Many young people I meet are just trading time for money. They just want enough to pay their bills and have a little fun. It does not have to be that way.
You can actually create your career and gain some very important benefits like;
Become absolutely essential to any organization: To become absolutely essential to any organization you must be perceived as a leader.
Happiness, self-esteem and prosperity: None of these can be achieved over your lifetime unless you have a career.
Personal fulfillment: Don’t you have something important to do before you die? What are you waiting for?
Work and life balance: If you’re working more than 50 hours a week for an employer, your personal life will begin to suffer, especially if you have children.
Goal achievement: What is it that you want to BE, DO or HAVE during your lifetime?
Financial stability: This will never come by trading time for money.
“Peace of mind” concerning your career: Those who have careers know that their key to success is constant and never ending improvement.
Never having to worry about being a “burden on your family”: This may not be a problem now, but it will be in your 60’s. If you haven’t prepared for some form of retirement, you’ll become not only a burden on society, but on your family as well. Is this what you really want?
Help you to stand out from the rest: Those who have a career focus and direction, always stand out because they are always improving themselves.
Better live a blessed life, exercising stewardship over your time and choices: People who trade their time for money, will never achieve this.
Bottom-line: If you want things to change, you have to change first. Most people know this, but can’t do it. Where is your career right now? What are you doing to move forward? What’s stopping you?
So, stop whining and making excuses. Why? Because half the people who hear you could care less, and the other half are glad they aren’t you.