I’ve been thinking a lot about the American Dream lately… and have realized something sobering:
The American Dream is not a given.
I’ve also realized that where you start does not have to determine where you finish, but for far too many, it does. To say this isn’t fair is an understatement…
Fail hard. Fail again. Build your strength. Don’t do it alone. Act even when you don’t have motivation. And write down what really moves you – that thing you really want, that you’re really working for; that thing that moves you, excites you, motivates you. That thing that will keep you going even when your immediate goals don’t work out.
Recently, I met with some friends who will graduate from college soon and are anxious about what’s next.
They shared: “Ugh, I hate not knowing what I’m going to do with my life!”
And I thought I’d share with you what I shared with them: It’s okay. You don’t have to know.
In my many interviews and readings about successful people, it’s become clear that those with the most exciting and successful careers were never quite able to answer the question “what is your dream job.”
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be successful at a young age? How do the Zuckerburgs, Biebers and Swifts… do it?
Many of us millennials feel desperate for success right after college – and then feel deeply depressed when it seems we’ve failed after only a few years. Why we aren’t wunderkinds yet?