When deciding what to do in life, one common piece of advice is to follow your passion. Others say to find something you’re good at and focus your time there. But there’s another question also worth considering: What really bothers you?
In life, you’re bound to see problems and needs. And some of them will evoke more of a response in you than in those around you. Others may see the problem you’re seeing, but not in the same light. Or they may not care about it as much as you do.
Why is that? Maybe it’s because the need or problem intersects with something already important to you. Perhaps your skills or experience make you more sensitive to how to do things better. Or — for whatever reason — you just care about it more than most.
It’s easy to get frustrated with the problems you see. But don’t forget to pay attention to the ones that move you deepest. There’s a reason they do. And sometimes, it’s because you’re the kind of person especially suited to tackle them.