Acres of Diamonds
Do you find yourself doubting whether the career choice you made was correct? Or perhaps you are content in your current workplace, yet often wonder what if I had … ?
In only a few months I will be joining the hundreds of students graduating from university. For many students, and people in general who are starting their careers, this is a time when doubt creeps in. Statistics claim that, on average, a person will change careers 7 times. Read more about it here.Â The article referenced also gives advice on what to do about career changes.
I believe it is important to do the workÂ you enjoy doing, or else you will end upÂ quitting when you face challenges and failures. You will quit because you are missing the motivation to pick yourself up. Summoning the energy and passion required to be successful will be too difficult. The drive to continue will be lost. The story of Acres of Diamonds changed my life. It helped me stop worrying about what other people were doing and it allowed me to focus on what I wanted to do.
I grew up with just the basics. As a child I understood my family was financially poor and since then looked up to people who were better off financially. I often wondered “how did they do it?” or “how can I get into what they are doing?”. You have asked yourself these questions also, haven’t you? Well, turns out this mentality can be both good and bad. Good, if it is leading you to a better life and motivating you to work smarter and harder. However, it can be bad if we expend allÂ of our time and energy looking at others and their accomplishments that we lose ourselves in the process. We follow others so closely that we come to know them better than we know ourselves.
In the past years I have become extremely interested in others’ success. I have learned a lot by meeting with business owners and executives and hearing their stories, but at the end of the day I have to create my own story, and so do you.
So here is Acres of Diamonds.
Which farmer do you want to be? Are you a spectator or are you going to take action? Invest in your career by putting all the energy you have into your work. Make a goal to work as hard as you can for a month and get ready to accomplish more than you ever have.
Stop worrying about what the guy next to you is doing and get to work. Focus.
There are people out there who are always looking for the golden opportunity, the one thing that will make them totally successful. Yet they don’t put enough time and effort to discover the real value of their work. Don’t spread out too thin trying to be everything. Find what you are good at and be the best at it.
Nowadays there is so much information available that our minds can get overwhelmed quickly. Go one step at a time, goal by goal, and get results. It might be time to stop and think about where you are at in your career/life. Find a worthy goal and pursue it. Look around your work place and find opportunities to serve better and get noticed more. Success is right in front of you. Just work hard enough to find it.