The wise investor and billionaire Warren Buffet gave this advice to at a commencement address:
“I get to work in a job that I love, but I have always worked at a job that I loved,” Buffett said of his investing career.
And don’t think it’s just about the money for him, either:
“I loved it just as much when I thought it was a big deal to make $1,000.”
“You really should take a job that if you were independently wealthy that would be the job you would take,” Buffett told University of Florida students.
“You will learn something, you will be excited about, and you will jump out of bed. You can’t miss. … When you get out of here take a job you love, not a job you think will look good on your resume. You ought to find something you like.”
This simply means pick something at which you can throw yourself into for a lifetime, if that’s what it takes. A passion that will sustain you emotionally, financially and energetically over the course of a very long time.
Such a wise choice I believe can only come from the soul, not so much from head space where we tend to edit and over analyze things. For some people this type of passion will seem like it found you rather than the other way around. For others, it may come as a conscious choice and develop over time. Either way, there is a place in the soul that will prompt you when you are on the right track, and it is something that you must decide to sensitive to hearing.