Think 10 Years Ahead
The most important thing you can get out of this article is a mindset. You need to acquire a mindset that supports your future more than the present, or you will always live a life of regret.
What is the Most Likely Scenario if You Keep Pursuing Your Passion?
You may hate what you do today, but will it lead to where you want to go in the future. Think 10 years from now, is your passion supporting your grand vision?
If the answer is yes, then doing not give up, keep struggling until you get there and you will be glad you did. By giving up, you will live the rest of your life with a what if sensation.
Are You Willing to Pay the Price?
What is the price of pursuing your passion?
There is a risk in doing everything, but turning a passion into a living can be hard even to the most talented. Sometimes choosing your passion over a secure career means losing:
- A good paycheck at the end of each month;
- Losing Peace of mind when it comes to finances;
- The respect of family and friends;
- A nice retirement;
While all that may sound terrible, many people would not give a flying thought and would choose their passion instead. Even if they fail, they would be happy because they finished life knowing they have done what they love.
Get to Know Yourself
Giving up your passion is hard, but I won’t lie, sometimes it is the best course of action. You need to evaluate if you truly desperately crave to accomplish your passion or you can live without it.
Get in Touch with What You Truly Want Out of Life
What it is that you want out of life?
There are key things in life that motivates people, those are:
- Respect from others
Get in touch with your inner desires and settle on what is lacking the most, whatever you crave more is going to influence your decision.
Evaluate if You Still Want to Pursue Your Passion
Pursuing a passion might prove difficult for a variety of reasons, but one should not be discouraged from getting in to the core of the matter to get the truth.
Live your passion a little, experiment and come back with real data, that will aid you in the process of getting things done
Always Consider What is the Alternative
What is the alternative of following your passion?
This can give you some precious insight onto this matter because you will be looking at the other side of the coin.
Slaving Yourself at a Job You Hate
If your passion is not aligned with a corporate job, then that is where you are headed to. Selling your soul to a big corporation in exchange for a living wage. If you are okay with living your whole life on those terms, then that is a suitable path for you to follow.
Is the Alternative a Reality You Could Live with?
Take that situation I just described, take some time to vividly imagine that scenario. Life is different for everyone, some people can coast through a corporate job living very fulfilling lives, but if that is not the case for you, then stick with your passion, because if you fail, at least you failed doing something you loved.
Sometimes You Just Need to Stick a Little with Your Passion
Your passion will work to the degree that you stick with it. No matter who you want to become, time and effort is crucial to getting the results.
Your Passion or Vision is Something Only You Can See
There will be times that you are going to be the only one to see the grand vision, others will discourage you and say you are crazy
At the Other Side of Hardship Often There is Success
Everyone wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. That saying is especially true for those following their passion. You need to go through a mental hell first before achieving success. Doubts, fear, uncertainty and life pressures, all of these are fierce resistance points in your path to success. Just realize that everyone goes through this, and that is good. If you have the resilience that the 1% has, the results are sure to come.
Quitting Your Dreams Can Be Liberating
If you are truly sure that what you wished for is no longer a passion, then getting out of this mental rut can be liberating.
Sometimes Living Your Passion Gives You a Reality Shock
Living a passion yields two different possibilities:
- You love it and can spend your whole life doing it;
- You absolutely despise and it is nothing like you thought it were;
The trick here is that experience will give enough reference points to accurately choose the best answer whether or not you should quit your dreams.
You Are Not the Same Person You Were 3 Years Ago
Perhaps you are too deep into your passion already and you are starting to resent it. There is nothing wrong with that, sometimes turning a passion into a job can kill it. Also, you are most likely not the same person you were from the time you set your goals for the future. Maybe this is not what you want anymore.
To Make a Million Bucks You Need to Make 1 Dollar First
This is for those who on the beginner phase. Thinking and planning too much can undermine your desire for action towards your passion.
The Problem with the “I Could Do it”
There is a deep problem with this phrase. C’mon, you COULD do anything, but would you?
The answer is a big no.
You have to stick with what you are absolutely sure you can and would do first. Analysis paralysis should not be a problem when applying this knowledge.
One Problem at a Time
Determine right now that you will tackle one problem at a time. Pursuing a passion is something that seems insurmountable after we start. The solution to this problem is getting organized and focusing only on the next critical step that is going to yield the best results.