Friday, February 13, 2009


"When people suggest we write a song, record, or sound like an previous record, that always floors me. I always wonder if the people suggesting this are musicians. If they are, do they only play the same chords and progressions or do they enjoy learning new chords, new arrangements, new ideas? This is really the case in anything you passionately pursue in life. Who wants to paint the same picture time and time again, write the same poem, live the same day over and over again? My favorite artists always evolve and when they stop, that's usually when I stop listening. Growing is the most important part of living." -Dave Elkins (vocalist of Mae)

I can never agree more on what Dave Elkins said when fans expects bands to write the same songs over and over again and how he related it life and growing up. Personally, I am on a phase what a lot of people dread of doing: moving on.

I've recently was accepted in a new job. After a couple of months of looking for work, I finally landed one and I'm ecstatic to start this coming Monday. Although I have a higher salary in my previous company, I'm still happy that I managed to find a job that I was really hoping to do. Career wise, it's the best thing that ever happened to me. I'm going to live the dream that I had when I was still a newly graduate and after passing the board exams.

I know how a lot of people from my former company thinks it's risky to leave with the amount they are currently earning. But if they know better, that's not a good enough reason to keep them from looking for better opportunities. I can't blame them though. This has been the toughest economic times in recent memory and it's almost suicidal to even ponder anything that's related to job resignation. It's understandable how anyone will think more about the short-term than the long-term results of our actions.

Is it just the money? I don't think so. After working for years on the same environment with the same people and sometimes with the same situations, some people have developed a phobia in experiencing uncertainties or what they call a "comfort zone" syndrome. But like what Dave Elkin said, "Growing is the most important part of living". Change doesn't come with a guarantee of a better life but it does give you the invaluable experience of learning.


Rhodaline said...

selfish as i may sound, it's soothing to know im not the only one going through something yet unknown.

tianexx said...

That's what I am thinking right now after i graduate. Will I look for a job with a high paycheck however this would only for a short term goal?On the other, a job with a really low salary but good enough for acquiring experience related to Industrial Engineering profession. Many of classmates are having hard time deciding into what job they would have. Would I go for a high salary (refers to call center) or to Industrial firms?
I was being told by my Ate not to look after salaries,and I should have look after the experiences and learning I would incur, coz in the end it's all that matters.
And I decided to choose for long term goals (practice my Industrial Engineering Profession)

Brix said...

first, thanks for the comments and taking time to read my post. :)

rhodaline: that's okay... everyone goes through these kind of things one way or the other.

tianexx: you made the right choice. like I said, it's very easy to choose the easy way out but like what I read in one of Francis Kong's book "Most of the successful people in life know that the easy way out is not always the right solution." It does take a lot of sacrifice but as long as your happy with what you're doing that's all that matters. Financial success will follow. :)