Moving Ahead In Life!

“People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.”

“It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.”

– quotes by Elon Musk, billionaire & co-founder of Tesla.

When it comes to the two words “Passion” and “Work”, I have found out from my interactions with people from all walks of life , that their general feedback are (1) “I can’t pursue my passion because…(multiple reasons)” (2) “I dislike my work but I have to do it because of money.”Thus it’s so liberating that the aforementioned quotes came from the mega-successful Elon Musk . Personally , I opine people frequently create limitations for themselves, usually in the form of excuses (e.g. no time, not good enough, not skilful, existing obligations to fulfil) that result in the negating of their passion and prolonging of their agony in a job they hate.

In the end, life is not merely about surviving…it’s about LIVING. If we can’t find joy in what we do daily, then I think it’s meaningless to live another day longer on this planet. One of the effects of how governments and companies are reacting towards COVID is the lost of jobs for many people around the world. It may indeed create stress for those who have lost their income but all is not futile, I think. I have observed that some of these people who lost their jobs didn’t like them in the first place. So now, such people are propelled to do something else. It’s like a re-boot for their career. After almost a year of the pandemic, a sizeable proportion of these people via creativity and courage, became self-employed . Many of them learned new skills or created a job from their passion. When interviewed, they explained that it was tough in the beginning but now they have adapted and learned to be independent. Success is so sweet when people have earned it!

As Will Smith (famous entertainer) once said “When we are pushed against the back of the wall, the only way to go is… Forward!”