There are really amazing things that I learnt while growing up, and I want to share them with you, because those things got me where I am today. They are actually just three things that motivated and transform my life. First, is Opportunity. Second is being Sexy. Third and last. Is living Life.
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I believe that opportunities look a lot like hard work. When I was thirteen, I had my first job with my father, carrying shingles up the roof and then I got a job washing dishes at a restaurant. After that, I got ado job in a grocery store, then I got a job at a factory sweeping dusts off the ground and I have never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job and every job I had was a stepping stone to my next job. And so, opportunities look a lot like work.
Indeed, Ashton is right. Opportunities are infact hard work. Most often, people forget that important fact. It is not a coincidence that you see people choose to despise thier little beginnings. They say to themselves, things like; “I can never do such a job, not with my degree.” Or “Its just below my standards.” I often wonder what those standards are. For if you cannot handle the little difficulties, how can you be prepared to handle greater things? Just like Asthon says, we should endeavor to see our little beginnings as stepping stones. Rome was never built in a day, neither do great men become so overnight. Hardwork does pay. Choose delayed gratification today and you won’t regret it.
The Sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart and being thoughtful and being generous. Everything else is crap, I promise you. It’s just crap that people try to sell to you, to make you feel less. So, don’t buy it. Be Smart, Be Thoughtful and Be Generous.
Ah! Am sure when some people saw the word ‘sexy’, their curiosity multiplied. Am glad it got you to read through. Lol! Anyway, in today’s society the word ‘sexy’ is ascribed to so many wrong connotations. I should thank Asthon for taking the time to reckon something good with the word.
Being sexy does go beyond physical appearance, which is indeed crap as Ashton notes. In today’s world, being smart they say is the new sexy. Its a pity when one possesses beauty without brains. Asthon offers a way out at least, one could be sexy through generosity. Think about it!
The third thing is something I learnt when I was making a movie about Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs said; “when you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way that it is and that your life is to be lived inside the world, such as; try not to get into trouble and maybe get an education, get a job, make some money and have a family.” But life can be broader than that, when you realize one simple thing, and that is the fact that everything around us that we call life was made up by people that are no smarter than you. And you can build your own life that other people can live in. So, build a life, don’t live one, build one.
Lastly, this one got me thinking hard. I obviously had to sit back and take a moment of reflection. You should too… I swear, it works amazingly. Clears your mind. Its a pity am not hear to advice you on yoga. Haha! That’s a subject for another day. Now, during my moment of reflection, one of the things that crossed my mind is the midlife crisis. That is something we are all familiar with, either in hearing or in experience. And I came to the conclusion that such a crisis is only possible because we all try to live a life that the society has built for us. We live within those walls, circles or whatever you choose to call it and only a handsome few who manage to break those barriers can actually excel. We have been so bound, that breaking free to so many has become so difficult and scary that they actually accept the chains for safety sake. I hope this speech by Ashton will liberate you. For it is only by building own lives that we can reach those dreams and aspirations we so desire. Break that cage and set yourself free!!!
Christopher Asthon Kutcher is an American born actor and investor. He has directed many movies and starred in several. He has also been nominated for several awards, many of which he has won. He is what some would call ‘a teen sensation’, as he is an inspiration to many youths and adults alike. He is a firm believer in self-motivation and it is for this reason that these words have been culled from his speech as the Ultimate Award Winner at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards.