9.01.2009

goals

goals: you always aim for the better

we try our best to achieve that goal—a goal amidst the flock, because that is how life should be. everything should be moving forward. after all, wala na naman tayong magagawa sa nakaraan. all we could do is reminisce, well, aside from regret. kaya hindi dapat huminto sa paghahabol ng mga goals. hindi rin naman kasi hihinto ang mundo para sa atin. kung hihinto tayo at iisa-isahin ang mga pagkakamali, saan tayo pupulutin?

you’re there, what next?

what next after achieving that goal? no matter how high or how audacious that goal may be, maaabot at maaabot mo ‘yan dahil gagawin mo ang lahat makuha lang siya. bakit? kasi gusto mo siya. a friend once told me, “drop the risk and take the fall. if it is what you want, then it is worth it all.” if it is what you want, go for it. walang makapagsasabi sa’yo kung ano ang dapat at di-dapat gawin kundi ang sarili mo. hindi maiiwasan na may mga mawawalang mga bagay, we must always remember our economics—trade-off. it involves losing something to gain another, hopefully better. well, what the heck are we moving forward for? for the better, hindi ba? the point is, after achieving the goal that was once just a dream, we have to move forward. we move forward for the better unless that goal grows with us.

it’s not quitting, it’s moving.

ano ba ang pakialam nila kung umalis ka? you have your own reasons, and hopefully, it is enough to back your actions up. first, you must always, always, think about it. again, ayaw nating nagre-regret. second, when you have decided, always remember that you are risking a lot. know the consequences and be strong. be strong to face the tides that will hinder you from moving forward. kapag andoon ka na, wala na silang magagawa but to accept the path that you have chosen.

remember, ikaw muna.

bago sila, ikaw muna. ikaw ang bida sa kuwento mo. therefore, it is your job to put yourself into somewhere safe, somewhere you know you’ll learn, somewhere you know you’ll grow. selfish kung selfish, pero hindi mo naman iiwan ang mga bagay na alam mong mahalaga sa’yo. moving forward does not equate leaving. you are just indirectly telling everybody that, “hey, this is my life. i know this will make me better. trust me, I know. masaya ko rito.”

when do you stop?

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