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What If We All Get Our Passion Job And Suck At It?

Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
ILLUMINATION
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6 min readMay 8, 2022

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“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. “

CS Lewis

What is your dream job?

What are you passionate about?

How close are you to being passionate about your work?

What job would I pick if I had to go back in time and change one thing?

That is the one question that has been nagging me as I write these words.

When I was younger, I remember thinking that I wanted to be a CEO — Chief Executive Officer when I was younger.

Yes, I did not formulate that way as a 10 years old boy. But it would be it.

Today, if I were to go back in time, I would tell my 10 years old self to embrace a career as an artist, specifically to be an actor or a comedian.

I always loved watching movies when I was young. It was just that I never imagined that I could be an artist or an actor.

My environment wanted me to be a doctor, an astronaut, or even work in the private sector, especially in foreign companies or NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations). That was what success looked like to the people around me.

As of today, I am still dreaming of finding my passion. Because the following quote has haunted me:

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Confucius

When I see all the people I admire today, some are artists like comedians, musicians, actors, directors, or filmmakers.

Don’t get me wrong. It is not about fame. It is more about the way they tell stories that change my world.

And I would love to be paid to do that. Yes, I know I could leave my job and start a new journey. I am just 41 years old as I am writing this article.

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Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
ILLUMINATION

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