A few days ago, I wrote about the realisation that I was not the super developer I thought I was
. Now, I’m wondering if creating my own business
is not yet another ego-driven challenge that I’m inflicting to myself. What is it that I’m running after, exactly?
Derek Sivers advises
to keep your real passion as a hobby
, while learning to master (and thus, enjoy) a well-paid job to ensure a sustainable future. My family and some of my friends think that way. But, to me, this sounds boring, for some reason. While I’m quite risk-averse, I like to think that I have a chance of achieving something bigger. So I’m trying things
On the other hand, while “trying things” sounds fun and instructive, it also sounds random and unpurposeful. Having a purpose (“WHY
”) is important to stay motivated, especially when dealing with hard or unpleasant tasks. So, if I want to follow that route, I believe that I need to have a direction in mind. I need to know what I want, and what I don’t want
. And, these days, I’m having trouble figuring this out…
Or maybe I should accept that we’re all delusional
, that I should stop overthinking all this, and rather ask my friends for their point of view.
I’d love to read your take on this:
When you make life choices, what drives you?
Don’t you see a contradiction between the two articles by Derek Sivers I linked above?