This is an open letter to my cofounders, my cofounders to be, my colleagues, my colleagues to be, my partners, and all my awesome friends.
This is our time.
With the advancement of technology and access to the internet, everything that we need to build the things that we want has never been so easily accessible before. New applications and technologies are built everyday and things which were once hard to be built which needed deep knowledge of how the different web technologies work are now easily accessible. There is an app for everything. However, just as every tools needs a master craftsperson to use it, it is up to us to leverage all these abundant resources. This is our time to use them to equip ourselves and prepare for opportunities that might knock on our doors soon.
Why should we care?
Because we are more empowered than ever before to make things happen, the only time in our life that we can focus and do the things which matters, for the ones we care, for our family, and for the society. We only have 60-70 years of our life, and do we want to live our life 30 years from now regretting that we did not try harder when we were in our prime time? If there is a time where we can make this happen, the time is now, because as we grow older, we will be bogged down with responsibilities such as family commitments. We should care because we are capable of making an impact to the ones that matters to us, to make a change and contribute to the society, and to make meaning to our lives.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain
What we have to do?
Seth Godin says this: Pick yourself. If you want to start a movement, start it. If you want to publish a book, publish it. It is up to us to be focused, and believe in the things we do, and make them happen. But we have to be fast, because time slips by second by second, minute by minute as we procrastinate, and it is yet another weekend today. We have to be focused. We have to want it bad enough. Because there are a lot of amazing people out there making it happen right now as you read this, and they are hungry and motivated. We have to be willing to sacrifice the comfort, security, uncertainty, because success seems to be a matter of holding on when others have forsaken you and when other have given up. We have to be constantly moving forward bit by bit everyday.
“Reject the tyranny of picked. Pick yourself.”
― Seth Godin
This is our time. Lets work together, and make things happen.
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