Recently I have been thinking a lot about my generation. Such a talented, active, positive, influential, creative, outspoken, and truly special group of individuals. I say this not because we are more important than any other generation, but because of the age at which we find ourselves. It seems like yesterday I was walking across the stage of my High School graduation, hearing somebody tell my graduating class that we could go and do anything with our lives… I didn’t believe them. It was not until I went out into the world and started following my heart, that I realized, we really can do anything with our lives.
There is an unprecedented level of joy that you feel when you do something you love. Not only that, but when you truly feel yourself growing. That growth comes from a place of hard work. It comes from a place of excelling at something you’ve always wanted to do. It comes from seeing your progress and knowing that every step backwards is actually a lesson learned. We feel inspired when we see people speak with passion. We are captivated by the talent that some people demonstrate, and at times it’s a little nerve wracking. Many of us are not fully able to decide what it is we want to do, or how it is we want to lead our lives. There is a fear that one wrong step could mean the end.
The reason I’m writing this post today is because I have come to strongly appreciate the place in our lives that my generation is living through. The truth, is that we can do anything with our lives now. We know enough, not everything, but enough to push ourselves. We know enough to challenge ourselves. We know enough to try a bit of everything. To be able to jump into something headfirst and know that regardless of the outcome we can still learn from it is among the most gratifying places to be in one’s life… and that is where we are. What I wish for my generation is that we take our drive, we take our talent, we take our skills and aspirations and goals, and put them into the world. Don’t sit on your own confidence. Even if you don’t know what it is you want to do, do something. If you don’t like it, you’ll learn it’s not for you. Finding purpose does not always start with the correct answers, sometimes it starts with the wrong answers. Regardless, you can’t know an answer if you don’t ask a question.
DARE TO DREAM, STRIVE TO BE GREAT.
More coming from ZULUECHO this summer.
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