You’re supposed to do the things that are easy for you, not those that are hard

For the longest time, i’ve struggled to identify my talent and stuff…so that I know i’m doing the right thing for me and pursuing the right career for myself…and I see others struggling with the same questions and concerns…

But, the way I see it now is that, everyone knows what things come easily to them and what things are hard, and the worst thing is that we’re conditioned to feel that the things that are hard to do are the good things for us, and hence we struggle and slog to pursue them…remember the classic sayings “good things are hard”, “nothing worth achieving is easy” and other such crap…well, my simple philosophy is that what’s the easiest thing for me might be the hardest for someone else, and so wouldn’t it be best if I stick to the things that i find easy and love, while the other person does the things that are easy for him…and coz these things are easy for us, we’ll eventually be good at these things…the reason we’re not good at easy things today is coz we don’t value them. We thing oh, that’s easy for me and so lemme focus on the hard things ..and that’s our biggest mistake..we fail to get good at the hard things as expected, and coz we don’t value the things that’re easy for us, we fail completely…

Wouldn’t life be much more fun for everyone if everyone does just what’s easy for them…

Still waiting to discover your Destiny?

10 years back I used to struggle with the concept of God and Karma and Purpose and other metaphysical and philosophical stuff…

But since then I’ve done a lot of growing up and am not comfortable an Atheist/Agnostic…

But in the Professional domain, i’m still struggling with the same conflict of Opportunity vs Desire…

I’m of the belief that there is no higher purpose to Work, and I also don’t see any special attraction to Money/Wealth or toys. That’s a deadly blow to my Entrepreneurial Growth, as I am constantly struggling to justify my efforts to myself. To make things worse, i’m a loner and live alone, so don’t have any Societal Pressure of any kind.

I am struggling to find a reason to pursue any venture, coz I don’t seem to have any dream/purpose, I have a broad skill set and I love doing all kinds of things and am inclined to jump from one thing to other continuously.

I’m in a constant mental shitstorm, that is a stark reminder of the one that i was in 10 yrs back when i was questioning my faith and identity and belief in a God….

I have to be able to resolve this somehow. I need to grow up in this respect, for me to do anything with my life going forward.

One way to proceed is to emulate the same actions that i organically took with my earlier crisis, which is to look in and look out and then look to Science and to Atheists and the real Gods, “Atheist Comedians”, and be absorbed by logic and truth, ie, there are things that I don’t know, and i don’t have to jump to conclusions immediately and attribute those to a supernatural force, but to simply make peace with the unknown.

Along the same lines, in my past inward inquiries, i’ve realized that there really is no real purpose to life and that in all respects, it doesn’t matter if i do something or nothing, or succeed or fail…

So then, the logical conclusion is to do it for the fun of it, the experience, and as for what to do, the best and most logical ans i’ve arrived at is: Follow the Opportunity, Deliver what public is asking for…

Waiting to hold the Umbrella

Seth rightly put into words, what i’ve been feeling to the last few months here: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2015/06/holding-the-umbrella.html (TL;DR: Holding the umbrella is a metaphor for being in a position on a team/project where the buck stops)

For the last 3 years i’ve been building up my skills relentlessly, working round the clock, in and outside office just coz all the IT and Tech and Software and Programming stuff is so awesome and related and endlessly deep, but at the same time, intuitively shallow.

Now I feel ready to hold any umbrella, but in real world, things aren’t that black and white…Looks like i’ve to build my own, and that would be awesome too…

The Problem with Habituation

Let’s get this out of the way: Habituation is brain’s way of enabling us to get used to things (good or bad), so that we can have new experiences eg. Driving a Car…

The problem however is that we get used to all the Bad things, and hence miss the opportunity to observe them and fix them…to See the world as it really is, not how we think/not think(habituation) about it…

It’s easy to solve a problem everyone sees, but hard to solve one that no one sees.

Tips:

  • Look broadly at the problem, things leading to it, and things after it
  • Look Closer. Notice the small Stuff
  • Think younger

Each day challenge yourself to experience the world better