Friday, May 04, 2007
It May Not Be Your Passion If:
#5 - You say it's your passion, but you spend 100% of your "free," non-work time doing just everything else BUT working on what you say you love.
Music: you love it. You've got a guitar, you've written songs, you've performed in bars. People say to you "That song you wrote really spoke to me," and "You're awesome, what are you doing staying here?" Things like that. You know you're not a prodigy - you know that to get where you are requires tons of practice. But the weekend rolls around and you're taking the kids everywhere, you've spent three hours at the gym, you fall asleep on the couch afterwards, and when you wake up you try tackling that mountain of paperwork you've brought home from the office. When are you practicing? Writing new stuff? "I'll definitely do it tomorrow," you tell yourself as you watch the Sci-Fi Channel on Saturday night. The next day, you do it all again, and you get so much done. But not your music. Your guitar's locked in its case in the closet.
How do I know all this? I've been there!
#1: You're in love with the idea of your passion, but you can't stand the component parts.
#2 - You and your passion have a long distance relationship (and you aren't willing to move.)
#3 - Pursuing your passion clashes big time with your personality.
#4 - In pursuit of your passion you end up doing things that might be hazardous to your health.