It's been a while since we last spoke, hasn't it.
Maybe you are grinding away, or perhaps you are taking a small break from your usual routines to read this.
Well, I'll update you really quickly on what's been up.
I'm still traveling.
Since the last time I saw you in Singapore, I've spent some time indulging in vices in Bangkok, Thailand, physically exhausting myself with boxing on Boracay island, Philippines, took a small tour around Hong Kong, jumped back into the Bali, Indonesia Villa for a 1-week grind fest, met a few locals and old-heart breaks in Seoul, South Korea, did some whale-shark diving and tricycle exploring on Cebu Island, Philippines, and now doing my last leg exploring the cultural wonders of Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka in Japan.
Wow, what a mouth full…
Nonetheless, you have to admit, on paper that sounds amazing, and it certainly has an appeal of novelty… Who doesn't crave freedom at this level?
But… you don't feel comfortable… you feel empty.
You haven't been productive, at all. As of this post, you openly admit, that you are coasting in life.
Interestingly, as they say, money doesn't necessarily make you happy.
What makes you happy?
Having a set goal, and grinding towards it. Having all of your motivations in life aligned towards a single long-arching goal.
It's as if there is this plateau you have reached, that is just there…
You are sitting on a couch, looking at an open door, which leads to further progress, drive, and success. But in front of it is a big screen TV, filled with distractions. Your eyes are glued to the TV, and the couch is too comfortable to leave.
You are stuck in a comfort zone.
But you've been here before. Many, many times.
This isn't an external road block, like shit hitting the fan. It's an internal one, a deeper one.
One that requires re-aligning your motivations.
Or could it be as simple as – just doing… just starting again.
The spark is there, you just need to turn the ignition, and drive until something sticks.
Actually, that's always been your philosophy. Just do something, until that something sticks.
Just do. Just grind.
Just get back up, and keep going.
So let's get back to work!
Leonidas to Leonidas