Imagine, you start driving a car without taking its lessons, would you drive correctly? No, you’ll definitely hit somewhere or someone badly and will meet with an accident.
“Know your lane, drive the speed limit. Stay the course. Don’t pick up free-loaders. Don’t look back.”
This is what I repeat to myself every moment.
Guessing what is right and wrong for you is a pretty difficult task to maintain.
For years I let smart people talk me into things that just weren’t right for me; I’ll bet you have too. I went down wrong paths, doing things I wasn’t excited about, because someone or something convinced me it was what I “should” be doing.
Then I finally figured out something that’s made all the difference, and I’ve been happier and more successful since.
There’s a compass in your gut that points in two directions: Exciting and Draining.
No matter what advice anyone gives you- no matter how smart the person telling you what to do—you need to let this compass override your other decisions.
Whatever excites you, go do it. Whatever drains you, stop doing it.
Until and unless you won’t dare to face yourself as ‘Real’ instead of ‘Reel’, life will always haunt you. Your correct decisions, and your excitement towards your passion would definitely lead you to a path you have always thought and wished for.
Pay close attention to that compass, even in little, day-to-day decisions.
If it doesn’t excite you, don’t do it. There’s almost nothing that you MUST do.
Whatever drains you, someone somewhere is excited about doing. Find them and let them do it.
See how beautifully, the movie ‘Tamasha’ holds this concept of excitement. Due to painful stress of Ranbir’s parents, he entered and entitled himself into a work area where he was never meant to be. He dragged himself forcefully to a place he never belonged to. He was meant to be a ‘Storyteller’ and hence, he excelled in his performance.
Trust me when I say that, ‘You yourself have to work on your own, as much as you can. You can’t delegate your destiny’.
So, before destiny hits you back, and scares you with unwanted surprises, make yourself one.
Opportunities come to those who are consistent.
Work towards this ideal, and soon you’ll be doing only that which excites you the most all day.
You’ll find that doors open for you, opportunities come your way, and life seems to go easier, because you’re doing what you’re meant to do”.