Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Profession You Could Have Been

I am working as a sales person for more than 3 years now. I am still new compared to a lot of sales people who are in this profession for more than 10 years. I am still an amateur but i know i will excel in the future. I love talking to people and knowing what they need and being able to provide their need. Sometimes customers go overboard and ask for more which makes you even better. Knowing when to say yes and when to say no is a hard trick to master but i guess i am learning slowly but surely.

I did not choose this profession, it was offered to me. I accepted it since it pays better than working in a non-government organization. But don't get me wrong, working in an NGO is 10 times more fulfilling. Too bad it pays bad. I don't know about international NGO's, they pay better for sure but it is really hard to qualify.

Sometimes i wonder if i could have been the person i was dreaming of when i was a kid. I really planned to be an engineer. I was amazed by man made structures like tall buildings, long bridges, large airplanes, etc. I also dreamed of being a pilot. I liked thinking that i am in control of a large commercial airplane or a fast military plane. Even helicopters amaze me until now. I don't know. What could have happened if my plans were fulfilled? Will i still be here in the Philippines? Will i be married and have a kid or kids by now? Sometimes it is really nice to imagine.

I love my family and i love spending time with them. If my plans of being an engineer or a pilot were materialized, i might not probably meet my wife and could have married somebody else. Now, that's a thing to think about. If i was not married to my wife right now, i would not have my son right now. That would be sad. I could not imagine life without them. They are the reasons why i work hard everyday and not thinking of not being with them makes me sad. It is probably right that God really has plans for each and everyone of us. We are just normal human beings that we could not see beyond one day. And that makes it very interesting.....

How about you? Are you in the profession you thought of when you were a kid? If not, any regrets?

7 comments:

Nobe said...

i wanted to be a lawyer. but then i realized i had more fun buying an item for a dollar and then selling them for two. hehe.

love,
nobe

www.deariago.com
www.iamnobe.wordpress.com

Stephen said...

Nice post..

Lucrecio Emerito said...

"Are you in the profession you thought of when you were a kid?"

Nope. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a rock star... Or command Voltes V.

elmot said...

now i am starting to reflect on this one: why is it that most fulfilling jobs pays so bad? like being a teacher? or a nurse? or a social worker here in our country?

lemuel said...

@luke, rockstar? did you have a band in high school or college?

@elmot, you are right, public school teachers barely reach 10K a month, plus they are the ones we depend on during elections. nurses employed in private hospitals barely reach 15K a month to think they work straight shifts....

saruman920 said...

thinking of "what ifs" and "what could have beens" wont help rather complicates an otherwise decided present. Buddha says don't dwell on the "WAS", don't think too much of the "WILL BE". Focus on the "IS".
I wanted to be a doctor once. i'm now a farmer but no ordinary farmer. I'm the best farmer there is! hehehe

hahai.ponce said...

i once wanted to be a doctor, surgeon to be specific. But I believe God had a different plan for me. I never regretted the fact that I am not. I am happy with what I do now and who I am for my husband and son ;). God really knows best!