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Steven Reubenstone
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Doing What You Love vs. Doing What You Hate Series. Post 1. The Primer.

Is it really worth it to spend your life pursuing a career you don’t care about? After all – once that career is finished – and it’s all said and done – the “sad” reality of it is that you do die. That’s it. It’s over. So where should our focus be when we apply to our first job, gig, or Project? Should it be financially motivated? Passion motivated? A blend of both things?

Tips on How to Think About This

*How can I integrate financial incentives into a passion focused #career ?
*What is my ideal situation?
*What am I really really good at?
*What do I do for fun?
*Have I ever studied anyone else success stories pursuing their passions and actually making money doing it

What Are The Results of Asking Yourself these questions?

Let’s hear your basic thoughts community.

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Abhi Verma
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I found my self very lucky because i,m doing what a i love. Electronics is my passion and i,m earning my bread and have a career in it. Everything depends upon your decisions.
when i passed my school and went for Engineering my father asked me to choose between electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. Both trades have very good scope for career. but i choose electronics, because i thought there is no benefit in being a bad mech. or electrical engineer. Thanks to my father for respecting my decision and supporting me.
Today i,m happy with my work, i never got exhausted because i,m just passionate about this thing.

But what will happen if i choose mech. or civil engineering? might be i’ll be an engineer and have a job but i’ll never be happy with that. i could never show my passion towards work. although i will loose my childhood dream. As Sai Prasad said i just skipped being in hell.

Listen to your parents, their advice is most important but your passion is equally important too.
hard work and passion is the key to success.

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Steven Reubenstone
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interesting

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Steven Reubenstone
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curious to hear the communities thoughts

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Ali Stone
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Abhi Verma awesome that your parents supported your decision. I’m still interested in how you chose between mechanical and electrical…did you know you liked one more over the other?

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Abhi Verma
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I always loved electronics. I’m doing this since i was 10 years. So obviously it was easy for me to decide what i want. I’m happy with my decision and grateful to my parents for supporting me.

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John Rodrigues
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When you work on something you are passionate about ,money becomes just a bi product .but at the same time money can help you to pursue your passion or buy tools to achieve it ,it is very important in real world to balance both

I have been building stuff from my childhood ,reverse engineering was always been of great joy ,now I work for startups ,where our decisions are valued ,we are big part of the company and we build stuff.

Even tho the pay is less and parents see it as low phase of life ,there is some kind of joy waking up everyday and walking to the office

I recently lost my job,but my passion to build things and my design skills ,got me a part time job in another starups ,that builds industrial robots

My dream is to get into a design college and explore design in depth and specialize it

My current graduation is in mechanical engineering ,which limits me to more technical designs
And my dream is do my masters in design and purse my career in it and make it my profession someday

Ps: I’m glad my parents support my passion for design

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