Do you want to accomplish something while you are still young?

United States
September 14, 2009 4:44am CST
Are you still young and do you still want to do something for your life without regret later on? Or you think that you are old enough, you are satisfied with what you have right now? I saw many people, including some of my family members, like my uncles, they had done nothing for their lives, and they simply pass it on. While I am still young, I really want to accomplish something in my life. I don't want to live my life without doing nothing. Many years pass by, I don't want to look at myself, it is still the same. What do you think?
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15 responses
• Australia
14 Sep 09
Well, I am not young, but I hope you don't mind my answering. I am 73 and have been very happily married for almost 50 years. We have five sons, now adult of course, who are a credit to society. They have highly responsible jobs and are happily married to wonderful girls. They have so far given us five grandchildren. Yes, I am satisfied with my life. I have accomplished much. I am perfectly happy, but I am and have been for many years, a goal-setter. I still have long-range and short-range goals. I have them written out, along with steps to reach those goals. I prioritise my things to do every morning. I am reaching forward. You say you want to achieve something in life. May I offer you some advice? One of the truest sayings is "If you aim for nothing, you will hit it every time!" Have you set goals? Have you written them down? Are you working towards achieving them? "Aim for nothing: you hit it!" I hope you reach your goals.
@iceydon (342)
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
Hi! I like this saying. "If you aim for nothing, you will hit it every time!"
• United States
14 Sep 09
gratefully thanks for your advise here, and hopefully I will do more than I couild. I already set my goal, and I definitely working toward to it. Hopefully I will hit on it someday. Although I am lack of experience, I will work harder toward to it.
@med889 (5958)
14 Sep 09
I am young and I am very ambitious, sometimes my ambitions are too much and all I ask is time to be able to fulfill my aims in life, I want to do at least five degrees before I close my eyes and I wish I will do them.
• United States
14 Sep 09
At least you have an ambition. Ambition also meant that you have a goal set for your life, and you will definitely be able to do it alone, and might be working toward it. Don't give it up, and keep your goal clear.
• Boston, Massachusetts
14 Sep 09
hi clorissa123, i am still young and happy to say that at 40 i already accomplished a lot of things in my personal and career life. -i have a happy family, raised 2 special kids, a great husband and a responsible caregiver -i have a stable job and part-time training consultancy job -i became a manager of different programs and a clinic -i worked in the united states -i traveled from different asian countries and worked with lawyers and persons living with HIV and AIDS -more...more...more...!
• United States
14 Sep 09
wow, sounds like you already accomplished more than enough, and I envy you. I am still working on my dream, and trying to work harder each every day to make everything come true. I just want to do my best.
@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
14 Sep 09
Hello clorissa..How are you today? Good I hope..Keeping smiling... I haven't had the chance or finances to be able to do what I have wanted to do. I am now 45 years and I do still dream of things that I would like to do. I will never give up my dreams and when the time is right I feel that I will get to do those things. Mostly of mine are going to different places in the world. Great discussion...
• United States
14 Sep 09
well, it would be never too late if you still have the heart for it. Some older people still going to school, or college to finish their degrees. They never felt so late while taking classes with all the youngsters. I would encourage you to accomplish anything that is in your mind.
• United States
14 Sep 09
Thanks clorissa...I really appreciate your kind words and encourgament.. I will keep that in mind. I do hope that I get to see some of the grand places that the US has offer. I guess time will only tell. Have a nice day...
@maximax8 (28832)
• United Kingdom
14 Sep 09
I accomplished traveling around the world when I was young. I gained traveling experience in Europe, North America and the Caribbean first. I let out my home and got a working holiday visa. I wish that I had accomplished learning to drive a car when I was younger.
• United States
20 Sep 09
Actually, travelling was also one of my dream too, and I would like to travel around the world if I have my first million dollars. Actually, can you travel around the world with million dollars? I just want to know how much do I need to make to go around the whole world?
@prinzcy (5055)
• Malaysia
14 Sep 09
I want to have my own business before 30 years old. I don't care whether selling my own product or franchise but I want to have an income from being my own boss. I am still working on that. I also want to graduate with at least a degree, regardless the field of studies. And that is also on progress. I already applied for TESL.
• United States
20 Sep 09
I want that happen too, but too late, I am over 30 right now. I am still working like an animal for somebody, and I still striving to get my own business too. What a difficult goal to achieve right? I am still working so hard for it, and hopefully I will make my dream come true soon.
• China
14 Sep 09
Everyone want to do some great things while young. But it is hard to success.
• United States
14 Sep 09
I understand what you are saying, and I 100% agree with you. It wasn't that easy, and we all struggling to be the best, and trying to do our best to make all of our dream come true. What can I say, do the best you can.
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
19 Sep 09
Hello, Yea I do want to accomplish something while I am still young, I have no idea why but many people just want to do everything when they are young. My goal that I want to accomplish while I am still young is to build a house. Make sure you have a good day, Happy Lotting!!
@cherrc (666)
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
hi clorissa123! agree. trying to fullfill something is a very good motivation in dealing with ourselves. whatelse? even the possibility of touching other people's lives, you'll never know! good luck. :)
@vzihan (145)
• China
15 Sep 09
I am glad to hear that you have an aspiring heart when you are still young.I also see many people in my life who can achieve nothing in their life,even some of them are intelligent and have good opportunities.On the other hand,it is difficult to define what is successful.Actually,many cinditional successful men and wemen are not happy in their life.I think the most important thing is we must keep a good and positive attitude about our lives,no matter whether we can succeed or not.Just do your best and take the responsibility that you should take;and do something that you think it is valuable.
@Porcospino (19437)
• Denmark
14 Sep 09
I had the chance to travel a lot when I was in my 20's, and I am happy that I managed to live and work in different countries, because I learned a lot from that experience. I am 33 now, I have a home, I am married and I have many pets, so I can't travel the way I used to, but I don't mind because I love the life that I have now, and I already had the chance to travel for several months at a time. I still have goals that I want to achieve, some of those goals are travel goals, but I only intend to travel for short periods of time. I also have goals about the things that I want to learn in the future for instance languages that I want to learn.
• Malaysia
14 Sep 09
I am 20 right now and i have not accomplish many things that i wanted to.I have set my goal and i will try my best to make it before i am 30 years old.I have some regrets in my past but i think i am young and i have bright chance to make my life better and to accomplish my dreams.
@iceydon (342)
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
Wanting to achieve lots of things while still young is a common goal for most of us. Personally things that require physical capabilities are much enjoyable to do when still young.But I think accomplishments wont define your life. But how one has lived a life.
• China
14 Sep 09
Thanks for God,i'm still young.But the problem is that maybe it's too young to have a clear and long-term goal.I have some hobbies,but i wonder if i should do something more to ramp up them.I have no special passions on my subject.This condition always makes me upset.I'd like do something with strong enthusiasm instead of nothing serious.May you and me find the right thing.
• China
14 Sep 09
I am young and I am passionate. I don't want to regret for doing nothing when I am young. But reality seems to be always cruel. There is something that I want to do, but no chance for me to accomplish it.