Saturday, October 26, 2013

Blog Quote #571...

Here's Blog Quote #571...
"Its more important to know what you don't want to do, than what you want to do."
-Colette Powers-

Interesting twist of a thought here. I was chatting with Ms. Powers recently and we were talking about kids and young adults finding their way through life. 

What do they want to do when they grow up? What occupation do they want to end up in?

In a perfect world-- we know what we want when we turn about 17-18. 
Then, we go to college, get a degree, come out and dive right into our field of choice, and work passionately for the next 30-50 years, until  retiring happily ever after. 

Sound common?  Ha!  That might happen, in 1 out of 100 cases. Probably closer to 1 in 250.

Sometimes, as Powers suggests, we try on many occupations and along the way-- we determine what we DON'T want to do or be. And after a few trial and errors in the job market- an interesting thing happens:: 

In finding out what we didn't care for-- life or the universe pushes or directs us toward what we DO enjoy. Often in those experiences, is where we find out what our true passions and desires are, and we end up following those paths. 

Life-- it's always full of curve balls and irony. But would we want it any other way?

That's my view... what say you?

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