When we were kids, we had the freedom to think big. No one told us what we were good and what we were bad at, we just followed our inner strive when choosing what we wanted to do.
When you ask a child what he/she wants to be when they grow up their usual answers are any kind of job that requires a certain passion: fireman, musician, actor…
When growing up, parents always tell their children to do something reasonable. Teachers tell us. Society tells us. We are forced to do something that is reasonable. But, isn’t the only reasonable profession the one we’re good at? And isn’t being “good at something” directly linked to having a passion for something? Shouldn’t life be about doing what you are good at… about following your passion?
I think our generation’s problem is not that we have too many options, the true problem is that society and our surroundings target us. There is no room left for finding one’s passion because the patterns of society are so sharply paved. Everyone gets pushed into the system and our childhood dream slowly but surely gets erased.
So free yourself from the boundaries of society. Free yourself from expectations. Free yourself from outside influences. Focus on what your heart beats for and follow your passion.
If you follow your passion, success will follow you.