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  • Hey guys, its JR!

  • Today, I want to challenge you to a question

  • And this is a question that we all should be asking ourselves every once in a while

  • And that question is--

  • "What's next?"

  • You see when we were kids. We all imagined how school would be like.

  • Is it gonna be scary?

  • Is it gonna be fun?

  • Are we gonna make new friends?

  • Hi, can I be your friend?

  • No, you're ugly!

  • And then we go through these different stages of education

  • Kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school...

  • And high school's sort of that peak where you really want to get over with 'cos you know...

  • all those tests, exams, stress...

  • puberty...

  • We've all been through that

  • But then you make it into college which is a brand new start

  • A time when you're semi-independent

  • which you have this amazing...

  • or miserable four years

  • Either way, after college you start thinking to yourself...

  • "Should I go to grad school?"

  • Should I pursue higher education?

  • Or should I enter the workforce?

  • Like I did

  • Anyhow, up to this point, so far in each stage of life there has always been a next phase

  • There has always been something new

  • There has always been a new hope

  • There has always been something you could look forward to

  • Something that'll just come along the way and happen when the right time comes

  • time, time, time, time, time, time, time, time, time...

  • But now you're in the workforce

  • All of a sudden, there is no next phase

  • All of a sudden there is nothing pre-plotted out for you for the remaining time of your life

  • There is no one out there to tell you what you should do

  • Before this you were just living by a blueprint that the system has drawn up for you

  • And now you have to start thinking for yourself

  • And that's something that we weren't trained for

  • So what's next?

  • When I was in college, my dad would often compare me to my (bleep)

  • And my (bleep), they were super duper smart

  • They were brilliant students going to top universities

  • Their futures were promising!

  • Everything that I was not!

  • So I hated being compared to them

  • And so I would always talk back to my dad in a rebellious tone saying like...

  • So?? They're going to a top university

  • They're probably gonna end up working at (bleep)

  • Best in the industry!

  • A couple years from now, they're probably gonna get married to their nice girlfriends

  • And then a couple years later they're gonna have kids, a family

  • They're probably gonna buy a nice house, a fancy sports car

  • And you know what?

  • To pay off the mortgage, they're gonna have to work even harder.

  • So? Tell me, what's next?

  • I would always get my dad at that point

  • And my dad would say back to me in a gentle tone saying, ...

  • "You know son, that's just the way life is."

  • And I would say,...

  • "Well no, that is not the way I want my life to be."

  • By the way, my (bleep), they have great lives

  • It's just not for me

  • Fast forward several years later to now. Now I'm in the workforce.

  • I wouldn't say everything worked out for me all that well, but...

  • you know, life is good,...

  • life is OK

  • Life has been treating me fair enough

  • I'm getting by

  • But more recently...

  • that same old question that I've been asking my dad has been slapping me right back in the face like...

  • So...?

  • What is next?

  • You're a YouTuber!

  • You're living the dream job

  • You're making a dent in the universe

  • You have 500k subs

  • Well we're almost there. Bear with me.

  • Remember to subscribe

  • And ring that bell

  • You know, yeah, I wouldn't trade it for anything

  • But still, in my mind, I can't help myself but ask...

  • "What's next?"

  • There is definitely a lot I could do to improve with my career

  • But what's after 500k

  • What's after 1 million subs?

  • What's after I get the golden plate?

  • If I ever do get it

  • What's after I cut more deals?

  • What's after I reach out to more people?

  • What's after I finish writing this book?

  • It comes out next summer, by the way. Remember to buy it or else I'll punch you.

  • Just kidding

  • There has got to be a next phase.

  • But this time no one has it thought-out for you

  • This time you're on your own

  • And I bet a lot of you are pounding your chest like...

  • He gets me... He gets me...

  • No matter how good life is...

  • or bad...

  • There is nothing more terrifying than the thought of staying stuck at where you are right now

  • 'Cos people are meant to make progress

  • People are meant to live raising levels

  • People are meant to embrace new hope

  • And without that life is kind of scary

  • Not that I'm trying to scare you, but I'm challenging you.

  • I'm challenging us to think deeper, to think one step ahead

  • What's next?

  • Even if you have the most crystal-clear purpose, goal, vision...

  • that doesn't mean you don't feel lost sometimes

  • Sometimes we get lost halfway

  • Sometimes we feel lost halfway

  • But it's these moments and the decisions we make that make who we are to become

  • And the moment you stop questioning yourself...

  • the moment you settle with reality...

  • the moment you stop making progress...

  • the moment you stop raising your level in life

  • In the words of Ronald Reagan...

  • "There are no constraints on the human mind"

  • "no walls around the human spirit"

  • "no barriers to our progress"

  • "except those we ourselves erect."

  • The mind is a driving force

  • And so starting today, ask yourself...

  • "What's next?"

  • And that is my challenge to you for a better future

  • (Remember to....... )

  • Remember to subscribe and...

  • (Look at the camera... )

  • ring the bell and...

  • join...

  • JR's Facebook

  • (Not Facebook... )

  • PressPlay (pressplay.cc/jrlee)

  • (And what do you have to say... ?)

  • Because he's ugly

  • You

Hey guys, its JR!

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    Sammie posted on 2019/06/23
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