The required price

Last week I attended a talk in a very cool office space. I praised the organiser that they have such a cool office, and they replied, it comes with the stress too.

I think most of us has something that we want to achieve but most of the time we don’t want to pay the price. For example, we want to get a good quality of cloth, but we don’t want to pay the price. Well of course, sometimes we have to shop smart too because it may over priced, right? 

Or, if I expanded it into another situation. We want to do something new then after hitting a wall, we said to ourselves, 辞めようかな (maybe it’s better if we quit) or it doesn’t suit me at all. 

Of course, that wall can also be a way to measure if we have the ability to pay the price. So, when it happened to us, it doesn’t necessarily bad. Let pause for  a while and give it a think. If you think, we can afford the price, why don’t give it a try?

Don’t forget what you love doing


There are times when we just don’t confident enough with ourselves. Sometimes it could be because we were physically tired or we are too focused with the daily task until we forget or walk further from our dream or things we love to do.

So, make a pit stop in your journey. Take a break, breathe, enjoy people around you then when you’re ready start to walk again. Don’t give up things you love easily. The longer the wait, the worthwhile it become.

Let’s give ourselves a pat in the back, because we are doing a good job today and let’s do a better job tomorrow.

Image credit: Grant Snider

Lesson learned from One Piece

Sound very silly, but the recent inspiration I get is from a comic titled “One Piece“.


1. Never let go your dream

People may laugh at you because your dream sounds impossible, but it’s up to you to believe your dream or you want to give it up.

2. You will not be alone in your journey

Every dream will lead to a destination, and while having the journey to the destination you’ll meet a lot of people. Their dream may be different with yours but it doesn’t mean that you can’t work together or walk together. Sometimes you may need to walk different path to achieve.

3. Your may have some regrets which happened in the past

However, you can choose your path. It’s either you want to be better or you worse. What matters is what are you going to do right now because the past will remain the same.

I think when you’re reading it yourself, you may be inspired in different way. If you haven’t reading it, give it a try.

On making decision

If you have something keep bugging you for quite sometime, and what makes you hesitating for doing it is not because money or time, then you should ask yourself why.

Some of the common reason are:

  1. Scared, because you’re doing it alone
  2. Not confident, because you don’t want to make yourself look bad
  3. Worried, what others think about it

Or at least, those reasons used to be with me.

Anyway, I have a girl friend who likes to ask me or other friends, should I do this or that. We gave our answers and thoughts, she nodded and we had discussions. Then a few weeks later, she came to us and asked the same questions. We still entertained her. This became a cycle, or a pattern.

At first, I’m not sure if the purpose she’s asking was to create a conversation, or she’s a totally indecisive person.

Once I told her, when she thinks of something, weigh it, consider it, think about it, then make a decision. Once you make a decision, don’t look back. In that way, you can allow some other stuffs to think about.

Thinking carefully about it doesn’t mean you need to think about it over and over again. Set a limit for you to think about it, make a decision after weighing the pro and cons.


Never too late for anything, including chasing your dream

Sometime ago I had this conversation with different friends about how we would answer about what do we want to do in the future when we were kids.

Some of us would laugh and named some professions, like doctor or engineer. (I don’t know why to become actor or painter or musician is not in the list)

My answer was I want to be an engineer. I didn’t know that I’m becoming one now. Well, I’m a web developer to be more precise, but when we draw some common line, well, we can take it as a branch from engineer-computer engineer-software specialization-web-developer.

So the question now is, what am I going to do when I have achieve my dream? Do I stop? Or I resume my live relaxing?

Do you remember when we were a kid, when some adults asked us same question, we have lots of different answers for that question. The dream question, I have multiple answer for it. To become an engineer is maybe never be my first answer but I was answering it more than others. And believe it or not, all the things we think inside our head, will come true.

So my answer is no. I’m not going to stop to chase my dream. Because our dream is the one that keep our life more interesting, we can be more alive, more enthusiastic every time we wake up in the morning.

I’m asking you now, do you chase your dream? Or do you stop chasing it?

To conclude, here is a video that will inspire you (as it reminds me too) It’s Never too Late to Chase your Dreams ~ Steve Mazan

Moving, learning and keeping the persevarence

There were few posts in the past about “persevere” in this blog, yet I still like this word a lot.

If you google it, the definition of that word is:

Continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success

So the question I recently asked myself is, how strong you can persevere to achieve your dream?

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My dream question list

1. Know yourself
What do you like? And dislikes?
What are your skills?
Find 3 words to describe yourself.
Are you adventurous person or laid back?

2. Know your dream
What is your dream
What are the routes you can take to get there
Do you love your dream? Why?

3. Have the right attitude
Never give up and persevere
How to instead of why
Are you willing to pay the price?

3 questions to ask when you’re frustrated

Wanting something badly until it frustrates you? I’m sure everyone experienced it at least once in their life.

What did you do that time, to make the frustration go away? Did what you do that time make it gone?  If you are confuse how to cast the frustration away, here is some checklists (questions that will help):

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