I’m not a graphic design student, I didn’t study computer science and I never went to school to learn entrepreneurship. Since young, I love computers and the internet. I have a problem with learning and I didn’t do well in my school. I love arts, science, and sports. I only pick up on skills that really interest me. Now, when I’m all grown up, it becomes part of my dreams and goals to build what I am truly passionate about.
People who are close to me always say, get a stable job, get married, have kids, buy a house, make investment, learn more knowledge and the list goes on. Why all that hustle? Along the way i fall in love in what i was doing and i felt that i have so much to offer at what i’m good at and everyone else depends on me to make it better. After all, i faced challenges and setbacks when i thought everything out there seems possible.
The painful lessons thought me not to give up and to find balance. I told myself I have purpose and passion but I always self-doubt because of the mistakes, rejections, and failures I’ve made. There were many things I saw around me that gave me inspiration and motivation, but I have low confidence because I lost my mom, dad, and brother, people whom I love the most in my life and they are the people I grow up with. After all, everyone will die. I felt every struggle that I go through no one really cares and they just expect to see results.
With the rat race going on in the world today, it gets really competitive and fear-mongering. People are becoming more arrogant, selfish, self-centered, defensive, insecure, devaluing others, extremely opinionated, and quick to judge. No one is as interested in you as you think they are.
On the other side, there are more people in this world who went through tougher life and faced with different types of difficulties, some born with it and some have to live with it. All these thoughts are never resting, full of frustrations and disappointments.
As you go through life, you grow to be optimistic, wiser, choosing a better friend, work with trustworthy people, spending time more with loved ones, pick up a new skill, looking for truth all these are just redefining yourself because you can be anything knowing your capabilities and potential.
We all know it’s hard, making great things happen requires courage and persistence through the uphill battles, the only way to do it is to do it. It’s never too late to start over.
If you weren’t happy with yesterday, try something different today. Fear is easy, hope is real. Don’t stay stuck. Do better. Be patient, for what was written for you was written by the greatest of writers.
Originally published at www.fajarsiddiq.com on September 15, 2016.