Minus the very real possibility of shark attack, there really is only one thing that terrifies me when I think of the future. And that’s a wasted life.
A life where you look back and think; ‘if I’d of been brave and taken this opportunity where would I be?’ or ‘if I’d done things differently how would things have turned out?’.
Knowing where you want to end up is possibly one of the best things you can come to realise. You have a clear idea of what you want your life to look like, and a fire in your belly to get to it. However, what you want your life to be may not fit in with your life at current, and that’s okay.
There is so much pressure in today’s society to be a success. It can be so intense that it almost seems suffocating. ‘If you’re not at this level by the time you’re 30 you’ll never make it’, ‘you need to have x and y happen or you can say goodbye to your dreams’. What’s wrong with having your own journey?
You may need to take a total career 180 in order to reach your goals, however you don’t have the qualifications needed and don’t have the time or money to support yourself whilst you study.
If you wanted to see the world, but have children to support, educate and teach to be y’know actually decent human beings. Your dreams of travelling will have to take a bit of a back seat for a while and that is absolutely, ay-okay.
You may not even have a final goal in mind, you may have a rough idea of what you’d like – maybe earning a certain wage or to be able to work part time, anything at all. And again, that’s perfect. Where you are right now is perfect. Living in the here and now, and not apologising for it is exactly where you should be.
Someone could be exactly where you want and are striving to be, and yet it’s not their final goal. And that’s the beauty of personal choice, you get to be or do whatever you want to be or do and no one can tell you you’re wrong.
It’s never too late and equally it’s never too early to start shooting for your goals. It is never your place to belittle someone else’s dreams and aspirations, regardless if they’re in their teens and working towards something or in their 60s.They’re living their life and you have no right judge or comment on anyone else’s personal choices.
Rather than focusing on what someone else is doing, focus on your own shit. The grass maybe greener on the other side, but y’know what? Your grass could be green too if you work on it.
You may have to do things that you hate in order to get to your final destination, and you could be in that stage right now. Thinking to yourself ‘is this really worth it?’ and if it is, then plug away knowing that this too shall pass and you’re laying the foundations of your own happiness.
Never feel that because your goals maybe what seems like lightyears away, or even just out of reach that you’re a failure. Nothing worth having has ever come easily, dreams don’t work unless you do, and your time will come. *insert all other relevant clichés*
The path to success is never going to be a straight line, there will be twists and turns as your life unfolds, and that’s exactly it. That’s life. It’s never straight forward and mapped out. But that’s the part which makes it exciting. Your dreams are your own, and it’s only going to be you that knows what’s right and how you are going to get there.