9-5 Job v.s Pursuing your Dreams (Amazing Youtube Comment)
Sadly, alot of us (especially the younger adult crowd) are suffering in fear and dismay of either pursuing our dreams, or staying with the career that pays. I do think the #1 reason why we are afflicted by this ‘Tug O’ War’ phase happens because we fear which our passions, dreams and aspirations will not likely support us financially, due to hard times that we are currently and have been facing. This ultimately results in feelings of uneasiness, disdain and unmotivation. Deep-down inside, we all wish we could just find a way to bridge our good talents to a financial tether that could support us without worrying about ‘paying our bills’ or not having enough money. Ultimately, on account of these negative emotions we feel like we are forced into immersion of the monotonous lifestyle until something ‘pops up’ seemingly unprovoked. A draw of luck per say….a blessing from above- a shake with the ‘right’ hand. Whatever you want to it.
When I have talks with people about this particular dilemma, I often let them know this. As I think that this breaks this whole thing down superior and gives people a clearer knowledge of the concept. There are 2 forms of people in this world and each single human in the world breaks down into one of them 2 categories.
Those who live for stability and security.
And People who live for freedom and expression.
The people who live for stability and security are the types who, even though they may possess multiple talents, already have it hardwired into their brains to pursue a life-style of stability and security. These are the ones who are so adamant and going to earn that college degree and rack up whatever other forms of education they can accumulate as time passes. These are the ones that have no problem going to of the work day in and trip, because what’s important to them may be the stable ‘paycheck’ and earned salary. On reflection, some of these individuals deep down inside constantly proceed through periods of doubt or boredom where they often feel like they are in the ‘wrong place’ and that there must be something better providing you with more freedom. Speculate they have already conditioned and eager themselves for this type of career, they figured, “what’s the point of leaving now?” Not just that, but the more time that passes, the harder it makes it harder for them to make the transition due to subconscious commitment they have placed themselves into.
And you have the second type: The kind of that I myself fall under. The people who live for freedom and expression. These are the basic free-spirits, the ‘risk takers’ of the planet who instead choose to hone in their natural talents and abilities and pursue a profession that revolves around just that. They reside in silence, but hope that certain day the passions they tell others will make each of the noise. They seek self-expression through art. They dread the monotonous, repetitive lifestyle. They like to have the ability to move, travel and exist ‘on the fly’ rather than feeling stuck in one place for long periods of time. The situation with this is that it undoubtedly requires much more creativity, drive and determination to even make first few steps. The explanation for that is because these types of people see the reality. The REALITY that security and stability is harder to research when you follow your dreams because making alot of money wasn’t even your concern in the first place. Thus, the concern initially was wondering how and when you’ll be able to make a living for yourself doing everything you love.
But the truth about all this, is that life incorporates no guarantees.
So those that prefer a lifestyle of stability and security, cannot believe that that stability and security last forever because many things can happen at any given moment.
Individuals prefer a lifestyle of freedom and expression, might eventually expect the possibility that they are often placed in unfortunate circumstances which could shift their entire world overnight.
The purpose I’m trying to make is that no matter which one of these types you come under, there are pros and cons to both. Risks and rewards for both. So what should we do about all this???
Interestingly enough, right before offering this post I just so happened to be ‘Googling’ about this topic you just read up on forums and obtain a broader scope from the thoughts and ideas of others who analyze these exact points. And possibly this is a sign or some sort of divine intuition, however came across a video on-line which involved a Ted-Talk about “Following Your Dreams”.
And like every Youtube videos, in seconds of viewing; I immediately scroll into see what other people are talking about in the comments. And this is the comment i found (below). No requirement for me to even move on with this post in my own words simply because this comment has an extremely powerful message behind it and goes over all everything I wanted to show and more. Enjoy….
Posted by Jason Ray1 last year
“My co-worker and I had a running bet. Both of us hated our jobs and each put up $500 to the first to quit. I still text him from time to time and ask how the old job is treating him, comparable to always he would reply. I believe every year that you don’t follow your passion, the thicker the career skin grows. Annually this skin grows thicker and thicker, encapsulating all of your hopes, dreams and ambitions. Until twelve months, you just give in. You accept your role in the world and admit defeat, you are an (_____) and that is what you may be until you retire. “Well, a minimum of I’ll have my retirement years, that'll be fun.” I hate to share with people to quit their job to follow along with their passions, but quit your jobs and follow your passions! The harder people who do, the harder people will get the needed encouragement to perform the same. It’s not about luck, it’s about going through the fear. I have fear everyday, I don’t know if my new business venture will work out, but at least I’m going to give it a shot. I’d be disappointed if I didn’t try whatsoever vs failing. I paid attention to an audiobook “30 Lessons for Living” a few weeks before I quit. You have to read it. This guy interviewed Hundreds of elderly people and asked them what they would do differently. Among the questions was about a career change. “Spending 2000 hours annually at a job you hate is really a waste of life,” is when one of them replied. The consensus of many was to just find something different, anything else. Don’t live in misery. ”