Best cover of Suit and Tie
In life, friends come and go. Here are 10 signs that it’s time to move on from a friendship:
1. The common ground is gone. Sometimes when whatever brought you together is gone you don’t have any reason to stay friends. If you are friends through school and then…
Nothing in life is easy.
It’s safe to say that everyone knows this, everyone knows that nothing in life is easy, that you have to try hard, give up things, struggle and hit a few bumps or two.
But I don’t think people realize HOW hard life is. Most live day by day hoping for an opportunity to just land on their lap. You have to make these opportunities happen. Most people aren’t willing to give up momentary happiness for security in the future.
I used to think like many college students.
“College is your last playground so have fun and worry about the future later.”
“Work hard, play harder!”
That might have worked for me when I was younger, but not anymore. I don’t crave “going clubbing”, “hitting the bars”, “going to the next big rave” ,”beer pong nights”, “casual drinking” ,”pub time!” anymore. I used to. I used to miss hanging out with my friends that do. But now, ehh I rather use my time doing something useful. I rather stay in and fill my Saturday nights with Les Brown and Jim Rohn.
“You can’t get to the next level of your life with the same level of thinking, with the same level of standards as you have this moment”
- an amazing quote from Tony Robbins. In order to get that next level of your life, you need to change. My mom always says, you can’t plant a apple tree and expect lemons. She is right.
Now things are going to be hard, they are suppose to be hard. Well, I guess it all depends on what your goals are.
Hitting title and getting promoted is one of the greatest feelings in the world. All our hard work and training paid off. But honestly, I won’t be able to do it without the support of such an amazing team. I know its my first promotion and I have a long way to go if I want to “retire at 30”, but I am ready. With only 2 weeks under my belt, I can only imagine the possibilities of what can possibly happen in a month, in 6 months and even a year.
People would always complain here and there about work and how much they just want to go home. But I actually look forward to it. I feel more ease there than my own apartment. I love being surrounded by such motivated people. People that understand there is more than life than just “school, sleep, eat, work, drink, party, etc.” People here think out of the box and actually LIVE life rather than drown in it. I can’t explain it but it’s different a feeling I wish I had experience this earlier. I don’t think anyone can ever understand until they actually see us at work.
Regardless, I am so thankful for this opportunity.
For 22 years, I’ve been procrastinating. For 22 years, I’ve kept myself as a spectator sitting on the sidelines doing what everyone does and getting with the flow because I thought that was my path. For 22 years, I thought if I follow this formula of life that everyone else seems so confident in, that my life will be just as fine.
For 22 years, I thought my life was going to be like this: High School, College, Med school - graduate school, post-graduate school, finding the one, marriage, kids. I thought I was limited to my capabilities because I wasn’t the smartest person, or the prettiest or the hardest worker or the first of anything. I wasn’t the top in any of my college classes nor did I once set the curve for any of my science courses. Just like the scores I’ve received, I BELIEVED I was average and entitled to an “average” lifestyle.
And for the longest time, I was perfectly fine with that. I didn’t care about living lavishly, having tons of $$$, living in a multi-million home - those things didn’t matter to me. I just wanted a simple life full of simple things. I mean, that’s how I am living now and I’m not complaining.
But sometime great happened to me. I found a group of young men and women who aspire to be MORE. Individuals that are not afraid to take risks for the potential for better rewards in the future. Individuals who could probably spend their Saturday nights drinking with friends or spending the weekend in Vegas partying it up, but instead rather WORK. People who think outside the box and not follow traditional rules that society has set out for us. People who are just a couple of years older than me making it big in the world. Having a steady income that I thought a normal 25 year would never dream of making at that age.
I remember seeing my boyfriend after his Saturday training so pumped and so ready to do work. He has always been such a hard worker and so dedicated to whatever he was doing, but this was a different type of energy. He had this aura about him that I’ve never seen before.. on anyone that I’ve met. I’ve never seen him so confident in himself and his capabilities and potentials. It was amazing to watch his transformation in only a month. I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of.
It’s only been well over a week and I can see myself changing. I see myself more motivated and ready for the future. And if you know me well, you know I do not mess around when it comes to future. Now, not only do I have Plan A and B, but I have a Plan C as well. This is what I’ve been looking for throughout college. I love meeting people that motivate me and want to do more with my life. I didn’t want to be my friends that graduate and just live day in and day out. And I didn’t want to be like others who had a job but would always complain and wish they could go back to college. I want to live life, not just be in it.
Now with this company, I feel like the things I’ve never thought I could do are possible if I make smart choices. I know A LOOOOT of people will look down on me and even talk behind my back about why would I ever put myself in these situation and potentially risk my time.
Cause I don’t want to depend on a job/career. These are just temporary money and sources of income. Because I want to be able to retire by 30. Because I want to pay off the house my parent just bought and take them to retirement early. Because I want to buy my brother his first car with MY OWN money. Because I want be the role model that my littles can look up to and someone I unfortunately never found. Because I want that Tesla S Model or the Audi R8 before I hit 45. Because I want to bring my cousins from Vietnam to the states. Because I want to be those success stories.
I know the next few years would be the hardest years I’ve ever have to endure but if i make the right and smart choices, I’ll be there in due time. Mark my words.
what a beautiful Vietnamese song :)