Don’t worry, people. Realize that if you know where you wanna go in life, you’re the privileged ones. Don’t look to that friend who seems like they’ve got everything figured out and compare yourself to them, only to come out of it thinking you’re not ambitious enough, not hardworking enough, not good enough. Look around you instead, at all those lost souls who haven’t figured it out yet and feel better about yourself. Not because you are better, but because you’re not alone. You are not the only one struggling with their plans and you can draw a lot of comfort from knowing that it’s common and normal and okay. Look at the people further in their plans, in their life with motivational purposes in mind. Use their success for inspiration, not for feeling like a failure compared to them. It is not a competition. The job market might be, but life isn’t.
There are a lot of sixteen-year-olds around that draw better than you, take better pictures than you, write better, sing better, adult better than you. Sometimes you feel inferior, cause you still struggle talking on the phone with people and strictly ignore every unknown number. You still struggle drawing noses and you can’t seem to figure out how to put your thoughts in words while others post the most beautiful status updates on Facebook, about what happened in the cafeteria today. You read things that are so beautifully worded you want to cry, or print it out and hang it on your wall, and immediately you ask yourself: Why am I not able to do that? We all feel like that sometimes
But it’s not a competition. It’s not.
Make sure you try to find what you want to do in life and if you change your mind, that’s fine, too. It isn’t practical and it’s isn’t fast, but it’s okay. We all change our minds sometimes, and our future goals and life plans aren’t an exception to that. Finding yourself is a progress and it takes time. But someday you will find a thing you want to do, for the time being, and when you change your mind, you will find another one.