We live in a generation of ‘I want it now attitudes’. There is no patience. And I hate it.
What a messed up generation this is. Truly think about it, we all know someone that wants it all with little effort. We all are scrolling endlessly through our timelines desiring someones picture perfect lifestyle forgetting its just that. Picture perfect – not really perfect.
Of course I want my career to kick off now. I want my perfect figure now. A puppy now. Even a burger now. lol But if I got that all now very easily…i’d only want something new in replacement. The want and desire for things in life is an endless revolving door. It won’t stop until you have it all and when in life does anyone get it all ? never.
Working for what you want is DIFFICULT. To keep motivated, consistent, creative and positive every day is not easy and that is what is required to keep the wheels turning. But every car needs to stop off and refuel. Every car has to drive to its destination to be in the required destination. Every car needs to be altered and fixed to continue to work. So why are you any different?
Every person you idolise and desire, has had to go though a process and grind to get to where they are now. That process is what humbles you. That process is what makes you grateful and not take advantage of the opportunities and situations you are placed in. Because you had to work for it. That process teaches you. Moulds you. Directs you.
That process is the key part in the journey.
We live in a world where everything is at hands reach; I hate the fact that if something becomes difficult its so easy for this generation to say ok this is hard i’m not doing this because I can get something very similar instead for zero work.
Relationships get hard, no problem ill download a dating app or jump on social media and grab some attention. Really fancy a conversation but I don’t want to start a conversation in person as im busy on my phone, on social media, ah no problem i’ll jump on my phone and open my messages. That persons figures amazing, uh I dont want to go to the gym, no problem i’ll go and get surgery. I have to work my way up in the company? No thanks thats going to take ages, i’ll go and find another job.
This is the mentality this generation think is normal.
Its so worrying. This is not normal. We will never appreciate anything in this life if this is the attitude thats held.
Let me tell you a little story.
I kid you not this is not a description stolen from Sex & The City. My First steps into modelling yonks ago, I was invited to a meeting in Paris to meet the ‘Chief Editor of Paris Vogue’ via a guy I met in the industry. At this point I was 20 years old. Young. Naive. Being involved in Vogue is a standard benchmark with most models – you hit one of their covers your dreams have been granted.
Hesitant but keen to crack the industry, 72 hours later I was on a flight to Paris and soon later sat down in a Persian cafe across the table with a gorgeous woman, dripping in expensive garments holding a small puppy under her right arm – I thought this type of scene literally only happened in films but reality proved me wrong in that very moment.
We had brunch and discussed my ‘look’ – keep the length on my hair, dye it dark jet black, cut in a bold block fringe, slim down and I could break into the industry She said.
We was in Paris just for the day – jumped straight back onto a flight a few hours later, geared up and ready to make the changes this industry professional advised. Few days later the guy who had organised the meeting asked how it went – to later end the conversation with a one last opportunity – to let him know when I was finished work and when I was free to meet to get sex out the way – opportunities don’t come around like this often and bla bla’.
That is an easy way in.
One lay down with a guy boom career blooms. That could have been my way in. But to sell myself into a position? Never. Screw the industry. Screw the Contract. Did I ever speak to this woman in Paris again – no. Did I tell this guy to go and chop of his dick and fuck himself. Yes.
Something easy is not worth it. A lot of people would have done it. Its just sex. Its just one night to get your whole career. At the cost of your dignity and self worth. No problem. This is our generations mentality dude!
Ever wondered why one of the reasons I took a step back from modelling was? Heres one of the answers. Walk away from what could destroy the more important things in life; your self worth, self love and respect for yourself, dignity and passion. The internal stuff because thats what drives you forward through the years as a basis.
Heres a little secret.
What comes quickly can leave just as quick. Nothing good comes easy and with patience and persistence the best outcome usually comes out of a difficult situation.
No video this week as you should know from last weeks video, one is resting this week, but I thought i’d have a chat about something i’m seeing more and more of and really wish it wasn’t our reality today.
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