past few months, the Coronavirus pandemic has affected our lives in unprecedented ways....
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  • Your Work is Never Done Because You are Constantly Evolving

    We All Experience Hardship In Different Ways I am prepared to evolve. The question is, are you? ~ Mother Nature No matter how hard you try, your work will never be done. How do you feel about this? Does it worry you? You see, working on ourselves is a long and difficult process that may take a...
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  • To Improve the Quality of Your Life, Focus on Getting Better

    Personal Growth Is A Long And Arduous Journey “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” ~ Jim Rohn Do you want to improve your life? Are you committed to changing your conditions? Many people will answer yes to these questions, though it is my experience ...
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  • How to Stay Centred When There's Chaos in the World

    The Promoting Of Fear Let there be an opening into the quiet that lies beneath the chaos where you find the peace you did not think possible and see what shimmer within the storm. ~ John O’ Donohue To remain centered amidst the chaos in the world is challenging, yet it signifies a r...
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  • The Power of One Person to Change the World

    In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj It only takes one person to open their eyes in awe to notice the stars. What does this passage mean to you? I don’t intend it to be a riddle, th...
  • Your Challenges don't Expose Your Weaknesses, they Reveal Your Strengths

    Negative emotions often leave clues When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you. They’re sent to promote, increase and strengthen you. ~ Anonymous I want you to close your eyes and think of a difficult experience affecting you right now. Before you rea...
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  • We Must Stand Fully in our Own Shoes and Not Give up on Ourselves

    Understanding the origins of our desires If we are willing to stand fully in our own shoes and never give up on ourselves, then we will be able to put ourselves in the shoes of others and never give up on them. ~ Pema Chödrön What does it mean to you to stand fully in your own shoes...
  • The Less You Respond to Negativity, the More Peaceful You Become

    Those Who Fight Monsters Letting go of negative people doesn’t mean you hate them. It just means that you love yourself. ~ Anonymous When did you last experience a negative encounter with someone? Was it this week? How did it work out? It is my experience that we cannot resolve negativi...
  • You Always Get What You Believe You Deserve

    Self-Worth Issues Are Rooted In Our Childhood “You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” ~ Dr. Robert Anthony I’d like you to reflect on the following questions before you read the rest of this article: What do you...
  • It Only Takes One Person to Open Their Eyes and Notice the Stars

    The Power Of One Person To Change The World In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj It only takes one person to open their eyes in awe to notice the stars. What does this passage mean to y...
  • Why Winning isn't Everything, nor is it the Only Thing

    Is Winning Everything? Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is ~ Zig Ziglar There is much to say about winning and based on the title of the article, you would think winning is not important. Let me be clear and state that winning is significant, for the right reasons. Sometimes wi...
  • Trying Too Hard is the Real Reason for Your Lack of Success

    Don’t Aim For Results, Aim For Outcomes How to succeed? Try hard enough. ~ Malcolm Forbes I want to take you on a journey on a topic I trust is close to your heart as it is mine. What am I referring to? Trying too hard. Firstly, let’s begin by examining your relationship with the m...
  • The Next Chapter of Your Life Begins with the One You’re Living

    Something of Benefit also Comes with its Problems New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. ~ Lao Tzu Are you always looking to the next chapter of your life because you’re fed up with the one you’re living now? You wouldn’t be the only one since many ...