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Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Why Fame, Money and Power do not matter

Ever found something that you love to indulge yourself in so much that you forgotten to eat?

That was probably the time when you were in the flow. You are doing what you enjoy doing while others will find it as hard work.

Personally, I love writing and trading. Whenever I’m doing these things, I can sit at my desk from 8am until midnight and forget about everything that is happening around me.

At the same time, I’ve seen people who hate writing and trading. For them, their passion probably lie elsewhere.

By things that you love doing, I don’t mean playing games, sleeping and shopping. Don’t ever confuse entertainment with work that you love. They are entirely different altogether.

The problem with society is that it conditions us into thinking that we should do work that provides us with the most salary, recognition or status.
If fame, wealth or power is what you are pursuing, I can guarantee that you will not be happy even after you have attained all these 3 elements.
Sure, the top celebrities, CEOs and traders have the fame and wealth. But those are just a result of them constantly working on what they love doing.

Those are bonuses.

You will never find a top celebrity who become famous because all they wanted to be was to become famous.

Which is why you will see them coming up with new albums and songs despite having everything they want.

This is why the business man makes another deal, the athlete competing in another Olympics, and the top investor investing in another stock. They can all afford to retire but they are not stopping because it is their passion that drives them.

If you haven’t found your passion yet, keep looking. Life is too short to do work that you hate.

Ditch the personality and career profiling tests for a moment. Instead, observe the kinds of books you pick up when you go to the library. Think about what gives you the most pain. Is it poverty? Is it environmental pollution?

For me, what gives me the most pain is hearing people telling me that they are not good enough to achieve their dreams.

This is why I am doing what I am doing. To inspire people with my underdog stories, hoping that they can start believing in themselves.

For more information about Karen Foo, visit www.karen-foo.com

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