Don’t Quit Your Day Job…

Friday, August 1, 2008| by Will Chen

Boy, I’ve heard variations of that stinging sentence my entire life. I can’t count the hours I spent as a youth wishing I could focus 100% of my time on music. Let’s read that sentence again. I can’t count the hours I spent as a youth wishing I could focus 100% of my time on music. In my youth, I equated the world to a huge ocean on which I was a boat simply adrift in the current. There’s something to be said about the positive nature of “going with the flow” and letting things happen. To some degree, I must credit that mentality for my success to date. But I find it much more productive to view the world as the boat and I am the current bending it to meet my goals. I know, sounds a bit egotistic. Let me explain.

There is always choice. We make hundreds of them every day. It’s extremely important to be cognisant of the choices we make every day as sometimes a seemingly inconsequential choice can have a much larger impact on your master plan. I’m not encouraging over thinking every little tidbit of information, just always being aware of your goals and how your daily choices move you towards or away from achieving them. I always strive to move forward towards my goals. Any day in which I do not feel I’ve made a small victory moving forwards I view as a failure. And I don't like to fail. By being active, or even proactive, I’ve gained much more control over my life and know see things I could only wish for in the past as achievable realities.

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