One of the most debatable and motivational four word statement: Do What You Love! Our society always preaches this saying that one should follow his/her dreams and stay happy. But STOP and THINK! How many of us actually do that? Society never understood the real essence of this statement. Do you want to learn more about it? Keep reading
First: The wrong interpretation. I remember I once said this line to my friend to motivate her and she replied that she loves sleeping! Is that how we actually understand it? I know each one of us loves to sleep. But how about a peaceful sleep after a day full of hard work and happiness?
Do What You Love is something with a deeper meaning. When you love something and want to achieve it, it won’t let you sleep. It will fill you with enthusiasm and excitement. You will work hard to fulfill you dream, not under any pressure but with confidence and happiness.
If I talk about my personal experience, I always followed the path i wanted to. I was a science student till 10th standard, was planning to opt humanities, studied commerce for 3 days, took my 12th boards from science and I am a student of History now! You must be thinking that I was confused about what I wanted to do. I won’t deny this fact but no one imposed this path on me. I always did what I wanted to do. Fortunately, my family and teachers always allowed me and motivated me to decide for myself. I always knew what my dream was, but was never confident enough to accept it. I had it in my mind and heart, but never said it out loud.
I always wanted to be a teacher. I was always scared of seeing that as my first priority because I had that air of UPSC around me. I have always had this in my mind that becoming a civil servant will help me earn respect and position in my family and society. I never saw that as MY dream. I was looking for that one motivation and then happened YIC!
Young India Challenge. A beautiful initiative by a lovely couple who welcomed me as a part of their tribe. Those two days have been the best two days of 2016! I made friends there that I know are going to be by my side till the very end. But the most important part is that I realised how important it is to love your dream and work hard to achieve it.
Many people think that following your heart won’t fill your pockets. I know the importance of financial stability in today’s world but won’t it be fun if you earn your living following your passion? I am not asking you to drop your school or college. Education is important and will help you in every sphere of life. What matters is how do you use that earned knowledge in future to follow your heart.
Dear parents, don’t force your kids into professions they are not interested in. It won’t lead them anywhere in future. They might earn a handsome amount, but that money will never fill their heart with happiness and soul with peace. On the other hand, if the things didn’t turn up the way you wanted it to be, they might end up blaming you for everything. Why take that risk of losing your child’s happiness? Educate them and let them decide for themselves. Restrictions, after a certain limit, start creating walls of misunderstanding. All what matters for your child is to see them by their side. If at this age and point of career you will go against them, how will they handle things?
Support them in their actions. Guide them. Motivate them. Tell them that you trust them. Tell them that you have faith in them. Trust me no one cares about what those ” chaar log” of our society say about us. All what matters is what you think about us.
Dear reader, follow your heart but do carry your brain with you. Make the best use of your talent and make your contribution in making this world a happy and a better place. Stay happy. Choose your best five people who motivate you and are there for you. After all, as Barney says in HIMYM, “nothing is LEGENDARY if you don’t have friends to see that”.
Aur jaane se pehle:
As Piyush Mishra says,
“Insaan khud ki nazar mein sahi hona chahiye. Duniya toh bhagwaan se bhi dukhi hai.”
Work hard. Follow your dreams. Turn them into success and happiness. Keep doing what you love!
Manasi Tripathi (YIC IIT Delhi,2016)
Manasi Tripathi is a final year student of History in Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi. In the world where people are scared of pursuing their dreams, she believes in doing what she loves. She aspires to become a professor as she loves reading and writing on various subjects. A happy soul and a very friendly person, she believes in living life to the fullest.