Stop looking for the “right” career?


What is happening my friends!

Adam here. I saw this post on Facebook today and it got me thinking, is this a correct way of looking at your career, potential career or life? For someone who has struggled for a long time now with working out what I am wanting to do with my life and what it is that truly makes me happy, this post went both ways for me until i thought about it a little more.

On one hand I agree that getting a job and focussing on it and trying to be the best at that, is a great thing to strive towards. You have a career and you should be happy that you are earning enough to survive and carry on in this world. It may not be what you want to do, but it is something. As it says in the post, you can always quit and be no worse off than you are. As you get older in life it becomes a big and more prevalent option to take than that of pursuing your dream job or sometimes happiness.

But what happens when you get stuck doing this job day in, day out with no way of escaping. It is easy to become entrapped and snared in job, that it becomes comfortable, easy and like clock work. You become so tangled in this job that you don’t even realise the time passing by. Days turn to Months and Months turn to years. I myself have been in this position and i was miserable. People would say “Yes the job is terrible, but at least you have a job and are earning money” These people were partially true, but as i found the longer i stayed at the job, the quicker my happiness left and the worse my outlook on life became. This is why i think that there is such thing as the “right” career, but the “right” career for you at that point in your life. If that career is right for you for the rest of your life than you are lucky, if not then i believe you need to change before it damages you. The values you learn and your beliefs will make up you as a person but i do not believe it can sway your happiness as much as the right career or job can.

I am a firm believer in following my dreams and that i have the potential to be whatever i want to be, this is the way i was brought up. That is why i find myself on the fence with this post. I am constantly looking at bettering myself and looking for that next chapter in my life that will bring me happiness and make me feel complete. The photo says to stop worrying about happiness, and i think that is wrong. In life you should always do what makes you happy no matter the circumstance. Happiness is a career. It is part of your life that makes up a huge portion and dictates the way in which you live. If you are unhappy with your career, you and your life will reflect this.  As Jim Carrey said in one of his speeches “you can fail at what you don’t want to do, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love” I believe this can be translated into this argument and makes me side more against the message of this post.

 

Thanks for reading and i would love to know what you think and what your opinions are on this.

Five types of people at the gym 

What is happening my friends!

Adam here. Many of you may not know that i have been going to the gym for quite some time now and in this time have noticed quite a few gym stereotypes and labels that are  given subconsciously. So without further a do, here is my top five types of people I  regularly notice when I’m at the gym.

This is in no way intended to offend anyone, only for a good laugh. See if you can’t label yourself from the below. I have definitely been one or two of these types before.

1. The Old’y 

This is probably the most straight forward of them all. This person is of the elderly nature and clearly has never learnt how to use a single piece of equipment in their life. They will go from machine to machine doing the weirdest and most peculiar things, that make you wonder what body part they think they are actually working on. To top it all off they are completely oblivious to everyone staring at them with that ‘what the f**k!’ look on their face.

2. The Hoarder

This particular person is someone who loves to use as many free weights and machine as they can in what seems is a never ending superset. Everyone who has been to as gym has had that moment where you need to use a piece of equipment but someone else is using it. If a hoarder is in the gym, you are going to have a tough time, as there is a good chance all the equipment you want has been hoarded.

3. The Resident

This person is of a special breed and appears to actually reside inside the gym all day, everyday. Every time you rock up at the gym, they are there and every time you leave, they are still there. It doesn’t matter what time of the day as well, whether it’s morning or night, they will be there when you get there and they will be there long after you leave. It is fascinating when you actually don’t see this person at the gym at any given day or notice them outside of the gym.

4. The classic ‘Gym bro’

This particular person is your hardcore, muscle bound, stringlet wearing gym goer who thinks they are the biggest, the best and the baddest thing at that gym. They will always wear full gym branded clothing from your bodybuilding shoes all the way up to the caps on their head, to make sure you know they are serious about lifting. They will have their pre workout, amino acids and other various powders on them at all time to make sure they never miss a moment of muscle growing potential. Another big thing is they will most of the time try to intimidate you or stare you down so you know who is the king of the the iron jungle.

On the contrary, you will also have your female ‘gym bro’ who will never be seen without always wearing gym tights, a short singlet or croptop and the latest and greatest in women athletic brand name clothing and footwear to excentuate and flaunt their best assets, making everyone in the gym stare. Much like the male ‘gym bro’ they have a mixture of drinks and powders to make it seem like they know something you don’t.

5. The Quick’y 

This person is in and out of the gym before you know it. They will come in, maybe go on the treadmill or bike for 10-15 minutes and then be gone. This leaves you to wonder did they actually break a sweat? Some quickies coming in to do a few weights, get a snapchat in, then be off. As long as people know they went to the gym at all is the main purpose of actually going to the gym for this person.

 

Thanks for reading and hopefully you can relate and have a laugh as I have.

The Beginning

Being the first post on my blog i wasn’t sure what i was meant to write, nor how i should approach this. This blog is something i have been thinking about for a while now in an attempt to not only help myself by giving me a reason to write and to create, but also a chance to help and inspire other through the power of the internet. I will try to post regularly and have similar topics and segments to this blog that you can follow such as monthly favourites, weekly quotes, mens fashion, fitness and gym, personal stuff, mens styling, sport and much more. So sit back and enjoy my blog and hopefully you either learn or get something useful out of it.