You can never know for sure how things are going to unfold in your life. There will always be some part of uncertainty in whatever decision you’re gonna make.
When you look around, there’s always something missing. A lover, a pet, new clothes, a new smartphone, … You never feel complete until you have them but once you do, you’re back in that unsatisfied state.
No matter how much we plan our lives, at some point something will go wrong. And when it happens, you have two options: you either deal with it and go with the flow or blame the entire world and dwell on your situation.
You’ll only make them worse than they actually are. Because most of the time (if not always), you’ll only come up with the worst case scenario and it will cripple you. You end up thinking more than doing anything about it.
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?”.