How I’m Working Towards My Goals

How do you make the path of least resistance?

Make a list of the things you need to do, and order it from easiest to hardest.

Because the rule is that you can’t do everything in a day.

Following the path of least resistance allows us to be kinder to ourselves, because we know the road is long and it takes time.

And the bigger the goal, the more time you’ll need.

The path of least resistance forces us to take smaller steps, ones that ensure that we can continue to come back in the long run.

Tying the Goal with Present Actions

Well what’s the goal?

If it’s to be a hockey player, there’s no way you can do that without pulling on a pair of skates and falling on the ice a couple of times a day.

If it’s to share your own music with the world, it’s worth a try to get comfortable with the tunes that don’t sound the best and to share them anyways.

The same goes for us.

Reverse engineering where we want to be through practical and realistic expectations might just work.

But we have to start giving it a try before we say it’s just not possible.

If you could take a step forward every day, where would you end up?

Self Introduction

My name is Anna Peng and this is the current story of where I am.

I work in an Asian restaurant. It’s my family’s restaurant. It’s called Great Fountain Fast Food, and I’ve been spending my days there since I completed my graduation requirements late April this year.

It’s labour work. The shifts are long, and my entire body aches from standing. I barely pass for speaking Chinese, so I learn everything along the way.

I’ve had friends and strangers tell me I should take on a design related job while my degree is still fresh. They tell me I could do better.

However, to that I think do better than what? Better than helping my family run and grow what keeps a roof over our heads?

To be clear for my own reference, my own goal isn’t to do designey things and hold a design job title at a design agency just so my paper is put to its Bachelor-of-Design-use.

Instead my own goal is to:

  1. Make sure my family is healthy
  2. Be comfortable and confident with myself as a mild and reserved person in a speak-up-or-get-lost world

It’s going to be some sort of a journey, and if you’re reading this then thank you for allowing me to share this with you.

More importantly I want you to share your story with the people around you too, because more than ever we need more voices like yours to share more human-ness in the world.