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What is the price of your success?

Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.  -Arnold H. Glasow

What is the price of your success?

There are sacrifices that need to be taken. There are changes in life that you need to make. There are changes in mindset that you need to adopt.

But really, what is the price of your success?

Time. There is no overnight success. We marvel at an overnight sensation, someone who made it at American Idol or The Voice, not knowing the time they put in to perfect their crafts. We seem to forget there is such a rule called 10,000 hours to mastery.

Energy. You need to put in the effort to do it. Success comes from freaking hard work. And it comes from you being persistent, doing the same boring routine day in and day out. It’s about you doing the right thing regardless of the seasons of the year.

Learning. To succeed, you need to keep on learning. The world is forever changing. What works yesterday may not work today. And it will definitely won’t work tomorrow. Someone, somewhere, would come up with a brand new innovation. A better way to do things. A faster and cheaper alternative. A disruptive technology. A whole new world. To stay ahead, we have to keep abreast.

Social. When you put in time and energy in pursuing your dream, there’s no time left for mindless social gathering. Your non-empowering friends would start to desert you, or worse, bring you down, for you are becoming different from them. Someone whom they longed to be, and yet didn’t have the courage  and persistence to pursue it.

Success is a long and tiring road. At times, you may to give up. But think back. Think back on the reasons why are you pursuing it in the first place.

It is a lonely journey going up. It is a long journey going up. But trust me, when all is said and done, it will worth every single effort and time you have put in.

What is the price you have paid to achieve the success you are having at this moment of time? What else could you do for future success?



Act on It

I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams. – Madonna Ciccone


It seems that everyone is chasing after their dreams. Chasing after their happiness.

A friend has started up her own business.

Another friend has just bought a newly-launched condo.

A friend was keen on going on blind date.

It seems that everyone is chasing after their dreams. Chasing after their happiness.

And what have I done? It seems that I have been doing nothing.

Am I moving closer to my dreams?

Am I staying stationary and being drifted away?

Or am I even heading in the opposite direction, moving further apart from mine?

If you are not consciously moving towards your dream, you would be moving further back.

Identify your dreams in life. Choose the top three.

Instead of beating around the bush, chasing everything under the sun, choose only three that would make the most impact. The three that would make your heart beats. The three that would make you jump out of your bed, every single morning.

Know the price that you have to pay to achieve your dreams. What are the things that you must do? What are the things that you must not do?

Knowing the price is as important as resolving to do it.

I am stuck in my dreams, not because of what I do not know.

I am stuck in my dreams, because I do not courageously pursue what I know. I know the step 1, step 2, step 3. I know what I should be doing.

And yet, I am still at step 0. Why? Fear stops me.

How far are you from your dreams? Know your dreams, know what you have to do, and have the courage to do it.