My thoughts on what is needed to be comfortable with your chosen route to personal fulfillment!
I don’t know why, but some young people I know see in me an example from which I can learn something. A tip, an idea, a parable. And it doesn’t cost me anything to offer them, especially to the younger ones like me. Jamie is the last greenhorn who assaults me with questions, hoping he’ll learn some of my mistakes. How to approach work, how to … what to …
What do I say?
The first 5 years are free.
You work wherever you go, jump from job to job, experiment with different environments, try to achieve what you would like to do. You run away from responsibility, you resign to go to sea, you try to accumulate as much experience and steal as many jobs, you hang out in clubs until morning in a day’s work … all the silence. The first years are a continuation of college or high school and sometimes intersect.
The following 5 are accommodation. You have decided what you want to do, you are looking for a job in the field, you are trying to make a name for yourself, and in the last 2 out of 5, you are starting to think about your own career or business. You more carefully calculate your moves from one job to another and start to be productive and interested in the environment in which you work.
After 30 years.
The only way is up. Promotion, higher salary, benefits, company car, house, loans, children. This does not necessarily mean the loss of innocence or the abandonment of madness, but only a settlement of things and a maturing. After 30 it is assumed that you have enough money to do what you want.
There are stages.
The one who up to 30 years has rubbed her crazy and knows not to do anything will find it harder to work if she does not have big tits. And it is very easy to take it from zero to 30 years, engaging as a junior with young people of 20 years. It’s demoralizing. It is even sadder to see that you have colleagues who have become project or department heads, although you have both been employed at the same place and at the same time. And that’s because you didn’t understand that at 28 you can’t behave like at 20.
If you want examples of “so no” look at the great artists past 50 (singers, actors). Most do not do it well, because they behaved like children with the money earned
There are stages. Stages in which you have fun, stages in which you work to become someone and stages in which you work less, because you have already reached a level where you do not need to carry millstones like in your 20s and have subordinates who do that . Or you are quite master of what you do so that it is no longer a chore, but a pleasure.
We all look at dinosaurs as they scrub all day in the cafes, take their cars for € 30,000 and stay in Bermuda or Bali. But it is foolish to see only the benefits of 40 years and overlook the 20 years of work.
Life is worth living beautifully, but how much can you ride the train “let me see what it is”?