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engaging hyper mode...

yesterday, i got the chance to drive -- i mean really drive from one place to another. i will always remember experience, as well as the feeling of being in control. now i know why people want to be all-powerful and self-serving tyrants. i now know how much fun it is to take the path you want to take, and be in control of all the actions that you will take as well as the fate of other people (my passengers) for that matter.

it's a nice feeling -- to be able to go on a pace that you set by yourself, or go with the flow. however way i put it, driving is a very rewarding, but tiring experience. at some time, i had to stop and replenish my stock -- it was easily exhausting.

now i am engaging myself (my brain in particular) in hypermode. this hypermode, is something that is characterized by the thirst for something to think about. it is characterized by a sudden surge of the desire to think and do something intellectual. and this happens when i am inspired.

for once, i am inspired not by other people, but by myself and what i can do. i know i have a lot of potential, but before, i had no idea how to tap into that potential. the potential that i have could easily be harnessed, as i have found out, not by incubating it but by taking action.

how is that so? i believe that trying to think a level higher than how you usually think takes you to that level, and subsequently challenges you to stay in that level. being able to experience being a level higer would more or less inpire you to stay there and eventually get higher. and the possiblities are endless.

i learned in a lot of leadership seminars and outings that you should have vision, perseverance, patience, and committment. but what i did not learn, is how to lead your own life. all i learned was how to lead other people, but not to lead myself. somehow, i am just learning it now, and im finding out a lot of things about myself than ever before. i've recently found out that i can drive, and i know i could get better at that.

so for now, i'm in hypermode. i hope i don't burn myself out before i get anything actually done.

still chillin'...

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