“Your work is going to fill a 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. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll 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.”
There has to be a faster way to transform your little disappointments (that appear big) into satisfaction, if not achievements.
Update: it’s called stay at it.
Contrary to popular belief, I am an emotional person. Yes, I too get butterflies in my tummy, feel unexplainably attached and have a strong possessive streak. Only that these little bubbly feelings in my heart don’t always cover people. Show me a good gadget and my heart melts. My books are my pride. I feel attached to my favorite pair of jeans, and curse the Dhobi everytime I am reminded of my lost clothes. When I first entered the Apple store I almost had to pinch myself out of happiness. To me it was like entering heaven. Heck, I was even excited to enter their washroom (which was very simple btw, applesque – somehow every guy in their store appeared cuter than what a normal guy would appear). I am quite possessive about my camera+lenses and take care of them like they’re my babies. (I feel guilty when I ignore them too)…I know if people would read this, they’d want to yap about real people and emotions and love and yada yada. I get all that. But sometimes it’s just safer to love the inanimate. At least they won’t bite or bitch or hurt you. Yes they require maintenance, but then again – even those things have manuals and best practices. I like it that humans are unpredictable and no “best practices” work with us (life would be so boring without us human beings adding spice to it) but for a mess free love..give me my gears and gadgets anytime. I’m happy being emotionally passionate about them. Really.