A very beautiful and profound observation from a reader of SHSF
I have read your book “Stay Hungry Stay Foolish” as well as article “The next ‘hot’ career.” I really appreciate your writing.
I can’t agree more to the fact that you should do what you love to do and you would be the best but isn’t it the most difficult thing to find. A job that you love and at the same time it also reaps rewards. Simply loving to do something might not be the trick for success.
Success if explained in Mathematical terms is time into effort. People want to reduce time but that also would require proportional increase in effort which is generally not possible if you don’t love what you do.
Now, the circle completes itself and makes you wonder whether the effort should be put in finding the work that you love and later in converting the love into something tangible. This has left me in a transient state from a while…
Deepan S Kapadia
My response: My answer to your dilemma is yes it IS worthwhile to find the work you love. When you nurture that work with passion and thirst for knowledge & growth, that work will reap material rewards. It may take time – 5 years is lucky and 10 years is commonplace. That has been the experience of the entrepreneurs I interviewed and that is also my experience in the field of writing. So find what you love and hang in there!