Tuesday, May 19, 2015

How Do I Know If I'm Doing The Right Thing For Me?

A question that I got a couple days back during the forum I went to recently was "I don't know what my passion is. Whenever I'm doing something, I always wonder if it's truly my passion or not. How do I know if what I'm doing is the right thing for me?" and I liked that question, because I am currently going through that phase, that "searching-for-your-identity" phase. My answer to that person's question went a little something like:

Firstly, you don't need to limit yourself to just one or two things. If you find that you enjoy or like doing several things, do all of them as much as you can with the amount of time that you have. For instance, I've found that I like to do quite a few things, and I try to do them whenever I feel like doing them. I've made videos, written on my blog, compiled my writings to form a book, made music, rapped, danced, edited and published a zine, taught, volunteered, became a social media consultant, acted both on stage and on camera, skateboarded, organized events, and a whole buncha other stuff that I can't recall at this moment in time.

Does doing all this mean I'm not focussed? Probably. But I'm fine with that. If you watched this Steve Jobs' speech (click here to open it in a new tab), then you should have gained an insight into why allowing various dots to exist in your life matters. We need to trust that at the end of our lives, if we're fortunate enough to have lived a several more decades, we'd come to see that all those dots connect in ways we would have never imagined. At least that's what I try to keep holding on to. I've even written a reflection on the speech on the blog a couple of years ago: click here to open that reflection in a new tab.

So in conclusion, try not to limit yourself to doing only one or two things. Do what your heart desires, and as long as it brings no harm to anyone around you, it should be alright.

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