How well have we been brainwashed right from our childhood into sticking to the safe path, the well-worn way, the secured direction!
If your passions happen to fall in the same line, good for you. But if they don’t, you have to make a call. Somehow. With great grit and follow your heart.
Perhaps you might feel nervous, you might feel unpredictable but you will eventually be satisfied and content.
Richard Armstrong once said,
“A boat that stays in the harbor never encounters dangers—but it also never gets anywhere.”
Two ways you can grow as a person and become who you dream to be.
Either by a knee-jerk mechanism, where suddenly a bright star falls onto you and you get the epiphany and become a sensation overnight. But like you might have guessed, this is quite rare. And is totally out of your control.
Growing organically. By putting your heart and soul into learning and respecting what you learn. This will slowly take you down the road to your dream, yes slowly yet steadily.
The first way might make you or break you. But the second way will add value to your life. To your effort. More importantly to your dream.
Choose the right path.
Sure we must. But that can’t be the end goal.
It’s just a means to reach a higher goal.
In a similar context, Howard Roark (a young independent architect in Fountain Head) quips,
“I don’t intend to build in order to have clients; I intend to have clients in order to build.”
Your end goal should define your truest passion. No one should be able to buy it from you.
But most people squat down when they hit a decent patch in life. The first car, the first house, the first wife, you think your life is complete.
Only 30 years later you realize, instead of the secured life you’ve had, you could have had a sensational one.
Coz’ both bring you to death anyway.