What to Expect When Pursuing Passion
Work away from work. It’s going to take work to make a passion your number one career. Yes, it’s going to be rewarding, but it begins as a second job and it’s going to be a long fight to the top of the apex. You can ask anyone who has taken the journey before and they’re going to give you a long list of Do’s and Do Not’s.
Below are a few do’s and do not’s I’ve experienced since beginning my writer platform two months ago today.
Stick to your Schedule
Make one schedule day in and day out and stick to it. Plan your daily schedule in advance, preferably the night before, and insert your time for pursuing when it’s free. In other words, what may be your “unwinding” or “TV time” is going to become your time for pursuing whatever it is motivating you to find purpose.
Sleep Six Hours a Night
I know, I know, I know, it’s going to be a tough habit to make, but set an alarm clock six hours in advance before falling asleep. If you happen to fall asleep at random, be sure to set an alarm first thing in the morning. Make it a habit.
Why six hours? This will give you eighteen hours each day to do what must be done. We all have to eat, travel, get ready for work, go to work, and run errands, so giving yourself eighteen hours per day will give you ample amounts of time.
You’re going to face a lot of negative people, especially if you’re a vocal one when it comes to pursuit. It’s okay to be vocal about it, as I’m rather outspoken and stubborn regarding my own pursuits. But, you’re going to face several naysayers, and some may’ve been your friend for a time.
It’s a good time to find out who’s real and who’s fake. The real people will support you day in and day out and you’ll find out who your allies are rather easily. But, you’re going to burn a few bridges.
Because people will enjoy the hardship you’ll face when you’re pursuing. It’s not an easy path, in fact, it’s rocky, jagged, and full of sinkholes. But, we can avoid the rocks and climb out of sinkholes. So, they’re going to talk, but ignore them.
Remember the ‘Why’
Why are you pursuing passion in the first place? Look deep inside yourself, as you’re going to always uncover the why. Why did you begin?
We’re going to have days where we feel depressed, unmotivated, and wondering what possessed us to take this long route to an even greater success. But, when you remember why you began, it’ll get you through the tough days. Tough days will happen and days where you question yourself will happen, but you’re going to get through them by remembering why you began.
Never Give Up
This one may sound like a cliché, but it’s the most important tip I can give, as it’s directly intertwined with All of the Above. Never give up. You’re going to have to accept the fact that you’re going to sleep less, make a schedule, make sacrifices, burn bridges, question yourself, and conjure doomsday scenarios in your mind, but you must remember it’s important that all the elements listed above will come to pass.
Have faith in yourself and trust the process. By trusting the process, we trust ourselves to get to where we’ve always, always, always wanted to be. It’s by no means an easy route, because if it were easy everyone would be doing this in favor of getting normal jobs, making a normal living, and being normal people who have nothing more to do with their life than pay taxes and wait for death to greet them.
But, those like ourselves who look to make an impact in the lives of people we’re never going to meet in person are willing to go that extra mile, because we realize in today’s age of technology, we can and we will reach mass audiences with a message that rivets our minds to the point others must latch onto this message, which we all know is greater than ourselves.
It’s your life to live, and are you going to offer your purpose to a mere few seated around you, or are you going to make an impact through your work? The greatest passions in life impact others, be them inspirational, or simply conveying a message that must be conveyed, an idea to improve the lives of the masses.
Now, go out and make today a winner.