In the world of competition on building a career, everyone has sped up. Everyone is in a hurry to reach their ambitions and goals and become successful. Stress and pressure surface our minds if we face failure or things don’t go the way we planned. And you think you are stuck and going nowhere in life.
The achievement age has decreased with time. There are 15-year-olds who are well versed with coding and developing websites and by the time they reach the age of 25, they have their own business set up. Or perhaps you are an accomplished musician who has toured the world. So we are witnessing these people accomplishing too much in too little time.
But for some of us, the pace is slow which petrifies us. If you are someone in your 20’s and the 9 to 6 job feels excruciating, you end up feeling worthless. Your friends are getting married and you see their honeymoon pictures on Facebook to destinations you cannot even afford to think of, for the next two years. The day for you goes by feeling relatable to the memes you see on how the world around you is running past you and you cannot even manage to get up from your bed.
But take a break. Relax and take a deep breath. It is harsh to compare yourself to the others. Every human is born with dynamic personalities and thus each one is different from the others. There are people who taste early success while there are people who struggle to reach the peak of the mountain. Some marry at 25 only to separate by the age of 30. And then there are people marrying at the age of 40 who stay together till the end.
Henry Ford, at the age of 45 designed his revolutionary Model T car. Obama retired at the age of 55 and you see Trump resume at 70. You see people graduating at 22 and wait or move through different jobs before finally getting hold of a secure and good job. On the other hand, there are people graduating at the age of 27 and immediately get a secured employment.
Some become CEO at 25, some at 30 or 40. Acquiring success early doesn’t determine a happy life. Maybe the jobs you lost were not the path you were meant to be. The things that happen, happen for a reason. There is nothing like the right time and maybe you have to sharpen your skills and this is a learning process for you. And you will get what you wanted the moment you are ready. There is no point in stressing over things and envying others.
When you have the time spend it on polishing your personality, learn new things, gain more knowledge, acquire new skills. Prepare to be the person you want to be in the future. Work towards your ambitions at your own pace. Maybe you will find success once you are older and wiser.
There are endless opportunities. And every day is a new beginning. Live your life to the most.