“Our cultural instinct is to wait to get picked…No one is going to pick you. Pick yourself.”
Seth Godin, in his book The Icarus Deception, got it right. It seems as if I and many of my peers have been waiting for our day in the sun–to get discovered, to strike it rich, to have a profound impact on our world. However, the truth of the matter is that we’re all just young people struggling, still, to define ourselves and our passions. As I begin this blog, I want to focus on topics that are wholly interesting to me:
- Finding your passion. This doesn’t mean to the exclusion of all of your other interests. In fact, I’m going to explore how we can merge our interests into a more singular path.
- Personal development–so many young people are struggling to find their place in the greater world, that they forget to put themselves first. I see this every day.
- Happiness. I feel silly typing that out, because it’s so darn cheesy. But, I’m not talking about fleeting happiness that comes with drinking a cup of coffee (which, incidentally, makes me very happy) or looking out at the sunshine, I mean deep-rooted, hard-core happiness. Fulfillment, gratitude, you get it. I’ll go there. My methods and ideas are not for the faint of heart!
- I’ll certainly dedicate posts to my own personal development. I have so many interests, that it’s a constant struggle to manage my time and do what I want to do. I’ll identify goals for myself and help you along the way as well.
- Books? I’ll read them. Blogs? I’ll read them. I’ll recommend good reading or viewing materials as I move forward along this path.
I’ve become so interested in the unhappiness epidemic lately (a woe-is-me attitude that runs rampant among my peers), and I hope that this blog can at least help one of you work towards a more positive future.