Life at times can certainly be a real struggle. There have been times in my own life where I remember coming very close to hitting rock bottom when all of a sudden something inside of me woke up to realize that I have the strength to find my way back. There were times where I worked three meager jobs and found very little sleep just to pay the rent at the end of the month. I delivered pizza’s, worked as a roofer’s helper and landscaped. There was even a time where I picked trash and sold stuff at flea markets on the weekends to make an extra few dollars. We had very little and every dollar had a specific responsibility attached to it.
This was not only a valuable learning period for me, but also an opportunity to network. I worked hard, showed up on time and proved my honesty. These things don’t go unnoticed and eventually other job opportunities came my way.
Today is see more and more individuals relying on money supplied through our government and it makes me sad to think that these same individuals may never find their way in life. I am in no way against social programs funded by taxpayers as they can act as a buffer to get folks through some hard times. But it should never be something that a young person who is able to work should find themselves dependent on.
I keep hearing that the world has changed since I was a young man, but I tend to believe that somethings haven’t changed throughout history. There are many businesses searching for good workers who are willing to meet the challenges set before them. Things don’t change overnight and trust is hard to earned, but through hard work and dedication it is possible to discover that their is light at the end of the tunnel.
The first step is to understand that you have nothing. You are entitled to nothing and anywhere you want to go has to earned. This is all about you and only you finding your way through life and you are at the first stage. You have basic needs like shelter, food and water and these things are the one’s you must strive for. A good used bicycle should support your transportation needs until you move on to the next stages of your life. Believe in yourself and your abilities to get through this tough stage in your life. Be patient and learn every lesson that life throws your way for it is the backbone to the person you are to become.