Hi guys! Hope you’re having a great week. I know it’s been ages since I posted anything, so first of all, I would like to apologize for not being consistent. It’s been really stressful at school with assignments and tests. But today I’ve decided to share something with you guys.
I’ve decided to start a series called Inspiration Mondays (PS: I’m still working on the name). But basically every Monday I’ll share something I’ve learned or something I think would help someone out there. Yh, so let’s get started.
A few days ago I was in class-a really boring class-with my friends. When I noticed I wasn’t really paying attention, I asked one of my friends (who was paying attention) to copy down what the lecturer was saying so I could write it down later. Then I started talking to the person next to me. I don’t know what prompted our conversation but I’m thankful we had it. She was telling me about issues with school and exams and wondering she picked the right career. For the record, I’m studying accounting. Apparently she liked the elementary aspects of the course back in high school but right now, she barely understands anything being taught in class. And the fact that she’s still here with us as this level is by the grace of God.
I was shocked at first. However it’s normal to discover that most people in class with you don’t really have the passion for what they are studying. Most people pursue a career because of parents or friends. And then half way they discover that they are unhappy with their choice. For her, it probably was her parents. Originally she preferred a career in the arts. She loves to talk and she’s good at it. She also loves to sing. If you ask her where she sees her self in the next 10 years, it is definitely not in the corporate world or in a firm but on air-radio, TV etc. I was immediately like ‘then why are you in this class?’
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else´s life
– Steve Jobs
The thing is, life is short. Too short to waste on another person’s dream. Just as our fingers are different in length, so are our dreams and visions. God has shown given us a gift-a talent (For some talents). And the thing about talent is that, talent comes easy.
“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” — Rumi
When you’re doing something you love and you’re made for, you don’t stress much to get results. That doesn’t mean you won’t work hard, but it means even if you work hard, it won’t be exhausting and you’ll know that hardwork is towards achieving your dream. Doing what you love, makes you happy in the end. When you see the end result, you feel satisfied.
In grade school, I liked science. I liked dinosaurs and fossils and constellations and photosynthesis and all that. And so immediately I felt like science was for me. In high school I started as a science student. However I discovered I really didn’t know what I wanted. I was fascinated by those stuff but I didn’t want it as a career. And so for that period, I was unhappy. Eventually I told my mom and she encouraged me to change. I went to social science class and the rest is history. Now I love my life. I’m happy with my choice and I don’t regret it.
What I told my friend is what I’ll tell anyone else. There nothing wrong with getting a BSc to appease your parents and eventually shove it into your portfolio. But the thing is, your life is yours. Not anyone else’s. You need to do what makes YOU happy.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
— Steve Jobs
Hi guys, hope you love the post. Please comment down below if you can relate. Have a great week ahead.