They say that you should choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. This is not always possible for everyone, at least not for now.
Unfortunately, it always boils down having to prioritize making ends meet. We can’t just always pick what we want to do, but what we have to do. The biggest challenge in attaining the Utopian scenario is the responsibility of having bills to pay. Most of the time, the things you are passionate about does not pay for those.
Growing up, I was raised in an environment where my future was decided for me. It’s not as exact as a blueprint, but I have always been told to work in business. My true passion is writing and I am very lucky to hit two birds with one stone. Having said that, not a lot of us were pushed to pursue our passion. Others found it really late. Regardless of your reasons, I’m here to provide you with some tips on how you can pursue your passion while maintaining a full-time job.
“Wages will make you a living, do this full-time. Profits and passive income will make you a fortune, do this part-time.” -Unknown
Know What You Want
It all starts with the end-goal. Always keep in mind that you should know what you want. Most importantly, make it achievable. In Alice in Wonderland, the Cheshire Cat said: “If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there.” – that creepy, smiling cat has a point. This is also the perfect time to think about possible ways of making your hobby a business. Get out of that “someday” syndrome, where you just dream and not take any action.
Having a day job alone is very tiring and consuming. This is where scheduling comes in play. If you don’t schedule it, it will never get done. Experiment with your day and find ways to make it work. Should you do it before you work? After work? During your break time? Make sure that you make time for it. Pursuing your passion will require a lot of time, mental clarity and a solid commitment.
Create a Support System
Following your passion can be a lonely journey. Understanding the people around you is very important. A healthy support system is a good way of reminding yourself that people believe in what you want to do and the things you want to achieve. It never feels nice when your friends or family question the validation of your dreams. Find people that envision the same goals as you do. You can also surround yourself with people who are not just complacent with the proverbial rat race the world has set for us.
The Value of Your Day Job
Finding the right day job is not that easy. There are different jobs that will enable you to pursue your passion. One factor that is important to consider is the flexibility your job offers. One of the jobs that can offer this is by becoming an online English tutor. Other online jobs can offer this as well. Find one that will make scheduling the thing you are passionate about easy.
Once you already have it, be grateful for it. We are at a time where countless people would gladly be where you are right now. It is very easy for us to resent our day-job especially when it stops us from pursuing our passion full time. Remember, our day-job enables us to pursue our passion. You have already committed to it and the fact that it supports our responsibilities makes it more honorable.
Honor your day-job full-time and pursue your passion while doing so. The right key is to focus and make time for it. Create a right attitude and in no time, before you even know it, they are one of the same.