Today's blog post from Leslie Tech is talking about following your passion. I walk in to far too many businesses where you know right away, that the energy the owner is sending off is one of depression or near depression.
Depression, from personal experience, is a feeling you get from a lack of a clear goal, hopelessness and the lack of value in the skills that you were born with. Many people open a particular type of business because that is what seems to be the trend. I am not saying this is a bad thing, what I am saying is that too many people do not create anything unique, because they do not follow their passion.
See, everyone is born with a natural talent. Everyone. Unfortunately, like Albert Einstein pointed out "Everyone is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole live believing it is stupid." This is a profound statement, because to me, it is a failure of our educational system to adapt to teaching our children to develop their natural talents into a fine-tuned skill for the market place.
Too many people graduate from school with an education and not a specific set of skills. Therefore, they do something that they have little passion about, because they need to make a 'living'.
So, what should I do? You may ask. It is simpler than you think. That natural talent you were born with. That thing you do that makes you happy doing it. Never stop acquiring knowledge about it. It will be easy to do this, because doing it makes you happy and you will develop a passion for it. Remember: those who are not successful usually make the mistake of believing that the knowledge acquiring period ends when one finishes school. The truth is that schooling does but little more than to put one in the way of learning how to acquire practical knowledge.