There has never been a member of the human race like you before. You hold content that only you came to deliver. So live like it, because humanity can’t afford to miss the fruits of your tree. - Samuel Kapansa
Just because you are not yet financially stable, don’t have your own car, house or even business doesn’t mean that you have failed at life. Money is no longer a measure of success, that’s an old way of thinking, a wrong one by that matter.
People experience and achieve success in different areas of their lives, just because they didn’t make a lot of money doesn’t mean they failed at life, some people are considered a success in their social, familial, financial and personal life.
Look at the life of Eastman, of the famous Eastman Kodak Company whose net worth at the time of his death was $55,000,000. Its clear to say the man was a financial success and had a very stable life in the financial business. Yet Mr. Eastman committed suicide, which shows that the man had no personal success.
More about George Eastman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Eastman
Thomas Edison , the great inventor, on the other hand, was a millionaire. Had a very nice family. He got along very well with himself. But on the social side, Edison simply did not care for it. A huge barguest was held in one of the large hotels in New York City to honor Edison. Everybody of any importance was there but the honoree. When he was called if he would make himself available for the event, Edison replied, “Do I have to?”. Yet again it’s clear the man did not have it in his social life, yet today he is considered a success.
Live each moment of your youth with wisdom, patience, commitment, purpose and truth of who you truly are, because there will never be any other moments like these very ones. - Samuel Kapansa
More about Thomas Edison: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison
Oh and don’t get me started on Albert Einstein! The word genius is and has mostly and frequently been used to describe the man, yet the man had challenges trying to make ends meet. Albert was certainly not a financially stable person of his time nor a millionaire, but he developed his mind and discovered so many and awesome principles and theories of physics that are being used in today’s world. He definitely was successful in his personal life.
More about Albert Einstein: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein
So what I am trying to say?
Don’t overlook other areas of your life, work on yourself each day, learn as much as you can and develop the skills you want and take care of yourself, visit friends, talk to family members, get to know them, develop strong lasting healthy relationships with them, talk to people around you, interact with people of different ages, genders, race and cultures and you will be surprised how much you will learn. And don’t forget to push that business idea that you have been thinking about all this while. Work on it everyday and see it through to the end.
Don’t wait to retire for you to know that you’ve achieved success in your life. Live life every single moment, because there will never be a perfect moment for that. If you are a business person, don’t wait to have millions for you to enjoy your success and efforts, or if you are a student don’t wait until your graduation to celebrate your efforts and success, celebrate through each test, exam, or assignment.
Live life and succeed.