Unless you were born with a trust fund that you can live off for the rest of your life, you will need to find a career. You need shelter, food, and a host of other necessities, which means you must work. It is just a fact of life. However, this does not have to be a bad thing. Since you have to do something, it makes sense to do something you love. Something you are passionate about.
Right about now you are likely thinking something along the lines of, “Yeah right, like it’s that easy”. Well, you may be surprised to learn that it is that easy. Find your passion. Sit down, close your eyes, and envision your ideal job. Once you know what your ideal job is, you are on your way.
Stop making excuses
You can likely come up with 50 reasons why leaving your job behind and following your passion won’t work. You have bills to pay. You are a responsible adult. You have put in a number of years. You have seniority. You have a family to support. These are a few of the reasons you have probably come up with. They are all valid, but there is one important reason to make a change that overshadows them all.
You have one life to live (YOLO)
This is the biggest reason to do something you love. A good deal of time is spent on work. You only get one life. It doesn’t make sense to waste it doing something you don’t like. Or something you don’t care about. What happens when you are doing something you don’t love?
Whether you want it to or not, your work life carries over into your personal life. When you head into a job you hate day after day, it has a big impact. It beats you down. You can become depressed. You stop finding joy in the world around you. It is like a big dark cloud is hanging over you.
What happens when you do what you love and what you are passionate about?
Heading to a job that you enjoy brings the sunshine back to your life. You no longer feel tired in the mornings. You do not feel a sense of dread as you head out each day. You do not spend the day counting the hours until work is over. You feel happier, you are cheerful, you find joy in the simple everyday things in your life. If you find yourself unhappy each day as you start work, take the steps needed to change careers. You will benefit in ways that you never imagined. Make the most out of this life that you were given. Spend as much time in a place of happiness as you can. Just as you should never let anyone steal your joy, you should not let your job steal it away from you either. Set an example for your children and those around you. Instead of fearing this big change, embrace it. Know that you are doing something good for your mind, body, and soul.