Like every Monday morning, today I woke up with an affirmative decision of breaking the monotony of my life. Finally, I had discovered the reason behind my restlessness and joylessness.
Nowadays, people get disheartened for very small things. People think they fail because they were born unlucky; deprived of opportunities. But, do you know that an opportunity stops you from an opportunity. To compensate your short-term losses, you keep shifting your priorities and you keep changing your dreams according to your comfort zones. You keep falling for the opportunities and that is why you keep failing in your life.
- Ignore the naysayers, bypass the crowd.
- all is possible if we dig deeply within ourselves.
Am I making it complicated? Let me break it for you with a wonderful example.
Three times, I won the highest scorer award for business studies, economics, and marketing. Despite having a master degree with 3.00 GPA from a top-ranked Australian University and an opportunity of working with a top-notch accounting firm at a package of 65K, I was not happy.
Every time I planted my resignation for doing something that makes me happy, my seniors came up with another plan of keeping me next to the office desk. The opportunities like a hike in the salary, rise in the designation promotions, international training tours, travel packages, and a special consideration from the board of directors as well, were the opportunities that forced me to kill my overrated dreams.
It took me 15 years, one bachelor degree, three master degrees, 6 different countries and quitting a package of 65K P.A to realize that I am not made for doing monotonous things. I cannot have instructions from people who cannot even spell ‘instructions’ properly. My passion was; write something to right something. The reason behind my restlessness even after having an opportunity of making a lot of money was – my own creativity.
For 15 years, I lived in the bubble that I am not at all afraid of quitting or losing my job. In real, I was. I was not prepared for the risks; risk of losing my job and associated perks. That was the reason, every time I was given an opportunity, I grabbed that with both hands until I perceived that I am only concerned about my salary statements and not my passion.
The real reason behind my sorrows was my own ignorance for my passion. Even after having all the material things that any person of my age can dream of, I was sad. The day when I first realized that I am not following my passion was the day when I found the real purpose of my life.
I am passionate about doing creative things, but I was doing quick-books and taxes.
All I want to say, if you are not following your passion, you are never going to enjoy things. At the end of the day, you will be nothing, but a soul full of regrets with countless career shifts. Do keep in mind that luck has nothing to do with having what you want, but an opportunity that you exchange your dreams for. Do not let that happen.