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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Disheartening Stories of Contentment

I'm reading a whole lot of blog posts right now saying how Gen Y'ers need to buckle down and forget about career surfing and just stay at the jobs they dislike because of how bad the economy is.

I don't need to be told how bad the economy is. I know it when I see my stocks and when I see what companies are going through. This is no secret.

But, as Mike Davis, a.k.a. The Global Citizen says in his v-log series "Notion to Motion," there is no recession on passion.

Essentially, we all need income to some extent. Some have student loans and/or families they need to support, but there's never any excuse for off putting work towards your dreams on hold.

Every day you may have a couple hours or just a couple minutes to sit down and do something truly constructive that helps your life. Whether it's blogging, developing a business plan or having conversations with interesting people that give you good ideas, you should take time every day to do something for yourself because life certainly takes plenty out of each of us.

I don't say all of this in a narcissistic context. All I mean is that there are certain fine details of each day that need tending and they're unavoidable. Planning for your future to some degree is really the only thing that keeps humans going in a meaningful way. Otherwise you fall into that daily routine of nothingness and habit that so many are subject to.

Some of you might say, "that's just the way it is." But, we all have the ability to choose, so we should make good choices whenever possible.

Never defer the dream.

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Great post. Our generation needs to hear stuff like this.

You've got a great drive and attitude. With your outlook and determination, you can't help but succeed. I'm sure of it!

Mike Davis said...

Heck yeah! keep on keeping on brotha, I'm glad I could help! And thanks for watching! Let me know if you have any questions. :)

Anonymous said...

From Despair.Com:

"Before you attempt to beat the odds, be sure you can survive the odds beating you."

http://despair.com/overconfidence.html

"You aren't being paid to believe in the power of your dreams."

http://despair.com/gettowork.html

"Never be afraid to share your dreams with the world, because there's nothing the world loves more than the taste of really sweet dreams."

http://despair.com/bitterness.html

"There is no greater joy than soaring high on the wings of your dreams, except maybe the joy of watching a dreamer who has nowhere to land but in the ocean of reality."

http://despair.com/delusions.html

"Some people dream of success, while other people live to crush those dreams. "

http://despair.com/success.html

"You can do anything you set your mind to when you have vision, determination, and an endless supply of expendable labor."

http://despair.com/achievement.html

"In the battle between you and the world, bet on the world."

http://despair.com/doubt.html

"You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take, and, statistically speaking, 99% of the shots you do."

http://despair.com/fut24x30prin.html

"Until you spread your wings, you'll have no idea how far you can walk."

http://despair.com/limitations.html

"Never before have so many people with so little to say said so much to so few."

http://despair.com/blogging.html

JR Moreau said...

Well Anonymous, I must say, keeping a sense of humor is also very important. Thanks for the chuckles :-)