Looking back at how I started my current career and I realized how far I’ve gone and how far I have yet to go through. It definitely wasn’t easy at first and the pay was not as much as I expected. However, that did not hinder me from pushing through with it because bottom line is, this is something that I love to do. It is my dream job after all so the motivation to succeed was there.
In my case, this was something that I had to gamble with. I had no professional background to speak of and all I was armed with was the confidence that I know I can do it. But I knew that I had to face the fears just to pursue what I know call my dream job.
It may be bold to say but I never heard of anyone failing at their dream job. If there were cases, then it is probably rare. I honestly don’t think it’s possible.
If you love what you are doing, you have more chances of succeeding because of the following:
You exert less effort in it. Since it is something that you love to do, it can be assumed that you have developed the skills to make it as effortless as possible. Those who love to draw know how to do it. The talent is there so the effort exerted for an output will not be great.
You don’t need much motivation to do it. If you love to do it, you don’t have to drag yourself every morning just for work. This is the only job that I know I can wake up at 6 am for with enthusiasm.
Most of the time, you won’t feel like its work. I used to say that it does not feel like work but truth be told, when I am on a deadline, there is still a bit of stress. However, I am able to cope more easily because, as is said repeatedly, it is something that I love to do.
You are more productive. Since it doesn’t feel like work, you enjoy it more and that happiness will bring forth productivity.
You satisfy more than just fulfillment. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone. You are doing what you love to do and you are earning. In my book, that is double the personal satisfaction and fulfillment.
While the success rate is higher, you need to realize that it is because of your enthusiasm for the job and your hard work that you will succeed. It is your attitude towards the whole thing that makes it different from any other job that you can take.
Trust me when I say that earning through your dream job has more benefits than sacrifices. Despite these sacrifices, I have to say that it is all worth it. However, I want you to approach it with a plan. That is very important. Know your back up plan in case your success is stalled. As much as I want it to work for you as much as it has for me, I want you to be wise about this and cover your back. Be prepared for any instance and take disappointments in stride.
Think about it. Good luck!