You often hear people say “do what you love, love what you do.” The only concern here is how difficult the road to your passion can be. Especially if you don’t figure it out right away. At the same time I completely understand that if you emmerse yourself in your passion it will give you the results you seek.
I guess what I’m saying is people overlook the process. You don’t just wake up and get paid for what you love. You have to bust your ass every single day of your life in order to maintain any sense of consistency. You have to be told no hundreds of times along the way. You make lots of money, and lose lots of money. Friends come and go and if you’re lucky family sticks aroujd for the entire ride. There is so pain and confusion that come with pursuing what you love.
Once some of us realize how much you have to go through, we second guess ourselves or we give up altogether. I encourage you to keep going. If it’s been more than a year that you’ve been at it, you mine as well keep going. Of course this doesn’t mean keep going along blindly. Do a self assessment every 6 months to a year. Make sure you are etting better. If not you need to pull the plug.
But what do I know? I’m still trying to figure out how to get paid to do what I love without completely exposing myself.