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Stop worrying, start working

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‘What do you want to become in life?’ – This is the most daunting question for a 17-year-old. You aren’t even an adult, however, you have almost touched adulthood. And you are asked to take a decision that can potentially decipher the course of your life.

One feels surrounded by pressure, from parents, peers, relatives and teachers. Everywhere you go, people ask you the same question. It is easy to feel dejected and engulfed by dark clouds at this time.

Adults can’t pressurise their children to make a decision in their teenage years. Sometimes, it takes time for an individual to know what their passion is, and what they want to do for the rest of their lives. Parents may think that they are supporting their child in this manner, but oftentimes, they begin to nudge them before they are even ready for that change.  

And so, children become hesitant to tell their parents about their passions. This is extremely damaging because not every child dreams of having a six figure salary right out of college. Maybe, parents should give them some time and space, sit with them and engage in a dialogue.

It is said, ‘If you don’t fail, you’re not even trying. To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.’ These lines tell that youth should not worry about failing. As parents, if you see dedication and tenacity in your children, then believe that your child will eventually get there, if not today, then tomorrow.

Success cannot be achieved overnight. It comes with time, failures, and many steps. Never stop trying, keep working and keep grinding.

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