How am I even going to narrow down such a large topic – from personal experience. In a generation of such creative and artistic people, there are SO many things you can do!
From starting a business to traveling the world. It IS possible. Well here you are. You may think you’re behind on living your life but guess what? you’re ahead! You know why? Because you WANT it. You want it enough to read this and find some advice on how to reach for your goals and accomplish them. boom. Now what?
It’s okay to work at a job you’re not passionate about. Sometimes to reach your goals you must do the dirty and boring work to save up some money to do things! Do I own a business I’m passionate about? Heck yes! But guess what, I also work an almost full time job at a building company say whattt? Yep! I’m constantly putting money away… when I’m not shopping. Figure out your hobbies and skills. Consider careers, part-time jobs, consider everything and anything!
-Amusement Park Designer (really Meghan?)
-Destination Wedding Photographer
-Writing motivational books/workbooks
-Creating multiple companies
-Fashion and Lifestyle
See how diverse my “dreams” were? I had NO idea! But I still had ideas and ambitions.
Get a degree, don’t get a degree, work full-time, work part-time, volunteer, take workshops, build connections, do whatever you need to do to get that dream.
This is a huge must for anything. If you want to succeed in a field of work, you must know what you’re doing. Obvious, right? Well actually a lot of people miss this and don’t truly do everything they can to deeply learn the skills they use nor learn new skills! I attend workshops, events, online classes, email other photographers, and I can admit I still don’t know what every button on my camera does… come on… it’s a lot of buttons.
Here are people who I learn from and inspire me:
I think this is my favorite one. It took me a long time but I realized that failure is a good thing! When I fail, I like to see why I did, I like to see how it helped me and what I can do better! All my failures have gotten me to where I am today!
Celebrating life’s small victories is a HUGE MUST. Sometimes when we focus SO much on reaching big milestones, we miss life’s simple moments, I get so much happiness from small victories, so if you got an 85 on that exam, or you could afford filling your gas tank this week or you worked more hours than usual or you made it to the gym or you simply got out of bed be proud about it! Applaud yourself! Being your biggest cheerleader is the most important part of being successful.
Be Different Babe
Oh and STOP COMPARING