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“If you cannot do great things, do small things in great ways.”

                                                                                                                                        Napoleon Hill

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International Day of the Girl.

Worlds apart – the challenges for girls

If you make it into the world you’ve already achieved something.

More female babies are aborted than males.

You have less chance of being educated than if you were a boy.

Twice as many girls as boys will never start school.

Millions of girls are at risk of FGM.

The UN has called it a violation of the human rights of girls and women.

You are more likely to get married young.

One in four girls globally are married before they reach 18.

Each month, when you get your period you could be shunned.

In some countries you’re seen as untouchable and forced to sleep outside.

As a girl, you’re at greater risk of HIV.

Girls aged 10 to 14 are more likely than boys to die of Aids-related illnesses.

Worldwide, the biggest killer of girls aged 15 to 19 is suicide.

Teenagers are at more risk of having unsafe abortions than older women.

Maternal death is the second biggest cause of mortality for girls aged 15 to 19.

If you make it through school, dodge early marriage and get into paid employment, the odds are you’ll earn less for doing the same job as your male colleagues.

Currently, it will take more than 100 years to end inequality between girls and boys.

The Guardian, Oct 2016.

International Day of the Girl.

Challenge No. 2

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I challenge you to train your mind to see the good in everything. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. It will no longer be a fallen ice cream cone, but a reason for cracking up in laughter.

This change does not happen overnight. However, the small effort will make a great change. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes.

We can do it!

Challenge No. 2

No Valley, No Peak.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29624681@N02/9319330884/Image: Dario Catellani

A person is usually not the same person which they once were in the past. Different phases in life, both good and bad, force people to change and develop. However, the most mind-blowing must the illusion of reaching the optimal peak of one´s personal development.

Every time we glimpse back in to the past, we either laugh, shed a tear, sigh with relief, shake our heads, when thinking about the younger versions of ourselves. The phenomena of just imagining the person one used to be, leaves an uncanny and bizarre feeling. Sometimes looking at an old picture, one might find it as staring at a stranger. A stranger, with familiar eyes, that one happens to have certain inside knowledge about, as memories, thoughts and experiences. It is common that an individual at that moment believe that at the current present they have develop to their fullest.

Though, one could not be more wrong and we all know this since when looking back at this present, that is when the present becomes past, we will once again realize we have been fooled by our own mind.  We are not the same; we face changes no matter what, small or big. We might have changed job, changed city, and changed favorite book. We might have even changed our view on life, changed our priorities and changed our life course. In other words, we will never ever cease to change because everything that surrounds us, everything that happens to us has an impression on us.   Still there is so much yet to come that will shape the person one will become in a year, in a month or even in a day.

A person will never stop to change; there is no peak nor a valley to one´s personal development. That is what makes life interesting.

No Valley, No Peak.