No one is entitled to anything. If you want something in life you must work hard for it. If you don’t plan on working hard throughout your life, you will end up living a life full of what ifs.
If you are the type that refuses to work hard. Here’s a prediction of your future:
You’ll have some good moments in your life, but never great moments. You will get to a high point where things are going well, but since you don’t work hard for anything, your life will slowly go back to point A (a stagnant and very familiar moment that you’ve faced so many times before). From there, you’ll once again spend a lot of your time comparing yourself to those around you, secretly hating them for having a life better than yours.
At first you’ll think to yourself, “they’re so lucky, I wish my life was like that.” You might even slowly start obsessing over the things they have, eventually starting a wildfire of envy inside you.
That jealousy will grow and grow, until the day you realize you need to stop being so angry. If you don’t try and better yourself, you’ll once more find yourself at a stand still. While those around you move forward with their lives, you will still be at the same place you were as the week before. Those weeks will turn into months, and those months into years. Those that have worked hard their entire lives will be so far ahead of you that one day you won’t realize where the time has gone.
What would you have done that entire time with your life? Facebook stalking everyone that has the life you want, secretly daydreaming about what that life would be like for you?
You could have been working hard, but instead you were most likely trying to make your life seem great. Probably on social media, making empty statuses on how “happy” you are, trying to convince those (and mostly yourself) that your life is as accomplished as you want it to be.
Life can be complicated, but the equation is simple. Spend a short amount of time working hard, and busting your butt to gain a lifetime of happiness. Life requires some sacrifices every once and a while. It’s just up to you to decide on what your sacrifices are. Do you sacrifice some free time and gain stress, or do you sacrifice the great life you could have?
The choice is up to you.