What if one day you wake up and realize you know everything? Wouldn’t that be amazing? For a little while, yes! But slowly, you’ll start missing the feeling of curiosity. A child has no possession of its own. But, it is the happiest of all generations. Courtesy: curiosity.
A lot of us feel lost at many stages in life. And it only gets more complicated as you go ahead, just like any game you would have played during childhood.
So, why can’t we just bring out our childlike curiosity out in the open and enjoy what life has to throw at us? The reason is simple: The responsibilities are increasing and clarity of thought is decreasing. #Confusion!
Define a purpose in life and most of your confusions disappear. Forget about the opportunity cost and just go pursue your calling. It makes decision making simple as you already know what you want through your purpose.
Let’s answer these few questions:
Q1. Who are you?
Q2. What do you do?
Q3. For whom you do?
Q4. What value you add in people’s life?
Q5. How does it change or transform people when you gave this to people?
Now finally, use this very simple formula:
PURPOSE = VALUES x INTEREST
Your values define what you feel is important in life and to what extent. One who loves to be around nature would prefer a career much different from a person who loves money.
One thing you should do while defining your values is ‘BE TRUE TO YOURSELF’.
Your analysis should not be adulterated by fear induced through social stigma. This is a step where you genuinely embrace yourself.
Interest is something people often misjudge to be hobbies. They are two completely different things. In India, they overlap quite frequently as that is the only way kids could stay in touch with their interest while they are being forced to pursue stable careers.
A simple difference between a hobby and interest is that an interest adds much more value to others than a hobby. It is something in which people see quality, enrichment & promise. They are even ready to pay you for it. It will take you much further than a secured, stable career ever can.
Your interest is what you are meant to do! Just Do it!
A coalition of your interest and values will give you a working environment that you’ll enjoy. If you do what you love and love what you do, you’ll never have to work one more day in your life. #PlayingHardAtWork