Have you wanted to do something so bad but can’t because of so many number of circumstances that hinders you? Let’s face it. It’s tough to give 100% of our efforts to something that isn’t really in our interests, our passion. That spark of flame that keeps us going. I’m sitting on my work station, at the office as I’m writing this blog post now. I’ve been contemplating on how I want to quit (yes resign) from office because this no longer fuels my drive for life. The factors that make me stay here are well, fear. Fear of not having a stable paycheck every month, fear of losing the high-speed internet the corporate office provides, fear of not being able to provide to Geof well enough. But we shouldn’t really be driven by fear right? We should live for love.
#1 FIND OUT WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO
I’m aching to know if you’re also in my shoes. What is your dream? Me? I have this burning desire to fulfill my dream of living to write. Living to know. Living to share! Ever since I was little, I was driven to find knowledge and share it to as many people as possible. That is why I started this blog. To my surprise, people slowly started following this blog and in time, somehow became a success. You know the feeling when you’re doing something and you know deep in your heart that this it is your calling?
#2 ASK YOURSELF; “ARE YOU GOOD AT IT?”
How can we define passion? I was ranting to Cleo the other day and he told me the best definition for passion. It’s a perfect harmony of talent and interest. One cannot survive without the other. Let’s say for example, you like to draw, but suck at it. Who are we kidding? No matter how hard you practice, you can never be successful because you really lack the talent for it. Another example is, if you are a talented painter, but you find other hobbies more interesting like, breeding dogs. Even people force you to paint, you only leave everyone half-halfheartedly because you don’t like to paint.
How to chase your dream? Think. If money was not an object, what would you do? This is inspired by Alan Watts’ short lecture on finding your ‘Why’ or your purpose. I’m sure that it’s not my lifelong purpose to sit on a desk 8 hours a day, doing corporate work. Yes, they are tasks that I can do, but it’s something I won’t do if not only for the monthly paycheck to pay the bills. One of the steps in achieving your dream is mastering your craft. Find out everything about it. Gain experience. Learn from the best. Find mentors.
#4 LETTING GO IN ORDER TO RECEIVE
To catch your dream you must find your innermost desires, and make sure you’re good at it. You have to let go of what you’re hands are holding on to right now. Whether it’s a boring job, a toxic career, or a heavy load of responsibilities. We should let go in order to receive. We;re in this together. Honestly speaking, I haven’t mustered enough courage to let go of my job. The what ifs? I’ve met a lot of people who let go of their corporate jobs, pursued their passion and became a success! They were in even better situations financially than they were working 9-5!
I’m writing this right now not only to inspire myself, but hopefully inspire others to do the same. While I cannot proudly say I already caught my dream, I’m still chasing it, really hard. One day, and not someday I can write another letter saying, we finally made it.
If money was no object, what would you do in your life? I’d love to know your dream too. Let’s chase it together. Leave your comments below
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Awww… do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.. 😉 ♥♥♥ thank you for this post. I think I need this din 🙂
This is a very helpful post Miss Kaycee! I was actually teary-eyed when I was reading this. Like you, I have a totally different dream. I like doing what I'm doing right now but it would be lovelier had I been in school, teaching kids (T_T) Hopefully, one day soon I'd be able to start chasing that dream as well. As soon as the "what ifs" are settled, as soon as I am no longer afraid to let go.
Let's just be positive Miss Kaycee. I am sure, you'll be a success coz you're EXCELLENT in what you do- writing, blogging, sharing with us your knowledge. And I'll be looking forward to your post when you've finally caught your dream. Cheers!
Will COlgate have my name on the toothbrush if I buy one? Haha (^-^) That brush looks so sosyal! I wonder if you have any idea how much this one costs? TIA
Aww.. salamat mommy charm.. burnout na ata ako sa trabaho ko kaya nasulat ko yan
Hi Kat! I discovered your blog while I was "illegally" browsing some sites plus jobstreet here in my work station within my production hours. LOL Yeah, one lawbreaker here but still a control freak, anyway,thank you for sharing those personal feelings as well as tips on chasing our dream. I am still on the stage where I still don't know what I really want with my life, that includes career and some major life decisions (very teenager lang! btw I'm already 28). I know maturity doesn't really have to come with age but the pressure is really outraging plus responsibilities, I know you get my point! hehe!
Just like what MommyCharm said "Let's just be positive" and may I include be more glamorous on figuring out and chasing our dreams. More power to you Kaycee and I am looking forward to more reviews and hopefully meet and greeting you soon! Kudos kikaysikat! ♥♥♥
Hi Kat! I discovered your blog while I was "illegally" browsing some
sites plus jobstreet here in my work station within my production hours.
LOL Yeah, one lawbreaker here but still a control freak, anyway,thank
you for sharing those personal feelings as well as tips on chasing our
dream. I am still on the stage where I still don't know what I really
want with my life, that includes career and some major life decisions
(very teenager lang! btw I'm already 28). I know maturity doesn't really
have to come with age but the pressure is really outraging plus
responsibilities, I know you get my point! hehe!
Just like what
MommyCharm said "Let's just be positive" and may I include be more
glamorous on figuring out and chasing our dreams. More power to you
Kaycee and I am looking forward to more reviews and hopefully meet and
greeting you soon! Kudos kikaysikat! ♥♥♥
We're both 28!!! 🙂 Thanks Maria! Hope to meet you on our next tea party soon!
Think happy thoughts na lang.. since we still aren't brave enough to let go, we have to make do with what we have =) soon we'll be free. (^-^)
Hi kaycee, there are things in life that i wanted to do too, im afraid of letting go of my job coz its the only source of income that i had, and im actually studying at the same time. I feel like quitting my job and wanting to pursue my studies., my life has been stressful, joggling things at the same time, what i dream is to teach, right now im working in an IT company,
Hopefully, i can do this all the way down.
Hi! First of all, it was so nice meeting you yesterday at the Blog Convention!
This post was really empowering. Thank you for writing/sharing it!
thanks Raffy! 🙂
never give up!