“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects”- Albert Einstein.
It’s quite clear that Albert Einstein knew exactly what to say even during harsh times. Often we search for happiness, but we never look in the right places because we don’t have a goal. Goals are intended to give people direction; it’s that inner drive that makes us accomplish objectives. Why? Because we want a certain outcome much like a purpose. We constantly trouble ourselves pursuing happiness, the so call “American dream”. But, what is the American dream? Is it an extended vacation to a tropical island, a brand new car or simply an accumulation of money to pass on to our off-springs? Let’s face it; most of us want all these luxuries but, often people just fantasize about such things. The reason why they are just dreams is because they never set goals with a reasonable time hack.
To accomplish goals there are many implications such as; sacrifice, sleepless nights and change. Let’s take the word change; what does it mean? According to dictionary.com, change is to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone. You may be telling yourself, my life is just too busy to start a new career; I don’t have the time, dedication or money. But, guess what you are not the only person who feels that way. Not every millionaire was born with such wealth; there are so many hard working Americans that at one point had a dream, and through sleepless night of studying and sacrifice turned it into a reality. According to an article from Business Insider, Jan Koum a Ukrainian citizen who migrated to America was at one point living on food stamps. But, through dedication and commitment he developed an app that is worth $19 billion (Giang V & Goudreau J, 2014, par. 1). So, what makes you so much different from people like him? Nothing; for the most part we all posses a brain, limbs, eyes, nose etc. If you ask me, I would say dedication and fearlessness. Dedication to meet your goals, always give one hundred percent and don’t be afraid of failure.
You may ask yourself, how? There’s a reason why this article interested you. You may have a dream that you want to turn into a reality. We live in a country where the lifestyle is fast paced, demanding, and competitive. If you have a family, certain responsibilities come into play, such as: picking up the kids from school, taking them to their leisure activities, getting groceries, cooking, etc. It’s easy to come up with excuses as to why we put things off. I, myself, understand that lifestyle because I once lived it. But, it’s never too late to pursue your dream.
Now, let me ask you a question, are you going to quit on yourself? This is your life, your dream. No one should have the right or power to put out your fire, especially if you have a family. Don’t you want to show your kids that you are willing to do whatever it takes to be successful? Shouldn’t this be one of the most important values in anyone’s life? Is anything easy worth fighting for? The answer should be no. So, get a hold of your life and make this career move your next goal. You are probably asking yourself, where do I start? What direction do I take? What are the chances of being successful? Can I actually work from home? There are great career professions where you can start by taking an online training course in the following fields: medical transcription, medical coding & billing and pharmacy technician to name a few. These professions have a big reputation in the on-line community. Reason being, they give the opportunity to people like you and I who have families and little to no time due to different circumstances of life. Not only can you begin a career with a great job outlook, but also increase your income. Most importantly you will have the ability to spend more quality time with your family and perhaps take that much needed vacation. Now the question is, are you ready to start this new journey?
By: Elizabeth Fernandez