Letters by Miji: Start with You

Dear 16 to 25 year old,

It’s ok to have not a single clue what you want to be doing with the rest of your life.

Those who have come and gone before you did not have their lives all planned out to the finest detail. They started with a conviction. They began by first defining who they were. This is the foundation upon which everything else is built.

Mark Zuckerberg didn’t know that he would become a social networking billionaire and business mogul. He started off knowing he wanted to code and perhaps solve problems using that particular skill. Steve Jobs was very clear on his aspirations. He wanted to make the computer a personal and portable item that everyone would have access to. This was a time when telephones were connected by wire and computers were too big to fit on a table.

It’s never really about what job or business you do. It’s more about who you really are. If you try your hand at different business endeavours or change careers 3 or 4 times, who you are becomes the constant element. It is the part that makes what you do special.

So, start with you.

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