something i’ve been struggling with during my quarter-life crisis is figuring out my purpose, my passions and how the heck those elements translate into a job (you know, that thing that provides you with the money you need to live in exchange for your soul).
i saw this steve job’s quote the other day and it’s haunted me ever since. there’s always quotes about “love what you do and you’ll never work another day in your life”, but this is the first time i’ve seen the quality of what you do mentioned in that equation. i often feel inadequate in my job, and i recognize that a lot of that has to do with my insecurities, inability to give myself credit for anything and being relatively new to my role. but, is there another component to it? if i don’t 100% love what i do, if what i do isn’t aligned to my passions, will i ever feel great at what i do? will i ever reach my greatest potential?
until i have my great epiphany, i will continue to carry on and do the best i can where i am right now. i love the company i work for, the people i work with, but i’ve been here long enough to know that there’s something else out there for me. i just don’t know what it is.
how did you know what you were meant to do, career or life wise? was it obvious, or did you struggle through figuring it out? is there a voo-doo spell or chant i can say that will make my purpose reveal itself sooner?