“I am in competition with no-one. I run my own race. I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone, in any way, shape or form. I just aim to improve, to be better than I was before. That’s me and I am free.”
I asked myself many times, what brought me here to Vietnam? What made me join Hacker Paradise for 2 months? What made me give up on everything I had in Jerusalem, quit my job and take the risk to be a Digital Nomad? What made me even start this blog? The answer is very simple, I was jealous.
I don’t care about material stuff anymore, cars, clothes or whatever. In my case, people like Pieter Levels, Nas Daily, Steve Jobs and others trigger my jealousy for traveling, blogging and entrepreneurship. Almost every change I made in 2016, I did because I was jealous of someone. I don’t want to be like them, I just want to be better than what I was yesterday.
And here’s what Jealousy pushed me to:
– I quit my job to travel around the world, work remotely and build my own projects.
– I joined Hacker Paradise to meet more like-minded people, to motivate me and make me more jealous .. and .. I AM. I was jealous of the designers, the bloggers, of those who own their business and even of their small projects. They opened my eyes to things I didn’t see before, helped me to acquire new skills and made me starve for more. When you surround yourself with great people, they will help you to grow!
– I built this blog not only to write about traveling but also to improve my English. I want to write like a native English speaker would do. Now it takes me days to finish one post while it should take hours. So my resolution for 2017 is to read a book every month, write a blog every 2 weeks, and write a poem every day. So if you see a spelling or grammar mistake or if you have writing tips, please talk to me!
None of this made any sense a year ago and still some of the things I do right now don’t make much sense. But…
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” – Steve Jobs
Now you have a new book with 365 white blank pages, make sure to write a great story.
Be Jealous, Stay Hungry, Never Settle!