The general knowledge about life is everyone has to work to earn a living-bare in mind that there are some human that are perpetually lazy and would rather do nothing to survive. Then there is a common misconception where humans find it overly confusing what to do in life to achieve their set goals and objectives. Take it or leave it, we need to survive and to do this we have to do a job which either will come from our natural talent or from our skill sets. I need to crash this down to tiny little bits for better understanding.
Natural talent is not learnt, it simply comes naturally, it doesn’t often require training or education unless if you chose to further polish it until it glows in crystal colours, it is in-depth, you dream it, it is felt, you see it right in front of you, there’s this feeling of joy and fulfillment in talent, sometimes the finances might not come so soon from it like regular monthly salary jobs, but regardless of it, you still find peace in it and there’s greater recognition from it.
Skilled Job is the one acquired over years through series of education, training, skill acquisition, it makes you smarter, gives you monthly financial comfort, you might have passion for it and you might not, you are engaged in it because it pays your bills.
Questions have been asked by so many on figuring their life purpose, which career path to follow, means of survival. You have an option to choose. Once you know your talent, it give room for more options. Do you love your skilled work? You don’t need to search your mind before the answer comes up because you know it. it’s a yes or no. Do you love your talent? It’s same. Which one gives you more satisfaction? which one pays your bills more? which one can you keep doing for the rest of your life with a purpose and never get tried of?
One important thing to know is that your life purpose may not be in what you have skills for, it may not be in what gives you regular inflow of income, it may not even be in what you believe you know how to do very well- yes it may not be what you believe you should do or know how to do very well.
Your life purpose is in what gives you a sense of joy, fulfillment, love, everything in life comes with challenges so as your talent will come with challenges, you life purpose could even be in the regular job if it makes you happy.
What gives you purpose to live, to love, to continue? What gives you this sense of deep bliss, fulfillment? What gives you income to survive, to pay your bills?
I was once asked a question that what if my talent isn’t paying my bills like the regular skilled work, but I love my talent work much more, like it’s my life. My answer was ‘If you love your talent work and it’s not paying your bills yet, alternatively you have a job that pays your bills but you don’t love it enough, then rather choose your job BUT make it temporary and a solution to creating a foundation for your talent. Use the skilled work to generate income for the stability of your talent work, when the timeline is set to further no longer with the office job, you will know and all things will work out, you will have a better knowledge on how to navigate your challenges’
That’s my opinion! If you hate your job so much but have a treasure hidden somewhere, do you think you should exploit it regardless of it’s challenges?
Is it your talent or skilled job? Choose today and be happy!