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my personal growth
My personal growth: The old saying states that life is all about travel, not the destination. This is a phrase that is often used but is seldom taken seriously.
From early childhood, I was taught that it was an important destination. Although I was always advised to be awed by the journey, reality repeatedly showed me that the destination was the most important prize.
It started at school. I had to write exams, and I was graded on how well I performed. My final grade counts. What was my place in my grade? How many A’s did I score? Do I get to the next level? Always looking for something to be was to be realized in the future.
On the field of play, the focus was on who had the most points, which athlete completed the race first. The person who held the trophy was declared the winner. For me, I’ve never been the kid who was standing on the podium. This made me even more determined to be a part of the team when it was essential.
Then at University, the race was on. The desire to be number one among the top. We were conditioned to make sacrifices to guarantee an increase in return in the coming years. It’s about the end goal and not the process. I quit the University after my 2nd year. My idea was to travel for a while, enjoy uncrowded surfing and discover my passion. However, I needed money. I needed a job.
“The “journey” then started when I was offered my very first “real” job in the insurance business. It was the culmination of many decades of dedication and arduous studies, I finally reached my goal. I received my first paycheck but then realized that it’s not enough to pay my student loan off and travel worldwide to follow my desires. Someone came in and “advised” me to think about my future and save for my retirement. Make plans to plan for your Golden Years, squirrel away making sacrifices today so that in the future, I’d be financially safe enough to be able to enjoy what we have wrought from our work and relish the remainder of our adventure.