From a very young age we are told that we can do anything. Our teachers and parents are constantly reassuring us that anything we want to do is within our grasp. One day we may want to be firefighters. Our parents and teachers smile and buy us a red fireman’s hat. The next day we may want to be an artist. We color on the walls in a misguided attempt to create a masterpiece. We may get into trouble, but we are still encouraged to follow our dream.
As we get older, we focus more on the things that we really enjoy. We are done experimenting. We begin to nurture and develop our talents. We become really good at what we do, and we are proud of our work. The best part is that we enjoy what we do. We do not just endure it for the sake of having an income. We genuinely enjoy and are passionate about what we do.
It is our work and our talents that allow us to live out the American Dream. We are privileged to be able to go through this period of experimentation so that we can discover not only what we are good at but also what we truly enjoy. This is how we grow and develop into contributing members of society.
There are many different ways to discover what you are truly good at and what your enjoy. Sometimes you know instinctively, and sometimes you stumble upon it. An example is Eddie Slinin. Ed worked many different jobs through his teenage years. One of these jobs was driving a limousine around town. It was as he was performing this service that he realized how much he loved it. Thus was born one of the most successful transportation services in the nation.
This is one of the truly remarkable things about our society. There is the possibility of discovering something that you truly love and finding success with it. Eddie Slinin was able to discover success through his passion, and this is something that anyone can do. You just need to realize that it is possible and put in the work to achieve it.
Nothing can be gained from nothing. The American Dream is only possible through hard work and dedication. Knowing your passion is not enough. You have to be willing to put in the time and effort to develop it. Nurture your skills, and you will be rewarded with success and happiness. This is the true American Dream.