Want a career or job- Follow your passion

One of the most successful and alluring pioneer of the personal computer revolution, Steve Jobs in his Stanford commencement speech in 2005, very rightly said, “Your work is going to fill a very large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking for it. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you will know when you find it. And like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

The rate of unemployment every year, the percentage of people suffering from stress and depression due to their jobs and the rate of suicides due to job dissatisfaction or unemployment is increasing at a very high rate these days. All these factors are clearly significant of one thing, i.e majority people are dissatisfied with their jobs simply because they fail to identify their passion or don’t believe in following their passion to make a career!

The notion of being ‘unsuccessful’ is very often associated by people as a result of ‘following your passion’. However, this is not true in any sense. People always think about jobs and careers as something very professional and defined which gives them regulated, regular income.

Researches and surveys have shown that people generally think of professions like doctor, engineer, pilot, journalist, etc. while seeking a job or career but they will never think of making a career out of writing, singing, dancing, painting or acting. There is a direst need to break these walls of stereotypical thinking and expand our horizon of thinking.

We must understand that this is 21st century and with the advancement in science, technology and with modernisation, the scope in every field has expanded to an incredible level. Today, you have the scope, resources, capability and feasibility to make a career in any field you desire; be it your hobby, ambition or passion and you must make the most of it.

Simply follow your passion, to make your career a successful one. Any small or big work done with interest, passion and dedication will very easily place you on the top step of success. Following you passion not only gives you eternal mental peace and satisfaction but also a handsome sum of money. Because when you deliver your 100% efforts in your job, the output always turns out to be fruitful. On a major scale, this will contribute towards development of the society and the nation as a whole and will increase the productivity on an individual basis.

On contrary, a job done just for the sake of money will leave you unhappy, discontented and stressed at the end of the day. Doing a job that mentally harasses you,will never allow you to utilize your potential to maximum level. Mental stress will also adversely affect you physical health, thus further cutting down on your productivity of work and you might end up losing your job.

So go ahead, identify and recognize your passion, follow it zealously and you will find yourself rapidly climbing the steps of success.



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About Shalini Pal

Shalini Pal is a 19 year old girl who is a freelancing fanatic and is currently pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (UG). Presently, she is an amateur writer who is working hard and striving to become a skilled professional. She was born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh but did her schooling from one of the top cities of India, i.e. Ahmedabad, Gujarat. She loves reading novels, writing, cooking and sketching. Listening to music is one of her favourite pass times. She aspires to become a media professional, preferably a journalist in future. She wants to bring about a revolution in the society with the power of media, to make it a better place to live in.


  1. Yo.. I’m following my passion now.. Thanks to people like you’ who supported me for my decisions regarding this.. A very nice article indeed..:-):-)

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