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New Challenges

I had a good meeting on Thursday. It has shaped my weeks to come. This weekend has been a good time to stop and think, about where I am and where I want to go. This is my opportunity to define who I want to be in the next few years.

Technology is definitely a passion of mine. More importantly, the values that are important to me are family, work, personal goals.

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There are no Technology Challenges, Just People Challenges

A couple of fact and points. I don't consider myself the smartest person, or the fastest cyclist or the best photographer by any means. I consider myself having known just enough for what I need to do. If I wanted to be the smartest person in the world, I would need to keep learning, and learning but someone else would still be smarter than me, another example of people challenge.

That was an example of an external source. What about internally, with yourself? For this, I have another example. I started biking again 3 years ago. In the 3 years, I had set a goal to bike enough miles in a year. I remembered my first 40 mile ride. I was convinced I had what it took to ride it since I had done a 300 miles ride that summer. Well, by mile 30, I was completely winded. The guys I was riding with was WAY ahead of me. They didn't quite wait...


Think Bold, Dream Big

This is a complete scatter brain thought. Three things:

Always believed you should think bigger and better than before. Don't settle for mediocre, don't sweat the small stuff, it's the big stuff that makes a difference.

Feeling inspired at the moment, reading "Make It In America", book by Dow CEO, Andrew Liveris. Interesting points so far...

People often ask for help more than they give back. I'm not expecting cash backs, just an occasional thank you would be nice.


The Realization

I watched another friend of mine leave after spending so much time working and one day, he decided it was enough and left. After so many years, I finally realize why he did it. It's not a moment of breaking down but rather coming to realization that some times there is so much more in this world than work, money, experience. Sometimes family is part of that life experience that makes a person complete.

Perhaps I need another trip home to kick me back to reality... It took a trip halfway around the world for me to realize what I've been missing in my life and that feeling is strong and real.

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