“Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”
– Confucius [thank you Nico for the correction]
This quote speaks volumes. It sums up everything about how to go about finding your passion in life, what to study at university and what career you should go for.
Finding what you know you will enjoy rest of your life is not only about knowing you will enjoy your career till you retire; it is also about finding the strength to fight for that career.
You can’t be afraid of making sacrifices. Nor can you be afraid of hard work.
Which is why I scoff at claims such as, “there is no work” or “it’s too difficult to find a job.” Claims like those should motivate you, not scare you away from your passion – as they usually are said by those who either failed or lacked the passion.
Let us assume it took you six months after you finished your degree to find the job you wanted – something you love and have a passion for. Let us then assume you’ve been doing this work for 40+ years – still your passion in life. Those six months– after 40+ years –should mean nothing to you.
40 years is 480 months.
Still afraid of wasting time following your passion in life?