Category: Career

The Cost of Chasing Dreams: Persevering Through Uncertainty & Failure

Muhammad Ali Punch Bag
Image Via: Archaeology (did you know there’s a hypothesis that the human face has evolved to take punches?)


In my first year of university, I had no idea what I was doing with my life, until I woke up one night in tears, determined to resolve my existential crisis. I wrote a list of all the things I believed I needed to be happy. I asked myself, of these, what are the minimum I would need to have happiness? And then I asked myself, what career will get me closest to the majority of items on my happiness list? After that, it was pretty easy to narrow it down. I chose to pursue a highly competitive career. And boy, am I feeling that pressure now.

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