This lovely post from Big Think, got me thinking. A long time fan of Malcolm Gladwells writings, it was nice to see this insight. What Gladwell says is very simple, keep doing what you love, whether you see an immediate payoff or not.
And we know it, instinctively, but we keep getting distracted by short term speedbreakers.
And we have known the same in the Bhagavad Gita, as perhaps the most (mis)quoted stanza of all time,
Keep focused on work and don’t worry about the results.
Which can be reinterpreted as Do what you love and success will follow.
Which is essentially what Mr. Gladwel is saying.
Sometimes, random reading and thoughts come and pop into our minds at the right time (call it coincidence, providence, confirmation bias or anything else). Just when you thought you had it all figured out, there is a googly to keep you thinking yet again. Such it goes...