how enough is enough?

while discussing the feasibility of a patent for mass production with a former sba consultant, he mentioned how most people stop their dreams when they get castigated from all directions.  “imagine how most of us stop pursuing our dreams right by the first sign of discouragement,” d.a. further explained as he dipped the sourdough bread into his creamy tomato soup.  since the chilly wind was blowing, the weather felt like it was in the low 20s over at tyson’s corner on an early saturday afternoon.  we chose to rendesvouz at a nearby panera bread bakery-cafe so he could warm himself up with that favorite vegetarian soup of his.  

“i totally believe you on that,” i agreed while munching on my frontega chicken.  “how’s married life, by the way?”  d.a. just tied the knot in new mexico and said that it was another chapter of his life.  he and his newly-wedded wife were planning to visit his brother in the bay area.  after finding out that his brother was an abc7 evening news anchor did i realize that he may also know a lot about the goings on from where i came from.  i asked him if he had plans of moving out there.

“until i get fired from my homeland security job, then i may just do that,” he chuckled, ” but sometimes we really have to follow our dreams no matter what…”

throughout the day, what he said just got me thinking.  i’m aware that i’ve been sacrificing so much that other people could get what they needed, ignoring the fact that some individuals just couldn’t stop being overbearing.  after years of  no reform and transparency, i finally have to set my own foot down.  there are times when you just have to be an ass to stop other people from stepping on you.  if this is the only way for one to succeed faster in life, then i guess it is the only way if others leave you with a deaf ear.  but if there’s a better way other than time-consuming legalities, then i guess i need to find out about it sooner or later.  

i looked out the window and watched the snow fall into the ground.  i guess i’m gonna have to find my own way with the home this time.  two more months and the million dollar homepage student from uk would have said the same thing with his portfolio, only that it is more popular and groundbreaking.  πŸ˜›

other than that, life is good.  it always has been.  i wouldn’t have gotten this far if i did not push myself to be more productive to such unnecessary circumstance.  otherwise, i would have been back in norcal, where my life was and always will be great, in a heartbeat.  i have been grateful for taking action from this realization. 

thanks for reading, everyone. :o)


16 Comments on “how enough is enough?”

  1. mooks_dayoo says:

    ill definitely check that book out, thanks. excellent post. πŸ™‚

  2. mooks_dayoo says: might be a good idea (under 3 bucks), or maybe the library(free) πŸ™‚

  3. xXDOPEYXx says:

    yes agreed, dream large and work hard.  i finally saw pursuit of happiness last night, great movie and incredibly inspirational!
    i’ll be back in the nova/md area for a weekend in feb! maybe we’d run into each other

  4. wallbounce says:

    you can live like the masses, but, supposedly, only the top 5% succeed by setting themselves apart from the masses. life is full of negativity so i admire your ambition and drive.ryc: i don’t think i have that many readers…half of them probably come from automatic rss feeds to bloglines

  5. ryc: Yeah, i try to think that a job is just a job and i shouldn’t take things too personally.  I can’t help but feel betrayed however by someone who doesn’t even have ANY authority over me or what i do.  That made me pretty upset.  Ahhh well.  She’ll get what’s coming.  And you’re right.  This too shall pass.  Thanks for the comment!

  6. vsgirl609 says:

    Hey, nothing wrong w/ taking charge of your life. πŸ™‚

  7. SexyCuteSuz says:

    I’d like to see what you have.

  8. wallbounce says:

    yup, i work for a brokerage so even though i’m in the back office, i’ll eventually need my license if i want to move up…they sponsor me anyways, so why not?

  9. wanarace101 says:

    you were??? i was on sat & part of sunday… πŸ˜› just text me on my phone then…

  10. KatZone says:

    Another great episode, I can’t wait til next monday!! ooh the suspense….

  11. Empyre says:

    you might just be the type to actually have the patience to like it.. Eve that is. the progression is slow but constant, pvp incredible.. and the game is ruled by free market and capitalism. only in Eve, you can build up a fleet and destroy someone for screwing you over and not go to jail. πŸ˜‰

  12. decipherme1 says:

    “life is good. it always has been.” good to see you not take life for granted. πŸ™‚

  13. PammysDoodle says:

    job satisfaction is so key these days!(re: profile pix – i dont wanna even know what you’re doing w/that camera haha…)

  14. Empyre says:

    homeworld is cool too, as is homeworld 2. got both myself but it’s been a long time since i’ve played.

  15. KatZone says:

    hey what’s up. When are you going to update again? I feel a slump in xanga….we’re becoming extinct! hehehe. Anyways, enjoy your weekend. =)

  16. PkStarburst says:

    For every success story, there are 100,000 other fail projects/deals/businesses whatever it may be. You just have to keep your eye on the prize…

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