Making a mark is so important in our lives, be it in our personal lives, in our circle of friends, at school, at the workplace or if you’re thinking big, the entire human race. We all want to be appreciated for who we truly are, but inside we are afraid, that who we are might not be liked by others so we choose to wear likeable masks.
There are people who know exactly what they want to achieve in life from a relatively young age but most of us are struggling with that all their life. Sometimes parents are pushing kids in a certain direction but they end up being unhappy, sad and really not being present in their lives. When it comes to career choices that’s even more depressing. I have seen many examples where people spend years were spent in education systems but without really being present because they never enjoy what they learn and they end up doing a job they don’t really like. And the worst part of we spend at least 8 hours/day, 5 days a week doing it. So why are we doing it? Sometimes it’s because complacency, comfort or because we lack a better alternative or do we?
I think everyone is born with potential, but the key is in practice. Do you think being a virtuoso pianist is an easy feat? No, it’s thousands upon thousands of work behind it. How much time have you ever spent working on something? Is it hard? Yes, of course it is, nothing that’s worth doing is easy. Can you do it? Absolutely.
It is really important to keep trying. I know some of you feel, that if you failed once, or twice or even thrice, your world is going to end. I can assure you that’s not the case and in fact the worst that you can do is, to stop trying. You have an idea, a dream, fight until you make it happen or die trying! If you already figured out what is that you are good at, what is your dream all you have to do is to pursue it and make your mark. And yes it will be hard and at times it will require sacrifices.
You may ask yourself how do you figure out what is your purpose? I don’t really think there is a recipe for that. If you are one of the lucky ones that discovered from a young age what you want to do then congratulations, you have a head start. But if you are not then you have to try things out and seek out advice and feedback.
I believe everyone has strengths and weaknesses, some are great communicators, some are great at dealing with people, some are great thinkers, some have a great eye for design. Always focus on your strengths and improve on your weaknesses. Once you figured out what works for you stick with it and start making an impression.
I believe that living without regrets is the best way you can do it. You don’t want to wake up one day asking yourself the question “What if…?” Remember you’re only going to be happy if you are doing what you like and what feels right for you.
Stay true to yourself and be #amazing!