Fulfillment

Do What You Love

“By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others.”

Parents can sometimes be strict, enforcing rules that could sometimes hinder you from pursuing what you love. You become a mere follower of someone who directs your life. You become dependent on their ideas and decisions, when in the first place, you should be the one creating your own ideas and making your own life decisions. Then the time comes when you want to be independent and you want to pursue a college degree that’s different from what they think is right for you. You sit quietly in your room, thinking about how you can escape their shadows and just step into the outside world to showcase your skills and do what you want to do. If there’s a time to do something for yourself, it has to be now.

You go to college getting the degree that your parents want for you and not what you want. You fail subjects due to your lack of passion. You wake up hearing every kind of sermon, feeling every kind of anger, feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders. You go to school everyday like a living zombie. You wear a happy suit which masks your sadness deep inside. You want the world to hear you scream all your problems away. You eventually end up physically and mentally beat up, knowing that what you’re doing has always been for other people and not for yourself. You end up graduating, still sad because you’ve become enslaved to all that they wanted. Eventually, you become unhappy all your life thinking about wasted effort, wasted money, wasted time, and what could’ve happened if you just stuck with your dreams.

The point is do what you love. When you love something, you tend to push yourself, you go the extra mile because of that deep desire to know something better. It will neither seem like work, nor will you think of it as stressful. You will feel happy on the inside.

It’s time to show the world who you are and what you’re capable of. Unlock the talents hiding deep inside of you that you always wanted to make known to the world. You’ll realize that you never want to lock yourself inside a cage ever again, and so you set yourself free. You become happy, accepting that failure is just part of the process.  You never feel that added pressure on your shoulders, but you relish the challenge to further improve and try to make a difference.

Pursue what you love; life is too short to not do what you want. If it took you a while to start, then start from scratch, create original ideas, and never be afraid to fail. You become an innovator more than a follower in your life — and that’s what truly matters.

About the Contributor

Irwin Uy is a Tech Geek, a DLSU student that majors in economics , a basketball diehard and above all, a Christian who wants to inspire people through God’s word.

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