Some people look at me like I'm crazy when I explain what it is I want to do with my life. It's hard for people to understand my aspirations because society has molded us to believe that we have to choose one thing and then stick with it.
The other day, I was having a debate with my cousin about my career goals and everything I want to do. He kept telling me that I couldn't do those things because it would be impossible to manage all of them.
I asked him a question -- a question he had a lot of difficulty answering. Why not?
I want to be a lawyer, a real estate agent, a musician, a motivational speaker and do some freelance writing work whenever I get the chance. Sounds ridiculous, right? Almost unattainably impossible even. But, why? Why does it sound stupid? Why does it sound unrealistic?
The answer is simple: Some of us don't dream big enough, some have barriers up. Don't get me wrong, it's definitely a lot to handle. And yes, it will add up to a TON being on my plate. But, why can't I do it?
Our generation thrives off that "Do what you love" motto. Yet, I'm constantly questioned and doubted from the very same people who invented and live by that saying. I blow it off like it's no big deal because, well, I know my capabilities. I know that there are no limits. I know that the only limits I have are the ones I set for myself.
As cliché as this may come across, you can do what you want and nothing is impossible. If I want to be a real estate agent selling houses while also being a lawyer taking on cases I choose at the same time as recording and releasing new songs and writing articles for whomever is curious enough to read, I can.
I can do it all. If you believe in yourself enough to take on the challenge of doing what you love, then do it.
I'm currently a sophomore in college who is studying full-time while working at a law firm full-time and taking a real estate class so I can get my license this upcoming month. Oh, and I still make music and continue to contribute to Elite Daily when I get the chance.
I'm not letting you know these to boast about all of my accomplishments. I just want to show you that you can do all of the things you really are passionate about doing if you choose to do so. All you have to do is make the first move and realize there are no limits.
Don't take the path that society has predetermined for you. Take the road less traveled and really get the full experience of what life has to offer. The comfort zone is dull and unattractive to pursue.
Don't settle for less if you know you can accomplish bigger and greater things in life. After all -- to our knowledge -- we only get one life to live, right?
We weren't meant to "follow the crowd." Each of us is born unique. There is no one person like you in the world, nor will there ever be. Be yourself and do what you love, even if it seems unattainable to others.
Live for yourself and DREAM BIG.
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