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Focus on you

Focus on you

You won't find your passion by watching and comparing where you are in life to others. 

You also can't compare your beginning to someone else's middle.

@chelseag

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It's better to have lots of options and interests than none at all. 

Make a list of all the things you're interested in, pick two to focus on first and then get busy. If you realize it's not what you thought it would be, scratch it off of your list and move on. 

We often try to place limits on ourselves after we've invested so much money in school and we move into the working world feeling stuck at jobs with horrible bosses, low pay and in cities that just aren't what we expected. 

Stop doing what you hate and begin taking the steps to do what you love. You don't have to feel confined to a box and you shouldn't worry about being defined by one thing.

Fear is the ultimate buzz kill. It can convince you to pass up some of the most amazing opportunities all because you can't see past taking that first step. 

In order to find your passion, big leaps of faith are always needed.

Giving ourselves a moment of stillness to simply do nothing is just what we need to realize that what we are passionate about has been right in front of us the entire time.

A dollar amount should never be the determining factor of what you do in life.

When you are truly passionate about something, you do it because you genuinely love doing it first and then you figure out how to make a living from it.

Limit the amount of advice you solicit from people who are not qualified to offer their advice on what you're doing with your life. Some people will never "get" you or your visions and that's okay.

Surround yourself with people who can propel you further while you're busy working toward understanding your passion.

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Passion isn't just about what you love to do, or what is fun, but what you care about. Focussing on what you care about leaves out the 'enjoyment' part and aligns your passion with your values and the impact you want to have in this world.

Passion also wanes over time, and the key to be successful in your passion is to be resilient and perseverant.

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It takes 10,000 hours to become a master at something. 

Don't let those hours discourage you from moving ahead with your plan. Never stop practicing on perfecting your skills. Ask for feedback on what you are doing and to track your progress.

  • It ignores the market. Unless you have a trust fund waiting for you, you’ll have to feed yourself and others. 
  • It will turn a passion into a job.