9-5 Job v.s Pursuing your Dreams (Amazing Youtube Comment)

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Sadly, many us (especially the younger adult crowd) suffer in fear and dismay of either pursuing our dreams, or staying with the career that pays. I believe the #1 reason why we are afflicted by this ‘Tug O’ War’ phase is really because we fear that the passions, dreams and aspirations will not likely support us financially, because of the hard times that we are currently and possess been facing. This ultimately results in feelings of uneasiness, disdain and unmotivation. Deep-down inside, we all wish we will just find a way to bridge our natural born talents to a financial tether that could support us without having to worry about ‘paying our bills’ or not having enough money. Ultimately, because of these negative emotions we presume like we are forced into immersion of this monotonous lifestyle until something ‘pops up’ out of nowhere. A draw of luck per say….a blessing from above- a shake in the ‘right’ hand. Whatever you want to it.

When I have talks with individuals about this particular dilemma, I often tell them this. As I seem like this breaks this complete thing down superior and gives people a clearer understanding of the concept. There are 2 kinds of people in this world each single human on the earth breaks down into one of them 2 categories.

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People that live for stability and security.

And those that live for freedom and expression.

Individuals who live for stability and security are those who, even though they may possess multiple talents, have diabetes already hardwired into their brains to pursue a lifestyle of stability and security. These are the basic ones who are so adamant and going to earn that college diploma and rack up whatever other forms of education they can accumulate after a while. These are the ones who may have no problem going to day in and outing, because what’s important to them may be the stable ‘paycheck’ and earned salary. On reflection, some of these individuals deep down inside constantly proceed through periods of doubt or boredom where they often feel like they are with the ‘wrong place’ and that there must be something better that gives more freedom. Speculate they have already conditioned willing and able themselves for a real career, they figured, “what’s the point of leaving now?” Not only that, but the more time that passes, greater it makes it tougher for them to make the transition due to the subconscious commitment these have placed themselves into.

And then you have the second type: The type that I myself belong to. The people who live for freedom and expression. These are the basic free-spirits, the ‘risk takers’ of the planet who instead want to hone in their natural talents and talents and pursue work that revolves around just that. They are now living in silence, but hope that one day the passions they share with others will make each of the noise. They seek self-expression through art. They dread the monotonous, repetitive lifestyle. They like to have the ability to move around, travel and exist ‘on the fly’ rather than feeling stuck in a single for long periods of time. The issue with this is that it undoubtedly requires far more creativity, drive and determination to even consider the first few steps. The real reason for that is because these types of people see the reality. The REALITY that security and stability is harder to come by when you follow your dreams because making many money wasn’t even your concern to start with. Thus, the concern initially was wondering how and when you’ll cover the cost a living for yourself doing that which you love.

But the truth about pretty much everything, is that life comes with no guarantees.

So people that prefer a lifestyle of stability and security, cannot believe that that stability and security can last forever because anything can happen at any given moment.

And those that prefer a lifestyle of freedom and expression, might some day expect the possibility that they may be placed in unfortunate circumstances which could shift their entire world overnight.

The purpose I’m trying to make is that no matter which one of these types you belong to, there are pros and cons to both. Risks and rewards either way. So what should we do about this all???

Interestingly enough, right before writing this post I just so were ‘Googling’ about this topic you just read up on forums and have a broader scope in the thoughts and ideas of other people who analyze these exact points. And maybe this is a sign or some form of divine intuition, however came across a video on the internet which involved a Ted-Talk about “Following Your Dreams”.

And like all Youtube videos, within a few moments of viewing; I immediately scroll down to see what other people are talking about in the comments. Which is the comment i found (below). No requirement for me to even keep this post in my own words since this comment has an effective message behind it and covers everything I wanted to show and more. Enjoy….
Posted by Jason Ray1 year ago

“My co-worker and I had a running bet. The two of us hated our jobs each put up $500 to the first one to quit. I still text him every now and then and ask how the old job is treating him, identical to always he would reply. I think every year that you don’t follow your passion, the thicker the career skin grows. Each year this skin grows thicker and thicker, encapsulating all your hopes, dreams and ambitions. Until one year, you just give in. You accept your situation in the world and admit defeat, you are an (_____) and that is what you may be until you retire. “Well, no less than I’ll have my retirement years, that is to be fun.” I hate to see people to quit their job to check out their passions, but quit your jobs and follow your passions! Greater people who do, the more people will get the needed encouragement to complete the same. It’s not about luck, it’s about breaking through the fear. I have fear everyday, I don’t know if my new business venture work out, but a minimum of I’m going to give it a shot. I’d be more disappointed if I didn’t try in any way vs failing. I listened to an audiobook “30 Lessons for Living” a month before I quit. You need to read it. This guy interviewed Countless elderly people and asked them the things they would do differently. One of the questions was about a career change. “Spending 2000 hours annually at a job you hate is really a waste of life,” is when one of them replied. The consensus of many was to just find something else, anything else. Don’t live in misery. ”