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Seeing your own potential and aiming for your dream job

August 4, 2016

There’s 7.4 billion people who currently exist in this world. All with different beliefs. All with different goals. All who view themselves differently and who each have their own unique place in this world. Some of which have become well known names, some who may be your local shopkeeper or store assistant at your local clothes store. Scary right?

However, I have realised that a large number of people in this world fail to see their own potential- including myself. I have recently left college and finished doing A Levels. I have no wish to study at university yet, so I’m having a year out. When I first left college, I was worried about how I was going to spend this year off and what I was going to do with my life. After all, there’s so many opportunities out there, but am I really good enough for any of them?

Granted, I now know what I want to do now and have a desire for achieving my own goals.I want to go into journalism, keep writing blog posts, and just using blogging as a platform to express myself and make a change in this utterly dark and negative world. I’m starting to find my own potential, and it’s one of the most liberating feelings.

However, this blog post is about you finding your potential if you haven’t found it yet. In fact, I knew someone who I used to be close to in my life who didn’t know their own potential. They believed they were destined for a lot less than what they deserved, which could’t be further from the truth. They put themselves down and didn’t see how special they are to this world. And guess what? You’re exactly the same.

Look at the bigger picture for a moment. Look at your amazing qualities, and what you love doing. Maybe you love putting your thoughts into writing like me, want to make a change in this world, or even something as simple as loving sport, fashion or music. The world is your oyster. There are so many amazing opportunities out there, you just have to be determined and grab them.Determinism is key. It may sound like such a cliche, but if you think about it, you can do anything if you put your mind to it. In my opinion, this is your own life and you only live it once. Grab opportunities and live with no regrets.

Want to know a secret? Nothing is impossible. Trust me, it took a long time for me to realise this too. I used to think that I would never create a blog because I’m not good enough. I got put off being a music artist manager because I believed that I wasn’t good enough. I had such a negative outlook without actually realising that no one is perfect. Everything you do is a learning process, and you get better every day, so don’t think you’re not good enough at something that you aspire to do.

Start from today. Work on a plan. Google your dream job, or work on opening that independent shop you’ve wanted to for so long. You can do anything if it’s what you really want. No excuses. Just do it. The worst thing that can happen is you don’t reach for your life aspirations, and you live your life in regret… and who really wants to live their life with regrets?

Feel free to also comment below your dream job, or your goals that you aim to achieve in the next couple of years. This is a massive world with so many great chances, you just have to take risks and do what you’ve always wanted to. Know your potential- because you have more to offer this world than you think.

Need advice on anything? Whether it’s needing some motivation, relationship advice, or just advice in general; feel free to inbox me on Tumblr! I am so excited to start dedicating one day a week on my blog to start responding to your questions on needing advice- and spread a bit of love and positivity! (Please note: You will remain completely anonymous).

Love and happiness always,

xo, Becca

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  1. I love the positivity in this post and I admire you for taking a year out. I think there can be a lot of pressure to go to uni straight after school, but I don’t think it’s the right choice for everyone!

  2. My goal is similar to yours! I want to be a journalist, and keep on blogging because I really love it. Although I will be attending university and I’m not fully sure about it, I’m going to give it a go and see how that leads me. Not going to close my options either 🙂

  3. Love this, as everything you write! So positive and inspirational! I did a foundation course at uni and didn’t pursue, I knew it wasn’t for me. I have changed my life career over the past few years but I can say I tried! I know where I want to be now, but nevertheless that can change soon and that’s okay!

    “Be happy with what you have while working for what you want”


  4. Becca You’re so positive and inspirational, I love it. I’ve always wanted to be a Children’s Nurse but I just want a career where I’m caring for people and helping them really. I just want to be able to help people.

    Claire ❤ |

  5. Wow I commend you for taking a year off! The longest I have taken is maybe a semester lol. But it is through that process that you are learning what your true potential is !! That is inspiring 🙂 Keep posting things like this cause a lot of people our age need to be reminded of this:)

    great work! x

    1. Thank you so much lovely!! Yeah, I’ve finished college and my studies so I decided to take a year out and decide whether I want to go to university or not depending on where life takes me this year. Thank you for the lovely feedback X

  6. I love the positivity and encouragement in this post. The world could do with more love and voices like this – so it’s amazing that you recognise your own potential as well! Such a difficult thing for many people to do and I really admire you for it.
    Congratulations on what you’ve achieved so far and have a wonderful year out!

    Sending you best wishes and positive vibes,

    Nicky xx |

  7. I totally agree with everything you said in this post! I’m a very self-critical person and have a lot of self-doubts but I’m really working on believing in my skills more at the moment 🙂 Just like you I’d love to get into journalism & I want to be an author one day. I actually wrote my first book not too long ago for my dissertation at school. I got an amazing mark for it (I don’t want to brag but I am kind of proud of it) which showed me that I can do it. So now I’m working on my first real novel & trying to ignore my self-doubts. Thank you for sharing this, it really inspired me x

    Sara /

  8. This is a great, really positive post and a gap year is a good idea to get some breathing space and really think about that dream career you were talking about!
    I’m actually a magazine journalist myself and wrote a post about getting into journalism if you want to check it out. It seems like you’re already doing a lot of the right things though 🙂 Best of luck with it! x

  9. Oh my God! I loved how inspiring this post is and I am so happy someone else feels that some people don’t tend to push themselves to go and get their dreams. I have loved reading all your outspoken inner thoughts on your blog.

  10. The amount of positivity on your blog Becca is amazing. I wish you the best with your goals and having your dream job. I believe in you! As for myself, I want to continue blogging, and hope to grow a strong community of supporters and friends. I’m also thinking of majoring in marketing and communications once I’m in college 🙂

    Kathlyn | Kathlyn’s Korner

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