Do you have passion for what you do in terms of career or business?
Are you just working to bring in money to pay the bills but you are miserable and always wishing you were doing something else? If so, do you know what you are passionate about? I feel that the second question here is the first question you must explore before venturing off to another job or business venture. Many people make decisions based on the amount of money they can obtain easily or within reach, even if they are miserable while doing it. Now if you already know what you are passionate about, is this something you do as a career or you develop during your free time?
I truly feel that money chases passion and if you have passion for something, you have the supercharged energy behind each step to make it successful. For example, lets say you have a passion for photography and that is what you spend you entire free time doing, yet at work you do nothing that is related to your passion. When you are doing what you are passionate about, doesn’t time seem to just fly by? Now imagine if you what you did for work was directly related to your passion, it really wouldn’t feel like work, as time flies by. Imagine if you ran your own business that is fueled by your passion.
If you chase money, you will be tested and making money is hard enough, but if you do not enjoy what you are doing or you don’t have any passion for what you are doing, then why even bother. Many people will say, “well I need to pay the bills”. Yes, we all do, but the situation you are in now is the result of you chasing after the wrong direction, you were chasing the money. If you have passion for something, money will naturally come. Now there is no guarantee for success for chasing your passions, but as we all know even corporate businesses that provides us with great benefits is not a guarantee as well. Ask any person who has been laid off lately.
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