Love What You Do. If You Haven't Found It. Keep Looking. Don't Settle

We're living in a vast universe. A whole wide world. With so many options to explore, so many ways to discover the wonders of life. So many chances to learn.

Yet we've only given one chance to live and pick options. Life is a great quest. An exciting journey. All the wonders are given.

But we're only afforded with a single ticket to live. A one-way ticket ride to find where we could be comfortable and be fulfilled in life.

A One-Way Ticket Ride

So what we gonna do with this one-way ticket ride? What route to choose? Which road to take? and which intersection in life we should start checking if we have spent our single ticket in the right direction where we should disembark in our journey?

We might have spent our single-ticket ride on a wrong route, away from where we should end our journey.

It's through this reason that I kept checking my plans if I am walking in the right track of life, if I'm following the route where I should suppose to be in. If I have spent my one-way ticket ride on the right path.

The Magic of New Beginnings

So I haven't stopped dreaming to get what I wanted. I continued aiming to fulfill my goals. I've only one chance to live. And as long as I've lived, there's hope.

I'm always fascinated with new beginnings. I believe we can start at any point in life. There's no such thing as too late.

In my life journey, things were not easier all the time. There were lots of mishaps, too many stopovers, and I've got tons of failures.

But I have not given up. I'm still not tired of trying new things, not yet tired experimenting ways where I could be at my happiest because in all those failures, I've learned. I've developed my wisdom.

Life as a Quest

For me, life is a quest. And it's not meant to live in one corner. It should be explored. It should be discovered.

A happy and satisfying life is a state where we have seized all the opportunities available in this world. And work from it. Learn from it.

So I've continued my quest, looking for a place where I could celebrate my uniqueness, looking for an opportunity where I could put my potentials into great use.

Where my being me would be recognized. Where my value as a professional wouldn't just be wasted with a routine that's meaningless. Because I always find meaning in all I do.

I know I am in the right track.

So I cultivated my passion. I developed my hobby in writing, nurtured my interest in royals. I published books and blogs. I traveled for leisure and learning.

In that aspect. I'm successful. I've accomplished everything. And I considered myself the luckiest. Thank God.

However, there's one aspect in my life that still left bleeding in the corner. My professional life.

See, despite having published books, running a successful blog. I still wanted to have a regular job because life is a journey and I don't want to get stuck in a single field.

I don't want to die in boredom focusing on a single career. At least I have so many options to earn and work.

But my professional life always sucks. At least in my opinion. I still couldn't be in a place where I'm satisfied with the routine. Where I'm compensated fairly and justly.

So I didn't stop working on my goals. And this quote of Steve Jobs always inspired me to keep moving l,  keep looking for an opportunity where I could be fulfilled.

"Love what you do. If you haven't found it yet. Just keep looking. Don't settle". Yes. Do. Not. Settle. Just keep looking. Someday, you'll be in a place where you always wanted to be.

Remember that life is a quest. 

It's been one of my favorite "wisdom", one that truly motivates me to keep moving in my journey, to keep looking for opportunities, to keep defining my biggest goals.

If you're not satisfied yet with what's going on in your career and you think you can do better than what the circumstances are offering you at the moment, then keep looking. Do not settle. It's just a matter of courage to wind off challenges.

And because that's what life is all about. To try and face challenges. If you don't, you would never know what awaits you on the other side of the fence.

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you have not found it yet, keep looking. Do not settle. As with all matters of the heart, you will know when you find it".

Many times in our life, we hesitate to change career, we hesitate to quit job because we are so afraid of change, we are too scared to try because we are afraid we might fail or we might not like the outcome, but life is all about taking risks, if we are too scared to try, we will never find out what opportunity awaits us. It could be something we have been praying for so long.

So take risks. And do not settle for less.

In my life, I have so many hesitations. Like everyone else I was too scared to try things. I was too scared to go out of my comfort zone. 

But at the back of my mind, I have so many goals, I have big dreams. I have this huge belief that I am destined for something big. However, I hesitated big time. I was so afraid to change career because I might suffer, I might not get want I wanted.

But then I realized if I would not do it, no one will do it for me. If I am scared all the time, I might not be able to achieve my goals and fulfill my dreams.

So I started mapping out plans, realistic plans. I went back to school and took masters. Then ventured into the corporate world after I obtained my master degree, leaving behind all my fears. 

For years, I was like a drifter, a wanderer. Did not know exactly where I should settle, what career path I should follow. 

So I kept on going back to the basic, just to see where I should be heading, where I should grow as a person. I did too many stopovers, looking for every possible opportunity that would satisfy my longing for a settled life.

While most women of my age already settled down and have children, I am still struggling where I should fit in and what career path I should be taking. 

But I am not worried. The road of life is always an exciting one to traverse and I am not tired to try new things because I always believe in the magic of new beginnings.

I am always a risk taker because I wanted my life to put on the line of so many things. I don't want to waste it by just sitting down and let moment passed.

I want to make my life worth living because I only lived once. So I tried different jobs, cultivated my passion, nurtured hobbies and developed new skills. 

I am happy with the outcome, I discovered so many things about myself and I am satisfied the way I progressed in life. 

However, I am someone who always aimed satisfaction. Especially in the job. I always find meaning in all I do. And if I could sense that I am not progressing and I feel stagnant, I am easily disillusioned.

This quote of Steve Jobs, summarizes my very principle in life:

This inspired me to never be just contented with a mediocre career, or a routine job that I could never feel any progress.

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