The word "vector" is from Latin, and means "carrier or transporter."
What we enjoy can be a vector to become facinated with things we thought we had no interest in. Following our curiosity can lead us on paths we didn’t know existed. This simple idea, to follow what calls you, is a key that that brings life changing opportunities, one after another.
While going to school I had zero interest in English classes. But in my early twenties I became facinated with computer programming. As a hobby, I began writing code for a text based adventure game. I had to get the user's typed input, such as "Put bottle in bag" or "Open the red book" and translate it into an action applied to a specific object in a virtual world. I had to understand the sentence structure. This type of problem is called Natural Language Processing (NLP). Verbs, nouns, pronouns, and adjectives became fascinating! My love for solving specific programming challenges was a vector for learning things I was never interested in.
We can also use what we enjoy to get something better. I enjoyed drawing as a child. So that put me on a track to learn a marketable skill. My career started out in drafting, however I was also facinated by computers. I used my interest in computers to move from old school drafting into computer aided drafting (CAD). Then I moved to programming CAD systems. The process took ten years (and several jobs), but I got a career in programming without a computer science degree. It felt like a miracle. Maybe it was.
By following the things that fascinate us, we are motivated to learn new things and discover new possibilities. I am convinced that it just a taste of what is possible. It is a flowing river that never runs dry. It is the very reason for infinity.
Pursue your curiosity and watch for opportunity.
"Follow your bliss and don't be afraid and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be." -Joseph Campbell
To your success!