Success and failure

How badly do you want it? How badly do you want to succeed? this video, Nick Nguyen wants to succeed really badly. In the video, the narrator explains that you must want to succeed like you want to breath. Although Nick goes through alot of struggles with not making the tennis team and his parents, he still pushes to succeed. He doesn’t sleep because he needs to study, and when he does, he wakes up early and exercises. He also sets goals and practices. In the video, Nick also puts all friends and entertainment aside. This is ALOT of sacrifice. No sleep. No social life. Constantly pushing your mind. Is this worth success? Well in the future, Nick will probably go on to be very successful because he put the work in it. However, not all people want to take this path. Continue reading

Minds Cloud official retirement

Hello Fans. Its been a good 3 months of bi-weekly blogs. But sadly, all things must come to an end so Mind Cloud is officially ending. You can follow my new blog with my best friend at

My name is Dustin Tran and i’m signing off.


Seeking goals

siddhartha - Google Docs.clipular (2)“When someone seeks,” said Siddhartha, “then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because he always thinks only about the thing he is seeking, because he has one goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: having a goal. But finding means: being free, being open, having no goal.”

This quote has a lot of meaning and depth in life. It hit me hard when I first read it because i found a way to connect with it. Dalai Lama said that life is about being happy with yourself, and to achieve that feeling, one achieves their goals. Even seeing how long you could hold your breath. What ever it is, It must have meaning Those goals can either be helping in community service, becoming a better person, or in your life. The more goals you achieve, the more you become happy with yourself.

Finding your goal comes naturally. Your goals are based on what is important to you. For example, If you are a basketball player, you goal would be to score more points in a game. To achieve the goal, you must set schedules on achieving whatever goal you have and always constantly mentally picturing yourself achieving the goal. Some questions you may ask are; Is it worth my time? How will it make me a better person? Is it a reasonably achievable goal?

Finding your goal is a whole different story when it comes to actually trying to achieve success. It is very challenging to have more than one goal at a time because you can become good at each of those goals, however, you won’t become excellent. If you divert all your time and focus on that one goal, you’ll not only achieve it, but you will achieve it greatly. For example; I am a golfer, but also I like film making. Obviously those are two way different things. These hobbies are very hard to succeed in and it takes a lot of hard work and practice. If I wants to do both, it would take me a long time to be very good at it because I would be dividing my time on the two different hobbies. But if I only do one hobby, say golf, I would be very good at it. It’s not bad at all to be good at 2 things, actually its much better to be good at many things. Being better at many things is a great achievement which leads to happiness. But the hardest thing for me is deciding on which path to choose, being good at multiple things, or great at one thing. So I asked my uncle yesterday when he was helping me with chemistry, and he told me that being good at one thing is much better, and that was what colleges were looking for. However I just can’t do it because I equally love both hobbies very much even though i know that having one is better.

Hey Rain, It’s been a while

It’s been a long time since it has rained here in SoCal. Most people of course are hoping for more because of the drought. But other than that, who doesn’t like rain. It feels amazing to just stand outside in the rain and just take it all in. Feeling each cool drop splash on your face. As i’m standing outside, I think about how natural the water is because it comes from the sky. It is even better to be inside in the rain. That feeling of warmth and coziness when you are in your home during a rainy day. Boy, if I lived in a log cabin with a fire place.log-cabin-home-plans10 Continue reading

Story Time: Robo-Fighting

(I’m changing it up a bit by doing a story themed blog and including a drawing. style)


November 20, 2500

Hello, my name is Mo G, and this is going to be my first diary post! I live in North Sift, the center of robo-mechanics. People from all around the world come to compete in the famous Robot Brawls. The goal is to create a robot and use it to compete in battle against others. The winner receives funding from DiTech, a powerful Robot engineering company. I want to win so badly, however, I am only 15 years old and my family is not very wealthy compared to the other competitors.

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Stop Complaining

I had inspiration for this this blog post when I did this activity in my English class. We were to rant about anything that made us angry for one minute. Everybody who was called up to rant seemed to have something to complain about, except me. I had no clue what i was going to rant about. As I was called up, I totally made up something along the lines of how annoying facebook notifications were. It was bad because other people had more detail. I honestly didn’t care until i glanced back behind me where my teacher was grading. I saw a long list of A’s and my single B. I was really frustrated. After I walked out of class, I realized that I don’t complain about anything.

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“High School Goals” Part 1: Clubs

I am in Key Club, Vietnamese student association club, video broadcast class (BBN), and golf. These groups are absolutly amazing! I love everybody in all these groups and I will get more in detail about each one later. As of right now, i’m in the lowest position in all of them (which is not a bad thing at all!) but my goal for my high school career is to become a higher position. This blog post is part one of “High School Goals.”

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Internet Favorites

The internet is a pretty rad place. “The internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” says Bill Gates. Do I really need to explain? Obviously it is used to connect and share with other people and for news and entertainment. Everyone knows facebook and youtube, but it’s a pretty big place, so I’ll show you a few of my favorite things on the web.

1. Key and Peele  (Youtube)

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