Build on strength, not on passion
In this current competitive world, you need to be in the top 5% to make it. Less than that might bring results only at a local level. The consequence of this is that you can only be at the top at only one or two things.
You have more changes to be excel at one thing if you like it and you are strong at it. We falsely believe that we have a lot of options, which in reality we don’t.
Don’t worry about missed opportunities that are not right for you.
A lot of people have a general fear of missing out (FOMO), but that is only a dangerous time-waster that will take you down rabbit holes you don’t want to go.
Following your passion might not be the best idea. You might hate your passion if you do it every day for work. It’s wiser to build on strengths.
Even Michael Jordan tried his luck at baseball (passion), but couldn’t make it past the minor league and became a God at basketball, his real strength.
You should not need a vacation
Also, you choose something you really like and from which vacation makes no sense. Needing a vacation implies that there is something in your life you need a vacation from, which you should avoid.
As Picasso once said, you should avoid dichotomy in life, which evolves into the false mentality that vacation is good.
Questions to help you choose
If you haven’t found the thing you are the best at, you can use those 4 questions to find out your “Eulerian destiny“, to find yourself and your destiny:
– What did I grow up with? Had bad experience?
– What have strangers consistently complimented you in?
, and at what you are able to talk about effortlessly to your friends and family
– What have you been doing for the last 10 years?
– What can you talk about effortlessly on a Saturday night, when you are not
working and are with your friends?
You can complete the Myer-Briggs Type indicator to better know your strengths and weaknesses.
“Managing Oneself” by Peter Drucker (really short, easy to read, cheap, about managing your strenghts, your values, where you belong, and the second half of your life).
- “Never Do Something You Love, Once You Do It For Work You Won’t Love It Anymore. Do What You Like” – Allan Nation
- “A day lost is not like a dollar lost. You can’t get a day back.” Tai Lopez
(Inspired from Tai Lopez step 12: Destiny – Mike’s Stack Of Resumes, My 96 Year-old Grandma & Your Eulerian Destiny, and step 13, The Amish Vacation, Tap Dancing To Work & Avoiding What You Love)