Advice for a generation that had it good

Generation Y was fortunate enough to be raised by the Baby Boomers, who knew they had to work hard to get anywhere. Some advice for this generation that has been born into green pastures and haven’t necessarily realized what it’s like to work from the bottom up.

1) Stay wildly ambitious.  The current world is bubbling with opportunity for an ambitious person to find flowery, fulfilling success.  The specific direction may be unclear, but it’ll work itself out—just dive in somewhere.

2) Stop thinking that you’re special.  The fact is, right now, you’re not special.  You’re another completely inexperienced young person who doesn’t have all that much to offer yet.  You can become special by working really hard for a long time.

3) Ignore everyone else. Other people’s grass seeming greener is no new concept, but in today’s image crafting world, other people’s grass looks like a glorious meadow. The truth is that everyone else is just as indecisive, self-doubting, and frustrated as you are, and if you just do your thing, you’ll never have any reason to envy others.”
Taken from wait but why.

2 thoughts on “Advice for a generation that had it good

  1. Reminded me that I am lazy and need to be ambitious. But how do u do that without a dream or passion? How do u stay motivated for your dream that seems so unreachable? Just some doubting thoughts… U r the wise one of us two. 🙂

    • Be realistic. It’s one thing for your goal to be teach abroad, it’s another if your goal is to be able to teleport. If you have a reasonable, realistic goal, then just go for it and keep going for it until you’re there.

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