November 12, 2008 by Kevin Ngo
Surprise! Life Has an Ending (my life is short rant)…
Life is short! Don’t sell your soul, life, and time for money for too long of a period. Don’t let little things get in your way of what you really want to do with your life. Stop making excuses about why you can’t do something. If you really want something, you got to go and get it. Let go of your “should’s” and make your dreams a “must”. Until you do that, your dreams will stay just that, a dream and won’t become reality.
Life is to be experience and enjoyed. Life is not meant to be spent doing something you don’t want to do your whole life. Plan out your life so that you can soon do what you want, and work because you want to not because you have to, that is, if you even decide to work.
Everyone is looking for one thing in life: Happiness. So why is it that most people want to cling to things that make them unhappy? The answer is FEAR. Fear of losing that sense of security, which for most of us, is a false sense of security.
Because life is short, you need to quit doing what the average person does or you will end up living a life that average people live. Be a kid again and dream big. Don’t let the limitations of your income bring your dreams down. Plan your life in a way that will let you experience those dreams. By doing so you will inspire those around you.
Don’t get caught up in making a living instead of designing your life. Don’t be one of those people who wake up one day when they’re old and say to themselves “what happened to my life?” Letting the little things in life get in the way of big things in life is foolish.
You’re probably thinking one of three things at this point (that is if you’ve read this far). One is “life is short, blah blah blah, easy for this guy to say, he doesn’t know me, he doesn’t know how complicated and hard my life is”. Two: “Eh, I’m cool where I am right now, I might not being living my dreams, but I’m comfortable”. Three: “I understand where he’s getting at, but even if I wanted to live out my dreams, I wouldn’t know where to start”.
1. Whatever you’re facing or going through, there are millions of people who have it worse than you. Stop complaining about circumstances. Circumstances happen to everyone, it’s what you do about it that matters. If you keep complaining, you will only end up living a life worth complaining about.
2. Being in the middle is probably the worse place to be. You’re not living the life you want to live but your life is not bad enough for you to do anything about it. This is where most dreams are destroyed and lives are ruined. We get comfortable. We start rationalizing “it’s not that bad, I have it better than a lot of the people I know”.
If you want to be average, keep rationalizing. If you want to live your dreams, be honest with yourself. Don’t be like the dog that whines because he’s lying on a nail but doesn’t do anything about it because it doesn’t hurt enough. Jump on that damn nail as hard as you can so that it will wake you up and get you moving towards the life you really want to live.
3. Everything starts with you. For things to change, you must change. As long as you have strong enough reasons why you MUST live the life you dream of, the “how-to” will eventually come to you. That determination and undeniable belief that you WILL live your dreams will soon attract people into your life who can help you get to where you want to be. Start surrounding yourself with people who will encourage you and who can see you for who you can become instead of just who you are today.
Negative people are energy drainers, dream stealers, life destroyers and you should get as far away from them as possible. Your life will never far exceed the expectations from your peer group. Want to know how your life will turn out, look at your friends. If you don’t like what you see, get new friends.
In closing, never forget that life is short. Tomorrow was never promised. No one ever said you will still be alive 5 years from now, or even 3 months from now. The more time you spend on doing things you don’t like, the less time you will have doing the things you enjoy. What ever it is you want to do in life, start today, don’t delay, make a plan and start right now!
Until next time…
Love Life. Do Good. Live Well.