by Shilpa Vohra 10 September 2011
They don’t know what they want
They don’t know how to get it
Scared of taking the leap
These are typical examples which I observe around:
Your brother/friend/boyfriend tells you how much he/she hates his/her job, even though it pays great money, affords them a good lifestyle, and allows them comfort levels. They speak about all the things they hate about the job and a few of the things they like, but mostly their dreams about getting out of this job into something else. That’s all very well; there are millions of people in that situation. However, when you ask the question: What do you want to do instead? There is a expression of puzzlement and the inevitable reply is: I don’t know!
“If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.” ~Lawrence J. Peter
Your friend knows what he wants to do with his life; he wants to do wild life photography. He knows his stuff as he has been studying photography all his life and is very passionate and informed. Mean while he has enrolled into a MBA course because he does not see a way of matching his like, passion, interest and means of full time occupation.While he is very clear on what he wants, the only problem is he doesn’t know how to get it!
“We are kept from our goal not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal.” ~Robert Brault
Your friend has dream of starting his own business. He has studied this business for years, done all research and ground work. He really knows his stuff. The only trouble is he has a family, loans and his wife doesn’t earn enough for him to leave his current job and he still has a few doubts about his ability to run a business and whether the business will be successful. So he knows what he wants, knows how to get it but has the fear of changing because it would be unknown territory with lot of risks involved.
“One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.”Henry Ford
Think and ponder on this.