“Tell me about yourself.” In a job interview that question is normally asked. But what I want to emphasize right now is how you tell the truth about yourself. “The truth” in this context is not simply about daily activities, the company where you work, skills you have, or date and place of birth. That’s not what I meant. Tell me about the life you live, what you desire, what you dream, and how you enjoy life.
From so many memories in life, try to flash back to find what makes you feel truly ALIVE? Are there things that make you wake up, moved and encouraged to pursue your dream? If money were no issue, where would you be now? If time is not a problem, what would you do now? That is the real story of your lives.
Are we living or just earning to make a living? That is what we should ask ourselves every day. Life is not solely about the pursuit of material. Life is about passion, purpose, and value. It means nothing if we do something without having a desire within. Expertise that we possess has no meaning at all if we don’t put the desire in it. Skills can become static. An expert who works without desire doesn’t feel the need to explore and won’t be enjoying his job.
Everyone has their own story because everyone has dreams to pursue. Our story is our past, present and future. Our story connects memories of the past, the struggle of today and the future prospects in a long series. Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday. Let’s just enjoying today while continuing to connect the dots in the future.
Each of us has a story in the process of making. So, now ask yourself, “WHAT IS MY STORY?”
Joannes Rhino – Bali Writer