The world is DIGITALLY moving away from conventional circles around what you should do and focusing on what you can do. The question remains; WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Before you beat yourself up for that question, not everyone should do the same thing. The world is quite versatile. Everyone has got unique strengths and abilities and therefore able to function within certain roles, effortlessly. This requires some dedication and practice, anyway.
Now, there’s nothing so much like a competition because even if two different people are in the same field, their modus operandi will definitely differ from each others’. You can be anything as long as you’re creating value and good at it.
Personally, I never knew I could get to this point with my writing skills except of course, the fact that I kept talking about it. This brings back to fore knowledge, the power of small steps.
Announce it. Do it. Spread the deeds.
People will see you! They already are… It doesn’t matter the number of engagement. It doesn’t matter who comments on it or speaks about it. Some see it; others are envious (not necessarily evilly-envious; just envious) of where you are and how much you’re able to achieve with your “baby” steps despite the obvious odds.
Also, you cannot tell where you’ll be tomorrow and the account of your “baby” steps becomes really relevant.
This is no stale tale; I’ve experienced it big time. People have also shared testimonies where the details of what little things they’ve done turned out to be saving graces for them in their job/careers, studies and even their venture abroad.
Truthfully, the world needs you; as long as you’re dedicated to the path you’ve chosen. It’s no rocket science. The world mostly chooses those who put their strengths into a course.
Again, I reference the beautiful lady who inspired this read; @Susan Ikegwu, in her EXACT words —
I stopped playing the old antiquated game built in the 1850s where you submitted a piece of paper and was hired to be a cog in a machine and I started playing the new game. So, I started communicating my knowledge. I started helping people get better. I started demonstrating my expertise every single day and I attracted the people that were aligned with my vision. Your actual skills matter more than your previous title or what school you went to. But people need to know. It’s your job to communicate that to them. Content marketing is the new resume. Still a work in progress.