What’s stopping you from starting something new?

Adrianna Mejia

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Just like any other dream or goal we want to reach, there are things that hold us back. Read on to find out what today’s generation is saying

MANILA, Philippines – Everybody has a comfort zone. For most of us, it’s our work with its monthly salary, it’s our family and their expectations, or it’s our lifestyle and what we’ve been doing habitually.

But if you were given the chance to start something new, big or small, would you take it?

If it means that you have to let go or leave things behind, you may think twice.

Is it the “selfie” or “START NA” generation?

An NCR-wide survey was conducted to determine what young adults want to start, what their interests are and what holds them back from starting something. The survey had a sample size of 300. The number of participants was equally divided between men and women whose ages range from 22 to 33 years old, belonging to classes A to E.

Today’s generation is known to be ambitious, but what we found out debunks many of the preconceived notions about them. It is opposite of how the older generation perceives this so-called selfie generation – that they are selfish, narcissistic and only interested in doing things for themselves.

Social entrepreneurs can be as young as 18, maybe even younger, and they don’t make their age an excuse to not do something productive and to be proactive. They can be writers, inventors and business owners who made life a little bit less boring and sparked some change into this world. 

But there are those who are held back because of things they can’t control. There are factors that force them so shift their focus on safer priorities, or on things that they are used to doing.

What are these factors that hold back today’s generation from starting something new? Rappler wanted to figure that out.

They are driven individuals, but lack of money, time and family responsibilities stop them.

Interested to know more? Check out the infographic below.

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