Most traditional individuals hear about the change, but aren’t willing to embrace it.
There’s a reason retail stores’s revenues have fallen.
There’s a reason Amazon bought Whole Foods.
There’s a reason every one watches Netflix instead of regular TV.
Embrace when change happens.
How can you use this change that is happening to your advantage?
Not everything will go the way we want it to.
You can sit and dwell or figure out how you can get better.
It’s your choice.
Your Actions Must Match Your Ambitions:
I see it all the time.
People say they have these huge ambitions and never take any action on them.
Heck, I've done this myself a lot in the past.
We've all set New Year's resolutions right?
And we all know by February most people have given up on those resolutions.
Every year I've set a goal of losing weight and getting in shape to look like Zac Efron.
Safe to say I'm far from that even though I hit the gym 4-5 times a week.
Because that's not the only thing that matters. Theres a lot of other factors that come into play.
You have to eat right and a lot.
When you work out, you have to push yourself.
You probably need to go the gym 7 times a week.
I don't know. That's why I haven't reached that goal.. yet.
Because I haven't put in the work.
I haven't taken the actions needed to fulfill that ambition.
Does that mean I should quit? No way.
It means it's time to make a change.
To make sure my actions match my ambition.
If I want to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves, I'll need to work harder than everyone else.
No more going out on every weekend.
No more hanging with people that don't push you.
No more joining 5 sport teams.
No more playing NBA 2K for 5 hours straight.
All my leisure activities must become less.
My passion for business must be my focus.
Everyday. With every action I take.
Now, I'm not saying everyone should get rid of their leisure activities.
What I am saying is that you must take the right steps needed to reach YOUR goals.
If you want work-life balance, great! Map your actions to achieving that.
If you want to travel more, great! Stop spending your money and save!
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Put in the work.
See what I'm getting at?
Your actions must match your ambitions.
Otherwise they're just ambitions.. that may never be reached.
That'll lead to regret, which is the biggest poison in life.
My call to action if you read this far is to map out what actions you need to take to achieve your ambitions.
To make your dreams into a reality.
Because no one else will do it for you.
I want to build huge businesses.
I want to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves.
I want to marry @selenagomez (yes you read that right). I want to provide for my parents so they don’t have to work another day in their life.
These are my ambitions.
I may not reach all of them, but I will not allow myself to not at least try.
Now, these are huge ambitions.
You probably think I’m crazy for having these type of ambitions.
That’s totally fine. I know the odds are against me.
The thing about that is that I feed off of the odds being against me.
I love being the underdog and always have.
An average looking asian dude with a communications degree is going to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves?
Yup and there's not a doubt in my mind I will get there.
Accomplishing everything listed above would be amazing.
It would be more than I could ever ask for.
The thing about these accomplishments is that they are all temporary.
Everything here is temporary.
The only thing that is constant is God and his love for us.
Everything I do must be to glorify him and nothing else.
If I accomplish everything listed above and have not glorified God through them, I have failed.
I would rather not achieve any of the goals listed above and glorify God in a different way.
I trust that God will guide me on a path that will allow me to glorify him through my character, career and how I live my life.
That is my only goal in this life.
My ultimate ambition.
To glorify his name and not mine.
I will continue to chase my dreams.
I know that if it’s not meant for me, God will intervene and direct me to where I am suppose to me. To his plan.
He always has and always will.
The journey of building your own business is a tough one. Having the aspiration to be an entrepreneur is tough to deal with.
These past few months have taught me more about myself than any other time in my life.
The struggles of being rejected, the opinions of others thinking you're crazy, not sure where money will come from, self doubt... all these things are things I've never truly faced before. Until now.
What I've understood is that none of that stuff matters. It definitely does not matter as much as my ultimate goal. When you take a step out of the current state of things and take a wider perspective, those things do not matter.
We get one life to live here on this place called earth. So why not take the risk of doing work you love?
Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying go and start a business. I'm saying, don't settle for anything less than doing what you love. Every day.
You're probably saying... "ok Christian, what is the point of this long post..." I'll get there... The main point I want to stress is to do work you love. People are going to think you're crazy, you're going to get rejected, you'll tell yourself you can't do it.... but so what? You're going to let that stop you? For me... Not a chance.
Will it be easy? Ha. Good one.
Will it be hard? Most definitely.
How long will it take me? I'm not sure, for me.. I know I won't be where I want to be for awhile.
So what's my ultimate goal? My end game? I'll tell you.
At the end of the game, if I'm glorifying my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and doing what I love everyday.. which is helping others... I'll have won in my eyes.
Also... maybe own the Minnesota Timberwolves.. but we'll see about that. That's about 400 million dollars away from now. ;) Work towards doing work you love everyday. Don't let anyone or thing stand in your way. Not even yourself.
Now, back to the grind. Much love. Peace!
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Patience. It's not going to happen overnight. As much as we'd like the instant gratification... nothing worth having is easy. I probably won't be where I want to be until 10-15 years from now. Gotta keep working. Understand the long term goal... but also understand the daily steps that must be taken to get there. Full video on YouTube. Link in bio.