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The world is not all rainbows and butterflies. Seems pretty self-explanatory, right? However, this goes much farther than the typical ups and downs in life that everyone experiences. And nobody is out there to serve your interest, only you.

What I mean is, there is no straight path to being successful. In fact, if you talk to anyone who is successful, usually they failed many times before they got there. Really, there is nobody out there concerned for your interests (except your parents and me of course! :))

Let me expand on this, your guidance counselor is supposedly the one that is looking out for your interests, but they have interests too! Don’t you think they would look better to their boss if they got all of their students into college or a really good college like Harvard? Yes! But, for some students that isn’t their best interest. Harvard is expensive and a place like the University of Central Florida would be a much better option. Also, some students need to go the military route first or college is plainly just not for them!

Once I graduated high school and went out into the workforce, as well as leaving home for college, it really made me think… The world is a rough place. Nobody will help you, nobody is looking out for you, and THERE IS NO DIRECT WAY TO ENSURE SUCCESS.

As a high schooler you think, as soon as I graduate high school and get into college everything will be great! And then, you get into college and it becomes as soon as a graduate college and get a career everything will be great! (that’s the stage I am at now) But I honestly think it does not end there. It ends when you die.

The point of this blog is not to scare you, but to make you think. Think how there is no direct way to getting a career. Heck, a friend of mine graduated college a while ago and he can not find a career. He works at a bookstore currently.

The trick is to get your foot in the door somewhere and head in a direction. That is where networking comes in!!! For example, you are interested in creating video games? Get a degree in something in that area that interests you. While you do that, network to other students or major video game companies.

The other point of this blog is to change your way of thinking. Stop thinking, “Once I am…then,…” like the statements I mentioned earlier. Start living in the moment!

I challenge you to wake up every day and tell yourself it is going to be a great day. I have tried this myself (not to mention hearing it from others) and IT WORKS! I guarantee you will have a better day if you just wake up and tell yourself you will have a good day.

I am going to have a great day today! 🙂

 

Lessons:

Notice that nobody out there wants to help your interests only their own.

Notice there is no direct way to success.

Head in a direction and network.

Wake up telling yourself you will have a great day.

Peace out Eagle Fam.

*Pokemon Go is the sh*t*

-Aaron

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