After 81 years, we finally have a generation which believes that a government job is not necessarily better than working for a private enterprise. First jobbers are getting into industries and professions that they can’t really explain to their parents and relatives. 65% of our country’s population is under 35, and 50% is under 25 years of age; as a result, the work culture has evolved drastically. Gone are the days where people went to work just to do the job, the workforce now has a lot more than ever before in their plate in terms of performance, positioning, and competition. How much you let that affect you is the question.
You may be a 9-6 person or a professional with an F’ed up schedule.
The enterprise paying you wants the most out you, and that principle hasn’t changed and is never going to. Since the Neanderthals or the Children Of The Forest, the meaning of “Kill or Be Killed” has become very civilised; but, the essence of it still remains the same. Especially in the professional world, if you can’t, then there are always people who can, and who will. You get paid for how much pressure you can handle, successfully. The higher the designation, the worse it gets. As much of an uninspiring fact it is, I find it to be a great motivator.
So, the question is: are you doing what you love, every day?
It’s never easy and shouldn’t be. If good came easy, where would you shove your passion? It’s imperative to figure out what you really want to do and then make it your muse. If you don’t love your job and want your side hustle to be your career, you might want to take a step back and reassess your situation. You have a finite amount of time: you will die soon. The way Friday motivates you to look forward to the time that you have for yourself is how Monday should also motivate you to jump into action and ravage through whatever work you have, and scream “Bring It On!” Trust me, nothing feels better than satisfaction and control in life. If you are wrong, rectify and jump right back in. All I’m asking for it a little self-awareness.
For the creative-minded, I have a Chuck Close quote: “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work”.
Not to quote Dominic Toretto from Fast and Furious, but at the most basic level, you are working to provide for the ones you love – and yourself. The idea is to hit that sweet spot to make sure your work isn’t the only identity that you have. Once that’s taken care of well, you’ll either be working for satisfaction or to possess things that you don’t need. Either way, you’ll be needing the dough, and moolah only follows quality. Be good at what you do, be patient, and money will follow, and so will good life.