Do you ever feel like your life is missing something? Like there’s a void that needs to be filled, but you just can’t figure out what it is? If so, then this article was written for you. I’m going to discuss why doing what you love to do is important for your success and how pursuing your passion can help lead to a successful career.
Many people spend their entire lives trying to find the one thing they were meant to do in life. They go from job-to-job searching for their true calling without any luck or satisfaction along the way. But when they finally discover what it is they want most in life, everything changes – including their careers and relationships with others around them. This article will explain why doing what you love to do is so important for success as well as provide tips on how anyone can turn their passion into a successful career if they put in the effort necessary each day of their lives.
When I talk about “doing what we love to do” here, I’m not talking about hobbies or things that make us happy temporarily; rather, our focus lies on finding our true passions and turning those passions into lifelong careers where we derive fulfillment every single day of our lives while also making money off of them! That’s right – not only will following your dreams allow you to live an incredible lifestyle full of happiness and joy every single day of your life, but it can also help you make more money than you ever thought possible!
I know that may sound too good to be true because I’ve said the same thing in past articles before. However, doing what you love to do is different this time around – at least for me. The difference lies within where I am now compared to where I was just one year ago. You see, today my life is completely different from how it used to be because I have finally found my passion in life! Where did I find it? That’s a question I get asked all the time so let me explain…
For many years, probably decades if I’m being honest with myself here, I struggled to find what my calling was in life. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my existence or who I was meant to be in this world, so instead of actually doing anything productive or proactive about it, I just kept trying new things and moving from one place to another in search of something, anything to make me feel like I was doing what I was supposed to be doing.
This all changed back in 2015 when I landed my first high-ticket client. You see, I had been designing websites for several years at that point but I was still relatively unknown to the rest of the world. I had spent so much time learning the ins and outs of website design, SEO, marketing, etc. that I really didn’t put myself out there or position myself to do what I love – this is where all my struggles stemmed from without me even knowing it at the time!
So ever since pulling in that first high-ticket client, I realized how powerful having a strong customer base can be because now I was making money off of something that made me incredibly happy. The best part about it all? It was during this time period that I finally discovered my true passion too. As you may have noticed, this article has been entitled “ Why doing what you love to do is important for your success” which means…I figured it out!
1. What is the one thing you love to do more than anything else in the world and how did you find out about it?
I’m sure you all can guess by now, but what I love to do the most in life are designing and building websites and mobile apps. That’s right, this is my passion. And just like many others who are reading this, I too stumbled onto it completely on accident. However, unlike some people out there, I didn’t stumble into it because of school or some other academic program that directed me towards this career path – no – mine is a far more interesting story than that!
Back in 2001, I started dabbling in hip hop and the recording arts. I was promoting my music on MySpace at the time back when custom MySpace layouts were all the rage. I began learning HTML and CSS in order to create my own custom myspace layouts. I turned this into a service, creating custom MySpace layouts for all of the artists that I was working with.
From there, I was able to learn the basics of website design and turned it into my full-time career. I created my first website design business in 2012 and have been continuing to grow my skills ever since.
2. Why is doing what you love to do so important for success?
This question has been asked numerous times throughout history by countless individuals of all backgrounds but why does everyone keep coming back to this answer? Because it’s true y’all – if you don’t get yourself started on the right foot then you will never be able to get ahead in life. It really is that simple. Without figuring out what you are meant to do in life, how can you expect to be successful?
Doing what you love to do is so important for success because you’re doing something that drives you, something that motivates you to get up every morning and take action. Every single day. If you are not even passionate about what it is that you do, then how can you expect to be successful? It doesn’t make any sense at all!
3. How can you turn your passion into a successful career?
The best way to start doing what you love to do is by taking things one step at a time. You need to figure out who it is that you are as an individual before determining what area of life will bring happiness or satisfaction for you. Once you know who YOU are – meaning your deepest desires, your dreams, the things that really float your boat – then finding something that facilitates those needs becomes much easier than if people were just looking for something on a whim without knowing
Assuming that you’ve discovered your true passion already (if not – don’t worry, it’s never too late), the next step would naturally be to put together an action plan for making the necessary changes to turn your passion into a successful career. I know it doesn’t sound like much but trust me when I say that this is one of the hardest things people do in their life – I know because I did it myself!
There’s no real way around this other than to stop putting things off and take some serious initiative towards really pursuing whatever it is that makes you happy. That being said, if you are having trouble doing what you love to do on your own, then I would recommend searching for a mentor to help you get back on track.
4. What are some tips for staying motivated when pursuing your dreams
It’s not easy y’all! There will come times when self-doubt becomes overwhelming and it can be extremely difficult to stay motivated when pursuing something that is difficult to obtain (like achieving success). It isn’t an easy journey by any means but it’s totally worth it in the end – trust me!
Here are some good ways of staying motivated while studying towards your goals:
- Work hard & smart – don’t go out partying every night or watching TV all day; spend that time working toward your goal instead
- Make a schedule for working on your chosen task and stick to that schedule no matter what
- Learn from the best – find someone who has been there before you or study something very similar to what it is that you want. How did they do it? What were their methods of success?
5. How do you balance work and personal/family life while doing something you love
It’s really simple: don’t compromise! I know how easy it can be to lose yourself in a relationship or give up on a dream but if this is going to become an issue, address it right away before it eats at your inner peace. The last thing you need during this time period is unnecessary stress so please just take care of everything as early as possible.
Schedule time for everything and everyone you love. Doing what you love to do starts with not letting anything fall to the wayside. If you are truly living your life following your passions, then there should be no reason why you can’t have what it is that you want as you should be doing what you love to do.
I don’t believe in “work/life balance” as much as I believe in “work/life integration”. But what does that mean? That means that “balance” is out of the picture. You can’t split yourself into different parts with distinct boundaries and wonder why you’re struggling to have a successful career, a meaningful relationship, and a fulfilling family life. The key is integration – being one whole unit where all aspects of life are connected to one another instead of being separate entities that coexist together.
What does that look like for me? Well, I have a wife, 2 kids, and I’m running several businesses. This means that I have to have a way to integrate everything into my daily life to make it work. Is that easy? Hell no! I have to be on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! But isn’t that the same thing with anything else you’re passionate about? If this is what you really want – if this is YOUR dream – then there’s no reason for things not to work out given enough time and effort.
6. What are some common obstacles and challenges people face when trying to pursue their passions
The main obstacle holding you back from doing what you love to do is your mind. We all have different parts of our lives – relationships, jobs, families, friends..etc.- but sometimes these separate aspects start clashing together because they don’t understand one another or even themselves for that matter. So how do we resolve this? By becoming better versions of ourselves. We need to improve our emotional intelligence and become more self-aware in order for this to happen.
Here are some other common obstacles:
-Lack of time – do you have the same 24 hours in a day as everybody else? Yes! So make time by either cutting out unnecessary activities or working longer/harder (not recommended).
-Lack of money – this is probably what scares most people away from pursuing their passions because they think about all of the risks and expenses involved. But it doesn’t have to be like that. It’s perfectly fine to start small when you’re just starting out! You can always upgrade once your hard work starts giving you good results (and then taking advantage of those results by reinvesting them into something bigger).
-Lack of passion/motivation – this is more common than you think so please give yourself more credit than this! If you want to do something, then go for it. It’s never too late to start truly doing what you love to do so stop waiting around and wasting any more time on things that just don’t matter.
So why is doing what you love to do so important for success?
Life is too short to spend it working on something that doesn’t fulfill you or make you happy instead of doing what you love to do. It’s impossible not to be successful if your passion is aligning with your work because there won’t be anyone else in the world who wants it as badly as you do (that’s how real winners are made). So why not put all of your energy into doing what you love to do instead of wondering if pursuing your dreams is worth it?
You deserve to live a life where you are fulfilled, happy, and excited every morning when you wake up. If this is what living your passions looks like for you – then why not do it?! You should be doing what you love to do. Embrace it! If you need help figuring out what it is that you should do with your life, reach out to me for a consultation so that we can work together, one-on-one.