On my previous post, I wrote about motivation and I feel that one of the element to keep motivated is knowing our passion. I wrote about this too couple of posts before. So, before going further about motivation, I’d like to revisit the passion topic.
2 questions that I often asked myself are:
- Is this truly what I like to do?
- Will I stretch myself, when it’s needed, to do this till the end?
I give few examples of what happened to me..
on working as web developer
Is this truly what I like to do? Yes.
Will I stretch myself, Yes.
But over time, I tend to be more and more calculative. Should I or should I not. Basically it’s all about WIIFM, What’s In It For Me. Why? Sometimes people may take your passion for granted. They thought you are the working bee that always available for them.
But that will be another issue. It’s one package in “growing” us up.
on image editing
Is this truly what I like to do? Maybe.
Will I stretch myself? Maybe not.
There was a period of time when I like to edit image using Photoshop or others. But after some time, I get bored and I just don’t feel the challenge anymore. So I left it, though it help me in recent years when I’m into new hobby, photography.
An advice I received after graduation is to find work that you like or enjoy doing it. I didn’t get that in the first place, but now I know that if you do something that you don’t like for the sake of something else, you may easily frustrated and give it up in the end.
I consider myself lucky, because I know what I like to do, though I have to admit that I’m easily tempted to do (or try to do) something else. So, instead of having direct road, my journey has turns and curves. 🙂
Note: The story of putting the nice cake picture on the post is, one my passion is taking pictures with my iPhone, I put it inside iPhonography album on my facebook account.