Do you ever get the feeling that you’re not doing enough; that at your age there’s so much more that you should have achieved? Yeah I know that feeling too well and it’s an awful awful feeling. There are so many days that I feel like I should be in a better place in my career, when I feel like I should have done so much more and I should be doing so much more, and I’m sure a lot you guys feel like that too.
Sensible people would tell you that the reason why you’re feeling like this is because you’re comparing yourself to others, and that you shouldn’t do that because everyone’s journey is different and you’re running a different race from other others and that your own time will come eventually. A sensible person would tell you that you should look at where you started and where you are now, you’ll notice that you’ve come a long way and that you’re still going to go a long way.
Unfortunately, I’m not a sensible person, so I’m not going to say all of that, you should listen to the sensible person because what I would say is kinda sorta the opposite. I think it’s okay for you to have those feelings, it’s okay to feel like you haven’t done enough because sometimes the truth is, you actually haven’t done enough, and most people won’t tell you that. Your friends and family, won’t tell you that because they don’t want to hurt your feelings, some friends will find nice ways of telling you but nobody will actually tell you that there’s so much more that you can do that you’re not doing. So if you’re feeling like that, think about it properly and deeply, then ask yourself, Is there so much more that I could be doing at my age? Am I really and truly doing enough?
And sometimes, feeling like you’re not doing enough is the nudge you need to push yourself to do more or to discover what exactly you should be doing to feel like you’ve reached a certain in your career that you’re satisfied with. I know that it sounds odd and I already told you guys that I’m not a sensible person. Let me say this though, don’t just wallow in the feeling and sit down and cry that you should be in a better in a in your career or that you should be doing so much more, if you feel like that and you think it’s true then do something about it (I know that kinda sounds cliche but it’s the truth) I’m trying to do something about mine too.
Anyway, that’s my little dose of motivation to you this Monday morning.
Till next time, Diary of a Lagos Millennial