When I was a senior in high school, I entered a poetry contest and won 1st place at my school and 2nd place citywide. I won some prizes and my poem was published in a magazine.
About a year after I graduated high school, I got my first job and went to school for medical assisting.
When I got pregnant at 19 and got put out of the house, I went to a youth shelter/transitional living for 2 years. While there, I bought my first car and I had almost $4,000 saved up when I moved out of transitional living into my first apartment.
When I was 26, I went back to school and got a degree online.
At 31, I just completed the biggest project I have ever completed and now working on project number 2 and 3.
Am I BRAGGING? Never!
So what’s my point??
When I look back over my life at the “BIG” things I’ve done, I realize there’s a commonality- I was alone. It was when I separated myself from “the crowd” that I was able to FOCUS and accomplish great things. Sometimes, being “on every scene”, hanging around a bunch of people, and even sitting on the phone in idle chatter can hinder progression.
I’m not suggesting that you get rid of your friends and stop talking on the phone; I’m challenging you to separate yourself from the crowd for awhile and see what you can accomplish.
You’d be surprised.