“The best of all men is he who earns a livelihood by his calling.” This quote from the Baha’i Writings sums it all up. If you don’t have enough talent, get it! If you are not that interested, do something else! Far too many people choose careers for money, prestige, and power instead of by their passion and natural talent. This can potentially cause problems, because it’s hard to excel when you are not interested in something.
We all have specific natural gifts and talents.
It would be in our best interest to choose careers that allow us to use those talents. But unfortunately, many people don’t have jobs that allow them to express their natural talents. It’s unfortunate that some of the jobs offering the most to humanity are so under-appreciated and underpaid. Harvey MacKay wrote, “Do what you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” That’s the goal, to do what you love and never stop learning and growing. When you love doing something, it is not a burden to spend time doing it. And, if you spend a lot of time doing something, you will get better. Ralph Nader lives by this principle, “I enjoy my work so much that I have to be pulled away from my work into leisure.”