Is it just me, or does anyone else feel confused about the pursuit they think they must pursue?
When you come across a new wonder and you think, “YES! This is the thing I want to do! I just couldn’t say it or comprehend it.” and then work on your way towards that only to come across another interesting thing and think about this with the same enthusiasm, then you begin to feel confused about what your time deserves.
They tell us to pursue the thing which you love the most, but what if we aren’t able to figure out what that really is?
Will we have enough time to learn that new interest and put a dent in the universe? Or is the current interest “the one”?
What if we want to pursue both the interests? Will we be successful then?
I pondered over these thoughts for a long time, until I came across a TED talk.
It was labeled, “why you’re going to FAIL in your career.” by Larry Smith.
It was a very interesting watch. According to the man, there are only two types of careers –
1. Bad Careers.
2. Great Careers.
Those who look for the good careers FAIL. Those who convince themselves that they don’t deserve great careers because they aren’t geniuses like Steve Jobs or Einstein fail as well.
He also talks about another excuse people make when they hunt for “good” careers.
Our parents / guardians / whoever, convince us that if we work hard, then we’ll have good careers; So, logically, if we work really, really hard, then we’ll have great careers. WRONG!!!!!
The world loves to exploit us and make us work really hard, and believe me, the world will give us many, many opportunities to work really, really hard. But is that the path to walk to reach the “great career” land??! No!!
In our pursuit of happiness, we find many interests and if you can’t find them, then you’re living a boring and an out-cast life. And like love, which happens so beautifully to all of us, one of those interests develops into a passion. That happens so unexpectedly that we won’t even notice it’s happening to us and then we fall into its arms. Sound familiar? 😉
It’s that passion that drives us to have a great career and nothing else. Not your good grades, not your sob story, not your interest, but your passion.
So, don’t waste your life living someone else’s. ( Steve Jobs reference xD )
Find your passion.
Funnily enough, by the time I finished writing this post, my drive to pursue all my interests is rejuvenated. So, yaay wordpress!