When the question is posed to me about what I believe and hold close to me, it is often difficult to think about what I believe in. This is simply because I do not spend too much time thinking about this issue because I almost find it distracting. However, in a time where I have just entered college and the cliché idea of college is to “learn about yourself”, I find that I think more often about my future than anything. How can I get from point A to point B in an efficient way and as a result, do what I love for a career for the rest of my life? This is where my beliefs come in. My first belief that is very central to my idea of life is that you must work hard to achieve a goal. Sure, luck has a part in how you achieve a goal but I tend not to rely on luck to get to where I want to be. While this particular belief is quite vague I can relate it to real life. How did I get into college, without working extremely hard in high school? How did people who are doing the jobs they love, get to that point? They worked hard. Working hard is the only way to achieve what I want to do. That being said, what I want to do for the rest of my life is make people laugh. Whether that is through stand-up comedy, doing professional writing on television shows, or a once in a lifetime spot on SNL, the only way I’m going to get to this point is from seriously hard work. At the same time, I believe it is important not to take life so seriously. I do not mean go out and drive a car using only your feet. I mean that it is important to relax and not get to stressed out about what is occurring in your life. That being said, I often find myself stressing out about various school projects or whatever is on my mind, but I have to remind myself to step back and look at the bright side of life. With working hard, and not taking life to seriously, I believe it is most important to have a passion. Without a passion, there is no drive or ambition, and by result, nothing gets done. I know plenty of people in my life that have no passion and do not know what they love or have a backwards way of thinking about what they truly love and I feel very bad. What is the purpose of life without passion? With passion though, comes a good work ethic, and a good outlook on life. Three solid beliefs that I hold very close to me and that contribute to my own self-concept.
I plan to put things in the box that I like and that attribute to me and relate to my own self-concept. I do not often like to credit myself for my own accomplishments or what I have done simply because my life is a series of influences that have resulted in what I do. Therefore, I plan to put things in my box that relate to me and have influenced what I believe and think. I plan to put my Chris Farley bobble head inside the box (as you already know the influence of that). I also plan to either put my saxophone mouth piece or harmonica into my box to showcase the influence music has on me. I want to put my phone into my box too, not to show the significance of an Apple IPhone in my life, but rather show the influence a screen (whether phone or television) has had in my life. I have a few pictures that I am planning to put in the box as well as other items. But all of these have had an influence in my passion. My passion for comedy and making others feel better. Again, through that passion come hard work and a good outlook on life. The hard work comes from these influences that tell me what to do or how to accomplish something. It is by these influences (that I plan to put in my box) that I have good work ethic. And finally, all of these objects in my box will ultimately represent what has given me a good outlook on life. What is keeping me sane in a world that wants me to be stressed out? Through my box, I hope to portray that I try my best to not take life so seriously. With a good outlook on life and a hard work ethic, that may also result in finding you passion. I hope that my box will show off these three beliefs and what has influenced me in this way. It is only with my influences that I have my self-concept.