Let’s take a break from all the craziness of work, and use a few minutes to ponder on why we do the work that we do.
Do we even have a vision of the future that we want?
Do we know where we’re going to?
The truth is that if we don’t have a vision of the kind of life we want to live, and the type of career we want to build, we can and will be easily swayed by all the craziness of this world.
Society and life have so many directions that it would like us to go in, and without a vision of our future steering us towards where we want to go, we can easily get steered off with the crowd. I’m not saying that you should be rigid in what you want to do next.
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t take opportunities when they appear. All I’m saying is that we should know ourselves well enough to know whether any opportunity would contribute to our personal happiness. Is it what you really want to do with your life, or are you simply going along with the crowd?
What I try to do is, create a vision of my own—a vision of the future I want—how, when, why, and where I want it. Like they say, “If you don’t know where you’re going to, you’ll never get there.” And if I’ll like to rephrase that: “If you know where you’re going to, you’re already half-way there.”