Following your PASSION or just doing a Job?

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Be the anchor of your dreams 🙂

This is certainly a million dollar question that often rings in the ears and strikes the chords of the heart, isn’t it? This often emerges as a rift between the mind and the heart. While the mind may seek a comfortable job, your heart strings may be coaxing you to follow your passion.

Again, being passionate about something and actually pursuing it with determination & passion these are truly two different things, just the way day dreaming is different from actualizing your dream. Success stories are surely a result of not just being passionate but pursuing it to the fullest of one’s ability or even requires building ones capabilities to achieve your dream. Behind every success story, are a string of rejections, challenges and also the strength and determination to carry on irrespective of everything else.

Sometimes we may arrive at a situation when we are torn between earning a living through a comfortable job (which can also make you complacent) and ditching the safety net of stable income to achieve something bigger, to build something of your own. It takes immense courage to leave the beaten path and create your own way. There may be unforeseen hurdles that you may be faced with but in the process of overcoming them, you learn, not only new skills but also more about yourself, your own strengths and shortcomings.

To be able to work towards achieving one’s dream is also extremely fulfilling. The satisfaction of working on something that you really enjoy is unparalleled. You may complain about the long hours you spend on a job but the hours just slip away when you are busy being your creative best. 40 hours a week doing something you are not passionate about look lengthier than an 80 hour work that you do out of your free will and desire. The rewards may not necessarily be tangible when you begin but this type of success tastes the sweetest and with perseverance the monetary rewards can be substantial too.

So go on, be the best YOU can be!

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” Maya Angelou

 

 

Before we call it a year

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Well, it’s that time of the year when excitement to get something new fills the air. New hopes, new promises, or simply new resolutions that are future frills to keep us happily engaged.

But then before we put our foot forward to step in 2015, how about taking account of the year spent. Here are some quick ideas of what you may want to check.

I count on you – Take a count on who all affected your life, added value or contributed to you in just anyway. If they touched your life positively or helped you learn something from the experience you shared with them, then its time to have their name in your “thank you list”. Brushing through your social network is certainly a mandate. You may also want to let go the ones who choose to stay away from you all year long for unmentioned reasons…Well just a thought.

Skill-review – Take a dip check on the skill inventory, on the new talents acquired by you or the ones you planned to develop, but gave a miss due to the busy-busy schedule. Would you consider gaining some expertise in the upcoming year?

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Fulfillment status – How about a check on what all resolutions were fulfilled and how many were turned down.. Well who doesn’t know that these resolutions are truly notorious to keep? Perhaps some need a revised goal and some are no more important.

 

Health is wealth – Too many of us end up spending all our health to gain wealth and when we have it all we end up spending more to regain it.. Hence a yearly check on how healthy you are and the pro-active approach to keep yourself fit is a must, what say?

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And Wealth is certainly Wealth – For all the spinning around you did throughout the year, were you compensated well or should you find alternate ways to grow some money around?

 

 

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