MAKING IT IN LIFE

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“What’s it all mean?


I’VE ARRIVED

People can’t wait until they get to a certain point in life then they look and say I have made it or arrived. But then you have to ask yourself, what does it mean by making it life? Because we automatically look at someone who makes money¬† as a symbol of where we want to be and how big we aspire to be. But looking at someone else’s life can be disatrous because we don’t know how they became so successful. We can look at their blueprint, but you should be weary of following another person’s actions move for move. It worked for them, not quite for you.

MEANINGS BEHIND INTENT

What is the real meaning behind the words. Because that is way more important than anything. In America, we always put the meaning for making it in the country as someone who has a certain level of income. But a school teacher might be a person living their dream and they are far from people making a lot of money. But in the same breathe you have celebrities taking their own lives even with so much money. So understand why you’re building and what it means to you.

COMPARED TO THOSE AROUND YOU

When you look at the peers of people around you, you have a tendency to stack yourself against others. And how could you not because who you associate yourself with says a lot about yourself. So you can’t be around winners and not be a winner yourself. It will either rub off on you or you will fall out the group. But you should never see yourself as not successful if you are doing something in life that is not as lucrative, as long as it has meaning behind it.


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NO COLLEGE CAREER

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“Why sit in class all day?”


DO YOU NEED IT REALLY

Going to college you have all these ideas about what life is going to be once you graduate undergraduate school. You think that life is going to be so cut clean and dry when it comes to finding employment. But what you don’t realize is that your college degree is a small aspect of the overall success of a person’s career. Now that I have embarked on my career journey I am looking at life going, why did I go to college? Because there are people who go to school for photography or filmmaking, but you really don’t need to do so. As a matter of fact, you can actually pay less for the equipment and getting yourself started versus going to school. We also have enough videos out there and books to self educate.

SPECIALIZED STILL NEED SCHOOL

There are careers that still need a degree to obtain the role. And those are usually jobs where you have to get into the medical fields like surgeons. This is because someone’s life is in your hands. So for that reason, you have to be in school, usually for a long period of time. But is medicine the only type of career you need to go to school for, no attorneys in most states. That is because the extensive training is necessary when dealing with the outcome of people’s lives.

OPEN MARKET

In this new improved society we are able to have careers that don’t always need degrees. You can put yourself in the know and build a life today. So a lot of young people have been thinking twice about going to college. That, or they are going to smaller schools that require less money to pay back and are living at home.


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CAREER DAY: BRING IT BACK TO SCHOOLS

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“Teach them young.”


EDUCATIONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

We always used to pride ourselves in schools on aiding children choose a career in school which will contribute to their overall success. And that is when we used to have career day in school. Not that much is talked about the career in the lives of small children. We teach them how to write their names in cursive, their alphabet, and then a little math. But the scary thing we don’t show them is all the opportunities they have to succeed in life. Schools provide children with the bare minimum, and then after that it is the parent’s job to do the rest. And I guess that’s the price you pay for free education.

THEIR SKILLS

When in school it is the job of the school to try to find out the things that the student knows how to do. We don’t have in school a multitude of creative endeavors for kids to do so we can see what they can do. I would really like for the schools to have a class dedicated to trying to figure out likes and dislikes. But this is left up to the parents, and part of it is the parents. But if that’s becoming the case, will there ever come a time when parents stop sending their children to school at a certain point. And that will mean specialized teachers not in school teachers.

LATER REALIZED

So many young people don’t realized what they are good at until later into their adulthood. So to introduce it into school can be seen as somewhat of a distraction and waste of time. And not to mention the amount of finances that must be allocated to trying to fund this type of learning. So for now, it is the job of the parent/s to do so.


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BRING YOUR KID TO WORK DAY

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“They’ll learn a lot.”


WHEN IT WAS OK

When I was growing up as a child, there was something called take your daughter to work day. And it was done to promote women in the workforce; to show girls what their mother did everyday. And eventually it turned into take your child to work day. But today, you don’t hear much about it; some places have even removed it fully. And that is because there is this idea that we must promote working for boys and girls. Yet we still don’t allow kids to go to see where their parents work. I don’t know if it’s because parents don’t see as what they do as interesting. Or if workplaces don’t want parents to have their children on the job for liability concerns.

TIMES HAVE CHANGED

Like I said in the passage prior, we don’t take our children to work anymore. And I don’t know why it stopped so much. People are so politically correct today that it can be seen as a problem. Like I also said before liabilities. No workplace want a kid at the place and potentially get hurt. You get sued because a kid wants an adult experience, no way.¬† Another reason is because people felt there were beginning to be more opportunities for girls to experience a workplace.

ALTERNATIVES

With the way social media is designed today, there are so many opportunities to have girls be apart of programs. So you really don’t need to take a daughter or any child to work.


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I NEED MORE: WHEN CAREER IS NOT ENOUGH

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“I want more.”


OUTSIDE THE 9-5

We work our jobs, have goods, some more than good, but it is not enough to keep us happy. And that is something that so many people can’t understand especially if you make a lot of money. People automatically feel if you have money, what is there to complain about. Well, there is a lot to complain if you don’t have much going on outside the day job. So many of us, get up and go to work, but that’s it. Our work is what defines us, which can be a bit of a problem. So make sure you’re doing things that can make you happy once you come home from work.

TIME WAITS FOR NO MAN

Whatever you do people, just be sure that it is worth the fight. And the reason being is because you don’t want your life to have meant nothing. So many people, especially now, they fight for their careers, but then their lives lack. It amounts to nothing more than just a check, which no one will remember after you’re dead and gone. And the hard part is that you can never get those moments back again. Those tactile moments that move you forward. Hold on to them for as long as possible.

LOCATE THE SOURCE

The vast majority of what you do is predicated on your career. So when your job is not enough it starts to eat away at you. Because if so much is about what you do, then outside is so empty, you will never reach that place of where you want to be. So harness that something you are looking for in life, it will make you happy along with the work.


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COMPETITIVE CAREER FRIENDSHIPS

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“Let’s be friends later.”


COMPADRE COMPETITION

Having friends in similar careers or different careers, but similar career drive, will create a pretty good competition. And to be perfectly honest, i think that it’s a good thing that you and your friends have this type of comradery. It will push you guys forward toward where you both need to be in life. And without that, or close circle of friends you tend to lose something that you’re fighting for. You compete against life, but you don’t have these people close by to chase to your dreams. Making this a life experience can be healthy, just as long as you have friends that all share that similar thought process. It can be hard to stomach when there are negative mind-frames in the mix.

YOU LAUNCH AND THEY DON’T

What happens when you start to take off and your friends do not? This can start to be a burden when you build more and more. They may turn their attention to you because they are not going in the direction where they see themselves in a place of success. You would think that your success would make them want to fight harder. And initially they do, but eventually they turn on you. So you have to pick your friends wisely because these are the people that will either make you better or bring you down.

THAT INNER FIGHT

Where does the fight come from when you have that competition? I don’t know, maybe nature gives us this type of comradery is what we need as a species. And even when you don’t have friends, watching people pushes you as well.


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APPRECIATING THE SPACE YOU ARE IN

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“Keep your eyes on you.”


YOUR GOAL IS THE GOAL

Far too often people are looking over at what other people are doing and how they are building their futures. And they are not grateful enough of where they are at by doing so. Plus, sometimes who can blame them when you have a social media platform that is a constant reminder of how awful your life is in the world. Because you just have a mundane life and everyone is doing something so much better. Then again so many people lie about their great lives on social media. But this is more than just that, it’s people who frown on why they are not where others are in life. Some even will squander a blessing because they feel they deserve more than the person with more.

KNOW WHEN TO CASH OUT

Life success is not only about building, but sometimes you have to know when to throw in the towel. And a lot of people just don’t know when to throw the towel in this thing called life. You will win $100 million in prize money, but another person will win $500 million. That is their winnings, but don’t throw away your ticket. Sometimes you just have to cash out here in life. And look at the bright side, most people don’t get even a small percentage of $100 million. But it’s something about people not seeing themselves that they won’t cash out, but throw the ticket away.

NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

There is always someone better than you at something. So if you are constantly comparing yourself and looking at another person’s success, you never can live the space you have carved out for yourself. And trust and believe, someone would love to swap places with you. That person might also be close to catching you as well. So why you’re comparing yourself to others, the person behind you might pass you and now you’re even further from the top.


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