Set a Goal. Aim for something great, or else you’ll waste your lifetime going nowhere.
“Madalas ang pagbabasa ng libro ang nagpayaman sa iba.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ilang librong P3,000 ang presyo,
o P5,000 ng groceries/sigarilyo/beer/gamit alin ang pipiliin mo?
Marami ang pipili ng P5,000 ng kagamitan.
…pero paano kung ang mga librong iyon ay magtuturo sa iyo kung paano mag-invest at MAGING MILYONARYO sa loob lamang ng 20 taon? Kukunin mo pa ba ang mga kagamitang hindi tatagal ng ilang buwan?
Yun ang pinagpilian ko noon, at sasabihin ko sa iyo kung paano ako nagsimula. Malay mo…
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”
– Henry Ford
Once upon a time, there lived a pair of twins from the Pa family. The stronger, smarter, and taller twin was named Tallo, while the other was named Nallo.
When they were little children, their mother once brought home a bag of cookies for them to eat. She placed the bag on a cabinet high up on the wall before leaving for work as she forgot that the two children couldn’t reach it.
Although Tallo was taller and stronger, no matter how hard he jumped, he couldn’t reach the cookies. He stopped trying and thought to himself: “No matter how hard I try, it’s useless. I CAN’T do anything.”
Nallo tried jumping for it too, but he also couldn’t reach it. Thinking of how he can reach the cookies, he saw the dining chair and a broom in their kitchen. He climbed on top of the chair and clumsily used the broom handle to try and reach the cookies. Although he failed a lot at first, after trying for 20 minutes, he eventually got the cookies and shared it with his brother. Nallo thought to himself: “I CAN do anything if I find out how to do it.”
As they grew older, Nallo and Tallo both went to the same school in their village. Tallo was smart enough to get good grades, but since he couldn’t get perfect scores, he stopped trying. Nallo had a hard time learning and failed the first few of his tests.
“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this; decide what you want.”
– Ben Stein
Long ago in a distant province there lived a poor little girl and her family. Due to poverty, they barely had enough money to buy food and they sometimes ate just rice and bagoong (shrimp paste) or salt for dinner. While her mother and father were barely able to send her three brothers, they wouldn’t pay her tuition. Everyone thought that she should just find work as a labandera (a local laundry girl) in their village to earn extra money, get married, and live there for the rest of her life.
The little girl hated that idea.
She didn’t want to live in poverty, she didn’t want her life to amount to nothing more than washing laundry for a few piddling coins, and more importantly, she didn’t want her future children to experience the same hardships that she did.