Throughout life, people will constantly give you advice. A multitude of paths will present themselves. However, it will be up to you to decide which road is the right journey. People will assure you that they know the correct path. These people will even give you proof of their past experiences and force a route upon you. As a person, you may also have to endure constant suggestions coming in from all angles. It will seem as if your life has turned into a conglomeration of opinions of the people who are closest to you.
However, there comes the point where an individual must question those opinions. People must realize when a system is broken and begin to adjust to it. This is where change arises and how people can begin to start a movement. Yet to start a movement is much easier said than done. There are many examples of people conforming to society because “it’s tradition.” People can easily be fooled into thinking that one way is right merely because it is accepted in society.
I encourage you as an individual to look beyond the surface. I have found that one that lives to please society will often live very unfulfilled. Take the time to consider your own goals and ambitions. Look in the mirror for ten minutes and ask yourself if this is truly where you want to be in life. If not, then take matters into your own hands and change it for the better. The past is set in stone, but the future is always changing as a result of today’s actions.
Through my work at Omega Notes, I have learned the value of pursuing your own ventures. Instead of merely taking repetitive phone calls or working a regular job, I have the chance to help students learn that they can provide for themselves by doing simple tasks. Through our service, it is possible for students to connect with other students and network with classmates. If a student is a successful networker and generates good content, they can very well become financially independent. Allowing students who have been struggling working multiple jobs a very viable alternative. This system puts the power back in the student’s hands and away from large companies.
I hope that even outside of Omega Notes, individuals chase their own passions. It is important to realize that you don’t know what you don’t know. To truly garner the best sense of self you must constantly be learning about new things and new people. Perhaps you have not even found what you love to do yet. Maybe you never met someone who you will find truly inspirational. After a period of self-discovery, you may even have a whole new interpretation of who you are as a person. Define yourself; do not let others tell your story.
James is currently a rising Junior at Pennsylvania State University. He joined Omega Notes at the start of the summer. As a Sales Intern, James strives to help students realize the value of the notes they take in class.