Follow your passion!
Do what you love, love what you do!
Must be feeling really excited…right?
It surely gives you an adrenaline rush all over your body when you come across such quotes and the next moment, you say to yourself ... hey, let’s just build the career around something I’m passionate for but then you face the ground reality and after calculating the risks involved, facepalm🤦♀️
The next question that arises is, why?
Why are you not ready to take the risk, if you are truly passionate about something?
If that’s your calling then why won’t you pursue it?
Is there something that is more important to you than your passion?
Firstly, we have to analyze certain myths around these tempting sayings and notions over the internet that takes us into a fictional world, promising us everything pink and rosy.
Follow your passion:
Great but don’t confuse it with career entirely because the two major reasons for building a career are financial stability and growth. Money is the biggest motivation that is practically implemented all over the globe and that’s why people are into jobs that don’t interest them at all. The sigh of relief they get after earning a decent amount at the end of a month or year motivates them to keep doing what they are doing and being strictly professional about it. hence, work is work. No strings attached😅.
To build a good career, you need skills and that’s what you have to seek and polish timely, to keep up the good work. Instead of looking for a passion, look for the skills that come naturally to you whether it’s communication, analytical, creative, reasoning abilities or something else. When you will realise that you are really good at one of these skills, you will feel more invested in work and eventually perform well.
If you are doing something you love, then you won’t feel like working at all🤦♀️.
Again, it’s a myth! If you want results then you have to work for it. The only difference is if you feel a driving force then you will be much more invested in the type of work that you are doing. Let’s say there is an artist and he loves to paint, this is his driving force but he also has to work day and night to create a masterpiece which will give him a sense of contentment once it will be done. To feel that high, he has to struggle on every front whether it be a minor flaw or the finishing touch. Moral of the story is there are no free lunches, you have to work hard for everything in life.
Passion is an emotion. We yearn to stay connected with it which is normal but it necessarily doesn’t require you to confuse it with career. If you really like doing something then you definitely should. Make time for it and give it some space in your life too. Don’t let it die but expecting financial benefits out of it might lead to disappointments, depression and failures. Then you might end up giving up your passion for life.
But yes, if you have strong financial background then life has surely given you options to pick and choose as per your convenience😝 but not everyone is sailing in the same boat. So, calculate the risks accordingly and don’t get influenced by others. Everyone has different story and you have to make your own independent one. Happily, ofcourse😊
Hey, that doesn’t mean that passion and career are two parallel lines that can never intersect. You never know when a single diversion might lead to a world of dreams. Anything is possible as life in unpredictable.
So, you don’t have to give up on your passion but just don’t succumb to the temptation. Acknowledge the thin line between reality and fiction.
Planning is the key!
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