In college I worked at a camp in North Carolina each summer, and in between each 2 week session all of the staff gets some time off.
Last weekend a lot of people I know graduated from either grad school or undergrad.
To all of the recent college graduates
With every sunrise, a new opportunity arises for me to continue on my journey of becoming myself.
It’s possible to coast through life - to take the path of least resistance, to make life as easy for yourself as possible.
It is a miracle that you’re alive. It’s a miracle that you were born, and then you grew up, and now you’re here.
It’s really important to prepare for future opportunities when you’re young. Yes, you want to enjoy the present, but the future is coming, and what you do now can have a big impact in the future. Even if you just do a little each day to prepare, start tomorrow and you will have a lot to show for in a few years.
Recently a friend of mine from work moved on to a new opportunity and a new town. We started two months apart from each other and had developed a good friendship over the years. As he left it got me thinking about how we can take the people around us for granted. It’s easy not to think about the fact that your friends you have now will not always live nearby, and I think that often leads to a lack of intentional development of our friendships.
Do you demand the best for yourself? Do you demand that you achieve everything you can now and in the future?
If you don’t, then your leaving potential on the table, and you’re not giving the rest of us everything you have to offer. I’m not challenging to become famous or invent a world changing product, but I do believe that you owe it to yourself and to the world to demand the best of yourself.