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Life Seminar                                                                                                June 26, 2012

2 weeks ago I decided to attend a life seminar by Sven Veenstra. He is a successful life coach in the Netherlands. I’m always open to personal development and was curious about what he could tell or learn me to open up my mind and think differently.

So I took the train to Utrecht last Wednesday where the life seminar was held. It is funny to observe people before they get to know each other. People often keep some distance when they don’t know what to expect. But this totally changed when the seminar started. Sven has told a lot and made us experience some assignments. I say experience because these assignments showed clearly the effect of communication and positivity.

One personal assignment was to make up words starting with each letter of your first name and which describe you as person. I would like to share mine:

Jovial                                                                                                                          Attentive                                                                                                                     Curious                                                                                                                   Intelligent                                                                                                                          Nice                                                                                                                            Tender                                                                                                                        Honest                                                                                                                            Active

I think the most important lesson of this evening was to understand my own strength and destiny. Everyone is here, on this earth, with a purpose. Maybe you are not aware of it now or don’t know what it is yet. But all you have to do is listen to your heart. What makes you happy? What gives you energy? What are you passionate about? What is that one thing that makes you forget everything else? You need to focus on that and success will come along the way. Just like the following quote by Albert Schweitzer states: “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

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