You are the only person that has to understand your vision and the life you wish to create for yourself.
When we are young we’re told by our parents and the people around us to do the whole route of going to college and getting a nice cushy corporate job that has benefits and all that stuff or whatever field you get into after college. Now before you go and say well “What’s wrong with that Will?” And I am saying there is nothing wrong with doing that, but I think the more important thing to ask yourself is WHY are you doing what you are doing. But ultimately, what is it that you want to do with your life, and what type of lifestyle do you want to live? That is the question you should be asking yourself.
You see we waltz through life spending time in jobs that we most likely don’t enjoy but never really stop and ask ourselves why we are doing them. I’ve heard many answers when I ask people this question and the three most said answers I hear are, “money, safety and security, and because I am too afraid to go after what I really want.” I’ve heard many people tell me how miserable they are in their jobs, but don’t do anything about it to change their situation. This troubles me when I hear this. I also have heard people tell me that they are too embarrassed to tell people about their vision and what they want to do with their life. People are afraid of being judged, too afraid to take the risk, and too afraid to fail. We have to understand in life when working towards our vision that failure is inevitable, and we have to fail our way to success. We are going to fail, and that’s okay. But every time we fail, we get better, and get closer to achieving our vision and the life we truly want to live. Back to my title of this article is that “you are the only one who has to understand your vision, and what you wish to do with your life.” You’re going to have people bring you down, saying you’re going to fail, but you have to remember that none of those people matter. You’re on a journey working towards something that some people might not understand, and that’s okay.
Your vision is YOUR vision, and no one else’s. Your vision for your life is unique to you, and you have to own it! Stay true to your vision. Don’t let anyone or anything get in the way.