Follow your interest. See where it takes you. Go down rabbit holes and see what you uncover. Don’t be limited by the course or the institution. Don’t settle for the sterility of the mundane, if you crave for something more interesting.
Make the time
Remember that your interests will be unique to you. You don’t need anybody else’s permission to dive into a subject or a craft. If you don’t have time, make time. If you’re job is all consuming, then change your job to create more tome — there ain’t no free lunch. What you are willing to forgo is proportionate to your passion for the thing.
Remember too that with time and practice, you can become a master at your craft. I am not talking about luck-dependent big, commercial success, I am talking about skill. And, with skill most likely will come the ability to make a living and perhaps more than a living.
Forget 5 year plans and 10 year plans. They didn’t work well for the Soviet planners and they probably won’t work for you. There is far too much complexity in the world to try and plan years ahead. Better rather to orient yourself around what interests you.
Follow your interest
Remember this is all about creating a lifestyle, not about making the Fortune 500. A lifestyle where everyday is exciting because you are staying true to your interests. Opportunities too will come-up over time — its inevitable because time just throws up things. And, as a skilled practitioner you can be in a position to take these opportunities.
Whatever it is that inspires you, it is precious and what can make life all the more meaningful. So, follow your interest, don’t let it go—protect it with your life.
Harsha is a 1:1 coach and independent thinker based in London. He empowers people to find more clarity, confidence and focus in their lives — to cut through the noise, in a world so full of it. Harsha’s new book, Machine Ego: Tragedy of the Modern Mind, is now available in paperback and Kindle through Amazon.