‘Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same’
– The Fray
Why is it that when we know we should do something, we often put it off?
We are surrounded by constant reminders that time is precious and that we should seize the chance to make our own unique mark on this world before it is too late. Yet still, we procrastinate, still we possess a naivety that time will somehow stop for us.
If you were to look back in 5 years time, 10 years time, 20 years time, would you feel satisfied that you had devoted your life to something that you were passionate about or would you look back with regret at the chances you were too scared to take?
For anyone graduating from university, the world can be viewed in two ways: through one lens it’s exciting, filled with abundant possibilities. Through another lens however, the prospect of unemployment in an increasingly competitive job market can make life’s opportunities seem little more than a Utopian fantasy.
So what do we do? Everyone has different desires and interests. Some crave the fast-paced corporate life yet it is not for everyone. Others feel peer-pressured into following a certain path, I know I often do.
But what is the right decision? I guess it depends on the person.
Perhaps in some situations, it is better to take the ‘road less travelled’ and to look back at a series of stepping stones culminating in your own personal success story.
It may initially be the hardest path to follow; you may come up against backlash from friends and family advising you to stick to the more traditional routes. Ultimately though, it’s your life to be lived, no one else’s.
Isn’t that better than tirelessly working, promising yourself you will ‘start living your dreams’ once you reach retirement?
Take a minute to really think about what it is you are truly passionate about. What is it that ‘lights you up’?
Live as if you have already retired!
Start living TODAY, with purpose, happiness and enjoyment.
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