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March 23 2016


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

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

When I have talks with folks about this particular dilemma, I often tell them this. As I feel as if this breaks this whole thing down greater and gives people a clearer idea of the concept. There are 2 kinds of people in this world and every single human on the earth breaks down into one of these simple 2 categories.

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People who live for stability and security.

And People who live for freedom and expression.

Individuals who live for stability and security are the ones who, even though they may possess multiple talents, already have it hardwired into their brains to pursue a lifestyle of stability and security. Necessities such as ones who are so adamant and going to earn that degree and rack up whatever other styles of education they can accumulate after a while. These are the ones who have no problem going to work day in and day trip, because what’s important to them is the stable ‘paycheck’ and earned salary. On reflection, some of these individuals deep-down inside constantly undergo periods of doubt or boredom where they frequently feel like they are at the ‘wrong place’ and that there must be something better that provides more freedom. Speculate they have already conditioned and also themselves for this kind of career, they figured, “what’s the point of leaving now?” Not just that, but the more time that passes, the greater it makes it more difficult for them to make the transition due to the subconscious commitment they have already placed themselves into.

And you have the second type: The sort that I myself come under. The people who live for freedom and expression. These are the basic free-spirits, the ‘risk takers’ of the planet who instead would rather hone in their natural talents and abilities and pursue a career that revolves around just that. They are now living in silence, but hope any particular 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 live life ‘on the fly’ rather than feeling stuck in one location for long periods of time. The situation with this is that it undoubtedly requires alot more creativity, drive and determination to even go ahead and take first few steps. The 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 alot of money wasn’t even your concern initially. Thus, the concern to start with was wondering how and when you’ll cover the cost of a living for yourself doing everything you love.

But the truth about all this, is that life comes with no guarantees.

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

Individuals prefer a lifestyle of freedom and expression, might eventually expect the possibility that they might be placed in unfortunate circumstances that may shift their entire world overnight.

The actual I’m trying to make is that magnified of these types you fall under, there are pros and cons to both. Risks and rewards for both. So what should we do about this all???

Interestingly enough, right before scripting this post I just so were ‘Googling’ about this topic to see up on forums and obtain a broader scope from the thoughts and ideas of other people who analyze these exact points. As well as perhaps this is a sign or some kind of divine intuition, however came across a video online which involved a Ted-Talk about “Following Your Dreams”.

And as with any Youtube videos, within a few moments of viewing; I immediately scroll down to see what other people talking about in the comments. And this is the comment i found (below). Applications me to even continue on with this post in my own words simply because this comment has an effective message behind it and sums up 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 every put up $500 to the first to quit. I still text him once in a while and ask how the old job is treating him, identical to always he would reply. I do think every year that you don’t follow your passion, the thicker the job skin grows. Annually this skin grows thicker and thicker, encapsulating all of your hopes, dreams and ambitions. Until one year, you just give in. You accept your position in the world and give in, you are an (_____) and that is what you will end up until you retire. “Well, no less than I’ll have my retirement years, that will be fun.” I hate to see people to quit their job to follow their passions, but quit your jobs and follow your passions! The greater people who do, the harder people will get the needed encouragement to accomplish the same. It’s not about luck, it’s about penetrating the fear. I have fear everyday, I don’t know if my new business venture works out, but no less than I’m going to give it a shot. I’d become more disappointed if I didn’t try at all vs failing. I followed an audiobook “30 Lessons for Living” a few weeks before I quit. You have to read it. This guy interviewed Hundreds of elderly people and asked them the things they would do differently. One of many questions was about a profession change. “Spending 2000 hours annually at a job you hate is really a waste of life,” is the place one of them replied. The consensus of all was to just find something more important, anything else. Don’t live in misery. ”

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