Mar 17, 2009

a farmer, a soldier, and an athlete

My goal setting venture has begun. A long term range, a short term, 1 year to 10 years, the whole nine yards. I've never come to terms with the new year "resolutions", where nothing is ever resolved, nothing achieved, and by end of the year, even the piece of paper you wrote on, or the little mental note you make; oh, evaporates into nothingness.

This year will end, the next year is coming and the next one passes, well, you get the drift.

This time, it's a whole lot different. Let me give you this powerful question/statement that I've come across: What person I have to become to get what I want?

We all want things in life, the big car, a big house, and lots of greens. But we keep doing what we do, circling, and circling, and expecting different results. Now, that's insanity. It's like hoping to hit jackpot when you don't buy a ticket.

And so, I get negative feedback on dreams. Yes, dream is wonderful, they say. But it's reality. It doesn't work.

you grow money on trees.
you happen to marry a rich guy.

There's a lot more from where that came from.

Funny why people think money is the root of all evil. There are some evil ways to acquire money and likewise. You resent money, but at the same time you need money.

Now, there's a difference between greed and legitimate ambitions.

Now, tell me, do you think you deserve to have the things you want? You work hard, you try to save money; to pamper yourself, to give yourself a better life!

Now, you're saying I want, but I can't?

If you think you deserve it, try setting those goals for what if will make of you to achieve them, instead just wishing for money to fall off the skies.

If you want to be smarter, try reading one book a week.
If you want to be rich, pay yourself first- save before you start spending.

Why do you think rich people are rich? And smart people are smart?

Descartes said, "I think, therefore I am."

If you think like a rich person, you will be one.
If you think like a smart person, you'll probably read more.

The biggest value in life is not what you get, it's what you become.

How do I start?

1) Be a farmer.

Sow the seeds, be patient, invest in time, money, effort in order to harvest. Read more if you have to, go for classes to improve your skills, learn a new language etc.

2) Be a soldier.

Adopt a Yes Sir attitude.
Do you ask Why? If your General assigns you to a task?

3) Be an athlete

You aspire to run for a marathon.
So stick to that. Don't go playing badminton one day, tennis the next, and football. Commit to one for a while, and finish the race. Once you start the race, finish it.

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