To Everyone Who Feels Behind: Your Work Matters

Darius Foroux
May 4, 2017 · 4 min read

“Why am I not farther in life than now?”

Maybe you thought you’d have kids by now. A business that would make a lot of money. Or that you were a well-respected person that makes a difference in the world. Maybe you thought you’d own a house by now. And that you had everything figured out.

  • “She had her first bestseller by 26.”
  • “He became CEO at 40.”

Give yourself a break and understand one thing: Your work matters.

Most of our unhappiness comes from believing that no one gives a fuck. It’s easy to feel irrelevant in a crowded world. You wake up, go to work, get back, and watch TV until you fall asleep. You’re just going through the motions.

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

We collectively believe that you must do big things to matter. You don’t have to solve starvation to contribute to the world. Similarly, you don’t need to become an important person to make a difference.

You don’t need bigger goals or more motivation.

You need to realize that whatever you’re doing NOW matters. You need to act that way. And you need to stop listening to people who are at a different stage in life.


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