I have to say, compared to most years in my life, this one has been the one filled with the most surprises for me, especially when it comes to ballsy and risky moves. For example, in January, I chose to go back to school to become a teacher, reversed my frame of mind within a couple of months and elected to form a start-up business instead. From April to my current state, I invested about $6-7k on my credit card to get my company started and yet, there is not a single linger of regret in my body. I wrote openly in my blog about very personal matters, ranging from pornography to suicide and didn’t feel ashamed about writing about such topics. And even though injuries in March, which I am still recovering from, has hurt my soul and threw a huge obstacle in my path, I found that I have continued to prosper and still maintained my positivity throughout it all. This all happened within the course of six months and you see, troubles still lie ahead for me but I want this to be a reflection for my readers that it is truly okay to do really ballsy stuff in your life and encounter different issues along the way, yet one thing you must not let go is your sense of happiness and positive energy.
People keep reminding me about how they cannot dare to dream and take risks because of the lack of time they have on their hands or their position. They are overwhelmed with managing their family, balancing their school course load, or have been significantly injured. I believe these are all excuses that we make up in our mind. Although legitimately these are issues that can disrupt the balance in our lives, we have to make sure that we do not let these responsibilities and situations define us. As I have discovered this year, adjusting to your current state of being and mindset is fundamental to one’s growth. If you dream of something, and it should be big, you should go after it. I truly do not understand the ones who live their lives and are complacent in letting their aspirations pass them by. I’m not sure the reason why we are placed on this Earth but I know it is not just to sit back and simply relax. I think it is all about finding happiness and attaining that one dream that you have envisioned and doing all you can to go after it. And so when people mention they have all these conflicts that come up, I like to tell them that those conflicts are all in their head and that it won’t matter in the long run.
What is there to lose when you start to do something ballsy, something that you never expected to ever do in your life? When I wrote about my addictions, I found it as a way for me to open up about my internal conflicts. And you know what I found, people were receptive. They were inspired and encouraging. They offered support, advice, and yes there were some humorous critiques here and there, but the community as a whole showed me that if you take a leap of faith from time to time, you might get something unexpected in return. Without taking a risk, especially towards your dream, how do you know what will transpire as a result? I am always a believer in finding the truth in a question that I am pondering about and I just simply cannot sit still without finding such an answer.
So it’s about midway through the year and time is passing by very quickly. I can assure you that you will find much more good than bad if you take a chance in life and finally settle that internal question that you’ve always had burning inside of you. Rather than letting those flames of curiosity burn inside you, control it and use to ignite your passion and take you one step closer to your dreams.