Sometimes passion is learned; other times it is a talent. You find out that you are really good at something even though you've had little or no training on that thing.
For this post today, I will be sharing some of the reasons why you should never give up on your passion.
If there are mistakes I’ve made in life, I think this is one of them, and I’ve regretted it almost every time I think about it. So long as career and business are concerned, nothing gives joy as much as getting paid to do what you love.
I currently have a 9-5 job that has nothing to do with my vision for my life; I feel stuck in it and I know the only liberation I will have is quitting, which is almost not an option for me right now. However, the hours I spend on working on my blog; writing, doing photo shoots, video editing, photo editing, etc. are the most priced moments of my work-life.
I also used to write songs (over 50 songs) which I had plans of publishing, but I gave up on them… maybe because I got tied of seemingly “chasing shadows”, or I didn’t have a good coach, support or platform. Whatever the case, I wish I never gave up, because now, I don’t know if I can still sing… writing music is harder… like the words won’t flow like it used to.
But I found a new passion, blogging and content creation, and this time, I’m here to stay.
Now, on the subject of the day; why you should never give up on your dream, I had to tell a little story about myself to make you see that I am speaking from experience and everything I’m about to share with you is based on that.
Why You Should Never Give Up On Your Passion/Talent
1. It could be your talent and you could lose it😱😱. Remember the parable of the talents in the bible, God took from the one who had one but didn’t use it, and gave to the one who had more and used them. In other words, you could lose it. You know when they say, “He lost his mojo”, that’s how it is, suddenly; you discover that the thing you used to do so well, you can no longer do. And it doesn’t end there when God gives you a talent, it is also a responsibility. In other words, you are meant to use it to serve, to impact and be a blessing. So, what are you going to do when you are called upon to show what you did with the talent God gave you?
2. You’ll probably (most definitely) live with regrets. Nothing breaks a heart like seeing people get paid, be successful and recognized for doing something you can even do better, but no one knows you because you gave up. #thinkaboutit
3. You live an unfulfilled life. Except that thing is not a passion, it doesn’t matter what job you have and how much you are earning, you will hardly be a happy person if you are doing something else aside what you truly enjoy doing. Typically, people will encourage you to keep the job/business that pays the bills, but, in the end, it all boils down to you. What really makes you happy? What accomplishments really give you a sense of fulfillment?
4. It could breed envy & jealousy. This is not necessarily the case with everyone, so it just depends on one’s personality and perception about life. Hence, chances are that you could become a #hater #troll and all the negative adjectives you can think of. The truth is that most people who hate and troll others are just jealous and wish they could trade places with the object of their ‘beef’.
5. You will account for your gifts. If you are not a believer in God, this may not make sense to you, but I will go ahead and point out that you will be held accountable for how you used your talents… how do you think God will feel or what will be the consequences of not using them?
6. Life will be unhappy. Listen. I know this may sound weird and a lot of people think that it is not possible. People always say family is everything… yes, but with other things at the background that makes it possible.
Let me explain.
If you are not living a happy life, it is going to affect the energy you give out… to your family and the world at large. It will affect how you see life. I am a mum, and I have been a wife at some point, but in all these, when everyone leaves and I’m left alone with myself, what is next on my mind, thoughts and goal are how to press on and keep going after the things that make me happy aside family… because I need to make myself happy enough to project that same energy to my loved ones. Do you get me?
I think this is it for me…
These are the six reasons I can think of right now; let me know if you think I left anything off in the comments section…
However, in conclusion, I encourage you to go after your passion with everything that you've got, irrespective of how ridiculous and unrealistic you may sound to people who don't see your big picture. Life has no duplicate, you only live once, so you better live it to the fullest!
Stay tuned on this blog, because I intend to share my life with you as well as I go after the things that make me happy. No more quitting and giving up on my passions anymore. This post is for me as well.
I'm wearing: Hair by me via @eunabenhair, Blue Stripe off-the-shoulder button Blouse by New Look, Dark Blue Boot-cut Denim by, Bag by Dissona and Black Boots by Vince Camuto.
But I’d like to know more about you,
Have you ever gave up on your passion? If yes, how has life been? Are you happy or happier?