Originally Posted by Detoxing
I'm a 27 year old male, and im starting to realize that this is my time, it's now or never. Right here, right now, i need to make a future for myself. If im ever going to be where i imagine myself being when im 50, then i gotta get my ass in gear and find the motivation to do what it takes to succeed. I have to change.
Clocking in/out everyday depending on some one else to pay me.....that's not going to cut it. My wife lost her job a month ago for cost saving reasons, and i need to make some damn money. Just getting by doesn't cut it anymore. I have to grow the **** up and create some opportunities for myself or risk being 50 years old, renting out of an apartment and living off of Social Security.....and struggling paycheck to paycheck from now until then.
I just had a real emotional realization that....this just isn't good enough and nothing is going to change unless i step it up and change it. I need to put in more work. For myself.
So how much time do you put in in a days worth of work?
At 27 I had already traveled all over the world. And was working as writer and editor of a local magazine.
Needed a more stable income and went back to school to be a Respiratory Therapist. Moved the family to KC to get into residency without waiting a year. Spent two years in school and working for free.
After 9 years I got tired of people dying on me daily and changed careers. Went to work 10-12 hours. Took I.T. courses at night. Studied 2-4 hours after class. Went to bed at 2:00am. got up at 6:00am. Did that for two ****ing years.
Moral of the story is you only live once in life. The worst thing that you will have to live with in life is regret. There ain't no do-overs.