Following My Dreams
Have you ever ask yourself the question, “What is my purpose of being in this world?” I recently have gone through a event that which make me re-evaluate my life. The choices I make, the beliefs that I have, the person I now am, and all of the other things that you probably wish to know about yourself as well.
To be completely honest, I was one of those people that lived in this world who truly believe that I have everything figure out, who I am, what I stand for, what I want, I thought I have drew the road map and that life will be simple. But I couldn’t be more wrong. Being just 21 years old, I wonder to myself, “Why would anyone want to listen to what I have to say? Why would they care?” And the truth is, that could very well be the case, but I’m not going to be brought down by that idea or just give up without writing this blog, because I want to follow my dream. To help others realize their potentials.
I was born in Taipei, Taiwan. My whole life before I was twelve years old, I thought the purpose of my life is to be the best academically. I was constantly reminded by everyone around me that academic comes first because in today’s world, your degree is the rest of your life. I hold on to that belief and became the best in my class but I felt very empty on the inside. I followed the same routine everyday, school, tutor, food, sleep. I didn’t have anything, only my academics. But then one day, my parents decided to move us to the US. I thought it was all a big joke. Because my life is here in Taiwan, academic and a happy life as everyone promised me.
I was very scared and afraid when I get on the plane and to be in the US. I don’t have people skill, I don’t know anyone, and on top of all that, I didn’t speak English. My first two years that I was here was not pleasant. I was the only Asian in all of my classes, but that’s how it goes in a small town in Iowa. I spent hours on end with my pencil, notebook, and translator. Sitting in a little desk in my Aunt’s house (my parents couldn’t afford anywhere to live) I copy and paste the english words from my book starting from 1st grade to 6th grade, and translated them all into Chinese, and repeat after the translator to learn the language. That was how I lived through those two years.
The moment that my life actually got started is when I discover bodybuilding. I’m not going to go into a long story about my journey of how that help me become the person I am today (that will be another blog). But through my journey of going from a 90lbs three years ago to now weighing in at 155lbs, I’ve never felt better. It really shifted my mind and took me to another world, physically and more importantly mentally. Its the greatest gift I’ve ever received in my life.
Another great gift I’ve received is from my past relationships, because it really taught me a lot about myself. Through heartbreaks I learned more about who I am, what I’m feeling, what I am thinking, and more importantly, it helped me see the world in another light. For me, it changed my way of thinking and pushed me into a world that I can never dreamed of being a part of.
I know throughout this I said lots of different experiences without actually hitting any of the major points. That’s because I really just want to invite those of you out there to go on this journey with me, to hear my story, learn and help me learn this thing call life. So this is the dream that I’m following. I want to help people realize their true potential. Through my post I’m going to be share my views on the thing that shift my life into the way it is now, to give tips, advices on being a better you, to help you mentally, physically, and spiritually. Yes it sounds crazy, I know, but this is my dream, and I’m ready for it. I want to thank all of you who is reading this currently for being a part of my dream and to invite you to come along on this journey with me, and to share this and my future posts to anyone you wish but especially those who you think will be helped from this. I want to help people realize their potential and I know everyone can get there with the right mindset. You are all amazing people and wonderful human beings who is about to change your own life and those around you for the better. I would like to leave you all with a little quote. So until next time…
“The Mind Is Everything, What You Think, You Will Become.” — J.C.