8.31.2021

AUGUST: You Are A Badass


I'm really exhausted with all that I'm doing and want to do left and right. With the pandemic still around - I mean who knows when it'll end - I'm torn between doing everything I want or taking some time off from the chaos of it all. 

I know. It's impossible to do everything at the same time and most especially when you're doing it all alone, a.k.a me. I feel like I need to do them now or else, time will pass and I'll lose my chance. And that's probably why I'm feeling so, so tired. 

Don't get me wrong. I'm super thankful for where I am now. I'm in a so-much better position in my life compared to 2 years ago. But I also feel pressured (by none other than myself) to keep doing more, keep doing something new, something different. 

I am currently working on my Etsy shop and Create Video Now website and so far, I'm really enjoying doing it. I just get distracted sometimes with other things I need to do, but at least I'm enjoying it. I plan to launch the shop anytime this September. 

Like I said previously, I want to take things easy and go at my own pace because I really want to enjoy the process and want it to be sustainable instead of just setting it and forgetting it. So yeah, we'll see. 

This month's reading is the book You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero. I've had my eye on this book for quite some time before I bought it. It's really heavy on manifestation which I think I've already been doing without realizing it, but I'm also still sometimes skeptical about it. This book at least helped me understand it better.

I'm a pretty optimistic person but I also manage my expectations because I don't want my optimism to ruin me. Idk if that's a good thing or a bad thing. Lol. 

Here's an excerpt: 

Temporary failure is all the rage. All the cool kids have done it:

✨Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team for lack of skill.

✨Steven Spielberg, a high school dropout, was rejected from film school three times.

✨Thomas Edison, who was dubbed too stupid to learn anything by a teacher, tried more than 9000 experiments before successfully creating the light bulb.

✨Soichiro Honda, the founder of Honda Motor Company, was turned down by Toyota for an engineering position so he started his own damn company.

✨Beethoven's music teacher told him he was talentless, and more specifically, was hopeless at composing. He turned a deaf ear. (pun may or may not be intended)

✨Fred Smith wrote a paper while at Yale about his big idea for an overnight delivery service. He got a C. He went on to create FedEx anyway.

THE ONLY FAILURE IS QUITTING. Everything else is just gathering information.

There's no big mystery to this stuff: If you want something badly enough and decide that you will get it, you will. ☑

You Are A Badass - Jen Sincero

You know, that excerpt pretty much summarizes what I wanna say today. 


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