Is this all life is? Making sure you’re future employer is satisfied with your online presence and job performance? Is that what it’s come to?
Nah dude, there’s so much more. You gotta find something you want, something you want to be, something you want to do, and work towards that with all your heart.
Wait, I saw that flash of “I want a nice car.” run through your eyes. Don’t think of something material, that won’t make you happy. You’ll finally get your Porsche 911 turbo, then they’re gonna come out with next year’s model and suddenly you’re dissatisfied. Don’t strive for a house, a car, a fat bank account, because you’ll never find fulfillment in material things.
Do you wanna be an awesome artist? Draw. Yeah, get a job that you don’t hate, but every spare moment you have, draw.
Do you wanna be a political mover and shaker? Get that job to provide for yourself, then study study study, learn learn learn, and start trying to make a difference in your area and start moving up.
Wanna be a contribution to ministry or humanitarian efforts? Provide for yourself, then start small. Help at a soup kitchen, have lunch with a homeless man, help your neighbor move. Then start building your own ministry/humanitarian effort.
Figure out what you want to be, find a way to sustain yourself for the present, but don’t get trapped. Make a plan for how you’re going to become what you want, then fight for it. Create a step ladder of goals to reach along the way, work your tail off until you reach your goals. Then start towards your next goal. Then your next.
It’s so satisfying to finally see your goal within reach, and so fulfilling to reach your first goal. The best part is, you know it’s only a step to something bigger. Your goals will grow with you as you achieve them. It’s a never ending path, and that sounds tiring, but it’s energizing to have a dream and to pursue it relentlessly.
Above all, never give up. Your dreams may change, your goals may adjust, but never ever give up.