This is What Happens When You Do What You Love
What would you do in life if money were no object? How would you like to spend living your life? No matter how old this video is I think it’ll always be a goodie to me, Alan Watts: What do you desire? Alan Watts speaks to my soul, man. Let me share with you what happens when you do what you love:
You slowly but surely get better at it
Whether you’ve just figured out what your true passion is, or you’ve always known your talent in a particular field, when you do what you love and decide to work on it to be something more, eventually, you will become a master at it. You determine how far you want to reach. You’ll fail and learn from mistakes that will be valuable knowledge once you get back up and keep going. What you do - at first - for free, eventually turns into paid work. I’ve written, styled, travelled and photographed all for my blog because I genuinely loved doing it and with that passion I had to keep doing it has led to me getting paid to do all this, and more.
This is your life, your dream, your life passion and you find the flame within yourself to figure out what needs to be done to make this happen, and you do it.
Opportunities become so much more exciting
When you do what you love, opportunities that arise become so much more exciting than any other opportunity that showed up in your job. You’ll jump for joy when you get your first paid gig, be smiling from ear to ear when great feedback about your work is received heck, maybe even dance around naked when a dream collaboration is signed, sealed and confirmed. Partnerships mean so much more. Relationships are personal. You seek out opportunities naturally and reward yourself once you’ve achieved goals and milestones.
Work doesn't feel like work
9-5 doesn’t exist. You’ll be working everyday, not just because you have to but because you really want to. You’ll always be switched on, constantly looking for ways to improve and ideas to implement. Friends and family may not understand and criticize or comment on how busy you always are or that all you do is ‘work’. At the end of the day work won’t feel like work, because when you do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life. It’s true.
You inspire others
There’s that saying “nothing worth having ever came easy”, if it did then everyone else would do it, right?
With the highest of highs, comes the lowest of lows. It’s best to know from the beginning that there will be times when you feel like giving up. These inevitable times will see you seeking inspiration and self-motivation. When you feel like giving up - remember why you started. You’ll set higher goals and find more meaning in what you do once you’ve overcome these challenges. When I first started The Love Assembly I knew I wanted to do one thing – inspire. You’ll find that self-motivation you need to carry on and you’ll be that inspiration for those looking to go down the same path.
Leonardo da Vinci once said,
"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things."
And so I did it, knowing nothing and curious about everything, I went out and happened to things. I’m nowhere near even halfway where I want TLA to be, but I know I’m on my way.
Hopefully I inspire you to do the same. Because love always inspires change.
Now tell me, what is it that you desire?
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