Hey guys, so in this post, I want to talk about a little something. I feel like near enough everyone can relate to this and if you can’t relate to this then you’re very lucky. I wrote this post almost 2 years ago, it’s about time I finally share it.
When your growing up, you’re asked what you want to do with your life. What you want to do with the REST of your life. Sometimes we have an answer and sometimes we don’t. But if you’re like me then you have some sort of idea.
At the age of 10, I had finally decided what I wanted to do with the rest of my life – it wasn’t a clear vision but I had some sort of idea what I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing. In secondary school, towards the end of your time there, they ask you again what you’re going to do after school. Sixth form? College? University after either of those two? Get a job? What are YOU going to spend the REST of your life doing? Tough question, no one really knows.
But if you’re like me and have a rough idea then you have a plan (maybe) and you may have some sort of clue on how you are going to get from A to B to C.
In year 11, I got asked what I wanted to do, I had a list of ideas. I want to do all sorts of things in my life, I don’t plan on being in the same place for the rest of my life – that’s for sure. When talking to a teacher about my plans, I got told it was unrealistic and I should think again about what I want to do with the rest of my life.
How is what I want to do unrealistic? We are told from a young age that if you want something you have to work for it and fight for what you want to get exactly what you want. Sometimes it may work and other times it might not.
I just didn’t understand because we’re told if you want the stars you have got to reach for them and if you can’t reach them then you have to build a bigger ladder until you CAN reach them. So why is it that if I want something and want to do something with my life I have to think smaller than what I want as it’s unrealistic.
Unrealistic is saying that you want to be an astronaut and want to go to the moon. But yet again, it isn’t unrealistic because if you want it you have to work for it. You have to work your way up the ladder to what you want and grasp it with both hands.
Whats the point in spending the rest of your life doing something that you don’t want to do in the first place? Due to it being unrealistic… Who wants to be stuck in a job they never liked in the first place?
I was told at least three times that what I want to do is a little bit unrealistic and that I should rethink what I want to do with my life. But then again, since having these things said to me I have proved a lot of people wrong with the way that I do things and what I have managed to do so far.
So why is what I want to do unrealistic if I’m proving people wrong when they say I can’t do something? The answer is it isn’t.
My point is, if you want something, go for it. Don’t let anything or anyone stand in your way. Work for what you want! It may take some time – depending on what you want to achieve, but if you want it that badly then it will be worth it. It may be hard work but think of the goal and the thing that you’ll achieve at the end. NEVER GIVE UP! EVER!
The only thing that is ever going to hold you back from your dreams is YOU – Don’t listen to anyone else!
Okay, so that’s it from me this week, I feel as though I’ve said my piece, short and sweet. Have a fantastic week! Have fun, work hard and achieve what you want. Keep smiling and stay strong. Much love – Ally xx