Today I was thinking about all the things I have tried that haven’t worked out. There has been relationships, friendships, subjects at school, a radio station and those are just the things I can think of right now. From the outside in some people would think that I am successful personally I don’t really feel that successful. Nothing I have done has been a major success which makes me excited. I don’t yet feel I have reached my potential but part of me is nervous that maybe I never will reach my potential. Being this age is so confusing the decisions we make right now influence the rest of out lives. A missed opportunity now could be the difference between a comfortable life and a long struggle. There are so many different things that influence you, the way you see the world and what you want to do with your life. It makes you question what success really is. It makes you question is success even relevant or is it just perspective.
On the opposite side of success there is failure. Failure is a word I don’t like to think about. It’s a work I don’t like to use. It comes with so many negative connotations and I don’t think it’s ever healthy to refer to yourself as a failure or not being able to do things. While it’s important to be realistic and if you’re not good at maths I wouldn’t suggest trying to become a rocket scientist but try not to think so much about the definition of things and just enjoy the moment. While your life right now might not be what you want it to be in 5 years, 10 years or even tomorrow there is no harm in enjoying the now and planning for the future.
Hope is something that I am confused about. Hope comes with lazy connotations and sounds helpless but I feel like hope is something that can make a bad situation feel ok. I don’t think you should ever give up on hope. I however don’t think you should ever rely on hope. If there is something you want don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. Don’t be scared of being honest and real. Say what you want to do. Hatch a plan and make that plan come to life. Hope could be the difference of wondering what if and actually seeking out those answers.
While on this weird array of thoughts I was lead back to one word. Try. Try is all you can do. You can only try your best. You can only try to do what is right. You can only try to be successful. You can never stop trying. While that seems like the most daunting, never ending task this is life and unfortunately nothing comes easy in this life.
I have some tips for you take them or leave them I am no rocket scientist but I feel if someone told me these things I feel I would have made some better decisions in life.
- We don’t have control on our destiny, we can only try to work hard and increase our chances of a the life we want to live.
- There is no right or wrong answer you can only try your best and ask for forgiveness when you need to.
- If there is something you want to do try everything you can to make that dream happen.
- Just because it didn’t happen the first time it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try again.
- Never Stop Trying.