Do you get in your car and drive-off without a destination? The only time you would stop is because you are tired from the endless drive, a you saw something interesting or you were hungry or you needed the bathroom break. I did. I just took the road where life would want to take me.
Trapped in an Endless Road
My former life had no direction of whatsoever. After high school graduation, I chose physical education as my bachelors degree because It was the only thing that will not bore me during college and I did not know what direction my career after undergrad.
I also played a lot of sports from Ultimate -Frisbee for 1 and a half, Basketball for most of my life, Badminton for 2 years, Soccer for a year, Futsal for a year, Skin Diving for a year but sadly, I never was able to focus on one sport and never excelled on one that much.
When I turned 21 on September 2009, my own version of a mid life crisis is starting to take it’s place. I began questioning my life’s existence, I had doubts of whether I had worth in this world, I had questions like, What meaning should my life be? Where do I want to go? What do I really want to do? What am I for?
It was a heck of an emotional and spiritually challenging year for me. It forced me to stretch out, look for answers, options and advice. Seek for guidance, read personal help books, watch personal help videos and I even found my self joining online groups and online communities.
January 2010, was the first year of change. I began by writing my “goals” on my first ever planner. Though they were not that big but I made sure they were meaningful. One of my favorite was “reading 4 personal self-help books” and I would go on to read “21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership”, “The Game”, “How to win Friends and Influence People” and “Law of Connection”.
Writing my route gave a different approach to life, a sense of accomplishing, a results oriented mindset and a life of endless growth. For once in my life, I new where I would be going, I understood what I should be doing right here, right now because I did feel lost anymore.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.–Stephen Brennan