Hey. How is your life? Who is in control? Does life control you? Do things happen to you or you make things happen?
Yesterday I returned from Buenos Aires back to the United States. I stayed in Buenos Aires for two months spending most of my time learning Argentine tango. Few minutes ago I told my friend in the States about my adventure, and he goes: “Whoa, this is the life I want to live.” I get that a lot recently.
And the thing is, he could do crazy stuff like that too, but somehow he doesn’t.
Few months ago at a party I told a guy, I’ve just met, that I work hard, then travel hard, that I invest and take risks. He was pretty much at awe, and he said “I wish I could do that, I have this job, that pays well, and I’m afraid to lose it, so I have to stay at the job while I have it, what you do, is unheard of”.
Then some other time: She:” You’re on vacation?” Me: “Kind of”. She:”How long?” Me:”3 months”. “What? That’s unheard of”.
Or “You have nice goals, dancing, sailing… Don’t you have any financial goals?”.
Those kind of exchanges go on quite often.
Sometimes I even feel a bit guilty about the way I live, or think, that I might be doing something illegal.
But deep down I think I’m alright. I come back to my tried and tested method of setting goals and achieving them. One by one. As long as I follow my goals and my ideas instead of living my life in a constant state of fear of losing my job I will be OK.
All I need is to focus on my goals and the world will continue to shine on me:).
Little update on my ever challenging goals (on the left):
My argentine tango goal with 1/20/2011 deadline become reality 2 days ago. The goal was set about 5 months ago. Specifically, I didn’t get to the level of dance of Sebastian Arce (that’s how the goal was formulated) but I significantly improved my technique and I have a much higher level of understanding of Argentine tango. Not to mention that I got to live and experience Argentine tango in Buenos Aires. That alone is a priceless memory. Overall I am 100% happy about my tango goal and it is going to my List of Achieved Goals found on top of my blog.
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PS: As always, I have a question to YOU. What are some obstacles that stop you from doing exciting things? Can you think of some solutions that would make you break through the GREAT WALL of HABITUAL THINKING?