I remember what my mother said to me when I told her that I wanted to use the summer to work on personal projects instead of getting a job. She said, “Hailey, if you really want to do it you’ll find the time and energy to do it on top of working but a part of life is realizing that you have to eat.” (Please refer to Fact Of Life #2).
That was basically her way of gently yet firmly saying that it would be unacceptable for me to not get a job for the summer.
(And yes, she was correct in her judgement on that one).
As somebody living in the “technology era”, I can get just about everything I could possible want/need through a laptop, computer, phone, and/or app. We live in a world in which we have access to tools and resources that even ten years ago would have only been accessible to a numbered few.
For example, Adobe Creative Cloud. For about $20 per month per application, you can have access to various Adobe Creative Cloud applications ($10 per month for the Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC applications).
In case you don’t know, Adobe Creative Cloud is a tool used by professionals and is considered one of the top tools for the creative fields.
And you as as an individual, whether you are somebody who wants to experiment with that kind of application or somebody who needs to use the application for work, can have access to it in your own home for less money than you would make while working three hours at a minimum wage job.
The point I’m trying to make is that with all the resources available now a days, quite a few of them which are also free, there isn’t an excuse as to why you can’t do something.
Pushing past all the B.S. personal excuses you make to yourself as to why you can’t do that project or work on that idea you have, if you really want to do something you will find a way to do it.
You won’t think about how busy you are because you’ll be too occupied with moving everything around in order to fit it into your schedule.
You won’t think about how tired you are because you’ll be too motivated to work on it.
You won’t think about how you don’t have the resources because you’ll be too distracted with finding a way to get the things you need in order to make it happen.
If you really want to do something, you won’t let anything stop you.
There is one ultimate, no questions asked, hands down, zero excuses reason as to why you should never not do something you’re truly passionate about. Even if you don’t think it’s going to turn out well. Even if you’re unsure as to how it’s going to turn out. No matter what it is. No matter the size of it.
You should always do it because,
If you don’t, somebody else will.
(And I don’t know about you, but that thought scares the sh** out of me).
Housekeeping Note: Fact Of Life #5 has been added to the The Facts Of Life page. Check it out.
Also, if you are a student I want to make you aware that you can have access to all of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications for $21.99 a month (as opposed to the $51.99 that you would have to pay if you weren’t a student). Hint: That’s a huge discount, take advantage of it.
The following is a link to information about Adobe Creative Cloud in case you may be interested. Adobe Creative Cloud
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