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Working For The Weekend?

We’re all familiar with Loverboy’s Working for the Weekend.  We’re also so familiar with T.G.I.F. My question is why? One of my favorite parts about being a Millennial is realizing that my education, career, and life is in my own hands.

If your Monday through Friday consists of looking forward to the weekend, you aren’t living life to the fullest. I feel like this post will turn into more of a rant than it will a narrative with cohesive information. Regardless, this post isn’t for those who are happy with the mundane. I’m writing this for those who have always wanted to take a chance on your dreams, but have never had the courage to do it.

In my last post I mentioned that effort NOT passion determines whether or not you accomplish your dreams. It’s great to be passionate about something, but if you aren’t good at it and there isn’t effort behind it, you probably will never accomplish it. That brings me to the weekend. Personally, I get about 90% of my dreams accomplished on the weekend and during the week from 6P-10P. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big believer in playing hard, but working hard is a prerequisite. In our ever changing 24/7 access world, time is money. As a 24 year old, I have a lot I want to accomplish in life. With two full-time jobs my personal life and personal dreams suffer sometimes. Monday’s are days when I come into the office, get focused for the week (Mon-Sun), and get a game plan together. I’m fortunate enough to be in an industry that allows me to fall in love with what I do. Yes, there are times when breaks are needed. Times to refresh and rejuvenate. Those times unfortunately are not real life.

So what am I trying to say? If you live your life for the weekend, you haven’t really found your true calling yet. Keep pursing, keep learning, keep inquiring. I live for Mondays. It means I get to step into the realm of work that I love. I wouldn’t trade that for anything.

Quit what you suck at, pursue what you’re good at. Thanks for listening, I think my rant is over now.

Happy Monday!

Mason

P.S. Don’t be this guy:

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