My parents kept reminding me during high school that they forbid relationships with girls because I need to focus on my studying, which is the bridge to my future. I understood this and followed wholeheartedly. At that time, I didn’t worry about the future because I was prone to my emotions. However, as I learned to have more responsibilities, such as saving my money for a secret date, I learned that it had consequences, such as lacking money to spend for some videogames. This is how puppy love relationships easily break down.
Ever since I learned that high grades dictated your possible future in college, I continued to worry often. I drove myself to study hard and focus on my studies. I joined extra-curricular activities to put on my resume so that companies will notice me. I did all I can and I reaped results graduating at the top of my class.
But then, I was worried about work right now. I’m never getting a higher position in my work and instead some two-bit manager got the position. I must admit he is doing his job, but he lacks the attention to details that I have. Or maybe he does more than I care to admit.
Over time, I’ve come to respect him because he seems carefree or aloof, but he gets the job done. It dawned in me that employees only want results regardless of the methods of the employees.
I asked him what was his secret in giving good results, results I couldn’t have hoped for even if I tried all I can. He said that it was because he lived in the present. He told me that he never worries, he just does all he can.
That’s when I understood that I should never worry about the future. I have calculated every probability possible to help me get a job and a good salary, but I never put myself at a highly incalculable and uncontrollable risk like he did. But then, I limit myself with my abilities if I worry about the future.
So I drank more bottles with him in jovial conversation.