You’ve heard the quote, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Though a nice thought, for many it’s just a pipe dream. Slogging to a job you aren’t passionate about, living for the weekend, and watching the clock inch closer to 5 are typical experiences. What if you could do what you love? Jumping ship and pursuing your passion takes hard, dedicated work, but it can be easier to begin when you follow these tips.
BE HONEST. You are following your passion, right? You want your success to be meaningful to you, so make sure you clearly define what it is you want out of the new (sometimes scary) path you’re embarking on.
BABY STEPS. Doing what you love doesn’t mean you’ll be loving every moment, all the time. It’s hard to look at all the steps needed to make your dream a reality and not get overwhelmed. Keep your goal in mind and take each day minute by minute.
GET SMART. Become an expert in your field by researching, reading, and exploring everything there is to know about what you want to do. Talking with those who have come before you can not only prepare you but could also spark a networking connection or mentorship.
ASK FOR HELP. Some think that asking for help is a sign of weakness, when in fact it’s the smartest thing you can do for yourself. When you don’t know how to do something, there’s a chance that you know someone who does. Use your network and the resources you’ve accumulated to your advantage.
GET UNCOMFORTABLE. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Take risks and get scared. You will be rewarded in the greatest ways when you let go and grab your dreams by the horns.
Living your passion doesn’t have to be a dream. It takes a lot of hard work and energy, but if you follow these steps and stay motivated and happy, you’re already halfway to success!
Workout of the Day
Maximal Effort Lower Body
Complete as many calories as possible in 5 minutes of:
Concept 2 ERG (Rowing Machine)