I’m one of the greatest example of “Ningas Kugon” It’s a Filipino expression that simply means temporary. It is not meant to last. It’s like flash fire. It burns wild at the start but soon wanes and diminishes. I start many things. I start diets and then let go. If I get excited about something and don’t see results right away, I lose interest. I could go to the gym for the first six months of the year and then don’t go at all during the rest of the year. That’s me. I’ve always said that I will change that attitude that has plagued me for years. But, like anything else, I’m only good at it in the beginning.
I know and have always felt it in my heart that I will be great someday. I don’t know if great means famous but there’s something that tells me that I will be great. Many Geminis really became great or famous later in their lives. I am a Gemini so I have fully believed that it will soon come to pass. I just do not know the exact time and place.
I’ve wanted to be many things in my life but sadly – come to think of it – I have mastered none. There were times that I wanted to be a writer. Other times, I wanted to be a motivational speaker. And sometimes, I feel like I am going to be a successful businessman. Still, none stuck. I will start – and then wane.
When I read about people, or see them on TV and see what great things they’ve done with their lives, I always tend to reflect on my own life and see where I am. Am I really where I am supposed to be? Should I be doing something different to get to my full potential? What am I missing?
I’ve read many times that if you want something to come true, you should write it down. I’ve been to professional seminars that preached the same thing. “Write your goals! Put it down on paper!” But I never do. I never write things down. Yet, maybe I should start.
No more maybes. I will start writing things down starting today.
Here are a few things I would like to happen in the next few months.
- I’m going to lose 20 pounds
- I’m going to Paris and buy a Chanel bag as a reward.
- I’m going to get organized.
Let’s start there for now. I’m not going to overwhelm myself and end up doing none of the things that I write down. Piece-by-piece, brick-by-brick. That’s how I’m going to do this.