What would you be doing if you could do anything?
I am currently an International Bobsleigh athlete. I do it because I really enjoy pursuing it with all I’ve got, to find improvements anywhere I can that will make me a better athlete.
Do I think I will be doing this career for the rest of my life? Of course not, that would be impossible unless there are huge advances in physical preservation! But I will continue to give it everything I have got until the day comes that I don’t love what I do anymore. And then guess what I will find something else that appeals to me and channel my passion into that.
In an ideal world, we would pursue the following path:
Be the person that you want to be in your heart of hearts. Dream of it often and it will become a reality.
Yes, there are people who say do what you love. And there are people who say it is unrealistic, not possible or practical. The optimist versus the pessimist. The can and the can’t.
For many of us, somewhere between these two extreme views lies the key to a fulfilling life. Doing a job that allows you to pursue your passions in your spare time is a good example of this. But (to quote the above video) if you are “doing cheap ambien cr things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is, to go on doing the things you don’t like doing”, are you really living at all, or merely existing?
Go after what you want. Work it out, and pursue it. Don’t be afraid to break out of your comfort zone.
People might think it’s highly unlikely you’ll reach or achieve whatever you desire. But why care what they think? This may be even more poignant if you can pursue something for the enjoyment of the pursuit, and not just the end result. The journey is what matters.
You will die one day.
And you don’t know when that is. Do you have the balls to say “screw you” to everyone and do what you want to do, and become the person you want to be? Or will you die as someone who didn’t have the courage to stand up for what you wanted, and have nothing to look back on but a life of misery and wonder how you could have made more of your time.
It’s your call.
You are born alone, you die alone. What you do in between is up to you. That dash on your gravestone between the years you were alive, will be your story.
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