The unhealthiest phase of my life was between the ages of 20 and 25. I smoked a pack a day, ate terrible food most of the time, went to bed after midnight every night and got up just in time to shit and shave for work. Yes, I was that guy – the last one to stumble in the office door.
When I was studying at university, my aspiration was to become a professional gambler.
That’s right – I wanted to make my millions through betting on football matches. Now, I’m not talking about going to the bookies and taking a punt on the season’s designated punching bag because they are paying $20 to beat the best team in the league and just continuing to place irrational bets because I “have to make it back”. That’s what is known as problem gambling, and I was going to become a responsible gambler.
If you have an Internet connection and live on Earth, chances are you heard about New Zealand’s M7.8 earthquake last week. That’s right, little old NZ was in global headlines. But that’s not why I’m writing this post – I’ll leave nationalistic-inferiority-complex bragging to our mainstream media.
I live in Wellington. Not very close the epicentre down south, but I sure felt it. And I’d like to share some things I learned that I will be applying to my personal life.
I’ve had a bit of feedback on my first blog post in the past week. All of the views so far have come from me sending the link to friends and begging politely asking them to read it. Honestly, it’s been a draining week of pressing F5 on the stats page to see if the views will jump from 7 to 8. So my blog post on SEO could be quite a few years away.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Laozi, Chinese Proverb
The first step is always the hardest. No matter what you are undertaking, whether in business, relationships, personal development, etc., it always takes an enormous amount of courage to embark on the journey.