Three years ago, I was on a stop over in Melbourne when I picked up this book at the airport. The rest of the flight back to Manila, I was hooked. I remember being the only person with the light on, sitting in the middle row, all curled up, underlining the key sentences on every page.
The 4-Hour Workweek was the reason why I look at life with a thirst for what I want to experience as my priority. It snapped me out of a miserable rat race I was in, forcing me to truly look at what I want vs. the pressure of competing at a game I never really wanted to win. #knowwhatImean
Three months later, I left for Singapore. And I kept the suitcase ready all the time. Later on came trips to New York, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bali, Sydney, and even Melbourne again…
I did what I really wanted to do:
1) To meet and converse with inspiring people. To talk about future ideas and plans. Not who was dating who or compare who was ahead of you or behind you.
2) To do work I never know I had the potential to do. I truly jumped and saw my comfort zone expand.
3) To see the world with a wider perspective, and be on the ground. I didn’t want to live staring at photos on the internet and saying “Oh, I wish.”
After reading this book, I literally forgot about rules and limits. Live what you want to live. Don’t compare.
‘Coz at the end of the day, no one really has the same exact dream.