I want to do something that satisfies me, so that I can sleep well at night.I was talking to one of my friend who has been working for around a decade now and these were his words. I looked at him in amazement, thinking that a guy like him who, a lot people look up to, is saying such a thing. Before I could say something, he asked me Tarun do you really enjoy what you do? Are you able to sleep well at night?
Take 2 I was watching Spiderman 2 recently and in the movie Peter Parker (Spiderman) was living a poor life, struggling for money, struggling with relations, but he was doing something that he really enjoyed though that hardly gave him any money. The situation got worse and Spiderman had to quit doing what he really loved. He started living an ordinary life, but he was not meant for it. He felt happy for few days but real happiness eluded him. He finally realized that he belonged to being a Spiderman and he did that.
Coming back to the talk I was having with my friend. I asked my friend when was the last time that he had this feeling of doing something great.? He answered that it was during his first job where he got to work on some complex project where, he got to learn a lot and at the same time he performed really well. On further discussion he revealed that he still misses that team and together they were the best team he worked for. After that he has been doing same mundane work, there is hardly anything exciting.
I remember what Peter Parker said:You are doing things so that you can follow your dreams, but then you get so involved in it that you tend to forget your dreams. What is that stopping you my friend from following your dreams? If you don't like what you are doing then start doing what you love. There was a long silence after I said this. I did not speak as I thought there was a much serious conversation going on inside him...
Whatever comes our way,
Whatever battle we have raging inside us,
We always have a choice.
My friend Harry taught me that,
He chose to be the best of himself.
It's the choices that make us who we are
and we can always chose to do what's right.
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