Monday, October 20, 2014

Find What You Love

Some people were born with a drive to succeed and will push through to complete a task well even if they don't like what they're doing. I appreciate people like that because that's hard. But I always said as a girl that I never wanted a job I'd hate waking up for everyday. I never saw myself as a business owner but I definitely never saw myself following the orders of someone else or typing on a computer in a cubicle. I like making my own rules and knowing that when I fail, I'm the only one that can yell at myself. 

I recently tweeted, "You know you love something when you fail and get right back up to do it again." I didn't realize until then that even though I have days where I'm creatively exhausted and I feel like there's nothing I can do to make something beautiful, when I fail (in my eyes), I want to prove to myself I can do it, so I try again. That's how I know being my own boss and having a creative job where there really are no written rules is what I was meant for. As Steve Jobs said before he passed, "You've got to find what you love." That's much easier said than done. But then he goes on to say, "Keep looking. Don't settle." I hear college students ALL the time say they're getting a degree in something they're not sure if they'll use. Or that they've changed their major seven times. Or that they're taking classes they hate. Or that they're not learning anything. Or that they really just went to college for the social life. I'm beyond lucky I found something I enjoy at a young age but just because you haven't doesn't mean you should stop looking. It might not be easy but wouldn't you rather take the time now to figure out what you enjoy than speeding through courses you don't care about to get a degree you'll use in a job you hate?!

When you wake up, are you excited about what you're learning? Are you excited about what you're going to go do? 

"If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I'm about to do? If the answer has been 'no' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something." - Steve Jobs

1 comment:

  1. Great message, Meredith. As of now I'm trying to find my calling in life, and I wish that I will find a job that I love to do. Prayers will be appreciated. :)