If you care enough about what you do because you love why you do it, then you should do it regardless of the result you get.
Results are the objective, and whether it succeeded or failed, it doesn’t matter.
When everything is taken into consideration for your progress in your career or life, the day-by-day results do not come close to what you get at the very end.
It’s so easy to get caught up in things that don’t add up to anything meaningful to our own lives. It’s so easy to do stuff we don’t want to be doing, with other people who also don’t want to be doing what they’re doing. It sounds something like:
I’m so tired of this.
I only stay because of the people here.
At least I get paid a lot.
Is it time to leave yet?
There’s nothing wrong with feeling any of these things. So many others live perfectly fine this way.
Instead, the main message I want to get across is that doing something purposeful is hard.
It’s hard to get others to care about what you care about, because it takes a long time.
Purposeful work takes patience and hard work. If you’re doing something right now that you care about deeply, I hope you keep pushing forward.
When I was younger, I used to look the other way, hide behind my mother, wait for someone else to speak up for me, and speak as if everybody had the ability to pick up tiny whispers.
Being an adult doesn’t mean you can no longer be shy (I still consider myself shy at 22). But, it does mean that knowing your strengths and weaknesses will be ever more important.
Overcoming shyness has a lot to do with self identity and how much we understand our own selves.
What do you do in times of immense stress? How do you feel when you accomplish something big? What is your behaviour like when you’re with friends or family? Why do you do what you do?