“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” Carol Burnett
When I was a senior in high school, I was SO ready to graduate. To be honest, high school wasn’t for me. It was forced and we didn’t do much learning or work. It’s kind of like we were there because we had to be. But college, I love college. Even when it’s stressing me out and I’m struggling in classes, I still feel like it’s helping me grow.
But, like I said, I was SO excited to graduate. Every time an adult would ask me about graduation and college, it seemed like their response was “You’re excited now, but then you get to work for the rest of your life.” It bothered me every time. I was so irritated that someone could try to bum me out, first of all. Second of all, who has the audacity to tell me what MY future will be and even worse, who are they to suggest that my life will be as miserable as theirs? Finally, where’s their faith in me? Also, where’s their faith in life?
I understand, we live in a world where you have to go with society, you have to work, go to school, so on and so on. But that keeps us in a working flow.
But I never thought “I have to work everyday for the rest of my life,” as being a negative thing. My thought process was “I get to make a difference, see different places, and raise a family.”
My dream is to own a non-profit business, eventually open an amazing shelter for animals, give money to multiple charities, and help build schools. Why would I dread that? It makes me excited to work towards my future.
You should be excited, too! Every job has an impact, and even if you don’t feel like you’re making an impact through your job, work on making an impact outside of your job. Smile at people or buy someone’s coffee for them. Maybe just compliment their clothing. But be genuine. Say thank you, hold doors, all that stuff.
I can’t think of a job that doesn’t have an impact. A mailman delivers those letters to Santa for little kids. A garbage man could smile at a kid and wave and their day is made. When we spread positive energy, it makes the world a beautiful place.
I understand that getting up for work daily can be a hard thing to do, but the least we can do is not tell others that their life will be as miserable as yours. Don’t be that narrow minded.
Work on your dreams, help others work on theirs, stay positive, and smile. You can achieve whatever you put your mind to.
You have a purpose, embrace that!
Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t. Don’t let anyone tell you what your future holds for you. And NEVER believe those who tear you down. We can’t give those people any energy.
You can do it, so smash it this week!
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller