Living a normal life does not mean that your dreams need to take a backseat. Instead of casting your passion into the void, look at it from an outside point of view. Once you see it in a different light, your priorities will change for the better.
There are plenty of great examples of following passions on journeytobillions. But without hard work, personal passions are not always achievable. There are no guarantees in life when it comes to your own personal vision. With that said, giving up on your passions should never be an option. The lack of a guarantee does not mean that you shouldn’t make an attempt. Lies work both ways with a dream – there is the lie about reaching an impossible goal, and there is the lie about a goal being impossible to reach. Each one of these mindsets will set you back and prevent any passion from being accomplished.
How does a passion affect your day-to-day life? If giving up on your passion would improve your quality of life, then something needs to change. Sacrifices are expected to reach dreams, but there is a breaking point that you need to avoid. Achieving a passion should not be an all or nothing task that leaves you with nothing on failure. No matter how important a dream is, you still have to deal with reality during the entire process. Having a family that relies on your support makes achieving dreams difficult, but not entirely impossible. It is important to understanding prioritization when comparing passions with real life responsibilities.
People that give up on their passions have to deal with lifelong regret. Regret has a domino effect of consequences to mental and physical health. Not knowing ‘what could have been’ is the main reason to never give up on a passion. But you also have to find a realistic balance that makes sense for achieving a dream in the real world. Finding balance with your passions means breaking it up into smaller goals instead of concentrating on a single insurmountable task. By doing this, each milestone reached will act as its own personal achievement. Even if you fail, there is less likely to be regret since reliable attempts were made to reach your passion.
Don’t brag or post about your passions on social media. It’s nice to have people cheering for your success, but they will also be the first ones to ask about your failures. To get the most out of an accomplishment, do the journey privately. When you succeed, notify others so that they can celebrate your achievement together.
Don’t deplete your savings account to pursue a passion. For some individuals, it takes years to build up a sustainable savings account. A passion is not an emergency, nor is it an excuse for bad financial decisions.
Use side jobs or hobbies to create a separate financial stream to support your passion. It’s a small change that will impact the importance of staying on task.
Never Give Up
Even when it looks bleak, your passions are what drive you to do better. Hang on to your dreams, but don’t forget about everything else. Sooner or later, you’ll find a balance that works in your current reality.