“Discover your passion” by Jubanashwa Mishra
This blog post has been published with permission from Jubanasha Mishra utilizing resources from his website (www.jubanashwamishra.com) & his TEDx talk ( https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6jH2NwE5W3c ).
–> The Message: Discover Your Passion
When we are in class 12th we have to decide our career.
Once it is decided we move on to finish our graduation in the same direction. Our decision of career is often influenced by family background and peers. But before you jump into any stereotypical profession of engineering or medicine try to discover what your passion is.
Chase your dreams instead of going for any stereotypical job.
–> Why is it necessary to chase your dreams?
When we were child we all had dreams.
We all were fascinated by ideas.
We all wanted to sit on butterfly and discover Mother Nature. We all watched Superman and wished to become one.
We wanted to discover the world.
But as we became adults our childhood dreams died.
We began doing what we were forced to instead of what we loved to & were natural to us.
Get in conversation with anybody, they tell the same story.
He tells that “Job Satisfaction” is not about workplace environment, emoluments, HR policy, working hours, etc.
While the “Job Satisfaction comes by following the path of your heart. To utilize your skills to do what you really wanted to do”.
Your profession must not be influenced by societal status & parental interference.
This inspired Jubanashwa to spread the message: “Discover Your Passion”. He started his “One Week Job India” project in mid of May 2013 which ended in Dec, 2014.
He started this new journey to inspire youngsters to hunt their dreams. He did 28 jobs in 28 states, each job for one week to re-discover and re-invent his inner-self.
He worked as:
// Photographer at Indianroots.com, Haryana
// Waste Warrior at Bhagshu, H.P.,
// Sewak at Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab
// Rafting trainee in J&K,
// Movie Marketing Job at SpicePR, Mumbai,
// Tatoo Maker Job at Goa,
// Play School Teacher at Hyderabad,
// Field Supervisor for contraceptive rural campaign, Bihar, // Cremation Assistant, Varanasi,
// Mud Artisan at Kumartoli, Kolkata,
// Story telling instructor at Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh, // Bullet Mechanic in Aizwal, Mizoram, etc.
For sure the journey would have been enlightening.
To sum it up, I would like to quote Randy Pausch, from his CMU Graduation Speech (2008),
“We don’t beat the reaper by living longer, but by living well, and living fully- for the reaper will come for all of us. The question is: what do we do between the time we are born and the time he shows up”.
So, what really counts is HOW WELL YOU LIVE.
“The best way to live a life happily; first half should add value to you and second half should add value to the society”.
– Jubanashwa Mishra
With Great Love,
Er. Amit Yadav