I’ve noticed that it’s become a trend for influencers on Linkedin to write about how a radical decision turned out to be one of the greatest choices they have ever made and that’s inspired me to write about my own. I think that during a time when we’re attempting to improve with a slowly regrowing economy, it’s essential to view stages in life as opportunities.
It’s that time when soon to be graduates are scrambling to finalize their plans after college. There’s definitely a lot of pressure involved and I remember that well. The truth is that I’m probably still at that stage, but my nascent realization is that it’s turned out to be a blessing in disguise. When you have the time to think about who you are, what you’re passionate about, and what inspires you, you have the ability to make profound discoveries.
Since graduating, I’ve had the time to expand my interests in ways I would’ve never thought possible. With the time to take risks and begin new projects, I’ve had the ability to expand my mind and gain an even better understanding of myself. While some interests have only grown, others have developed. It’s an extraordinary thing. If I want to start writing a book, I can do that. If I have an idea for a start up, I can begin to lay down the groundwork for that. If I want to write about something, I can start another blog. The takeaway is to be true to yourself. It’s important to take everything as an opportunity and above all else to stay true to yourself. Take control of your personal brand and use the Internet to your advantage. Not rushing into accepting a position after college has been a blessing in disguise.