The Odd One Out
Sometimes when I am working on my company and zoning myself out of other things, so I can focus on my work, I feel like I am the odd one out. Being in college while also being an entrepreneur and starting my own business is something that you don’t see that often. Entrepreneurship by itself is a tough career to take on, but trying to do that when you are a college student on top of the million other things you have to do is sometimes impossible.
In my numerous other blogs I talk about how to balance life as a college student and an entrepreneur, but sometimes that can be tough when you are trying to still have social life and hangout with your friends. Today is a Saturday and I’m writing this blog for the upcoming Monday but today is also a huge football game at my University. Therefore, a lot of my friends wanted me to come out and tailgate in the morning because it was a morning game. I contemplated whether I wanted to go or not because I usually work in the mornings to start out my day right and then see my friends later. So today it was a tough decision because tailgating is always fun but I hadn’t worked on my personal goals all week because I was drowning with homework.
So what did I do?
I thought about my why.
I thought about my goals.
I thought about where I want to be in 10 years.
I thought about what most people won’t when they are in a decision like this.
I didn’t go. Instead I grabbed the book DotCom Secrets by Russell Brunson and started to lay out my sales funnel for my company.
The reason I didn’t go was because most people choose the decision that gives them happiness for a short amount of time. If I said yes and went to go tailgate, I would have fun for a little bit but then my whole day would have been gone because I would be in the zone of not wanting to work. No, that doesn’t mean I never go out to have fun, but it just means that I set times when I can go see my friends and when I focus on working.
Sometimes when I do that I feel like I am the odd one out because I am in my own world trying to make a difference in my own life and others. But then I think about the hard work that it takes to get to the success that you want to see.
I always come back to the quote,
“Live your life a few years like most people want to live the rest of your life like most people can’t.”
It’s amazing because when I do see success in my life people ask me about how I did it and say, “You’re so lucky.” It’s not about luck though, it really never is, it’s about doing hard work and putting yourself in the position that most people won’t to see great successes.
Therefore, if you have been in this position or sometimes feel like you are the odd one out in your group of friends, think about your future goals.
Because at the end of the day being the odd one out is uniqueness that will help you conquer your goals. Keep on grinding!