Life is like a stream flowing down from a mountain top. We may all start off from a hospital, where we are born. However, one baby’s experience on life is not going to be the same with the others. It is like the streams finding its own path, as they journey down the mountain. But at the end of it, we will all still meet at the bottom, where we flow into the afterlife.
I was recently re-connected with a friend on Facebook. He was one of the coolest guy that I got the chance to meet during my army days. It was probably barely just past 10 years, and I was really surprised at where life has brought him to. After a great career, he is now taking a sabbatical from the corporate world and exploring different opportunities. He is invested in a few properties, and is also onto a couple of business projects.
Unlike him, I never had the chance or was not exposed or aware of the job that he undertook, which took him from the initial point to where he is now. I was on a totally different stream. I did have my fair share of success in my own career but relative to his, I was no where near what he was earning.
The interesting thing is this – he was just like any of us, a normal guy from a decent family, not born with a silver spoon. He just worked his way up, and fought to get to where he is now. He told me that in his previous job, it is just happened that he was into what he was doing, and actually got a knack for doing what he was initially given as a job.
That’s the beauty of life. I am so inspired by him. What this experience taught me was the fact that everyone has their own streams in life to go on. We will not know where the stream will lead us to, what opportunities is going to bring us to, but the only thing we can do is to enjoy the experience (the now), and make the most out of it.
We may not experience the similar financial breakthroughs as some would experience. We may not even be as “lucky” as some. But this is the unique stream that you are on. Maybe it is just not your time yet to be there. Instead of being bitter and telling yourself that you are not as good, it is definitely more awesome to soak in the stream, reflect on where you at now, before making a list of where you would like to be/achieve, and then getting back on the stream and making your way to where you want to go, as per your list.
I am going back onto my stream now. Maybe we will meet somewhere down the “mountain.”
In the meantime, wishing us all the success and fun in our own individual streams.