When I was in college, I worked on a lot of projects. Some of them were exciting while others were not so interesting for me.
Whenever I got amazing grades, it was because of my interest and enthusiasm for the project. I did the extra work not because I wanted good grades, but because I was genuinely passionate about the project.
When the project was not so interesting, the only reason I would work would be to get good grades. Even if I got decent grades in those projects, I did not feel satisfied.
The same principle applies when it comes to money.
You may earn money by doing a job you don’t care about but it won’t feed your soul.
What would you do if money were no issue?
Go. Do that.
But, what about the practicality of real life, you may ask?
Forget it. Do the work that you would do even if you were not getting paid for it.
If the work that you love doing is not making you money, then find a way to make money until you can make money by doing what you love. That’s what life design is about.
There two reasons why doing things we love eventually allows us to make money:
We do things out of love (not fear)
When we chase money, our focus shifts to the outcome of earning money. But when you do the work out of pure love and passion, it reflects in your work. One day or another, people are willing to pay for your work.
When your actions are completely aligned with your values and desires, you go all in. The love that you put in your work is felt by other people.
We figure out ways to fill in the gaps
Sometimes, we realize that we are not innately so good at doing what we like doing. You find other people’s work way better than yours. But that does not stop you.
If you truly love what you do, you will figure out ways to learn the skills or knowledge to do great work effortlessly. Your work will improve without you even realizing it.
You might be thinking…
“I don’t know what my passion is.”
Here’s the truth about passion. It’s not absolute. That means it’s not necessarily something that you find once in your life and be happy ever after.
Your passion will keep on evolving or it might even change as you change.
Your current passion is right in front of you. You do it almost every day or at the weekends. You must give yourself permission to identify it.
It does not even have to be a skill. It could be something you’re curious about so you keep researching about it.
No matter how hard you keep working, if you don’t like what you’re doing, you’ll do injustice to your work and your soul.
So, do yourself a favor and make time for the work that you love. You will experience inner peace and everything else will fall into place.