Is it Failure?

Chisholm - Night views to Tuggeranong from Chisholm HillLate last night I was watching the television and a program came on that looked at the experiences of a number of new Australian actors in Los Angeles that are trying to start their career. It was not an easy process and most of them we know statistically will not make it big as actors. I thought to myself, with such a high cost financially, mentally and emotionally, why?

My logic told me that they are likely to fail in their attempt, yet at the same time I admired them for giving it a go. In the end I concluded that they had all succeed. Whether they make it big or not, they all gave it a go and that is what success is really about. The only real failure is when we do not give it a go. May your passions drive you and your dreams lead you to fulfilling your life’s destiny.

Area for Improvement or Weakness


Attila Ovari 2 - SquareLast week I was in an interview with a recruitment agency and was asked all the usual questions, including strengths and…. When asked about my strengths I asked if my weaknesses were the next on the list of questions. The answer was a kind of. They do not talk about weaknesses, but instead areas for development.

That is a positive way to look at things. However I had a difference of opinion that day. Due to my personality type I do have some strong strengths and I also have some weaknesses. They are areas that I may need to development, however they may be areas that I need to have support. The support of people to compliment my weaknesses.

May your passions drive you and your dreams lead you to fulfilling your life’s destiny.

Being Humble

Overwhelmed table of things to do... time managementOver the last few weeks I have had some failures and setbacks on my journey. There has been some things in my studies that have been harder than I expected and challenged me more than I expected. In addition, business is building slower than expected and I have started the process of looking for work. And again I have had some rejections in that space too.

Do I believe that things will work out? Yes, I certainly do. I am not sure what and how it will work out, but I am doing what I can to make things happen. It was hard mentally and emotionally at first. However once I let go of the outcome and stopped trying to control things outside my influence I was at ease. I have had to be humble about failure and accept it as part of the journey.

May your passions drive you and your dreams lead you to fulfilling your life’s destiny.

ANZAC Day

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Lest we Forget

What help do you need?

Attila Ovari with Lego Man in Tuggeranong Hyperdome Everything is Awesome
Are you wanting to make a change in your life? Are there things in your life that you want to do? If you answer yes to either of these questions then you are dreaming of taking your life to somewhere new. I know the feeling. I have made some changes and still in the process of making changes over the last six months. It does take time.

I did three things. I worked out where I wanted to be. I then worked out where I am. And finally I worked out what help I would need to bridge the gap. Over the last six months I have not always got it right. But life is an experience. So what help do you need to move forward? May your passions drive you and your dreams lead you to fulfilling your life’s destiny.

It is about them

Angela and Anna being good friendsHow do you communicate with others? What platforms do you use to communicate? If you set out to communicate with others, then you need to look at the best what to connect with them. I prefer in person communication. However I do use lots of electronic communication. I prefer text messaging over phone communication.

However it is about them… It is about your audience. It is about the other person. It is about the best way to connect with others. For my children it is snapchat. I now communicate with my daughters several times a day using snapchat. I have found the way to connect with them. May your passions drive you and your dreams lead you to fulfilling your life’s destiny.

Running Late

Views of Canberra City from Gus CafeAre you one of those frustrating people that are always running late to things? Are are you an impatient person that hates to wait for the person running late? I am in the first category. I am normally the one running late. Though I have been better in recent times. Sometimes things happen that are outside one’s control and people end up running late.

This happened yesterday, my friend was running a little late and it was not his fault. Normally it is the other way around anyway. So what did I do? I was in a cafe, so I ordered a tea, checked social media and my emails. It was pleasant to sit in the cafe watching the people and the traffic in the city. It was relaxing. May your passions drive you and your dreams lead you to fulfilling your life’s destiny.

The Responsibility of Democracy

Cover PhotoWell it looks like Canberra has two elections in six months. First a federal election in July and then a local election in October. This means that we as a people will have to choose our political leaders for the next three and four years. It also means that we as the people will experience two political campaigns in a very short span of time.

To some this may seem like an inconvenience. However I encourage you to think differently. Look at some of the countries around the world that do not have a democracy. I am certainly glad that I am Australian when I do that comparison. We all have a responsibility to understand and vote for the candidates that we believe are in the best interest of our country and the community.

May your passions drive you and your dreams lead you to fulfilling your life’s destiny.

Being Thankful

Attila Ovari at the Blood BankWhat a day it was yesterday… I went to the blood bank and then got stuck into books at home. I have an assessment due on Friday and it is progressing well. I walked the dog in the evening and even got a job application in. What more could one ask for? It was certainly a good day. I have lots to be thankful for.

Firstly I have my physical health. I am in good shape to enjoy life. I can enjoy walking the dog and even in a position to help others by donating blood. Then there is giving thanks for having the time and mental ability to study. Not everyone gets that chance. May your passions drive you and your dreams lead you to fulfilling your life’s destiny.

What are you thankful for?

Beating my Time

Chisholm - Moonlight through the treesLast night I did my usual run around the block and got my best time in recent times. It was accelerating. I knocked about 30 seconds off my best time. The run cleared my mind and had me pumped. I highly recommend getting active, not just for a your physical health, but also your emotional and mental health.

However I got more out of the experience. It was about bettering oneself. It was about being better. It was a competition. It was not a competition with others, but instead a competition with oneself. Improving myself. Being the best I can be. May your passions drive you and your dreams lead you to fulfilling your life’s destiny.

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