One As we merge passion with our career,

One of the hardest things about growing up is to
figure out exactly do I want to make out of my life. To say the least, it is
overwhelming. Not only for the fact that it shapes my destiny, but also it is
that one thing which can truly answer this obvious question – who am I? In
terms of choosing a career path, people are influenced to take decisions owing
to various circumstances. There are family pressure, dreams of parents, the expectations
of society, lack of opportunities and the list goes on and on. We are being
brought up not as a human being, but as a machine. Sometimes, we ourselves
often forget that we have the ability to make our own decision and also the
fact that we’re human beings. While choosing a suitable career path, the term
which we most commonly relate to is success. According to most people, success
is generally associated with money and popularity, but that is not the true
meaning of success. What we truly mean by success is to achieve something most
desired. For a proper recipe of success, various characteristics like price,
aptitude, aspiration, brilliance, adaptability, perseverance, fortune are
widely recognized. But amongst these, passion is most likely neglected. Whereas,
in most cases, this ingredient makes the biggest difference. Most importantly,
if we’re passionate about the work we do, then there’s a better chance that
success will follow. Passion is a powerful feeling, a feeling which helps us achieve
literally anything more than we’ve ever imagined. All of us are in one way or
another, passionate for something. As we merge passion with our career, we can
set ourselves for a brighter future. The epigram “Do what you love” is the most
significant key responsible for one’s success their career. As Steve Jobs once
said, “People with passion can change the world for the better.” In fact, we
should not run after success. We should have high hopes, bigger dreams and it
is our sore responsibility to chase them. It is the door to our ‘Pursuit of
Happiness’. Only then, success will eventually follow us. I believe that when people
are passionate about something, they can rise to the occasions, thrivethemselves
to work much harder and have more energy, their creativity flourishes and can
encourage others who work apace with them. Moreover, in the job arena, I cannot
expect to work in a smooth pace always. Times will be difficult, situations are
most likely to become worst. In such circumstances, it is passion that drives
me and helps me persist in the worst of times. Besides, it is my opinion that
it is important for each of us to figure out exactly which passion deep within
us brings the very best from us. Which passion makes me jump out of bed every
morning and makes me keen to take on the world? What is the passion that keeps
me forwarding toward north even while the entire world is moving south of me?
What passion provides me with the willingness to give my 110%, rather than just
being satisfied with a minimum input? Once I can come to know of it, I will get
to know what road lies ahead of me and can help myself pursue. Besides, famous
personalities have become popular by following their own methods in their respective
field. Just because they’ve achieved success going through that way doesn’t
mean that we’ll also find our passion in that arena. We need to create our own
rules, have a go on the world using our own methods. There is talent infused in
each and every one of us. All we have to do is try different things to figure
out where our hidden passion lies. We’ll try something but if that doesn’t fit
in, we shouldn’t lose hope and go for the next one, and then the next, until we
can find out our true destiny. We need to take the risks, follow our instincts.
If so, when I would be laying on a bed in a hospital, waiting to die, as the
memories of my life flashes by, I can rest in peace knowing the fact that I’ve
lived an astonishingly thrilling life. Otherwise, when I’ll look back, I’ll
feel downhearted, knowing that only if I had some guts within me, then my
entire story would have been different. I believe when we’re passionate about
our work, we can have the best shot at achieving success. But most importantly,
we remain the happiest when we’re seeking our passions in life, and that is the
true nature of success to me.