07 September 2010

Passion and job

There are no tests or quizzes that you can take that will magically tell you exactly what you are destined to be. We are all unique and we know our selves the best: what our flaws are, what our dreams are, what our pet peeves are. How can a test (which millions of people are able to take, and the author has no idea who we are) tell us what professions we are "best suited" for? I don't buy it for a second.

I think that those who are able to find their passion and put it to use everyday are the luckiest people in the world. I bet they have a sense of fulfillment that only others in their same shoes can feel and understand. But I wonder how many of those people came to that discovery in their 20's let alone their teens- in high school?

Even at the age of 26, I'm just "exploring" my passion. Of course, I've taken a step in the right direction: understanding that in order for me to be completely happy in the work that I do professionally, I need to be using my passion to feed my skills to enjoy what I do. No, let me rephrase, in order to LOVE what I do. That's important: to love what you do. I mean, we spend typically, 13-15 hours of the day awake most of that at a job. You have to love what you do otherwise your life will be miserable.

So, where do we find passion? And, do we need to have a definite answer to the famous question: "what do we want to be when we grow up?"

1 comment:

Gaosheng said...

Please feel free to comment or post a question. I would love to know what you think about-- waiting to go to college until you know exactly what you want to major in.