Time is 10 pm (IST)… I opened the editor to write my today’s blog. I am wondering what to write as a conclusion for this career series. The intent of this series was not to preach or teach (never be the case) but to share my experiences (of doing and not doing) and observations. There are hundreds of books on career and general management. People are already bored with them. So I just touched upon what I thought are important for career.
Then one idea flashed to me on how to conclude this. In Fountainhead (By Ayn Rand) novel there is a small paragraph which talks about why it is important to choose a work which you enjoy. I got the para finally. Here it is..
““But you see,” said Roark quietly, “I have, let’s say, sixty years to live. Most of that time will be spent working. I’ve chosen the work I want to do. If I find no joy in it, then I’m only condemning myself to sixty years of torture. And I can find the joy only if I do my work in the best way possible to me. But the best is a matter of standards—and I set my own standards. I inherit nothing. I stand at the end of no tradition. I may, perhaps, stand at the beginning of one.”