Today I want to discuss the “typical blueprint” given to us for our lives; where everything is laid out for you. It’s a life by design… but you are not the author. The typical blueprint we are given for life is one of complacency. It is doing what everyone has always done because that is how everyone has always done it.
While in middle school you’re told you better get good grades so that you can do well in high school. In High School you’re told you better get good grades so that you can get into a good college. While in college you are told you better get good grades so that you can get a good job. Once you are working you are told you better do X, Y or Z in order to get that promotion.
In today’s day and age everything changes quickly. For those who are employed job security is not like it was in decades past. Corporate hiring practices for new graduates have changed too. It’s no longer a guarantee that because you have a 4.0 GPA you’re going to be the top candidate for the job... or that you’ll get the job at all.
The paradigm is shifting… everything you’ve been told to follow is being altered. You’re trying to follow a blueprint that was handed down to you as the “best plan” for a successful life but it just doesn’t seem to fit and you become frustrated… WELL TEAR IT UP!!!
The only guarantee in your life is that YOU get to live it. Living your life according to somebody else’s plan… that won’t make you happy. Have you sat down and truly talked with yourself… to find out what truly makes your heart skip a beat? What excites you? Take a moment to think about it.
Do you have it? What is it? Next week we will discuss taking action on those passions and creating your new blueprint with them firmly in mind.
For now, let me know what some of your passions are. Tell me how you feel about the “typical blueprint”. Share them in the comments below… make that your first step beyond quarter life.