If only we had the formula to follow through our life… wouldn’t you think our decisions would be much easier to make?
Wouldn’t you wonder why can’t things be as easy as people say when they say “you know, life is just a simple process.. follow your passion and you will get through easily”.. OH, IF ONLY!
For me of course, I would say my fairy godmother used too many colors to paint my freaking pathway.
Like seriously, my pathways are always confused with too many interests.. they are always vague, varied and versatile (alliteration! ha! :). I cannot see myself focus on ONE thing at ONE time, and they just EXPIRE withing weeks of just entering my dreamy mind.
In any given comparison of people with people, I always saw two kinds of people on the pathway to their passion.
One, the extremely focused one.. will do one after the other since school, high school, college or university or work or masters and just on and on. Picks up long-term choices and aims to be committed and complete each of these long-term choices with their complete commitment.
Then there is another who takes the next step as it comes and when it comes. They aren’t focused on one specific pathway, but they just pick up interests along with their life, believe that whatever small choices they make in their pathway will somehow lead to a passion that they would love doing 5-6 years later.
While the first set of people, although they may be leading a standard yet continuing pathway, they are indeed used to being committed to one thing at a time, and so have fewer chances of feeling lost.
But unfortunately for the latter self, picking out those interests along the way isn’t as easy as it sounds, you could eventually lose interest and master the ability of not being able to stay committed to one interest for more than a certain period of time.
Although these are the process, ultimately we look at the end result isn’t it?.. we will only dream about how and has the process led to that stage where you feel like the pathway was worth the final stage, right?
But the problem is… which process of the pathway is RIGHT? – the focused, committed yet standard (maybe boring) pathway to your passion OR the let-it-come-as-it-comes, fun, yet risky pathway to where you want to be?
Well, I am the latter (and now I need to stalk my fairy godmother and see why she hasn’t color co-ordinated my pathways yet) .
All I can sum this up to is this following quote :
” You are the person who has to decide. Whether you’ll do it or toss it aside: You are the person who makes up you mind, whether you’ll lead or will linger behind. Whether you’ll try for the goal that’s afar. Or just be contented to stay where you are”
Edgar A, Guest
Our life, Our choice. Choosing a pathway to your passion by far depends only on us, and our choices. Whether it’s a short-term choice or long term, we can proceed in our pathway if we take the initiative to make these choices. There aren’t any fixed formulas to fill our lives with the passions we dream of.. its only made of the little choices we take the effort to make.