by Wes Annac
Although it's, well,
comfortable, staying there can squash the dreams of anyone looking
to pursue their passion. Especially if you want to succeed
independently, choosing comfort over hard work will most certainly
land you back in the rat race.
If you want to be good enough at your craft for people to support it, you must do it. A lot. Nonstop. It sounds daunting, but if you truly enjoy what you do, every second will be worth it.
You'll feel exhausted
most of the time, but at least you'll have put that energy into
Don't give in.
Keep working and improving at your craft, and eventually, you'll be
miles ahead of those who stopped working early every day.
If you're willing to push
yourself, you can too.
Figure out what ignites that flame in your mind and heart, and instead of settling with the first thing you find, be sure to choose something real, graspable, and meaningful.
Once you have, be careful
not to retreat into comfortable territory.
It'll be difficult, but
you'll uncover ideas and inspiration you never thought you had.
You can use financial
success to help the less fortunate and show that the world isn't all
cold-hearted. Or, depending on the level of influence you gain along
the way, you can
raise awareness of important
issues in society.
If you paint, for example, you can teach and inspire new artists in your downtime. If you make videos, you can show new creators how to create quality content and build an audience. Or, that extra time you spend on a painting, video, article, or song might give it the depth and power to reach someone who really needs it.
As we covered (and will
cover more later), you'll never know what you can do if you don't
It's the best feeling in
the world to not just enjoy something, but to live for it. When you
start to accomplish things with it, you'll feel like a superhero.
Instead of letting it
make you lazy, let the "high" you feel from your initial
accomplishments drive you to chase your passion vigorously.
5 - You'll never know
what you can achieve if you stay comfortable
This is a tragic reality
for many people, who never do what they love because it's hard work
or they convince themselves success is impossible.
Instead of living for the
American dream - the comfortable choice - follow your dreams. They
Striving harder and
staying far away from your comfort zone will help, and the more you
enjoy what you do, the easier it'll be to find inspiration and spend
long hours honing your craft.
Try to motivate yourself
when you'd rather rest and remember that the point of all this is to
do what you love.