Do you remember when you were young and you would say “I want to be a Lawyer, Engineer or a Doctor, when I grow up?” As children we always had a since of where we wanted our life to go or what we wanted to become. As we start to grow and mature some of this seemed to change whether it was for the better or worse we rarely become what we wanted to be as a child.
We tend to set timelines of when, where and what should happen in our life. We all try to map our life out. There is a certain stage where we feel we will be in our six figure job, married with children, living the American dream. Big question is how do we react when our real timeline does not fit the one that we planned out for ourselves?
Some of us stress and lose out on the precious moments that we have because we are stressing on our future. I am not telling you not to shoot for the stars but understand that just because you are not a millionaire by the age of 30 does not mean that you will not be by the age of 35. There is nothing wrong with that. Readjust your goals. Try to do more reflecting on what you do have, and not what you don’t. Getting caught up in the rat race will only make your age faster.
Stressing about your life and where it is compared to what you want it to be is human nature. Try not to look at the person next to you and compare your life to there’s because trust me they are dealing with their own demons. Everyone may want the glory but they don’t know the story!
Stop and smell the roses sometimes. There are things that I would love to do before I die but I cannot worry about that. I have accomplished so much in my life. If I was to die tomorrow I will be content with my life. Let’s be honest, if you are someone that is striving for perfection in life, you will never be satisfied no matter what you do. So prioritize the things in your life that are most important. For me it is God, family, friends, and career in that order. You know your heart and what is most important to you live that way and everything will work itself out. You are not a failure if you are 30 making 80,000 a year when you planned to make 100,000. Keep pushing, so what it takes you another couple years. It’s a goal keep reaching for it.
Always Remember to Keep it GC,