If you had just one choice of what you can spend the rest of your life doing, what will that be? Whether you’re a sixteen-year old high school student looking ahead to your college years, or an accomplished Trader on Wall Street, this is perhaps one of the most important questions that you will ever ask yourself.
If dollars and cents were the unit by which true fulfillment was measured, then I would totally accept the notion of pursuing whatever brings you material gain. The issue here is not the wealth that we attain, but the means by which attain it, and the state of our hearts and minds at the end of it all.
For those of you who have checked out the ‘About’ page of this website, you may recall my definition of ‘True Fulfillment’ as…
“The product of every effort and sacrifice required to bring us into the fullness of God’s divine plan for our lives.”
I don’t merely say these things because they have a nice ring to them… which they do, or to be quoted on that popular ‘BrainyQuote’ website… which will be nice actually. No… I express these words from the depths of my heart, and based on the lessons of my journey to a more fulfilled life.
When I stopped asking God “Why?”, and I started asking Him for revelation, this is one of those life-changing questions that He placed on my heart.
It was already clear to me what I wanted to do for the rest of my life: To inspire my generation to do good, and to be good; and to impact nations with these words – words that remind us all of the only true source of hope and joy.
I have personally received hundreds of requests for career guidance from persons all across the globe, trying to find their way through the thick fog of indecision and seemingly endless disappointments in their lives. I have however come to realize, that this number is merely a speck of ice on a massive unsound glacier.
If this thought scares you in any way, here’s a rich perspective that should restore your faith:
It is my hope that the words of these blogs will serve as a wind blowing in the right direction for each and every one of you.
So, if you had just one choice of what you can spend the rest of your life doing, what will that be? The next big question is: How can you turn that one passion into something that sustains you, or more desirably, a profitable venture?
I’ll let you think about that for a moment, and get back to you in a bit.
A Few Places to Visit in Your Next Trip to New York
I am currently planning my upcoming weekend explorations here in New York City, and I cannot help reflecting on the amazing time that I had last weekend in Lower Manhattan. On that note, here are just a few sites that I recommend you visit whenever you’re in the area – all of which can be covered in just one afternoon, ideally on a Saturday. I promise, you will not be disappointed.
- Bowling Green – The oldest New York City public park, established in 1733.
- Pier A Harbor House – Once you’ve finished dining at this fine “multi-experiential food and beverage destination”, you can also indulge in the breathtaking views of the Lower Manhattan waterfront and Financial District. The views from the south-western tip of the surrounding promenade are unrivaled. So please, bring a camera or smartphone to capture these beautiful memories.
- Battery Park – Beneath the canopies of this 25-acre plot of prime real estate, is a significant amount of American History. This site once served as a depot for millions of immigrants arriving from Europe and other parts of the world.
- Lower Manhattan’s Financial District & Wall Street – Home to some of the world’s most powerful financial institutions, and of course, the New York Stock Exchange.
- The Word Trade Center Memorial, Mall, and One World Observatory – Words are totally insufficient to capture this experience. You’ll regret not bringing a camera or smartphone.
Do What You Love
I have always secretly dreamt of exploring and writing about urban lifestyles, cultures and real estate, and all the amazing aspects of these that fascinate me. So what better city to start in, than New York, and what better time to start than now, right?
If it were always that simple for me to get started as a Blogger, I would have started a long time ago. But do you guys remember that blog that I prepared about those fears that I had to overcome, before I started realizing my dreams and true potential? If not, you should definitely check it out: ‘These 5 Fears Stood in my Way, Until I said “No More”.’
Fear is real, and it stands out as one of the biggest dream-killers of all time. Don’t be rendered powerless by the age-old lie that, “You can’t”. You can, and you will – you will fulfill those dreams.
The journey there will most likely be indented with challenges and fears. But when you make that conscious decision to start doing what you love, you will be amazed by the ease at which you start seeing and seizing opportunities amidst your challenges and fears.
So my question to you today is: What will you spend the rest of your life doing? Do what you love.