- Michael South
- Lexington, MA
- United States
How does one decide to chase a dream?
Richard St. John tells us that the first key to success is passion. I have heard countless times that it is important to "do" what you are passionate about and things like money and success will follow.
I am at a pivotal point in my life, I am a college freshman just finishing my first semester as a mathematical economics major. Recently, I have been questioning whether the path I am paving for myself is in line with Richard St. John's talk. It has been instilled in my for a long time now that my road to success will be through business and the corporate world, but I can safely say that this is not my passion. When I think passion, I think physics. The beauty of mathematics and its application to the universe is astounding to me.
My personal dream is to leave business school and transfer to a university where I can study physics and mathematics to my hearts content. I am sure to many of you who have been through much more, switching a college major may not seem like such a life-altering decision, but for me, this is the biggest decision I have had to make thus far.
And so I hope to learn from those of you who have experiences to share; have you ever made a decision that has changed your way of life or the path that has been laid in front of you? How did you decide to chase your dream?
In regards to passion, is passion something that you have to go out and search for, or is it something you can develop in what you are doing?