My generation has more opportunities than any other generation before us.
However, because of this, we are stretched too thin. We are unable to decide and hopelessly over-challenged. We have become lost; head high up in the clouds but feet in the mud. We want to work but only something we are fine with. We want to reach everything without trying. We want maximum success and minimum agony.
Everything has to be creative, flexible, mobil, home-office-compatible, work-life-balanced, meaningful and blissfully happy. Underneath this, we won’t do it.
We are egoists, super-fitted, lack a sense of direction, allrounder, no-hoper.
My generation tries incessantly to live the best life that’s possible. In the past people arrived at some point. At a working condition, that would last forever, at a marriage, which would last till death. Nowadays we go down like a lead ballon.
My generation got persuaded that the journey is it’s own reward for so long that we cannot arrive at any point in our life, even if we want to.
We have shunt our dreams like so many times before because we wanted to be sober. We decided allegedly for the right thing rather than the thrilling. Backtrack. Let’s play it safe. At the same time we didn’t realize that we lost our real dreams on the way.
Would you call that a worthwhile life? Only because you are feeling safe? Would you even call that a life? You can not repeat one day like another, 365 times a year, 75 times year after year and call that a life?!
We waited. We waited for the right moment quite a few times, made so many pro and contra lists – there is no profit in that.
Dreams want to be fulfilled.
That’s why we can’t wait for the fairy to arrive, a lottery ticket or any sign to make them come true. Accept your dreams an give them a chance.
Waiting for our dreams to come true is nonsense. And for the last time, no – detours or steps in the wrong direction aren’t so bad. Maybe the bicycle is more comfortable. Or the train is faster. Perhaps you will meet some interesting people on your way within walking distance. Who knows?
Sometimes you have to step back, get some fresh air and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be. Get yourself a break in a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out. You might explore wishes which can be frightening. Someday we will find what we are looking for, or maybe we will not. Maybe we will find something much greater than that. Can you even imagine this?
It doesn’t matter which way we will choose. The biggest mistake you could ever make, the mistake you are so afraid of doing sometime, somewhere, somehow, is just being too afraid to make one. If it will get pretty bad or even worse – bad decisions make good stories, right? It is still time to change the road we are on. We don’t have to know the right way but rather our goal.
We worked for so many years while striving for perfection. Certainly not strong enough. We weren’t focused. We are chased, while running, seeking, convolving, but never in the same direction. We didn’t trust ourselves to do it. So we ended up unspoken, scarcely daring to think about anything. Scared to let ourselves down. Nothing to throw around, which cannot be fielded.
It’s time to grasp what we really want to do, whereupon we’re dreaming of. Adjust yourself. Everything you want is on the other side of fear. Explore the world. Astonish yourself. Outgrow of it.
So, what is on your schedule as of now? Never say never again. Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. Yield your dreams to be done. Dreams don’t work – unless you do. It’s all right as long as there is no stagnation.
Do me a favor: Smile while you are breaking free. Remember this critical moment before awesomeness happens? Nothing can make you feel stronger than surviving this moment.
Dieser Text ist im Zuge meines Studiums in dem Fach Wirtschaftsenglisch entstanden. Wir hatten dort die Aufgabe, eine Rede zu verfassen und sie vor dem Kurs zu halten (Thema: Moving the human heart). Dies war mein Beitrag dazu: Etwas prosaisch und voller romantischer Verklärungen, aber es gefällt mir, es gibt mir diesen kitschigen Motivationskick in den richtigen Momenten.