You can do anything you put your heart, mind and soul into. Far more than you can imagine. Be fearless. Do it.
Many times in life people are discouraged to do something because its considered ridiculous, unrealistic, or stupid. These all may be true but that doesn’t mean you can’t do them. Anything is possible. If youset your goal and work as hard as you can to complete it you most likely will. And nothing is better than proving someone; who tried to put you down for what you wanted, wrong.
There’s a fine line between independence and stubbornness. It’s a line I cross pretty frequently. I strongly believe that everyone should cross this line frequently. We are not born in this life to be in the safe zone or have a comfortable protected life always. They are important yes, because until you are in an unstable professional and personal environment, you can achieve little beyond your comfort zone. But if you are, then its high time. Persevere, be persistent in achieving the impossible. Face your fears, Don’t give up. Don’t end your life being a mediocre.
Accomplishment is an amazing feeling. As long as you want to accomplish a goal and are willing to put the work in you can. Don’t let anyone put you down and tell you, you can’t. Those who encourage you are the ones you should listen to. I know the feeling when someone tells you, you can’t accomplish something it sort of breaks you down a bit. On the other hand, like I said before nothing is better than proving that person wrong. So as long as you put your mind to something and put the effort in you need to accomplish it you can do anything! Don’t let anyone tell you othewise.
From social media posts, to traditional blog posts, to webinar announcements, to online “branding” courses, self-titled experts were telling their respective audiences to quit their day job.
These “opt-ins” were promoted by doing what marketers have done all along to sell products, appeal to a person’s emotions, be it their point of pain or simply an interest. This can be easily accomplished by using emotionally triggering words and phrases such as: job frustration, underpaid and overworked, stressed, and my personal favorite, “why work for someone else when you can work for yourself.”
Entrepreneurship is a beautiful thing, but faith and clever posts doesn’t mean the first thing you should do is quit your job. It’s time to end the fantasies and get realistic. Ask yourself few questions.
- Have I made an effort to remedy any situations clouding my judgment? – Lets assume that your boss has no clue about the definition of a work-life balance, or the possibility of a clearly defined role is merely a pipe dream. Before you quit, ask yourself whether you’ve made any attempts to resolve these issues. Sometimes, things are not as bad as they look. If you keep on thinking negative about something, nothing good is going to come out of it. Think of the situation as a third person.
- What’s my game plan for the future? – Maybe you have a solid business plan drafted for your new venture or have already solidified a few contacts in your desired field. A solid game plan moving forward makes everything manageable during such a tumultuous time plus it helps managing the finances. But if you are okay with living on the streets, knock yourself out.
If you do not have a convincing answer to any of the above questions, then DON’T BE STUPID & DO YOUR JOB.