What Would You Do, If You Were Not Doing, What You Are Doing Today?

Confused with that question? Let me explain. I was watching "Nothing personal" (a interview program) a few days ago and this was a question posed by the interviewer to a famous cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya. He said he doesn't have an answer to that because cricket is what he has been doing since he was 11 years old.

That question got me thinking too. When I was 8 years old, I wanted to become a veterinarian. I wanted to save the animal kindom from all it's sorrows! Needless to say that at the time, I loved pets! Little by little, I realized that it took more than that to actually become a veterinarian!

Several years later, I am not even close to being what I wanted to be. Rather, I now work for a software company. I know that it wasn't my childhood dream, but believe it or not I enjoy what I do. Looking back now, I don't think that I want to change steer my career in any other direction.

I asked my self the same question, "What would you do if you were not doing, what you are doing?" Hm… if I was not in software I would like to have been in psychology. Yap, I know that's a drastic change. However, the more I get to know the human operating system, the more fascinated I am with psychology.

Once in a while, I think its nice to pursue an interest or hobby that you couldn't do. I know a few people who make career decision based on financial matters, leaving behind what one would LIKE to do. But that doesn't mean you have to give up, what you love entirely.

So, What Would You Do, If You Were Not Doing, What You Are Doing Today?

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JHS said...

Thanks for contributing this article to this week's Carnival of Family Life, hosted at http://www.thesocalledme.net, the so-called me, on Monday, December 10, 2007! We have many other wonderful entries, so stop by and read a few!

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CG Walters said...

Well, maybe if I wasn't doing construction to support writing novels, I could try writing novels to fully fund my construction...that would be a nice change, I think...
Isn't software development somewhat based on congnitive science (psychology) any way?

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