Why do you do what you do?

If only I had that, I would be happy -> this is an illusion

Finding out why I’m after what I’m after.

^ Notes on what to write about

I’m going to writing while I feel fresh and full of energy. Lately, events that I would have seen to be “bad” in the past have bothered me less. I’ve been thinking positively and taking note of when my emotions were taking control over my thoughts. I’ve been having deeper conversations and enjoying life with those that I care for most. My mentors have been receptive, and my overall quality of life is surely headed towards the direction I want it to go. Mau reminded me again about the importance of building your own brand, and through Jocko Willink, I was reminded again of the importance of taking action, and not being reactive.

I’m going to challenge myself in this post to have a business idea by the end of this year, and to find a means to get it started. My conversations with Mau have sparked in me a sense of urgency in familiarizing myself with my passions so that I’ll have ideas for what I plan to do in the future.

The first question to ask myself would be: what do I do?

Ans: If someone were to ask me that question, I would say that I am a student programmer with many hobbies. I’m still searching for my passions, but my recent goal has been to try new things and chase those things that excite me most. My current interest is in Virtual and Augmented Reality and their applications.

So why do I do what I do?

Ans: I do what I do because I have hope that life will get more exciting as I continue to develop myself and my skill-set. I want to solve the mysteries of life and explore as many fields that interest me. I want to find fulfillment in the things that I do and help others in that process.

 

I’m happy with the answers to those questions. Shout out to my Lyft driver Manuel today for his enthusiasm that had an impact on the start of my day. This reminds me to practice gratitude training by thinking of things that I am grateful for each day.

Gratitude Training:

Today I am thankful for Eric, who messaged me on facebook to check up on how I was doing. I’m glad about our continued friendship through the years. For simplicity sake, I will express gratitude for only those I have come in contact with on any given day. I am thankful that Peter is in my CS 151 class and expressed interest in helping me build my own desktop. I am thankful for Bryan, who agreed to have dinner with me today. Thankful that Chad is also in my CS 151 class and for his 10/10 haircutting service. Thankful to my Dad for backing up my harddrive on my broken computer. Thankful to my brother for supporting me for so many years. Thankful for Paul C., who drove me back to Irvine today and brought me dinner yesterday. Thank you all! hehe xd

 

-Paulito

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