Have you ever wished for something so badly and then when you finally got it, it wasn’t at all what you thought it would be ?
The reality of this happens to many of us during different stages in our life. The trade-off from entrepreneurship to employee is one of the hardest decisions that a business owner can make. Graduating from college and discovering that the degree you received has not helped you excel in your career can make you feel like you are going in reverse . You can feel more frustrated when the area of work you are in has nothing to do with your major. Want to get married and or raise a family? You see other couples together and they make it look so appealing. But when it finally happens to you, you’re are stunned that being a wife, mother ( and career woman) is a lot more than you ever could imagine even in your wildest of dreams!
When we were teenagers we couldn’t wait to become adults. When we finally did, we realized our responsibilities far exceeded the freedom and fun that we longed for when we finally became independent. As an adult, we look back on the mistakes we made when we were younger and wish we knew then what we know now. These thoughts have us convinced that our lives would be so much easier, richer and less complicated if we had a chance to do it all over again(or so it seems).
Taking a look at other people’s lives or situations often times makes us take a look at ourselves and make comparisons. Some may even wish they were in a different place or in a different time. But the truth is, no one really knows what it took for that person to get to where she or he is. For some, if they knew the journey and the struggles that others had to endure to achieve success, many would not want to make the same sacrifices.
The funny thing is, all of us have an opportunity to be where we want to be in our lifetime. Yes, it’s easier for some and more difficult for others. Staying focused, having faith, doing the work and believing in yourself is only half the battle. The other half is being committed to the goal, making the necessary sacrifices, not worrying about what others say or think about you and having a realistic set of expectations of your end-goal. You can get there, but you have to be ready. And when you finally do get there, ask yourself: Will you be grateful? Or will you still be unsatisfied because what you finally accomplished still isn’t what you thought it would be?