Would You Leave a Sta­ble Ca­reer to Pur­sue Your Pas­sion?

Con­tent with re­al­ity, or chas­ing a pipe dream— which would you choose?

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - Fun, Fearless Life -

I’m not a fan of set­tling. Work­ing eight hours a day, five days a week, all while feel­ing mis­er­able and un­ful­filled is not how I want to spend my life. I strongly be­lieve in the idea of pur­su­ing one’s pas­sion and dreams, be­cause why else would we be here?

To me, pur­su­ing your pas­sion is pur­su­ing hap­pi­ness, con­tent­ment, and per­sonal growth. And so, if the work you cur­rently have is not the dream, or is not in any way bring­ing you closer to it, why be there in the first place? Work­ing just for money’s sake will never be enough if you hate ev­ery mo­ment of your work life. Or if you spend ev­ery day dream­ing of another life. Fi­nan­cial gains don’t nec­es­sar­ily equal suc­cess, es­pe­cially if your heart has never been into it.

Hav­ing a sta­ble job should not be a rea­son to keep you from pur­su­ing your pas­sion. I be­lieve in pur­su­ing your pas­sion, and I be­lieve in pur­su­ing it re­spon­si­bly. If you can­not leave your job now, at least do some­thing, any­thing, to help you pro­pel your­self closer to where your true pas­sion lies. Keep do­ing these things un­til you save enough money and courage to leave your un­ful­fill­ing job and fi­nally go for what you re­ally want. Just don’t set­tle. july 2016 Cos­mopoli­tan

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