Tuesday, May 26, 2015


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Since I was a little girl, my parents taught me that Rome was not built in one day. I have always believed that success is the sum of small steps.  It has never been easy to maintain or improve my blog while working a full time engineering job. But hey, after two years of writing Shall We Sasa, I’m still doing it and am even more passionate about it. I have made so much progress with these mindful small steps and I would love to share some of the tips/beliefs that have helped me achieve my everyday ambitions with you girls.

Believe It Will Happen

Two years ago when I started Shall We Sasa, I was a newbie and I had no idea about so many things when it came to blogging. The only thing I knew was what I was trying to achieve, to bring more useful and helpful information to you girls. If you write down your goal on a piece of paper, read it out loud every morning before you start working and every night before you go to sleep, the chance that it happens is much higher. I also read somewhere that people who visualize their successes on a regular basis tend to be more motivated to reach their goal. In addition, it’s better to have a short term milestone and a more specific goal with the ultimate one coming after the sum of small steps. 

Actions Speak Louder

It’s never enough if you just visualize or read your goal everyday. You have to put everything into action so that those who believe in you can help you. Often my full time job is very demanding. If I had said to myself that I’m too exhausted from work every day and I waited for tomorrow, Shall We Sasa would have never happened.

Never Give Up

Because success doesn’t happen in one day, a lot of people give up along the way. I work everyday on the small steps and I repeat, repeat and repeat. Things might not move as fast as you expect, but as long as you are moving in the right direction, you should never give up. 


Sometimes I work from home. When I do, I try to change into my work outfit as if I’m going out to work. I also try to stay away from distractions like snacks and TV at home. I clean up my desk and only put the things that I need on my desk like in the first picture: laptop, notebook, pens, accessories for me to stay inspired as well as smartwater. Cleaning my desk helps me clear my mind. Good water like smartwater keeps me hydrated throughout the day.  

Sometimes I’m working on a post for the next day on the weekend and my friends call me to hang out. Who wouldn’t want to go out with friends on the weekend to just enjoy life and have a great time? But if I have a post due the next day, I choose to stay home to finish the post. It’s not easy, but I tell myself that so many of you are waiting for the new post and the tidbits of information I really love sharing with you girls in a timely fashion.

Stay Positive

It may sound cliché, but having a positive attitude is a major key to achieving success. In good times and bad times, if you have a positive attitude toward everything in life, you are already one step ahead of so many others. One of the things that has really helped me to stay positive is exercise on a regular basis. I exercise every other day, at least three times a week. I especially like running, lots of cardio. Exercise and sweating make me so happy and keep me thinking positively. It gives me the energy every day to go further on my journey.

I hope this has been informative and helpful to you, loves! How do you achieve your everyday ambitions step by step? :) XO

This story is brought to you by smartwater, who believes in making progress every day little by little and sip by sip. That’s how you move up up up.


  1. i'm trying to juggle my blog and university, so reading this was great to keep me motivated in maintaining my blog
    thanks for that

  2. Your parents are right! Great post :)


  3. Love your workout gear! Your words are very inspiring :)

    Enclothed Cognition

  4. This was a great read, nice inspiration to begin the week with!


  5. So inspiring, MERCI ;)

    Bisous from France,


  6. Great items!



  7. I love this post! I have the same mindset, but I just loved this reminder of how any progress is great progress, and the effort is worthwhile. Lovely post!