I am a super believer of -where your heart is where you’ll find your treasure. In other words, find your passion and follow it for the rest of your life. Sounds so simple, right?
Not so simple because the next question usually is when?
Well the advice is simple. After you find the thing you enjoy doing more than anything else-your one true passion, execute it for the rest of your life on evenings after work and weekends when you’re exhausted and grumpy and just want to go to bed.
And the passion could be music, writing, painting, weaving, acting, teaching or sports; however what your true passion is doesn’t matter. What is important is once you find your true love, the one thing you were put here to do, execute it in between work devotions and other commitments. Why? because you know damn well its too late to make a drastic career change anyway.
So it comes down to this.
Life is summer fling brief, and you owe yourself one favor The favor is spend the majority of the short life giving yourself 99.9% to something you loathe, and 15 minutes here and there doing what God put you here to do.
An additional gold bonus is this:
Now imagining you’re lucky to find the one thing that truly fulfills you. Next during the commute home in the evening after work when you’re zoning out and the person next to you on the bus is also leaning on your tired as well, immerse yourself into that passion activity.
Home at night after all the other chores and you’ve filed reports and now all you want to do is lie down and flap your eyes for a few hours before the alarm shouts “wake up” this is the best time to follow your passion-write that book, learn that new skill…The times you’re fatigued the most are the best times to do what really can bring you true happiness.
And yea everyone has a right to pursue happiness. What’s even better you have dreams and you owe yourself a chance to pursue your dreams. You also owe Humanity and God a chase of those dreams when you only have enough stamina to open your flat door, gulp a piece of bread before passing out on the couch with a TV remote in your hand.
Say, for example, your passion is creative writing. well, what are you waiting for? Get out there and buy Stephen King “How to write” book and some new notebooks. And when you get so exhausted with your job and your personal life that you barely have enough time to see your kids, girlfriend or boyfriend or husband or wife, let alone do anything else, open the book and start reading. Then forget the book and the blog you’re planning on starting for two years because a major work promotion is due and there are weddings and funerals to attend. After two years pick up the book again and then when it dawns on you maybe creative writing is not what you want to do. Maybe writing is just a childhood fantasy and maybe it’s about time you grew the fuck up and became an adult. And also well not everyone gets to live their dreams ama?
But one more thing; beware before you get to that Promised Land you have one big challenge to get over. And that obstacle is you. Let’s be honest no one wants to wake up in 15 years and wonder what if …what if I had gone for it? What if I had pursued my dreams during the few short minutes of 3 pm office tea when I was younger?