You may be one of those people experiencing a quarter-life crisis.
Once you hit the 25 year mark, you start asking yourself, “am I preparing myself for my own future?” You take a different approach to life and start questioning whether the things you’re doing at this moment will propel you towards the career you want. 25 is a weird age because you know that you only have 5 years before you hit 30, and if you don’t make the most out of those 5 years, who knows where life can lead you. The quarter-life crisis is no joke, it can make you question a lot of shit, are you prepared to answer those questions?
Most of us at 25 don’t have our lives all figured out. Some individuals are graduating from college trying to figure out what’s next while others are chasing what they’re passionate about trying to make a living from doing the things they love. There isn’t one right path to life, and we might not ever have all our shit together. The most important thing we can do as adults is pursue what we feel is right for us. You’ll constantly get an earful from other people telling you what to do and what not to do, but only you will know what’s right for you.
Don’t Freak out
Yes, it’s true, many of your friends are starting to settle into their careers and are that much closer to figuring out their path. Who cares though? Your life is your life and you should never be worried about what everyone else is doing as long as you’re focused on finding what is right for you.
It won’t be easy
Trying to find your “calling” is never easy, and once you find it, life doesn’t magically get easier. Following your “a-ha!” moment on what you should be doing with your life, you will find yourself in the most gruesome part of your life, filled with a lot of self-doubt. If you have the right determination anything is possible.
Age is nothing but a number
This is one of the most cliché phrases, but it’s true. Some people don’t find their “calling” until their mid 30’s or even later. At this moment, if you don’t know where you want your life to head, it’s OK. What you can do is prepare yourself for the moment. Find some things you truly enjoy doing, and create a strategy to help you figure out how you can make money out of that hobby.
Don’t Compare yourself to anyone
You may follow people on social media who seem to have life figured out, but you can’t assume what you don’t know. They might be in the same position you’re in right now, but they only glamorize the good parts of their life on social media. Your journey is unique, and it’ll never be recreated, so enjoy the most you can. If you need to disassociate yourself from social media to figure out your plans, do so. Sometimes you have to get rid of the distractions.
Even at 25, we shouldn’t expect ourselves to have all of life figured out. This is the time when you should be learning, experiencing, and failing until you succeed. Be productive while you figure your life out. After a while, going out every weekend only consumes time, and time is the most essential measurement of life. We don’t ever get time back, so use it wisely.
Go ahead; plan and execute. Boss up and handle your shit. You need to go out into the world and take what’s yours. NIKE said it best, “just do it.” You can either let the quarter-life crisis consume you, or you can see this opportunity as a moment of growth and a chance to plan the rest of your life.
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