Our Passion will set us Free
Work, work, and more work. Stress, stress, and more stress. We may feel negativity throughout the day. We may feel as if the world is stacked against us and our finances may be a major concern. We may have to take care of several people and there are times we claim there aren’t enough hours in the day. We go to sleep, wake up, and start over again.
Picture this: we wake up at the sound of an alarm clock, force feed, get dressed, fight traffic, work eight to twelve hours making a lot of money for someone else, fight traffic to return to a place we pay between $800 and $1,200 per month just to sleep in. Again, we wake up and do it over again.
Are we truly happy with what we’re doing?
If money didn’t exist, would you be doing what you are for a living?
If you answered ‘no’ to both questions, you need to do yourself a favor and get out of your place of work as soon as possible.
But how do we do this? It’s our only means of making a living and some of us may have been doing the same job for years. So, now we’re in the situation of familiarity where we’ve been conditioned to go through the same exact routine for ages on end.
You need to carve out sacred time for yourself and pursue your passion. Do you claim to not have time to do so?
I beg to differ, because let me use a little Q&A.
How often do you watch television?
How often do you sleep on the weekends?
Do you sleep longer than six hours?
Do you sit and stress about your problems, which adds fuel to the fire?
If you’ve racked up the hours here, you have a lot of time in the week. Look, there are 168 hours in the week and you only need to spend 42 hours sleeping. If you need more than six hours sleep, you need to sleep faster. This gives you 126 hours. If you’re spending 40 hours at work per week plus ten commuting hours, 50 hours total, you’re now down to 76 hours. You can even add 10 hours, and this gives you 66 hours. If you spend an hour a day getting ready for work, you’re still looking at 70 hours to go. Even if you’re working a second job say, 20-30 hours per week, you still have 40-50 hours left. Perhaps you spend two hours a day eating, and we’re still at 26-36 hours. In other words, you have a lot of hours to pursue your passion.
You need to look at opportunity cost. Many of us like to talk to and hang out with friends, but if you truly want something in life, you need to make time for pursuing passion. Nothing is going to change this. I know we like to spend time with family but again, how bad to do you want your passion?
The remaining hours you have in a week will determine how bad you want out of your current job and into the job and life you’ve always wanted. If your passion sets you free and you enjoy doing what you love, you’ll never tire and never get bored. Plus, you’ll be making a primary income without feeling like you’re going to work.
Sure, this sounds like a great deal, and it is. However, you’re going to have to put in a lot of time and effort. You need to enjoy waking up before the sun and going to bed well after midnight. You need to be up eighteen hours a day, including weekends. This isn’t a trip for the faint-hearted, but if you’re a warrior, you’re going to outlast everyone and make an impact in your passion.