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Friday, September 6, 2019

Pursue your vocation

Pursue you vocation

By Jean Ricot Dormeus

Gert was a renowned architect in the Caribbean and would catch the attention of any art lover and beauty conscious observer with the appeal, shimmering style and gracious features of the buildings he designed. The art came to him naturally and he pursued it with pleasure and passion. 

A while ago, Gert migrated to the United States in search of better opportunities. However, he received no attractive offer in his field. This situation prompted him to try his hand at computer science. He worked hard but was not able to reach the success or the level of satisfaction he enjoyed in architecture. He realized that architecture was his vocation.

Everyone possesses natural dispositions to perform some specific activities with ease and excellence. Work in such a context procures much satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment. Coworkers, friends and family members would express admiration and encouragement for the quality of the product or service that the gifted person produces. Think of Michael Angelo or Beethoven and countless great minds that have marked universal history. Their touch was simply exceptional.

When you enjoy your trade, the learning curve is embraced with gusto, hard work amounts to a breeze, the time dedicated to a piece seems to fly. No complaints, no vexing, no quitting, because challenges take special meaning. Internal motivation reaches its peak. And money becomes secondary despite its importance.

Culture, life circumstances and the need to make a living may not open you the gate to your vocation. However, take some time to assess your situation. If you know what your vocation is, by all means pursue it, even part time in the beginning. Not all roads lead to the Rome of a satisfying life.

Jean Ricot Dormeus

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