Are you just another number?
If your life is not built around making difference and you are not being the difference, my dear friend you are just another number in the world’s population.
Seriously, what is the essence of living when all you do is just exist. No plans, no goals, no impact, you are looking forward to nothing and you are not trying to do anything? I think personally, I had rather not exist if my existence counts for nothing.
If all you do is sleep, wake up, eat, look good, fool around and go back to sleep, then there is a problem. It may not seem like an immediate problem because you seem to have found a way to access what you want at the moment but very soon when the free meal stops, you would understand the magnitude of the problem.
Have you ever gone out and see some old folks who at their old age still strive so hard to make ends meet that you begin to wonder how it all went wrong for them? Most of them (not all) are victim of their own nonchalant attitude, the same attitude most of us carry these days.
I understand we don’t have to be too rigid about living but one can never be too serious about what tomorrow holds. The only way we can get the future to take care of us is to plan for the future. I for one don’t want to just be another number in the World’s population, I want to amount to more than just someone. I want to be somebody, a name that is well known and recognized world wide. I know you want that too and honestly it begins with planning, having an idea of what you want from life.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it, make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” That fulfillment would bring happiness that would last a lifetime.
It seems everyone just wants to be rich but only few have a genuine plan of how they want to go about it. While majority, just follow the bandwagon, musicians are making money so I must sing, comedians are buying jets so I must do stand up comedy; friends it doesn’t work that way. You need to have your own plans. The beauty of life is that as individuals we are special, each of us with uncommon talents, skills and attributes. We are so blessed with our individuality that what separates us is exactly what we need to amplify, to make us standout.
Dream, set goals, be extra diligent, beg if you have to, make enemies if that is what it takes but never ever go without making your mark. You have this one life, you can’t afford to let it go to waste.