Our generation is currently witnessing the most difficult dilemma. The dilemma of choice. Yes, the dilemma of choice. Choice of what? It can be anything! It can be food, clothes, or even our career! We have so many options in front of us and all of them look so good because they are made so lucrative that we don’t even give them a second thought on which one to choose, specifically for choices in career we follow other people, thinking; Even if I don’t make 100% of what he/she did and I just end up making 50% of what he/she did, it will land me to a better position than where I am right now.
I’ve heard so many people saying that. And most of the people who say that, don’t even make it to 25% of it. Why? Because they considered that 50% as their 100% and land up accomplishing 50% of that (Mathematical part). Because they don’t know what they want and just follow those people who have built some reputation in society (Psychological part).
But where is the problem? You see the problem lies in the first place, it’s all about the choices that we make. We don’t even think what we want, we just go for it looking at the people who have already accomplished it. We are not innovating!
Think of a situation where you want to become ultra-rich like Jeff Bezos. The second thought will be of building an e-commerce site like Amazon and thinking even if I do 50% of what Mr. Bezos did I would be in the top 10 richest people in the world! Okay so let’s go for it.
“The next Bill Gates will not make an operating system; the next Larry Page and Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. If you are copying these guys, you are not learning from them”
What if Jeff would have thought the same. There would be no Amazon! You won’t be able to order your stuff online, and he won’t be the richest person in the world. Right?
We get stuck in the dilemma of choice. Being exuberated by the luxury and lifestyle of those people who already made it, don’t even think of what we want in life. We just blindly follow the path of those people who made it. And blindly following the path will just take you to a dead end.
Following the people is not learning from them it’s just copying them. You don’t want to be a copycat? Do you? Nobody wants, but unintentionally you are doing the same!
Here’s a takeaway from this post:
Try to get out of the dilemma of choice by having a clear vision of what you want to do. Never think like, if I make this percentage of that, I would be successful. If you are doing so, avoid it! It’s just a psychological method of a temporary feeling of gratification you give to yourself. In reality, it’s just a red flag!
Here’s a small video to see the implications of wrong choices:
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