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Accepting The Quarter-Life Crisis: Why Losing Your Sh*t Is Completely Okay

First of all you have to realize that fearing what’s next is totally fine. It’s not a weakness, it’s a human instinct. Now should that be bad? Not necessarily. You can’t be prepared for all sorts of scenarios that can come up in the future, but you can at least get ready with some basic rules. First of all you have to ask yourself what do I want to do, be, stand for and work with. You have to have an idea of what your aspirations and goals are. People who confront the future with total confusion and are lost even before they start are in for a tough start, but those who know what they’re generally interested in can follow paths that will lead them closer to their objectives. There are plenty of resources out there to help you face the future: and in the age of internet nothing should be much of a challenge.

“People always find it easier to be a result of the past rather than a cause of the future.” Author Unknown 

Nowadays anything you want to know more about is a click away. People you want to emulate are two pages away and you can always attend events, network and learn skills through online tutorials. If what you’re afraid of is work and getting a job, don’t do the mistake of only looking for employment that matches your skills. People study their life philosophy and end up as investment bankers, or musicians. Every opportunity is a way for you to improve and move further ahead. Diversify your skills, knowledge and contacts, because in the 21st century, it’s more about solving problems, whatever their nature, regardless of what industry your are in. If you’re flexible, street-smart, curious, eager to learn and enthusiastic, you’ll fit anywhere and you’ll learn the tricks of the job. Google doesn’t hire based on your ability to code, google hires based on your affinity to learn on the spot and be the best you can.

Don’t be afraid of the future, be enthusiastic about it! This time is ours, we are the golden generation and it’s up to us what we make out of this century. There are plenty of opportunities, plenty of problems and plenty of ways to stand out. Just be open to new experiences, and embrace the unknown as yet another challenge in your quest to success.

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