Lately, I have been declining invitations from friends to attend events. I usually tend to decline such invitations because I feel I have not achieved anything in comparison to my peers who are doing great in their personal and professional lives.
To be honest, it is not because I am jealous of their success, but, I am only trying to avoid being asked the “what are you doing now” question.
For most unemployed graduates, this question could lead to downheartedness and despair especially, if the person asking the question is well-off. The question itself is not a bad one but, it could be a reminder of what a person lacks. Thus, most unemployed graduates like myself often try to prevent meeting people we know to avoid being asked such a question.
However, I feel this attitude will serve no purpose and I need to change for the better. Personal growth for everyone is different and happens when it is supposed to happen. It cannot be forced or hurried to occur.
Although my friends are successful now, they didn’t become successful overnight. While I recognize that there are people who got a job right after school, there are also others who struggled for months before they gained employment.
While my predicament makes me sad, I have learnt not to despise my humble beginning. I have resolved to work hard until I have achieved all my desired dreams.
Success requires hard work, dedication and persistence. It is not like fast food: you can’t just order it!