Choosing one's goals
By Kapil Kakar
We need to realize and accept this fact unequivocally that we all are special and have exclusive distinct qualities and traits. We individuals are born with different inclinations and interests.
Therefore, we need to choose a profession that STIMULATES our minds and for which we are PASSIONATE about. Any field that we might venture in, if we lack interest towards it, we can never grow in it. Lack of interest results in lack of creativity which further results in lack of effort.
Looking closely at our interest and passions through new borns, every new born behaves differently. One may be active, other sublime. As the baby grows, some like playing with a car, other with a bat, the third with a gun. This means every child has a different interest and inclination and similarly while choosing and preparing for our profession we need to respect our interest and inclination towards the field.
Therefore, introspect and discover your innate qualities which compliment your interest and choose the profession that you would like to pursue. Even after introspecting in detail you will find professional conflict/ options. Like should I go for medical or do I opt for Bio technology. You may find both might naturally interest you.
Research on the optional fields, introspect by writing about them and yourself in details and see which field you find self to be more compatible with.
Money should not be the key in choosing the profession that you want to venture into. Since, there is no profession which does not give money/ wealth. Money belongs to people who focus on their profession. Remember not all Lawyers, Architects, Charted Accountants etc have a good practice.
While choosing the profession one should not get allured, attracted and influenced by friends taking the same profession which they have opted for or trying to imitate an uncle who has excelled and made lot of money.
Also there has not been a single profession that can bring you success, money, glory without hard work. Don’t wait for wealth to come to you but create wealth with your Karmas through your profession.
Lastly if your colleague does better then you, one substantial factor may be that he had chosen a profession that he loved and you imposed the same on yourself self unwillingly. It takes COURAGE to follow one’s goals.