Passion or Career? Here's Why You Shouldn't Choose One Over the Other
Updated: Apr 20
People assume that success is all about earning 6 to 7 digits a month while running a company at the age of 25. But, is it, really? What about being able to earn while doing the stuff you love the most? Stuff you're ACTUALLY good at? That's true success.
So, why not make your passion— a source of profit? If you’re wondering how you can get started on that track, here are a few pointers you can try:
1. Know yourself
The best way to find your passion is to go back to what you’ve loved doing as a kid. For some, it's drawing cartoons or reading comic books when they were 5 years old. For others, it's writing, teaching, cooking... the list goes on! What is an activity that doesn’t feel like work to you? Once you have the answer, you're closer to finding your true passion.
2. Allow room for growth
No matter how much you love doing something, it doesn’t always mean you’re already good at it. Everyone starts on a rough patch. But, you know what? Failures are not meant to discourage you, but help you learn and become better! Be patient with yourself. You'll get the hang of it! Soon, you'll be ready to take commissions too!
3. Passion is not enough
Find a way to distinguish passion from practicality. Let’s put it this way: passion is the fuel that keeps you moving, but practicality is the engine. The latter will not work without the former. Think of a passion project that you can start on now. Doesn't have to be big. Just something that can get you started.
4. Ask for help
Do not hesitate to ask for help! It's easy to get overwhelmed when you’re still balancing passion and career. That's perfectly okay! If you need someone to brainstorm with, try working with a virtual assistant. Delegate menial tasks so you're more efficient with your resources!
5. Discipline yourself and work on it
Don’t be afraid to start from scratch. We all have to start somewhere, right? What’s important is that not only are we passionate about what we do, but we also have the resolve to keep going. No matter where the road leads or how hard the path is, you know it will all be worth it.