This is the first post in the series of my #passion project. Today, I want to review a TEDx talk by Eunice Hii, one of the best TEDx talks i have ever listened. I personally tweeted to Eunice Hii and amazingly she replied and tweeted back also. That’s why I feel more connected to this TEDx talk. More than that we have many things in common, she is passionate, finding her passion, started passion project in canada in her college, we both feel confused when somebody comes and ask us what you gonna do after your graduation, we feel annoyed because we still don’t have any idea.
So, lets figure out why I love her talk. Different people different aspects of passion. One entrepreneur said: you should do what caters your strength. If you get it, just go do it so, still confused what to do 😮 . Another artist said move to new york if you want to be successful. But some writer said don’t move to new york, if you want to be happy. Really ridiculous, what to do?
Let’s see what Steve Jobs said “Don’t settle anything, less than work that you love.” so in a way, Do what you love but follow your passion also. Graduates are basically confused whether to follow passion:but it leads to uncertainty and unfamiliarity and on another side, let’s take a job, find some financial security, may be follow passion later in life.
Then she talked about our generation- Gen Y- People regard our generation as lazy, pampered, hardest generation to handle in workforce and more than that NY post stated “Worst generation ever”, we are really busy on Fb to get noticed. But she argues “We can become a better generation and follow our passion.”
But how to follow our passion
- We can follow our passion, not necessarily in our work. Wherever we are, whatever we are doing, we can find time to do what we love. You know what i mean “Go and do some voluntary work”. Recently, if you follow LinkedIn, you have noticed they are promoting to add volunteer work in your profile and resume.
- We can follow our passion, even if we don’t know what it’s yet. But you will question, how to do a thing, when you don’t know the thing, then go and f**k explore yourself, find meaning to your life.
- We should remember passion is the privilege. So, follow your passion by showing gratitude, and giving back to people who are unprivileged.
- We can follow our passion without leaving our responsibilities.
There are so many ways through which you can reach out to communities, connect to like minded people without actually meeting them personally. For e.g. through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Quora, Twoo, etcetera.
It doesn’t mean anything to follow your passion. If it is nor in service of others. So, find your passion, but sided by side understand what are the community needs. Find a passion to serve the community, because there lies the true potential and equilibrium of supply(passion) and demand(community needs). You will get what I am talking about, if you have idea of supply-demand 😀 .
At the end, her words touched my heart and soul. She said “When I am preparing this talk, I felt little skeptical & loosing lot of confidence in what I was saying because when I look to people who write amazing career advice, they are really successful people in the world, and whom am I giving this advice to you,when I haven’t even made a dent in what I am suppose to do, when I am graduate.” So, true when I initiated my initiatives, started my blog, stood on stage and give talk on passion- who i am? still unsuccessful? still unemployed in front of others, but still somebody there in the world who believes and gives you strength #mirror.
Who you are not to be, who you are not to chose purposeful and passionate life. Yes you can!
Those people who still ask me about my future “I still have no idea, but I do know I will be passionate about it. ”
For more watch her TEDx talk and I highly recommend you to do so : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgbzbdxTm4E
This is one is also dedicated to the mirror which show you there is more in you. I want to thank my dad also.