I AM CONFUSED!
I just received an email from an avid follower, he is asking what to pursue first, his passion in life or a job that can give him security.
Have you been in a situation wherein you’re torn between two good things?
What’s more valuable to you? Your passion or security?
Are you afraid of taking risk?
Have you come to the point of life that you’re so confused? How about not knowing what to do?
The reason why you are confused in life because there are conflicting thoughts running inside your mind.
At a young age I am so thankful and grateful to my parents, they were able to influence me in a way that I was able to make up my mind on what I am going to be when I grow up.
Mom: “Anak, gusto mo ba talagang yumaman?”
Mom: “Masipag ka ba at gagawin mo ba ang lahat mong makakaya para ikaw ay yumaman?”
Mom: “Magumpisa ka ng sarili mong negosyo. Bakit mo pagyayamanin ang ibang tao kung kaya mong pagyamanin ang sarili mo!”
From that day on, I told myself that I wanted to become a millionaire before I reach the age of 35.
The reason why I was not confused because I know what I want and I already made up my mind.
In order to clear up the matter, here are some practical questions that you can consider asking:
WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT IN LIFE?
To follow your passion, interests or follow the dictate of the people around you?
It is so hard to do something, if you do not know what you are doing.
It is going to be difficult to reach your destination, if you do not know where you are going.
It is so hard to find something, if you do not know what you are looking for.
Settle this first before you move on doing anything.
You cannot move on without making a choice and a decision.
The next question you need to ask is…
URGENT OR NOT URGENT?
What is more urgent for you to follow your passion or earn money immediately after graduation?
If you need to earn immediate income, I believe you need to set aside your passion and dreams for a while. Wait until you are financially stable before you pursue what you want.
But if you do not have the immediate need to earn, you can follow your passion and take your time to experiment on new things and do what you really want in life.
I know this is kinda scary, going to experiment on doing something that is new is indeed frightening.
In order for you to get started, you got to answer the next question…
ARE YOU WILLING TO TAKE THE RISK OR SIMPLY STAY IN YOUR COMFORT ZONE?
Maybe you are staying too long in your comfort zone that is causing you to feel unexcited and frustrated in life.
There is nothing exciting and new that is happening in your life.
Maybe its time for you to take the plunge.
Be bold and take the risk that can help you achieve your life long dream.
Before you make a decision in life; whether it’s minor or major, you got to ask yourself. What’s more valuable to you? Your comfort zone or your dream?
The promise of gain outweighs the fear of failure.
Financial freedom, time freedom, free to take a vacation anytime you want, free to buy the things that you really want.
If you truly want to become FREE, you just got to take risk.
THINK. REFLECT. APPLY.
Have you decided on what you want to do with your life?
Have you been putting off your decision to take the plunge?
What is stopping you from doing it?
Chinkee Tan, a Filipino motivational speaker, specializes on topics such as personal development, financial management and relationships to name a few. If this article has inspired you in some way, you might like to check out these other related posts as well: