‘Discover what your soul has always wanted to do… and do it!’
Do you ever feel a longing to do something, anything? Does your mind wander to the same thing time and time again? Do you put that same thought to the back of your mind and dismiss it as a ‘silly dream’?
If so, stop right there.
That longing you are feeling could be your passion, yur reason for living. Denying your passion can leave you living an unfulfilled and lacking life. Sure you might be able to put the thought to the back of your mind but it will always come back.
Do you wake up every day excited at the prospect of another day of work? A day where you complete your lifes work and make a difference to people around you and stir your senses?
Work doesn’t have to be a struggle. If you don’t like what you are doing you can always change it, there’s always a way. You can literally do anything you want in life if you are willing to make it work.
Isn’t that an amazing feeling?
Sometimes you don’t discover your passions until later in life. I certainly didn’t. Did I let the fact that I had a career already established and a city centre flat hold me back when I discovered my passion for travel? No, and you shouldn’t either. It wasn’t a decision I took lightly, I requested a sabbatical and worked it out from there. Following your passions doesn’t mean you should leave your senses.
I had a longing to work with children and a longing for travel. In the early days when my passion was just a tiny flame of excitement some people dismissed my dreams as ‘silly’, said that I was stupid for wanting more as the ‘grass isn’t walways greener’ and that I should just buy a dog and be happy with my lot. I ignored them and decided to follow my passion for children with my love for travel by moving to Japan to teach English in Elementary school.
Sometimes the grass is greener. If you are living a life lacking in vibrancy and passion I can guarantee that the grass will be greener! It’s all about perspective!
I may not have a house and a fancy car like many of my peers but I’m emotionally satisfied. I’ve taken risks that have payed off, because what is the alternative? To always wonder and then when I’m 80 regretting my life, wishing I had the guts to fulfill myself and not just do what is expected of me?
Starting off in a new country is not easy but my soul feels alive because I’m doing my lifes work. I’m living my passions.
Can you afford to deny your passions? Is a stable wage worth starving yourself of your true reasons for living?
Take a chance on life and follow your passions.
Can you afford not to?