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Ahh, the root of all evil…
When I was younger, I would excitingly join my group of friends picturing our future endeavors. We would talk about chasing our career goals and wanting to make six figure salary. Everyone wants to make a lot of money, but some just don’t realize that going for a six figure career can be very challenging. As for me, I learned that the hard way.
I was a lost soul years ago and I was doing things that benefited others and not for my well-being. I admit, I was a follower and the more I followed, the more I lost myself. I wanted to be like everyone else and start pursuing a job that would adopt me a luxury lifestyle; the fancy house, the fancy cars, and the fancy vacations.
It may sound like I’m pursuing a dream, but instead I lead myself into a nightmare…
I’m not a religious person, but if I was, and there is a God, man, does he hate me very much. I honestly underestimated how difficult it is to tackle classes that would lead you to a promising career. Also, I didn’t think my personal life outside of school would lead to problems. I mean, a lot of problems.
I have made many mistakes throughout the years of trying to finish school. Those mistakes seriously broke me down and it definitely took some time to get back up on my feet and to try again. What I learned from my mistakes and the hardship of living my life, is to not give a shit about what people think..
Follow your own path and do what feels right for you. Do not chase the money, chase your dream. If there is something in life that you are good at and you see yourself making a living out of it, then go for that. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t give you a six figure salary, what matters is that YOU love what you are doing.
I really wish I could have done things differently. I really regret not pursuing what was right for me. Listening to other people was the biggest mistake I ever made. But at least, now I know. Now, I much older and I can’t say I am much wiser, but I am very cautious of decision-making.
I don’t want to live the rest of my life making mistakes and feeling like a total failure. Money is not even the goal any more…