Dear present ambitious young person,
This is a piece of advice for you from your future self. You had a lot of beautiful things you hoped and prayed for in life; probably not exactly how you imagined but it still beautiful and I am proud of your achievements. It probably didn’t all come together as quickly and as simultaneously as expected, but it all came together at some point. Because I am ambitious and hardworking, I achieved but do you know what?
I lost a very important thing in my life that I cannot gain back…EVER! That is TIME. There is no way, I can go back in time to make the friends I could not make because I was busy building my dreams…there is no way I can go back in time to take the chance at the love that was so glaring because I was too busy chasing my dreams…there is absolutely no way I can do all the fun things young people my age did because all I thought of was my dreams…there is no way I can start living now since all I did was wait for my dreams to happen.
But now it has…not exactly how I imagined but it is great!…I still lack that thing that gives my life meaning. I have totally missed out on great relationships, love and the fulfillment of a full lived life because I was too focused on my dreams.
Don’t put your life on hold because you are hoping to live it tomorrow only after you have achieved. You will realize in the end that you never did. You kept feeding your insatiable lust for more till there is no life left in you to live…to live the TRUE HAPPY life.
Live while you strife…let every step toward your goal be a reason to celebrate. Don’t let the water of blessing that come your way be immiscible, rather soak every moment of it with a smile on your face. Don’t put your life on hold because being ambitious and a go-getter could sometimes be a very lonely journey.
So what I am saying is, beautiful young girls, don’t put your life on hold because you are waiting for the ideal man to come and sweep you off your feet and get married to you. Before that happens, LIVE! Do something for yourself…be the best of whom you can be and be happy!
To the young entrepreneur, quit investing everything you’ve got into your company forgetting to take care of yourself and the ones you love.. Spend some money on clothes, travel,friends, family etc. Be happy!
To the career person, do not be too focused on getting promoted so much that you don’t care about what you sacrifice to get there. QUIT cancelling every date just to do extra hours at work instead of spending it with those you love.
Life is short but being your truest happiest self makes life more meaningful.
The Future Ambitious Old Person