What Will You Tell Yourself From Ten Years Ago?

I was visiting forums and I chanced upon this question posted here:

What would you tell yourself from ten years ago?

Prompted me to think for a while…

You see, 10 years ago I was around 28, 29. That was the time when I was madly in love and ready to get married. Life was hopeful. Life was busy. Everything happened in a flash. My wife and I were preparing for our new home, preparing for a new life. Everything was SO EXCITING…

Fast forward to today…

Today, we have a home, a roof over our heads. And we have 2 lovely kids – Jade and Sage. We have a career together. Everything seemed perfect…

However…

I feel that life should be something more than just settling…

Life should be full of passion. Passion for what we love. Passion for bringing more value to the world. Passion for doing something we are inspired about.

10 years ago, I did not have any goals in life. And I thought having a family is what everyone should do. Well, I am glad I do have a family but in 2009, I realized that besides having a family as everyone should, I should also have a goal in life. And in these 10 years we have been searching very hard for our personal goals.

I thought it was money I wanted. I thought it was freedom.

But today I realized that it is passion that I want in life. I realized it is only through passion that I will unleash my full potential to reach out to people. And I realize that only when I focus on my strengths I can learn to start living a life worth living.

So if you ask me this question:

What Will You Tell Yourself From Ten Years Ago?

This was what I wrote:

I am approaching my forties so I’d probably tell myself to start looking ahead another 10, 15 and 20 years and to think and pursue my passion. You don’t have that many 10 years in your life and I have sort of wasted 30 years of my life. 

Still, I think everything happened for a good reason and perhaps the 30 years was spent for me to realize that I have to appreciate my future years. 

Yup, so instead of telling myself 10 years ago what I should have don, I guess it’s more meaningful to tell the me now what I should do from now on.

 

I guess it’s not about what I tell myself 10 years ago because nothing I say will ever change anything. It’s about what I tell myself today, and that’s all that really matters.

 

Victor Lee is the owner of imVictorLee.com. Passionate in Affiliate Marketing, Personal Development and Training, Victor hopes to equip more people with skills and knowledge not just to make money online, but to have financial and time freedom for the things that matter most.
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Victor Lee

Victor Lee is the owner of imVictorLee.com. Passionate in Affiliate Marketing, Personal Development and Training, Victor hopes to equip more people with skills and knowledge not just to make money online, but to have financial and time freedom for the things that matter most. Click Here if you would like an opportunity to work with Victor.

3 Comments

  • Olga

    Reply Reply February 9, 2014

    Hey Victor, thanks for writing a blog post based on my question at the Get Rich Slowly forum. I’m mistlechild on there. 🙂

    Glad to hear that it gave you some food for thought, too.

    I’m around the same age you were ten years ago. I feel like I have lots of passion in my life, but it took awhile for me to hone that passion in to something productive. Ten years ago I was like a scatter diagram with things happening all over the place and not much getting done because I couldn’t focus long enough to accomplish one thing at a time. That’s what I would tell myself ten years ago: focus, girl! Not only because I CAN accomplish what I’m passionate about as long as I stay focused, but also because there’s a lot of time left in my life (hopefully!) and I can do as much of it as I want as long as I just take things one day at a time.

    Anyway, good to hear your thoughts on this topic. 🙂

    • Victor Lee

      Reply Reply February 9, 2014

      Hi, good for you cause you are still young (at least in my opinion). Time is your best friend.

      I read your blog a little. Great blog. I think people do grow in time and to me, it is good that you are aware of what you are passionate about and what you want to accomplish in life. I came to awareness only when I am 34. Still it took me another few years to realize what I have to do about it.

      Anyway, great to connect with you. 🙂

      • Olga

        Reply Reply February 10, 2014

        I don’t think it’s a matter of when it happens but a matter of what you do about it. If you sit around and don’t do anything because you’re too scared or not sure of what to do then you waste more time, right? Better to start taking small steps rather than none at all.

        Great connecting with you too!

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