Onward Ho!


 

Birds flying high, you know how i feel.

I’m actually feeling good this morning, woke up relatively early and stayed up… didn’t go back to bed even though i had nothing to do and was tired. I took a step forward, which brings me to my point today. Keep Moving Forward.

Coincidentally, as i was writing this, an old friend of mine, Somaiah, mentioned this quote to me (via the miracle that is FB)

Life’s like a bicycle, you got to keep moving to keep your balance.

Makes a whole lot of sense if you think about it. Thanks Soms.

I have mentioned one more than one occasion that life is tough, that it’s full of challenges, that it isn’t all Rainbows and Butterflies. This Growth can only happen at a point of resistance… if the human race never faced problems or challenges… we’d either be extinct or still in caves but anyway…

the most important thing when it comes to life is Taking Action, being Proactive, Trying…. if you do not try, you will never know if you can succeed.

Going on, one step at a time… you should have a long term picture but don’t rush or jump around, take it a step at a time… I have realized that patience is the key to achieving my goals and that there’s no point rushing if it’s all just gonna fall apart… just like the construction of a building i have to make sure the foundation is strong, more specifically, over the next few months i’m going to have to adjust my diet and build habits and routines to minimize symptoms and strengthen my body and mind. I need to restart my sleep cycle among other things.

The fact is, I need to Keep Moving Forward, I need to keep taking that one additional step, no matter how small, because if i do all the small things right, big things will happen. No matter how small I need to make sure that every day I take one step towards what i want to achieve “tomorrow” and not give up… because it’s just that much harder to beat someone who won’t give up.

At the end of the day, Being Challenged in Life is Inevitable but being Defeated is Optional

Till the Next Time,

May the Force be with you so that you May Live Long and Prosper,

Straight from the Heart,

Arkay6

normally, if lines are in Italics, means that they’re quotes that I read somewhere. 🙂 peace out

 

Young and In Debt


 

First and foremost the title does not refer to me or anyone I know in particular…. it’s just a general observation at how the generations a little above and below, mine included, tend to spend more than is earned, not plan for the future and forget to save.

Through certain personal experiences, readings and observation, I have learned that the most important thing in life is living sustainably, being able to balance living well and living within one’s means. To be financially stable and sustainable. In light of factors that may… deflate certain dreams, the most important lesson i will take growing up is this. I may not end up the richest, most powerful or most successful (career wise) but I will not allow myself to be in debt after 50. I don’t want to have to work knowing that If i decide not to, i’ll loose my house or my car… i don’t want that uncertainty… that burden when i’m in my 50’s. If i can buy a BMW and not be in debt after 50 then great if I can’t then i’m gonna have to deal with it, or more specifically, my Ego will have to deal with it. I want to be able to retire with MY home, MY car and my money and not have to worry about paying this and that… the money I have after i retire should be for me to live with, comfortably. In fact, I have already put this plan into actions but making a very conscious effort to save and not spend frivolously.

Back on point, overspending has become a major problem (especially credit card related spending, credit card debt is frightening), and probably is part of this never ending economic problem we’re going through, and we need to learn to curb it… not stop it. We need to balance our spending, yes it “fuels” the economy but if the “fueling” isn’t sustainable it’s only a matter of time before it all falls apart. Young people, myself included, need to be patient and not jump to buying a expensive car when we’re in our first jobs just because it seems that you can afford the installments. Planning and patience is crucial ingredients in forming a sustainable lifestyle, and in the end it’ll be far more worth it, and longer lasting, than the novelty effect of buying a brand new shiny toy.

Straight From the Heart,

Arkay6