I’ve worked many different jobs in my life and one thing I’ve discovered is I’ve talked to a LOT of people. About all sorts of things: love, money, work, relationships, births, deaths, etc. While discussing all of these things, I find that I always inevitably ask:
If you could do anything in your life (be with anyone, live anywhere, have a different career, etc.), what would you do? Is it what you are doing right now?
A number of people say they are pretty content with their lives, settled in their jobs, their families, their lifestyles, whatever they may be.
But sometimes I wonder how honest they are being with themselves. Are they truly happy or have they merely found a way to be content with what they have? Do they secretly wish they could be doing something else, but feel it’s a foolish dream and so dismiss it as a possibility all together?
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t want this post to make anyone feel bad. I just know for myself, I’ve sacrificed a lot to follow what drives me. It’s not an easy route and there are hardships I have to deal with to follow this path. For me, I realized my passions are things I want in my life, regardless of money, success, or security. It’s something that I can put my whole heart into because I truly want to grow at/with it. No matter who, what, or where that passion may lie. So I don’t know if it’s “luck”, but it’s definitely a choice I made for myself.
If you want, I’d love to hear YOUR comments on this subject. Have you followed your passions? (They can be jobs, places you live, things you’ve done, people you’ve known, etc.) Do you even know what they are? Would you pursue something that you desire, even through fear, doubt, and a chance of failure?
Or have you chosen to follow the things you care for the most? How has that worked? Was it “luck” or did you sacrifice to have those things?
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