When I decided that it was time for me to quit my job, people told me that I was brave when I’m pretty sure, instead, they were thinking out loud “you’re stupid”. Because that’s what I was thinking at that time…
If you decide to do something considered uncommon for normal people, then you’re wrong.
You’ve got to learn to be patient and consistent in what you do.
Today, my little sister is 16. It’s crazy how time flies. I still remember when she used to be a baby. Now she’s a teenager in High School with no idea whatsoever of what to do as a career (just like I did and most of people actually).
You have a project in mind and though you’d love to make it happen, in your mind it’s not the right time: you’re too young, not have enough experience, not enough money, …
One of the questions I dreaded the most during job interviews was “What’s your 5-year plan?” or “Where do you see yourself in 3 to 5 years?”. I had no idea about what to say. I would come up with something completely fake just to make them understand that I was planning to build my career in the company. The truth is I had no idea what direction I wanted to give to my career. And since I didn’t know it, my focus was on these two things: “am I qualified to do the job?” and “how much will I earn?”.
As much as we want our loved ones to not getting hurt in a relationship or failing in a business, we warn them too much. Too much that, only few people will take the risk to do what they feel deep down in their guts that’s the right thing to do.
By waiting and doing nothing except allowing yourself to believe that you don’t have enough time or that you’re too old or enough experienced (and etc.), how many opportunities are you missing to actually achieve your current desire?
I thought about writing this post for a long time already. There are so many lessons I learned last year that I found it hard to make a list but I’ll try anyway… So here we go! 🙂
Since we came back in France, I was feeling kinda lost and my heart was not into writing anymore. So I stopped for a while trying to focus on myself and not getting distracted by some critics that people would tell me. Of course it’s easier said than done. Especially when it’s your love ones that criticize you the more. Although I know that in their perspective, it’s a way to say I love you. But sometimes you just can’t help it and feel down about it.