My generation has been fed the Kool-aid of society that says “Find a safe, secure job. Play by the rules. Get a pension. Retire in the suburbs.”
Honestly, you know what i think? We think differently than those guys. We want to make a difference; we want to live with purpose. But in the rat-race of young-adulthood, the things that light our fire get moved to the back burner.
But what if we didn't wait?
Doing things NOW that we are passionate about can open up opportunities to do things that you are passionate about in the future.
Living with the mentality of “I’ll do what I have to do now so one day I’ll be able to what I really want to do” is detrimental.
It’s likely that you will never reach that perfect time to make the move, and when you do make the move you might not have relevant skills and experiences to execute your passion well.
It's time to ACT....now!
This question snares many people who are stuck in cubicles and behind counters, separating their passions and their occupations like the figurative church and state.
The answer is ABSOLUTELY....if:
1) You Hustle your tail off
Hustle means you GO. You don’t take no for an answer.
You don’t get discourage when things don’t go your way.
2) You take your Personal Finances seriously
Not long ago, I heard Tim Ferriss say "In your 20s, optimize for learning, not earning. Work directly under or with master dealmakers, and acquire skills...the only true job security is a superior skill set."
I heard a long time ago that “your 20s are for learning, your 30s are for earning.” To be honest with you, my overconfident, gung-ho 20 year-old-self replied “who says you can’t do both in your 20s…I’m too smart not to do both.”
While I still have a lot of runway before 30 arrives, I have a feeling the older and wiser guys will win out on this one.
There’s always the Air BnB’s and genius app developers of the world who make millions before they hit puberty, but most us are in this for the long haul…and that’s ok.
Since I graduated from undergrad I’ve been living my life 6 months at a time. I completed graduate school last September and decided to take a job at a startup company for about 1/8 of my “market value” in the U.S.
I did this because I valued the hands-on learning experience as somewhat of a real-life MBA, and it has led me to discover things about myself and my career that the money never would have!
You don't have to live the way everyone expects you to live.
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