Be Afraid… to LIVE the Life You Want!
Do you feel the desperation rising to find any kind of work experience or job that will help propel you towards getting that spectacular career you’ve always had a passion for? I’m betting the majority of you feel this way, and the longer it takes to hunt down the experience you need to add to your CV the harder it gets to keep believing in yourself and your dream.
I’m a dreamer, a hopeless romantic, the escape artist that hides within her imagination, but is that really a bad thing? In some ways yes, dreams can be unrealistic, lifting up all of those wondrous hopes you have before crashing you back down to planet earth, filling you with disappointment, worthless being and the thought that ‘you’re not good enough’. Well that’s a load of codswallop! Of course you’re good enough, you are capable of achieving anything you set your mind to, as long as you are realistic about what you want to achieve and aware of what you will need to do to achieve it. Without dreams and imagination we have nothing to work towards, nothing to aspire to, and nothing to inspire us to live an exciting, exhilarating life!
Fear is a huge part of life, and you can either let it swallow you up and prevent you from living or you can use it as a tool to steer you towards the life you want. If you look around at some of your friends and believe they are fearless and impulsive, getting interviews, experience, and jobs and you think to yourself ‘why can’t I be more like them?’. Well this may come as a surprise, but your friends are actually the complete opposite, they are petrified little rabbits running around the field trying not to get caught out. They are not fearless, there is no such thing. However, they have learnt how to utilise the fear they have and put that surge of energy with full force into getting out there either by looking for work experience, jobs or even networking. Of course, it sounds so much easier than it is as it takes a lot of patience and perseverance to keep pushing and searching and emailing employers to just give you one chance. That’s all it takes, one chance. So if you sing passion and you are honest about how hard working dedicated and how utterly in love you are with the field you want to work in, that chance will soon come.
So if you’re sitting in the corner with your knees tucked under your chin, rocking back and forth, and tears begin to roll down your cheeks because you feel you’re out of luck and your chance is never going to come around. Take a breath, sit up and think about all the things you achieved so far. Whether you are a student or graduate, you’re doing or have done a degree, you do volunteering, you have done some travelling, or you can drive, or maybe you set up a personal blog, don’t discount the little things because they are incredible achievements too! So grab a tissue and wipe those eyes. Believe in yourself, because you are more than capable of achieving your goals with a little patience and a spark of ambitious determination. Show the world that you are going to embrace the fear and LIVE the life you want, because you can.