We aren’t factory made tools fit for only one type of job; fitted neatly into little boxes, and shipped away to retailers. This is something I’ve come to understand over the last few years namely; understanding how we adapt to our constantly changing environment and society.
Truth be bold, I don’t believe we are mean’t to do only one thing in our lives.
Personally, my CV currently looks like it has been written by a group of vagabonds more than anything else.
- I love teaching.
- I love writing.
- I love coaching.
- I love motivating and inspiring people to make lasting changes in their lives.
So What Am I?
There is no job title that sums me up. I’m an individual with goals and dreams – born with the ability to think for myself in order to make important life-changing decisions. For me personally, there isn’t one ‘professional’ field that compels me enough to stick with all my life whilst not pursuing anything else.
A lot of people, young people especially, are slated for possessing traits such as long-term boredom and/or career-minded indecisiveness. But are these traits wholly negative, which puts a stop to progression? I disagree. These children in most cases, are the type that love to explore new things all the time. They will try something, get what they want out of it; and move on the next thing. Rinse and repeat. Is this such a bad thing? Is changing your career, three or four times an inherently bad choice? It might be so to some employers, but only to those who can’t see the forest from the trees.
I personally comprehend the examples above as individuals who understand what ‘true freedom’ is, in the working environment. That is, they know when they are ready to expand their horizons, but most importantly, they don’t let the myriad of factors; such as age, qualifications, skills – keep them from trying new things.
Little do people realise (or maybe they do) – our environment conditions us into thinking a particular way or behaving according to pre-determined algorithms that are socially acceptable. And anyone who thinks outside of this methodology is ‘weird’ or ‘strange’.
But the concept many of us fail to realise, is that sometimes; being a little strange or thinking differently, is perfectly ok.
If you need any more proof – just look at all the people who you regard as ‘successful’; analyse their position, and I’m sure you will come to the conclusion that they had to think, believe and act differently, in order to get to the position they are in now.
I tried being normal once. It was the worst 5 minutes of my life.