One of the greatest struggles in this world today is being stuck with a dead end job. Many wake up to an alarm against their will and continue the daily routine they hate. Some people are doing the job they are doing in other to please their parents, of which they hate the job. They did not want to go against the will of their parents and choose to live a miserable life. If you keep doing what you hate, it will drain your energy and kills your strength, your enthusiasm, your inherent skills, your dreams and some other values God has placed within you.
All parents always pray and want something good for their children, especially in terms of job, most parents choose the job they are doing for their children without considering the dreams and vision of their children. Most people live their parents’ dreams while doing the job they hate. Why? Because they don’t want to go against the will of their parents, forgotten is their world and life and end up frustrating and depressed because they hate the job, you see them transferring the aggression on others.
Most parents always want their children to take over their job forgotten they are born for something else and not to fulfilled their dreams. I did not say you should not listen to your parents, but this is a matter of destiny. Don’t let them rob you of your own posterity by living their life.
The truth is most parents always want to do that, but it’s your duty to let them know the path you have chosen, in a humility way and in the language you know they will understand. Not by violence act, not in a derogatory manner but in a submissive way.
There is nothing common than a collapsing business after the demised of the owner, nothing common than a bankrupt company after the demised of the owner, there is nothing common than a mismanagement organization after the demised of the owner. If you force your children to live your dreams by making them do what they hate, when you have gone, just know that everything you have built will also go with you.
Let me share with you a story by a great author Dale Carnegie in one of his best-known book “how to stop worrying and start living”
The case of Phil Johnson
Phil Johnson’s father owned a laundry, so he gave his son a job hoping the boy will work into the business, but Phil hated the laundry, so he dawdled, loafed, did what he had to do and not a lick more. Some days he was “absent”. His father was so hurt to think he has a shiftless, ambitionless son that was actually ashamed before his employees.
On day Phil Johnson told his father he wanted to be a mechanic work in a machine shop. What? Go back to overalls? The old man was shocked but Phil had his way. He worked in greasy dungarees. He did much harder work than was required in the laundry, he worked long hours, and he whistled at his job! Also, he took up engineering, learn about engines, puttered with machines and when Phil Johnson died.
In 1944, he was president of the Boeing aircraft company, and was making the flying fortresses that helped to win the war! If he had stuck with the laundry, what would have happened to him and the laundry, especially after his father’s death? He would have ruined the business and run it into the ground. Deduce from the story above and make a choice to truly live your dream and not your parent’s dream, not your family dream and not anyone’s dream. Don’t enter a business or trade just because your family wants you to do it and don’t enter a career unless you want to do it.
However, consider carefully the advice of your parents, they have probably lived twice as long as you have. But at the last, you are the one who has to make the final decision, you are the one who will either happy or miserable at your work.
Mrs. Edna Kerr once said, “The greatest tragedy is that so many young people never discover what they really want to do”. No one else is so much to be pitied as the person who gets nothing at all out of his work but his pay. If you did not feel fulfill daily at your work, you are a thief to your generation.
Thomas Edison was a very good example of that, the unschooled newsboy who grew up to transform the industrial life of America. The man who often ate and slept in is a laboratory and toiled there for eighteen hours a day. But it didn’t toil to him, “I never did a day’s work in my life”, he exclaimed. “it was all fun”. He feels fulfilled, No wonder he succeeded.
Charles Schwab once said, “A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm”. Don’t waste your life doing what you hate. Where your passion goes, energy naturally flows and ultimate reward accompany. The first requisite for success is having a good time at your work. If you love what you are doing, you may work long hours and it won’t seem like work, it will seem like play. The first step to fulfillment is doing the right work.
I trust you have enjoyed this topic, as you move forward, I wish you success and suggest that you should keep in mind.
- Blessed is the man who has found his work, let him ask no other blessedness.
- Industrial misfits are among the heaviest losses of society.
- Where your passion goes, strength naturally flow.
- The first requisite for success is having a good time at your work.
- If you love what you are doing, you may work long hours and it won’t seem like work, it will seem like play.
- I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.
Thomas A. Edison
- Personally, I enjoy working for about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Thomas A. Edison
- If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas A. Edison
- The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
- There is little success where there is little laughter.
- A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
AUTHOR: ADENIYI ADEMOLA
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