Up the Ladder One Step at a Time
The saying that hindsight is always 20/20 could not be more true every day that you get older.
Ever seen the subreddit /r/showerthoughts? The posts are a collection of conclusions that were discovered while the original poster was in the shower. Have you ever had fabulous insights that really help you sort through the daily problems of life? Maybe what you should have done today, what you should have said to someone in a discussion, or what have you?
When I lay in my bed fading away into sleep, my brain that is slightly out of whack begins to contemplate all of life. I will think about memories of choices made as recent as the day of and as distant as my youth, all up and down the spectrum. Silence from the outside world seem to be the best way for me to do my necessary constructive critical thinking. When I finally get to be alone with just my brain, I seem to think much more clearly. Without the ambient noise of people, electronics, and birds, being able to formulate thoughts are a breeze. It’s just the distraction of people and oncoming sleep that bring my from my thoughts. At these times, when I have clear thinking, I began to contemplate my way of life. I was moving up in the world, but I was reading and gaining knowledge at the same time. I was reading self help and get rich books and the conclusion that I kept coming to was to move fast. Every day that I would have a moment to think, I kept telling myself that I need to move faster than I am. There is more that can be accomplished each day and I must seize the moment, There was, and there still is no way to predict what the future holds.
So I began making changes. Ever so slightly I started to make progressions. Each day that I thought about what I needed to do, I did more than the day before. That was my goal, whatever I do, try to make today better than yesterday was. And as I go to sleep, I think that I will make tomorrow better than today was. It was this line of thinking and being alone with my thoughts that showed me the way.
I feel like that used to be the mentality of people when they are young. The youth and the people entering young adulthood usually have their ambitions at their highest. They are excited to face the new world, but have yet to learn the harsh realities of it. When people jump in, they find out just truly how much of a dog eat dog world this is. And, when they are blown back by it, some never recover, and then strap their boots up and get to their job that they hate. Although I knew a job was necessary to get some money coming in, I always knew it was not what I wanted. I