Of all the things on the list, this is one of the things I never personally had a problem with. Funny thing is,everything around me at the time, when I felt I’d found my path seemed to enforce this ideal. That we had to do what was expected,which was measured by what the majority was doing.
Maybe it was just me, maybe it was just how I felt. But for a loongg time it felt like I was expected to do what everybody else did,to follow the path everybody went down and that obviously meant earn results that everyone had.
We were all measured by a fixed criteria, a criteria that predated us.
All I wanted to do, all I wanted to accomplish wasn’t on that criteria, so I was left in limbo, with no way to measure my growth, to be able to evaluate myself, I was making things up as I went.
It’s hard man, real hard to be in this situation and keep the dream alive, to keep on the path you’ve chosen that is obviously very different from the expected path.
Yes you guessed it. It was school(UNI), it was suffocating me. I couldn’t do it anymore, not the way we were required to. I stayed on the path tho, for as long as I could. Because i was on the soon to be extinct government sponsorship, my governor had put money to my school fees too, I’d worked to hard and spent too much on my fees,I was on a 4.0 GPA and yet very very unfulfilled.
All that I wanted to do was outside of school, I prefered the lunch meetings and the conversations with with parents of those who went to high school before me. School was sucking the life out of me but I couldn’t leave, because id already invested a lot into school.
So I did the next best thing. The universe came through on my wishes. I worked 3days a week and went to school 2days a week. Even tho I was uncertain about a lot of things I knew that the work I did in my business and my job were my real calling,what I could spend the rest of my life doing.
So I did the stubborn thing, I hunkered down, invested more time and effort into the work I did then school. Despite the warnings, despite the criticism, I stayed on the path.
Even tho I was uncertain, I was happy and that was my north star to a lot of the decisions I made.
Today I’m one of the happiest people alive, I love my job, I love my business and I love what my life is turning out to be.
If you think you should do something, do it. Make it happen.
Don’t stop till you achieve what you want to achieve.
Want to read more? Check out these other articles about this literary series 10 Things to Unlearn from School.
- Failure is the opposite to Success.
- Following the given process is better than seeking out efficiency.
- Being told what to do before doing it.
- Doing ONLY what you are told to do.
- Everybody is restricted by the same rules as you.
- Using free time to escape from the reality of school
- Living for the weekend.
- Doing things you don’t enjoy just because everybody else is doing so.
- Letting your haters affect you.
- Working for money.