When you were growing up there’s a good chance that your parents told you that you could be whatever you wanted when you grow up, it’s something that most of us hear at some point in our lives.
That’s all well and good when you’re a child, but there comes a point where you realize that you can’t be a dog and that boss of the world isn’t a real position. So, while our passions change as we get older we start to write off even the realistic ones as being unattainable.
The greatest experience you can have in this life is striving for a goal that ignites your passion, something that is of real interest to you that motivates you to work harder every day. The key to living a full life is to chase your passions and here’s why.
We have far too many distractions in our lives, and each of them is pulling your focus from what’s truly important in your life. Whether it’s texts, social media, emails, phone calls, your friends, your partner, your family, your job, you are being pulled in every direction and everyone wants a piece of you. It’s kind of impossible to give your attention to everything properly, but when you start to chase your passion… the world tends to fall into focus. It’s easy to see what’s truly important and allow everything else to fade into the background.
When you chase and fuel your passion, you fill your life with a sense of purpose that not only fuels your soul but improves your mental health, overall well-being and most important allows you to live life to the fullest.
You know that old saying about doing what you love meaning that you’ll never need to work a day in your life? There’s so much truth in that, passion means that even your job won’t seem like work. It’s something that you love doing and can get lost in for hours, forgetting everything else around you. Nothing feels better than waking up and starting a day that you designed entirely.
Not everything in your life is necessary, whether it’s appliances, clothing or clutter. When you have that sense of clarity, you understand that less is more and that material wealth isn’t what will fulfill you, rather your actions and activities will help you live a full life. So, why not design the life that you really want to live?
5. The Pay Off
If you choose to make your passion your career, it will eventually pay off in monetary ways. Whether you are a blogger, an artist, a musician, or a makeup artist. When you are truly passionate about what you do, it shows and success is inevitable.
While you don’t need the acknowledgment of others, there is something to be said for people realizing that they were wrong when they said you were crazy for chasing your passion. There will always be naysayers that fight you every step of the way. However, if you are truly passionate then nothing will be able to stand in your way. When you achieve what you want you will receive the acknowledgment from everyone who told you that you couldn’t do it.
There are really just two chances in life. You can chase your passion to the ends of the earth and achieve the greatness that you deserve. Or, you can let it fizzle out. While the choice is up to you, the former is going to lead you to live the fullest life possible.