FOMO WHILE IN PURSUIT

Group of People Partying

“Worry about self.”


FULL TIME YOUNG ADULT

When you are trying to pursue your career goals, there is something you must keep in mind. One, you will be building for a very long time. And the other is that you will miss out on a lot when you trying to build your life. So you will have to sit back and watch your peers live in their 20’s while you are out in the world building. Keeping up may make you feel like you are missing all the fun. But you are not really missing anything at times. In reality, some of them wish they had something to buckle them down and work toward. And how is this so, how can we assume they wish they had something?

TALENTS TAKES UP TIMEĀ 

In the pursuit to anything in life you must be willing to be uncomfortable. It means stepping outside the comfort zone and leaving other things behind. But it also means that you have to be willing to give up a lot of time spent going out and hanging. And how wants to miss out on all the action. But when you are young, especially 20’s you don’t know what you want to do. So you do tend to hang a lot more than most people. But when you find that thing, it does tend to become a distraction from social life. So what you don’t know is that sometimes you peers wish they had something more than what they were doing. But even with this said, it is not always the case.

EARLY GLOBETROTTERS

There are people in your same age group who have taken off at a very young age. These are people like professional athletes or entertainers who are living it up in their 20’s. So if you look at them you are going to be very miserable. Because they are living and making a good living. But what we don’t know is how long they were working prior to that point. There are actors who played small roles as 10 year old kids, but broke out at age 24 years old. That is young to break out, but you actually have 14 years in the game. So you are actually a veteran in reality. So everyone who is partying is not wasting time.


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NO CAREER GOALS

Pen on to Do List Paper

“Figure something out.”


WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING TO DO

What happens when you are someone who has no real drive or goals in life? It can hurt a lot especially when you see people around you doing things and their lives moving around. You might feel like your life is not going anywhere and there will never be anything out there for you. But that is simply because you are comparing yourself to others. But you are also not honing in on your talents and skills. And yes, it will take a lot of time. And when I say time I am talking about years. But you are spending years doing nothing, so you should just focus on doing something. But let’s go a little further on the comparison to other people.

A SOCIAL SOCIETY

When you have all this social media around you, you can’t help but look at your life then look at the lives of others. But I am not just referring to anyone, but the people that are in your age range. And yes, there will always be someone in your age range in another tax bracket or lifestyle. But that should not be something that keeps people from growing to their full potential. And yet it is something that hurts a lot of young people achieve success. Here is another thing about social media world, people are not always if not most of them live that life. You are watching people post the best of their existence and hide the other things.

10,000 HOURS

Are you ready to put in the time to get to where you have to be. And here is where so many people fail to reach their potential. And this is also the reason so many people cannot put their full into anything to get started. They lack the sticktuitiveness to actually persevere into the life they have always wanted. It is great building in the first six months or even a year. But what happens when you are about two or three, better yet five years in and not much. That is when people start to really fall off. Trust that after ten years of fighting you start to see things in months and somethings weeks. But that is only after years of working.


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WALKING THE ROAD ALONE

Image result for lonely road

“It’s all about the journey.”


THE COME UP

When pursuing anything in life, one must be ready to take that long road to success. And when I say the long road I mean be set in and ready for the long haul. You have to really be willing to spend years and years building your life. Otherwise you won’t make it through to the other side. And here is where most people fall apart. Because they are not willing to walk through fire to get to where they have to go. They want and can almost feel it, but then when the hard times really set in they fold and run. But this is part of the fight, you have to be willing to struggle and at times struggle hard.

YOUR TIME IS NOT EVERYONE ELSE’S

Building will not only be hard because you have to deal with the hardships of failure, but also the people you might lose. And those people will come form the unlikeliest of places. A lot of them will be friends and family. The people closest to you will discourage you from continuing to fight. They feel you should run as fast as possible and don’t look back. And they’ll say it’s to help you, but the people who succeed are the last ones standing. Many don’t understand the logic behind fighting to the last one standing. It just doesn’t resonate in the mind. Because to them play life safe and have a safety net to fall back on.

KEEP FORGING AHEAD

You will want to give up and quite, but you can’t allow the downside to keep you from growing. And you’ll even think to yourself why in the world did I decide to take on this career endeavor. If you have not asked yourself this question then you are not someone who is sane. But ion the end, the one standing will be able to tell of their journey and how they made it.


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A NEW AGE OF RETIREMENT

Man and Woman Sitting on Brown Wooden Bench“Young and retired.”


THE NEW 65

I have been reading articles about how so many young people have aspirations to retire at a young age. And when I say, I mean really young. You say when, well 4o years of age. Which to put things into perspective, I am 32 going on 33. Seven years is not that far off until 4o years old. So to think about retiring that young is crazy. It’s because when you look at someone that is 40 years old when you’re 20 years old, it seems far-fetched to reach that age. But I remember 20 years old which was 13 years ago. So to think about Sophomore year in college until now, 20 years is not that long. But why the rush to stop working so fast in life. Because the average person lives to be 80 years old. What will you do for the next 40 years.

A JOB VERSUS A CAREER

So many people work a job that they hate, so the idea of working until you’re 65 years old is gut-wrenching. So we all have these ideas that we can stop a lot sooner. Reality is that most people will be working until they reach an elderly age. So be prepared to do so. I hate to be that bearer of bad news, but you will. So don’t fight for something that is not going to happen. Now, on the other hand, you can build over the next 20 years so that your life is in a good place at the age of 40 years. This way you can build for the next 25 years after to relax through old age. This is more rational than stopping at 40 years old.

40, YUCK!

Who truly want to stop when they are 40 years old. It’s such a young age for anyone to stop working in their lives. Even if you have the means to do so, it just doesn’t make any sense to want to stop. But as you approach, people usually change their perspective. Because if you try to quite so young, your boredom will force you into something new.


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PUSHED TO SUCCESS: MARRYING SOMEONE WHO IS SUCCESSFUL

Aerial Photo of Man and Woman Lying on Grass Field

“Pushing to to be greater.”


WHO IS BY YOUR SIDE

Most people who become successful in life do so when they have someone they are in a relationship with by their side. That other person forces you to be greater especially if they are doing well themselves. And that is the push that most people need to get themselves to the next level in life. Now, as for myself, I am building alone. And the downfalls is that I am taking on the full load alone. That can be troublesome sometimes when you need to truly grow, but need the assistance. We all like the think that the independent person is so great, but it can be a drag when trying to build and you have to do things alone. You would be surprised how helpful those other dollars can be when you are trying to make the world work for you.

BE PREPARED FOR HOUSEHOLD HATERS

Your success can be another person’s resentment. And that is someting you could come in contact with when dating or even married. One person is not making as much progress as the other then that person at the lower level resents the other. And it’s easier to resent them than someone in society because you are with them. But the problem is you start to bring that person down, so now you have two unsuccessful people. So you either leave the situation or watch yourself be brought down to the other person’s level. And most people end up leaving especially if they are in a good space.

LAWS OF ATTRACTION

Most people who are with someone, tend to get inspired by the other person. If the person does not inspire you to do better, then maybe they are not the person for you. Because if they are part of your overall success, then they are cntributing to your failure or lack there of success.


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TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE: BOTH ARE NEEDED IN AMERICA

Person Holding 100 Us Dollar Banknotes

“Get it how you get it.”


NO MORE ONE JOBS

Remember the good old days of how the man would go to work and the wife would stay at home. But the times have seriously changed and that is no longer an option. She need to be working just like her husband is working. The country’s wealth is growing, but the wealth gap is increasing. And this simply means that the few people who are rich are getting richer. So the poor people are getting poorer and the middle is diminishing. That means more poor because the middle is not climbing. So what about the people who still want to live off of one income? You know what I say, more power to you. Because I could not see myself doing it, but that is where I am at now in life.

LIVING ON ONE

What was the norm in the past is something that is odd in today’s society. If you have a stay at home mom today, then you are what the 1950’s kids were in the past. Kids are shocked to see kids with stay at home parents today. But this can also be scary at the same time. And the reason being that so many jobs are unguaranteed. So if you lose your job, then your household could be in disarray. It’s always best to have more than one. This way, you can have something to fall back on. Otherwise your back is up against the wall.

FOR THE FEW WHO CAN

Now, there are those few people who can afford to live on income. And that is fine as long as the person making the living have a high enough income for survival. Now, on the other hand, you might see yourself as bored if you don’t have anything going on. Because the times have changed for the wife at home. So you will be quite bored since so many people work. What are you to do with no work? Even if you have kids, they spend time at school. So know what you’re getting yourself into.


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LEAVING THEM BEHIND: HOW YOUR CAREER FORCES YOU TO LOSE PEOPLE

Man Sitting on Bench

“No longer in my life.”


you lose them sometimes

As you embark on your career, and then come into your career, you may lose people. And when I say lose people I am not referring to the people that are in society looking from afar. I am referring to the family and friends in your life. Well, more so the friends in your life then your family. Why, well in order to further get ahead in life, more and more time is spent away from the people you call friends. And this means shifting further and further away from them. Now, you don’t want to shift away form them, but there are just going to be people you lose for no other reason besides the fact that they don’t quit understand what you do. And that doesn’t mean what you do career, but your willingness to fight because they are only thinking in context of their own careers.

moving in the same direction

You want to hang around people going in your same projected direction. And that direction is not always the direction that the people closest to you is going. And in the case of family, you tend to see family less, but they are your family. Your friends, you can go years without really acknowledging the fact that you guys are friends. Especially once marriage and children start to come into the mix of things. And it doesn’t dawn on you until there is a down moment in life or down time, when you say to yourself, “Where have this person/people gone?” And that’s when you realize how busy you’ve been in life.

if they grind, they’ll understand

Anyone who is pursuing and endeavor will know what your struggle is about. And they will not take it personally. Those are the people who are around and will be for years to come. And you will notice, that the circle of people get smaller even around them as well. But through all this, you take on new relationships as well. The friends you once had may be gone, and new ones form through people may have thought you would have never hung with before.


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