I’ve always been fond of marketing because it explains how things should be valued & helps you understand any hidden worth to anything in this world.
If I am working in a gasification company or a waste composting company & we are to run a newspaper advertisement to collect more garbage, won’t we highlight the benefits of garbage? Won’t we simply say “Garbage that you throw away, will give O2 for our plants to breathe”?
Yes, most people are confused and lost and often wonder, ‘what am I doing with my life?’. But ask yourself this question, ‘when did you start thinking about it?’
Did you start thinking about it right after you saw your friend climbing some rock? or recently saw your friend getting promoted again?
Did you see a nice family vacation someone has recently gone to? or maybe you saw in social media that your friend is getting married or having kids?
Or had a chance just to see your friend buying a car that fancy you? Or even something simple as seeing someone smiling on social media?
If the reason why you’re doubting yourself is because of a cause like this, you need to take a second, to value yourself and not doubt yourself.
Valuing yourself is easy if you know who you are. Finding yourself is also easy, if you know what makes you happy.
Are you ‘really’ happy?
Ask yourself these questions, to find out if you’re really in a happy state.
Q: do you like waking up in the morning to start your day or do you need extra 10 minutes of sleep?
Will you sleep 10 minutes extra, if you’re flying to the country of your dreams? (not because you’re scared that the flight will take off early)
Q: If you’re studying, are you studying to learn something new from that field or just to pass the test?
Will you study something you love just to take an exam?
Q: Can’t you go to sleep, without thinking about something new you can do at work or are you so stressed that you fall asleep immediately?
Will you sleep no matter how tired you are, if what you love is always triggering you to think?
Q: Are you always wishing if today is a Friday or a Saturday or would you love Monday’s too?
Will you be pleased if today is a Monday or excited how you will spend your weekends?
Q: Are you in the same role/job for the past 3 or 4 years or are you someone who would love toexpand the job responsibilities?
Will you work the same everyday, over and over again or will you try something new and change your routine?
No matter what anyone says, everyone wants to be happy. The state of happiness you and I expect will change, but at the end, we want to be happy. Isn’t it?
But you can’t just get happy, by comparing yourself with someone’s life. Life doesn’t work like that. There are some people who get lucky overnight and there are some who get their luck tuned in, just as when they don’t need it.
Don’t compare yourself to anyone, because that person might be fighting a battle you know nothing about to be who he/she is today. Be you! That’s all that you can do just to be happy!
Remember, even the cheetah might run fast, but it has only 12 years to run. A tortoise will go slowly, but it has 100 years to go where it needs to go (and they are steady under water too!). Slow growth, is still ‘growth’
Be happy with what you have. Been content is the key! Then you will never compare yourself with someone’s page 50!
Timeless Simplicity by John Lane (copied)
The rich industrialist was horrified to find the fisherman lying beside his boat, smoking a pipe.
‘Why aren’t you out fishing?’ asked the industrialist.
‘Because I have caught enough fish for the day’ said the fisherman.
‘So why don’t you catch more?’ replied the industrialist.
‘What would I do with them?’
‘You could earn more money, then you could have a motor fitted to your boat to go into deeper water and catch more fish. Then you would have enough money to buy nylon nets. These would bring you more fish and more money. Soon you would have enough money to own two boats… maybe even a fleet of boats. Then you would be a rich man like me,’ said the industrialist.
‘What would I do then?’ asked the fisherman
‘Then you could sit back, be happy & enjoy life.’
‘What do you think I’m doing right now?’ said the fisherman