Sometimes people should do things that they do not enjoy doing
Sunday, February 5, 2012 3:17:20 AM
First, because life sometimes is not like what you want. In your work, there are always problems that occur in an important period. At that time, you can think that is just unfortunate but you are forced to solve the problem to continue pursuing your highest target. Let’s look at this hypothetical example. You were a director of a big project. If all at once your project has to stop because you lack capital, you must find the way to go on, for example borrowing from banks, looking for other investor, etc. Obviously, you don’t like to do those things but if you don’t do that, you will be in an even more difficult situation. So in this circumstance, you are forced to do things that you don’t like because of survival of your company.
Second, doing things you don’t enjoy can give you an opportunity to find what you would truly like. I have personally experienced this. When I was a tourism student, I did many jobs to see which job would be the most suitable for me in the future. In the first year at university, I worked as a tutor. I truly didn’t like this job because it didn’t give me any experience for my later career, but just some money to go shopping. After that, I realized that the thing I needed was not money, it was practical work so that I could see what the real world after university would be like. As a result, I found a part time job as a tour guide which gave me many chances to travel and many experiences today.
Opponents of this idea believe that people should do what they like because they will do well things they enjoy. I don’t hold with this idea because there are things you do due to its necessity. It’s quite easy to find an example for this. Children aren’t often interested in studying. However they still learn hard because they know that if they don’t learn well, they will not have a bright future. If they don’t learn well, they are worse than peers, and they feel shy because of a bad studying result.
Inconclusion, life has many problems and many things you must overcome to pursue your higher target. Thereby, although you don’t like such things, sometimes you have to do them.