It’s All About Attitude!
Recently, I finished reading “No es Cuestion de Leche es Cuestion de Actutid,” a book written by the Venezuelan author
I started reading this book hoping this would help clear some things out and perhaps help me answer some questions. This book talks about overcoming obstacles and achieving goals, the author talks about his life and how he was able to become a successful motivational speaker and life coach. Carlos Saul Rodriguez coming from a small town in Venezuela and a low income family, worked hard to overcome all obstacles and have a better future. Throughout the book, Rodriguez, explains that in order to succeed we have to have the attitude, nothing will fall on our laps if we don’t work for it. We have to be ready to work hard for it and always be open to opportunities because within an opportunity lies another opportunity. Life is full of connections and although things may not have a clear meaning right now, everything happens for a reason and eventually we will be able to look back and connect the dots.
Reading this book helped me find the motivation I needed, it also put me in a positive state of mind that anything is possible! Reading this book allowed me to once more believe that we are capable of doing anything we set ourselves to do. Although, I have heard this many times before, it was good to be reminded about it. The timing for reading this book couldn’t be any more appropriate because it was at the beginning of the year where many of us already have a list of things we want to accomplish by the end of the year. But I have noticed that we shortly forget about it and never get around it. – I know I am this way. The reason for this could be laziness, life, stress or a combination of all of them but I decided I want to change this.
It feels so good to accomplish things no matter how big or small they are, from reading a book (which is in my resolutions list) to running a marathon or even starting your own business. No matter what the goal is, we have to work towards it until we achieve what we set our minds to do. I am applying this philosophy personally and I decided I want to:
- Read more books (Motivational/self-help)
- Run a half/full Marathon (SF Marathon)
- Write more (Re-establish my blog)
- Be fit (Crossfit)
- Start a food business (I love food!)
- Learn about Spirituality (Yoga/mediation)
I came up with this list by thinking of the things that make me happy and enjoy doing. I love running and although I already have ran a half marathon I still have yet to run a full marathon. I want to keep pushing my body and show myself that although it is hard to run 26 miles/42 kilometres I can do it. I have understood that if we show ourselves that we can do physical work that seems imposible to do and yet we are able to do it with hard work, we can easily translate this into our day to day lives and show our selves that nothing is imposible.
Food and cooking is everything for me and although I never planned on working in the food industry I think there is a good opportunity for me. I am in the early stages but I know there a lot of opportunity and competition here in San Francisco and I am excited about doing this. I’ll expand more on this as it goes along!
I am currently working on achieving these goals, I want to get to a place where I feel good about myself for not only accomplishing what I set out to do but also feel personally fulfilled. For that reason, I want to learn more about spirituality. I feel I have been able to get a glimpse of what it could be by reading this book (not that this book talks about spirituality) but I honestly feel changed, full of hope and motivated. I want to keep working on feeling this way and share my experience doing so.
I am very grateful of having the opportunity of reading “No es Cuestion de Leche es Cuestion de Actutid” I feel very lucky to encounter the story of Carlos Saul Rodriguez and find it motivating to achieve my own goals in life and fight for what I want.