The oft-repeated adage that if you follow your passion, you will never have to work a day in your life sounds fantastic, but as with everything, reality bites.
“Are you even on track with your passion?” is the first question that should come before asking how to use it to earn. The majority of responses would be a flat no, some might say passively, and some would say they are unsure what they are searching for. The biggest reason why most individuals haven’t found or aren’t following their passion is that we weren’t taught about it. We were taught from the beginning to pursue jobs that would allow us to have a respectable position in society. So, are you stuck in your current job? or you got married, or you’re still trying to figure it out? If you fall into any of these categories, this blog may be able to help you. Read on.
Define Your Passion
When someone asks, “What would you become if you could be anything?” what do you think of? That is your true calling. Something that you would enjoy doing. Being enthusiastic about your profession does not always equate to happiness. It does, however, provide you with a means of remaining involved and improving your performance. The reality is that following your passion does not always result in food on the table, thus, as one realist put it, “the majority of people do whatever it takes to bring the bread in.” The choice between following your passion and building a job is an existential one. The rest of humanity does what it is skilled to do, needs to do, or is prepared to do. Some lucky ones; however largely in the creative field (that includes researchers, innovators, and scientists) do find the answer.
So, what is your passion? Something that you are your best at. Take a step towards it but before that name it!
Start Doing It
When you find a career in your passion, it is set to bring both motivation and happiness to you. Most importantly, it brings growth. So, if you are aware of your passion or the Chalaang factor as we call it, start doing it. You are creative and want to become a graphic designer? Set affirmations about it. You click good pictures but don’t know what to do about it? Start thinking of picking a category in it and then move straightforward. Do you write well and always wanted to become a writer? Start journaling. The point is, if you don’t take the first step, you won’t be able to take the second and following steps. Start today and you will see the motivation just pouring in.
Learn All The Skills While You Are At It!
Now that you have kickstarted the passion to profession journey, you will see that there are some skills that you need to master and you don’t have enough time for it. So look for short-term courses that suit your convenience and can help you with the professional skills that you need. The Chalaang is one such platform that provides short-term high-value proposition courses for people to turn their passion into a profession.
The Bottom Line
Perhaps the unwire is a pinch of reality and passion. Investigate the financial potential of a passion project before digging in. There are moments when money and passion are on the same plate. However, there are times when you must put your passion aside in order to make enough money to pursue it. It can also be a good combination of the two. Make a living while also making time to pursue your passion. Take some time to pursue it as a side hobby or interest. What you desire out of life determines a lot. If you wish to live a comfortable life while pursuing your passion, or if your passion is all-consuming and defines your entire self, then go for it.
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