- Put in the hard work and effort, and you’ll go far in life.
- Play your cards right, and make the right connections and you’ll go far in life.
- Be patient and just tough it out, and eventually you’ll get where you need to go.
All those statements are not necessarily false, but they are not exactly true. And the previous statement is in itself terrifying, yet a relief at the same time. Unfortunately, we live in a world where things are not that easy; where getting a job after university is extremely hard, and if you do not have enough degrees you are not qualified. We live in a world of contradictions, and apparently, we are just supposed to be okay with that.
We now live in a world where to be successful you need to be self-made and you need patience. Nothing has ever come to people immediately, everything takes time. We need to understand that just like our ancestors if you want to make it at the top, you need to start at the dirt bottom. We need to have the crumby horrible paying jobs, and sometimes work 2-3 jobs at a time. And slowly we can enter into a career related job.
We now live in a world that you need to be able to teach yourself and do anything that is thrown at you. No more of the one job for the rest of your life, and do the same thing every day; you need to be prepared for anything, the minute you walk into your job.
The statements above are true, but a lot of things in this world is based on luck. Some will be luckier than others and some of us won’t be as lucky or fortunate. This is not me telling you to just call it quits, but this is me telling you to go and find your own luck.
Or better yet, create your own luck. We live in a world where if you want an opportunity you need to go make one because there aren’t enough for everyone. We live in a world where if you are reactive nothing will happen, you need to proactive and run after you want.
Lately, I’ve been evaluating my life, and I am probably the first person to admit that I am very reactive. If I want something I will not run after; I will not jump on the wagon that will maybe bring me to the train station that might take me to an airport to catch the plane of my dreams.
We have lost our hunger and curiosity, if we don’t have those things, how one earth will we accomplish our dreams and goals? So for the first time, I finally understood the quote by Steve Jobs, “Stay hungry, Stay foolish.” We lost this inner hunger and desire because we just lost all hope.
But that can change! That craving for life and experiences are things that we all have inside of us. You need to dig deep and find it, and then it will be as if a flame has been lit inside of you.
So take a few moments and reevaluate your life… seriously it will help.
Have a Wonderful day!