Inspirational How To Nurture Your Dreams, Follow Your Passion And Still Keep Your Job

Discussion in 'Advice & Motivation' started by Abasiofiok Bassey, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. Abasiofiok Bassey

    Abasiofiok Bassey Verified Moose Mod

    Joseph Campbell wrote•••

    We have all been there – sitting in our cubicle staring into the distance, dreaming of the day when you could leave it all behind and really follow your passion.

    Safe inside those four walls it sounds so nice, and just outside your grasp. But how do you really develop the skills and income needed to leave your job, while still working at your full-time job? It’s hard to stay motivated and pursue your passion when you don’t have that much extra energy after work.

    Here are 3 ways you can keep nurturing your dreams and help you follow your passion so that when you’re ready to leave the full-time job, the path is laid out before you.

    •••••Keep the Inspiration Alive••••

    Whatever your dream is, make sure it stays alive and real. Don’t let your ideas fester in your head, only to wilt away. Feed it, give it a life of its own. Connect with your passion in real life – take classes, attend seminars, attend meet-ups with people interested in similar activities. If you’re passionate about becoming a life coach, attend a coaching seminar or workshop in your area. If you long to become an author, make sure you’re on a reading club; whether virtual or not.

    Join online communities of like-minded people, so you start building your network of people with similar ideas, dreams and passions as yourself. Tell your old friends and the new community about your dream. It helps make it real and gives you invested stakeholders to support you on your way.

    •••••Connect with Other People Farther Along Your Path••••

    These are people who are already walking the path you intend to. You can learn from them what to expect, and what the potential pitfalls and benefits are. It’s a fine line between connecting with people who are doing what you want to do and idolizing people who are years ahead of you. It can be damaging to look at highly successful people and try to map your journey to theirs because the distance is daunting. Especially if you’re just starting out, this can cause paralysis and overwhelm. We want to avoid that and keep you moving towards your dreams in an informed way.

    Mentors are an amazing thing. Build relationships with people that inspire you, and ask them to mentor you. It’s a fast track for learning more about your chosen path, quickly. Mentors can inspire you, support you, and help you understand the next steps in your journey.

    •••••• Gain Experience••••

    As much as possible, get your feet wet before leaving your job. This way you will know if you really like it, or just loved the idea of it. It’s totally fine to like an idea more than the reality of something – and it’s good to know if that’s the case before you cut ties (and loose a paycheck). If you do love it as much as you think you do, it’ll only motivate you more to keep following your passion – and the time gaining experience will give you a solid boost when it’s time to spread your wings and fly on your own.

    All of these things can be done after work or on the weekends. Generally, the more we love something, the more reward we feel doing it, the more motivated we are to invest more time in it. So don’t be surprised if these start out as one or two hours a week activities that end up taking most of your time! That’s a good thing, it means you’re on the right path, following your passion, making your dreams happen.


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    Thsnk for this info bro
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  5. Filher

    Filher Jackobian

    In today’s world, everywhere we look, articles are appealing to our ego.Lately, it’s hard to avoid seeing people of all ages quitting their jobs to clean bathrooms in Barcelona.This type of image feeds our egos with the thrill of quitting a corporate job and “sticking it to the man,” if you will.
  6. Jaymes_Willson

    Jaymes_Willson Jackobian

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