21 Day Blogging Challenge with David Wood. (Day 8)
As you all know, at least I hope, David Wood, the Co-founder of the Empower Network blogging platform, which I am also an affiliate, launched us an interesting challenge that consists of blogging non-stop during 21 days in a row.
This challenge officially began December 29, 2014 and ends on 21 January. I chose to take part to the challenge for reasons I explain here. Thus, during this period, I will be publishing a new article on my blog whose sole purpose is to bring you value.
Thoughts lead to feelings, feelings lead to actions, actions lead to results; I learned this adage when reading the book “Secrets of the millionaire mind”; by T. Harv Eker.
Today it’s one of my favorite mottos.
As many of you, I grew up with the Idea that I had to go to school and have degrees in order to have a good job with a high paycheck every single month.
For many of us, if we wanted to have a comfortable life and be happy for ever, this was the secret formula we had to apply and the perfect path to follow.
As a kid, how many times did you hear your parents tell you “if you want to success you must work hard at school and find yourself a good job?”
Many times, right? So did my parents.
I remember that when I was growing up and that things would not turn round for me at school, either because I had bad results or a bad behavior, he would always be mad at me, yelling things like “ I’m not content with you , You’re neglecting school, what am I going to do with you?
How can you have a good job if you don’t have any degree?”
The next thing he would do then, he would go to my school a couple of days after and talk to my professors to make sure they would get me back to work as soon as possible.
He would also convene all my friends at home and tell them how he was disappointed regarding my unconsciousness.
By the time, the economy was not going well in France and most of people of the generation just before us of our neighborhoods were either broke or at least jobless.
Many of them were still living at their parents place even after the 30 years old and others would undertake some illegal carriers to survive.
And my father, as any father in the world, didn’t want me to end up like them someday.
Since I didn’t want to end up like them neither, by the age of 19 years old I had become conscious about how important it was to go to school and get some degrees to be a person in life.
Things had started to change in my head. I had started spending more time reading, writing and trying to watch beyond our neighborhood to see how successful people lived so that I could imitate them in some ways.
Even though I had absolutely zero degree back then, I had started to accompany a close friend of mine who was studying economy to his university to attend some courses with him.
Doing this and frequenting all those students opened my eyes and my mind.
For the first time of my life, I had understood the importance of education.
Unlike in my neighborhood where most people were college drop outs and had no vision at all for their future, all these students I was now frequenting were well educated and were on the path of having brilliant carriers such as lawyers, economists, doctors or even business men.
They all new exactly what they were going to university for and what they wanted to do in their life: have degrees, get a good job, have a family and live happy for ever.
It was just as though everything was already planned for them and the only thing they had to do was to follow a magic formula to see happiness in their life.
End of part 1…
Don’t miss part 2 of “Thoughts lead to feelings, feelings lead to actions, actions lead to results” right here