by Bennii Blast of The Culture Pine

”Follow your bliss. That which you love, you must spend your life
doing, as passionately and as perfectly as your heart, mind and
instincts allow. The sooner you identify that bliss, which surely
resides in the soul of most human beings, the greater your chance of a
successful life.’’ [George Lois]

As children, our imaginations entertain us with the numerous roles we
aspire to become when we are ‘big enough’. From doctors, to vets,
designers, to models – we knew exactly what we wanted to be when we grew
up. Sure enough, the years pass by; we become older and less naive to
the world around us. In doing so, our dreams begin to fade as we realise
that it is going to take a little longer and involve more work than we
originally thought to reach our goals. We identified our idea of bliss –
then let it slip away.
As an Undergrad whom is closely approaching the end of my schooling
years, I have been inundated with the advice of those who have
previously walked my path, but somehow lost the ticket to their dreams.
With the need to survive as well as chasing their goals, working at a
‘temporary’ job is the obvious solution, but what happens when that
‘temporary’ job becomes permanent and you begin to lose sight of your

As cultural provocateur and advertising guru, George Lois, highlights in
the quote above; the sooner we identify what bliss means to us, the
better the chance we have at achieving success. Even though you may have
lost sight of your dreams; they are still there, waiting for you to
re-ignite them. Everyone has that one passion that they would give
anything to spend the rest of their life doing. Everyone has that
something which makes them happy. The trouble is; some of us deny
ourselves the chance to make a life out of what we are passionate
about…ending up in a place that we do not want to be.

Sometimes we make too many excuses or come up with a thousand reasons
why we cannot do something, giving up the fight for what we really want.
It is never too late to start believing that you can achieve success
and more importantly… 

Follow your bliss. 

What is your idea of bliss? Are you yet to follow it?