Personal Growth

The Key Step To Living The Life of Your Dreams

I thought I was living the life of my dreams. Over the past ten years, I’ve had very awesome opportunities all over the world. In the busy streets of Thailand, I worked with women who were victims of human trafficking. In the extremely violent favelas of Brazil, I helped create community with drug traffickers. In the famous House of the Dying started by Mother Theresa in India, I helped terminal patients who were picked up from the street die with dignity. Continue reading “The Key Step To Living The Life of Your Dreams” »

What John Mayer Taught Me About Success

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This tweet by John Mayer made me think a lot about how I’ve equated success to mean being happy. My definition of success was getting into a good school, finding a good job, marrying a nice girl and buying a nice house. The American Dream. It’s not a bad dream, but I began wondering how that is what many people view as success, but also for some reason convinced that this is what happiness looks like. Continue reading “What John Mayer Taught Me About Success” »

Why We Never Have It All Together

I don’t know if it’s because I’m a guy or because of my Asian culture, but I’ve realized recently that I am afraid of being vulnerable. I am pretty private about what’s in my heart. I keep my dreams and passions well guarded because of my fear of getting hurt. I’m afraid that I’m going to try to show the world about what’s deep in my heart and end up getting laughed at while everyone watches me as I fall flat on my face (which has happened). What it pretty much comes down to is that I’ve learned that I’m a broken person full of fear. I’ve been hurt many times in my past, whether it is the pain of feeling unacknowledged, unappreciated or unloved. Continue reading “Why We Never Have It All Together” »