Posts Tagged ‘life direction’

Dirty Money Will Leave A Mark

Friday, April 3rd, 2009 by

I was reading that story about a dad in the US who robbed a gas station with his daughter witnesses the whole event. He tried to justify it as he had to do it for her since he was recently laid off from his job. He also brought a gun out and all in-front of his own daughter which was outrageous.

The immediate thing that came to my mind was how that was sure an irrational and irresponsible thing to do even if you have no money. At the same time, it made me realize just how true that saying goes in this situation on how you see people’s true colors and personality when they don’t have any money at all.

People often say that you have to have the right mindset in order to create something financially prosperous. I’d say another important factor to help you keep it afterwards depends on your character as that in turn influences the types of actions you will carry out to make or maintain wealth.

Yes, there are a ton of people that get away from doing unethical things. At the same time, I say it is that it is just a matter of time before they will get caught. Like in this case, was that $200+ or whatever this guy stole from the cashier really worth it for a lifetime of shame and trying to hide from it?

Coming Back From Adversity

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 by

I was pretty surprised yesterday as I bumped into a classmate from my elementary days. I didn’t even recognize her as we never really spoke or associated with each other outside of school. For some reason she recognized me though and I must admit that it was kind of shocking at first when someone who appears to be a stranger comes up to you and starts confirming details from your childhood just by you telling them your name.

Afterwards, we started to talk about our life thus far and what was happening. Her life story and situation was pretty dramatic I must say. In a nutshell, shortly after school it seemed like she went on to become a professional model and was pretty successful at it. Then not too long ago, a drunk driver crashed into her car pretty violently and as a result she has sustained severe back injuries that pretty much put a halt on her career.

She was saying how she even told her doctor that she couldn’t believe that it seemed like she had it all and was well on her way. Then because of this one incident it’s almost as if that dream and life opportunities are all gone now. Although she is still fighting through this, it was great to hear that she learned to deal with the situation by not dwelling over it but rather figuring out what to do now. For example, she mentioned that she always wanted to do more than just modeling and so this will definitely encourage that aspiration.

That was such a great attitude and perspective I thought as how one deals with adversity in life is an important foundation to being successful at anything. It doesn’t matter if you had say a million dollars today and then someone blindly robs you off it the next day. With the right attitude you will not only get it back eventually but also making yourself stronger and smarter.

I guess another way of putting it is that you have to learn to take the blocks that life throws at you and use them as steps to get higher as oppose to creating a non admirable pool that you swim in all day.