Many of the greatest men of history earned their fame outside of their regular occupations in odd bits of time which most people squander.
Orison Swett Marden
Jobs have been synonymous with compulsion from time immemorial. Most of us would picture a job as a gloomy guy working mechanically from nine to five.
This, however, has changed for the better in the twenty-first century. More and more people are taking up vocations that they are passionate about. Families have become more, if not completely, accepting of the idea that one must pursue their passion. The notion that one can make their hobby a source of income has gained considerable traction in recent years. A large number of people are open to the idea of leaving their monotonous jobs to do something that they always wanted to.
That said, regardless of whether you are stuck in a dreary job or are having the time of your life doing your dream job, we all need the occasional break. However, what sets apart great men from the ordinary ones is what they make of the precious little time that they have at their disposal outside of their jobs. While most people use this as an opportunity to recharge their batteries, motivated men see this as a chance to broaden their horizons. This is particularly important in our super-competitive age where skill development is the buzzword, though this is not to say that this was totally irrelevant in the past.
History bears witness to the fact that mankind’s greatest discoveries were down to seemingly pointless experimentation in one’s leisure time. Had it not been for that enterprising spirit, our world would have been different from what it is today.
Dr. Orison Swett Marden was an American author. Known for his inspirational quotes, Marden once remarked: “Many of the greatest men of history earned their fame outside of their regular occupations in odd bits of time which most people squander.”