As we look back on our life we can only think about things we would have done differently. So here is a list of a few things that we’ve learned over the years that we think others may find value in:
- Remember that you decide in what pace you want to go in life.
Regardless of what you do, know that there are people who are going to be working harder in order to succeed in life. While it might not be fun to think about, these are the same people that will be competing with you for job opportunities and relationship opportunities… and to a large extent, your life experience is a consequence of how well you can compete with others around you. You can kick back and play video games instead of studying. It’s your life. But just know that while you’re doing that, there’s other people who are doing their best to realize their full potential, and they’re your competition when trying to land that dream job, or date that supermodel. If you fall behind, you might find that it’s very difficult to get back on track. In some cases, may never be able to catch back up as the result of what sociologists call “The Matthew Effect” (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_effect). So do your best to never fall behind to start with.
- Realize that you’ll probably never find perfection.
While we’ve talked about eliminating the jobs that you DON’T like and seeking jobs that you DO like, it’s important to also note that at the end of the day, you get paid for working because it’s work. You may never find the perfect job. You actually probably won’t. That’s okay. The goal is to find something that you’re good at doing, which doesn’t make you miserable. Strive to achieve perfection in your life, but don’t let it bog you down and keep you from making the necessary decisions and sacrifices which EVERYONE has to make so that you can actually live.
Read our previous post, Advice For Students Part 1
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