Do you want to be someone’s worker forever?
1,440 minutes, that’s all we have in a day. Some people choose to learn a new skill, some decide to be a professional couch hound, and some are productive citizens who work their bodies off for eight hours, every single day of their lives until they reach their retirement age. How exciting…Not!
Everyone is aspiring to do something, to be something, to be with someone and to create something.
I’m here to tell you that you can, and I believe in you.
If you are a regular person working in a regular company doing regular things and living a regular life, there is nothing wrong with that as long as being regular is what you want in life.
However, if you know that you are not doing what you think you should be doing, then you need to get up right now and leave whatever it is you’re doing. FAST!
Majority of us were taught that as long as you have a decent-paying job, your bills are paid, everyone gets to eat, you get to buy the newest smartphone with virtual reality capabilities, then you are winning in life. That’s true, if by “winning” means you get to be just like everyone else is, you kill your passion in life and bury it deep where your hopes and dreams lie. People fail to realize that by doing so, we are exposing ourselves to clinical depression, anxiety, mood swings and bipolar tendencies to some extent. It is never too late to start doing something, that for once, will make you happy, on a deeper level.
It’s time to make the real you happy.
Let’s go through the day of George, an average man working an eight-hour shift every day.
He gets up at six in the morning to get ready for work.
He takes off to ride his public transport, the traffic is terrible in the morning (it always is) so it eats one hour.
He arrives at work at eight and start doing his business until the end of his shift at five in the afternoon.
After a hard day’s work, George is feeling tired but accomplished. He was able to finish his shift just like another normal day and he gets ready to go home.
George gets home at 6:30 pm feeling exhausted, of course he sits down and checks the latest news on his Facebook feed, he wouldn’t want to miss the hot news.
He was having fun chatting with his friends on Messenger and sending hearts on relatable posts on Instagram, he never realized it’s almost 9 pm.
He gets up to have dinner, talk a little with his family, take a shower and head to bed. Another day has passed and tomorrow awaits George.
Wait what? This sounds familiar? Of course.
Whether we admit or not, this is you, me, us. This is us. We are George. This has become the normal situation of every person’s life.
Instead of working on that business idea you had a long time ago, you watch Game of Thrones because a new season just came out.
Instead of polishing up your skill to score a better job, you post statuses online saying how much you hate your job.
This is all a waste of time.
Here are the things that can remind you to get back on track:
1. If you want something, do it.
2. If you do not act on it, somebody else will, and you’re going to spend the rest of your life living with regrets.
3. Everyone is given the same amount of time and we all spend it differently. Spend yours sensibly.
4. Know your priorities. Not pursuing your goal is a clear sign that you prioritize being stagnant and unhappy.
5. Self-improvement is the best gift you can give to yourself. You’ve been thinking of learning Japanese? Do you know when the best time to start is? NOW.
Now is always the best time.
The more you spend your days not being productive, the more you are living a life of stress. However, I am sure you know that you are more than that. Every day, make it a point to do something that will differ from the day before that, and the day after that. Start working on that business you have been thinking about for so long. Start working on that art portfolio that has been on your table for two years. Start writing that blog you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Start now.
After reading this post, I hope you are now fired up to begin living a life full of productivity and conviction.