It’s all about starting a new journey. The start of the rest of our lives.
In 2 years, you might be finishing your A-level.
In 3 years, you’ll be studying across the world, studying at the University of your choice.
In 5 years, you’ll have started your careers. Many of you will be working for the top institutions across the globe.
You’ll then get married. You’ll then, may buy a house.
In 10 years, your life will be set for you.
In 15 years, you’ll be 30 and from then on, your direction, your life will be set.
There were people who graduated at 21 and didn’t get a job until they were 27.
There were many individuals who certified late at 25 and they found work immediately.
There were people who never went to university, but found what they love at 18.
There were persons who found a job straight out of college making decent money, but hate what they do.
There were people who took the gap between years and found their purpose.
There were people who were so sure about what they were going to do at 10, they change their mind at 26.
So, my point here is that whatever happens in our life is according to our time, our clock.
You look around at your friends and think that they’re one step forward from you, maybe some of them are behind according to them, but everything happens at its own pace. Everyone has their own period and timer, and you have your own.
J.K Rowling was a jobless single mother. She was rejected by 12 publishers and became the richest author. She was published for Harry Potter at 32.
Jack Ma was rejected from KFC including 30 jobs. He was rejected from Harvard 10 times. He also failed school and college exams. And then, he started Alibaba when at the age of 35.
Julia Stewart worked as a waitress for IHOP (International House of Pancakes) at age 16. Through hard work, she became the president of Applebee’s. But when Applebee’s passed her over for the job of CEO, she left to become the CEO at IHOP and then, bought Applebee’s.
Remember, buying a house after 40 is still considerable and getting your degree after 25 is still a victory. Don’t rush with your itinerary and timelines. Because as Einstein said:
“Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that is counted truly counts.”
This is the most important thing. You should be able to create meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling lives for yourselves and learn how to use that to make an impact and a difference in others’ lives.
Don’t forget that the best is yet to come.
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