Most young adults nowadays are already having a mid-life crisis even if they are still a little bit too young for it. That is because most of them are actually having dilemmas as to what exactly do they want or do with their lives.
Some of them goes to college even if they are unsure of what kind of career they want to pursue. Some of them chooses to ditch college and just get a career that wouldn’t require having a degree. Some of them already have a degree but doesn’t exactly have a job that is connected to their degree, and then there are most of them who in face does not like their jobs at all but are on in it to pay for their bills.
Success As A Process
Life can absolutely be stressful and unpredictable, that is why those who think that people who has a degree are guaranteed to become successful cannot be more wrong. Success is something that you really have to work hard for, it is also usually something you didn’t think you would end up doing. Passion has to be there because if it is not, then it is best to just kiss it goodbye and find that one thing you know you can be passionate about.
What most people forget is that they have to start the bottom and then work their way up to the top, that’s just how things are supposed to be. That is because when your at the bottom, there is just no way to go but up and if you are already at the top in the beginning, then there is just no way to go but to maintain to be in that spot, you wouldn’t know how to do it if you didn’t work your way up there.
That is why most people still get surprised when they find out that some of the most successful people of all time actually started out to have jobs you wouldn’t think they would actually have. It looks like it doesn’t really matter how you started, it matters how you learned from it and used it as a stepping stone to get where you are.
Known to be one of the most successful business magnates of today, Buffett has always made sure that he would be in the business world one day as a stockbroker. He even wrote in his yearbook that he likes math which is why he wanted to be one. At such a young age of 13, he started to work as a delivery boy for a newspaper business. A few years later he started his own business with a pinball machine and that was just the beginning.
He looked into tons of business ventures and took as much opportunity as he can. He then graduated college with $10,000 coming from his business profits. Today, at the age of 87-years-old, he is one of the richest men in the world and the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway with a net worth of $84 billion.
People nowadays are just on their computers and smartphones when going shopping, one of the most popular pages they go to is Amazon. Most people wouldn’t actually believe that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos first worked at McDonald’s before he actually became a billionaire.
He did begin Amazon by selling books, but before that, he was actually flipping hamburgers behind the McDonald’s grill for quite some time in Miami, when he was only 16. It may not be connected to Amazon at all, but he believed that his experience with customers helped him today. Bezos was even dubbed as the world’s wealthiest person in the world with a current net worth of $150 billion.
John D. Rockefeller
Last but definitely not the least is the most famous American business magnate in history, John D. Rockefeller. Almost everyone in the business world has to know who he is since he is now part of history books. Who would have thought that the richest man of all time started as a bookkeeper when he was only a teenager. It was at the age of 20 when he started having an interest in business. It was estimated that in 1913, his net worth peak was actually $400 billion (2017 inflation).