Craft your life-plan today, and you’ll wake up every morning with greater direction. It doesn’t need to be long or grand – it just needs to be honest.
In previous entries, I stressed my beliefs in the importance of dreaming big and thinking deeply about what you want in life, especially for us young people. Dream big, and then commit, is what I said.
I also promised that I’d share my own person goals in life as an example, and today I am making good on that promise. Seen below is my own personal Life Plan for myself, crafted at age 23. Think of it as what drives me to wake up every morning.
This is my own personal sharing to the world at large, partly to keep me accountable to my dreams, and partly in hopes that it could somehow help another person achieve theirs. Continue reading As Promised: My Personal Life-Plan at Age 23.
There’s a crisis that thrives in the hearts of many people today, whether young or old, male or female. And it’s a destructive force that doesn’t take lives – it takes souls.
That crisis is living without meaning. So many people these days go through the motions of life, doing things because people tell them to, never looking to surpass themselves, going merely where the wind blows – and feeling empty.
What do you want out of life? What are you living for? Where do your passions lie? Continue reading What Do You Want Out of Life?
When I was a young kid, I couldn’t wait to graduate from school – because I hated the hassles of studying.
Homework was seen as tedious and I was especially repulsed by solving Math problems (not much has changed with respect to that). In my childish mind, all I wanted to do was frolic in the fields with my Power Ranger toys in hand. “One day,” I told myself, “I’m going to be able to stop learning and I’ll be happy and free”.
Fast forward to present day, and I can’t help but laugh at my childhood self. I love learning. I love reading. I love devouring all kinds of information. I love expanding my mind, knowing that I’m slowly understanding the world better each day. The advent of smartphones and researching anywhere has been the most significant technological milestone in my life. Continue reading The Universe is Your School.
Success doesn’t come overnight. In my young seedling age, I’m not even considering that paradigm anymore.
I’ve learned early on from my parents and mentors that road to the greatest of triumphs is a long and arduous process that has no short cuts. If you want real success to blossom, it’s apparent that you have to nurture it from a seedling and slowly tend to it as it grows to maturity.
It’s delayed gratification. I’m in love with the concept of delayed gratification. I think it’s a beautiful ideal – because it makes work a whole lot more meaningful. And living out this mindset for the long term is a reward in itself; the character you develop in being process oriented will make you a more awesome person, guaranteed.
Bring the meticulous note taker that I am, I distilled all that I’ve learned into a basic four phase concept for success – something I’ll be constantly putting to the test for the long haul: Continue reading Learn, Plan, Commit, Adapt – the Fundamental Formula for Growth.