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Its Sunday night, the start of a new week, the eve of a new work week. We will start on the final Quarter of 2009 in just over 24 hours on September 1. Christmas plans are being put in place, companies are deciding on product launch dates, trips are being booked to be with family for Christmas 2009. Others are preparing to shut down operations in a couple months and prepare for 2010.
Another thing that gets started around this time is school. It seems like everyone from the 5 year old up to those doing University or some night classes are enrolling in learning something new. Education is in the air and one topic that pops up for a new student is "Why do you want to do this? Is this really the career path to take?" Oh boy, I can feel to conflict in some of you as you read this.
I wanted to offer a different perspective in the approach to life in this day and age. There is so much so much now available to you. There are many skills that you can learn cheaper and more convenient than ever before, thanks to advancements in technology and the internet. You can also execute some of these skills with alot less headache than ever before.
A simple example of this can be in the world of photography and the advent of the digital camera. It is now easier for people to get into photography.
I am a walking example of that! Sites like www.digitalphotographyschool.com are a great resources in learning photography. Also taking the photographs with a digital camera does not carry as large an expense, as it does with a film camera. The days of film and dark room etc are now replaced by a media card and a computer and with them you can take thousands more photographs at minimal cost. You can take lots more photos and learn from them. Basically you can try new things at no cost.
This is also similar in music production and other disciplines.
Now I think that much of that conflict you might be feeling relates to matching your talents and passions to a career.
As you try to match these talents and passions, you might want to take a step back and turn this question into "What do I want to accomplish in my life?".
This will give you the leeway to marry your abilities in a way that benefits you and helps you accomplish your mission. I know, I know you are thinking you don’t have a clue what your mission is. I am challenging you on that because I believe that if you know what your talents are, and you know what you are passionate about, then you already have a good picture of what your mission might be.
Give yourself permission to look at the picture!!!!
Once you see it you will realise that there is less reason to "give up" completely on your various talents and passions for the sake of a particular career. Let me say that in another way, there is less reason for you to starve yourself of nuturing your talents and passions…to throw away the gifts that you have been given.
If you shift your focus to what you want to accomplish, you would then be able to creatively resolve those conflicts in your mind and lead a fuller life. You can be weave them together in a way that they compliment each other and really fulfill your spirit.
Your talents might not seem to compliment each other when you look through the traditional looking glasses, however when you set your mission and then build your own looking glass, you will see clearly synergies between your talents and be a peace with it for the first time in your life.
Here is an example –
If you decide that your major passion is to make the world into a more enviromentally friendly society. You can look at your talents and decide how you can accomplish this mission.
Writing start a blog/ write a book?
Acting look into assisting with commercials and other projects
love physics build a wind turbine?
Leadership build a club
Want another example
visit www.coreykgraham.me, I live it!!!
You get my point? Oh you do ?
Alrite, then tell me how can you creatively combine your talents to accomplish you big aim or mission?
Corey Graham 2.0