I’m all over the place.
I have so many projects and ideas brewing in my head. I work 40 hours a week, and while that’s nothing compared to 60 or even 80-hour workweeks, it’s still a lot. Coupled with chores and social obligations, I don’t have a lot of free time.
I’m a typical Gen Y kid. I want what I want, when I want it. And, I want a pat on the head and some glowing praises thrown my way before I’ve even done anything. This impulsiveness and impatience is hard to break. I’m still trying.
Does this sound familiar? Are you fantasizing about fame and glory? I don’t care much for fame but I want to be accomplished already! I want to be a somebody. I think that most of us 20-somethings want to be somebodies. We want to find our niche and excel at it. We want to be important. We want other people to respect and admire us.
And we’re impatient. We want it now, dammit! It takes a lot of hard work and rejection. We know this, yet somehow we deny it. It’ll be different for me! I’m special.
You’re special, but not special enough. In fact, we’re all special. Now what?
Stop being impatient. Take a deep breath. You’re in your twenties. Nobody (except for your parents, of course) expects you to have it all figured out. This is a time for exploration. Swim in the deep recesses of your mind. Explore uncharted territories. Intersect with others.
You only get to do this now. Imagine how little time you’re going to have when you’re married with children (if you decide to go that route). Even more importantly, get to know yourself. Your relationship with yourself is extremely important.
Don’t multitask if it’s leading you nowhere. Write down your ideas. Make a plan. Do one thing at a time, and do it really, really well. Focus your energy.
This really is a message more for me than for you.
Hope you have a fantastic week.