When U were growing up there’s a good chance that your parents told U that U could be whatever U wanted to be. As a child U may have aspired to be an actor, sports star, movie star, astronaut, doctor, lawyer or a teacher. All of these choices are attainable. Some, more than others as demands are different for each of these career choices. As an adult, U may be looking at this list shaking your head and chuckling a bit. That’s OK. It’s important to realize your passions change as U get older and U will start to write off what U perceive as being unrealistic and unattainable. However, it is also important to take a good hard look at the choices U made for yourself then and now and recognize whether U are following your passion. In making your life choices, whether it be in your personal or professional life, it is important to strive for goals that ignite your passion. Reach for something that is of real interest to U and motivates U.

If U wish to live a full life, chase your passions.

We have far too many distractions in our lives, and each of them is pulling your focus from what’s truly important in your life. Whether it’s social media, emails/texting, phone calls, your friends, your partner, your family, your job, U will find yourself being pulled in numerous directions. It’s impossible to give your attention to everything and everyone at all times and U may find yourself exhausted from trying. Your life purpose is not attainable if U go through life running from one responsibility to another. I am not suggesting that U skirt all of your responsibilities, ditch your friends and family or quit your job. However, it may be time to prioritize and eliminate the unnecessary distractions in your life. Focus on who and what make your life rich and meaningful, let go of what is not necessary and the world will tend to fall into focus. It’s easier to see what’s truly important when U begin to allow your passion to become more of a priority in your life.

When U chase and fuel your passion, U fill your life with a sense of purpose that not only fuels your soul but improves your mental health, overall well-being and, most importantly, allows U to live life to the fullest.

U know that old saying ‘do what U love and you’ll never need to work a day in your life’? There’s a lot of truth in that saying. Being passionate about what U do means that your job and what U do in your free time won’t ever feel like work. If you are doing something U love, U will get lost in your work or play for hours, forgetting everything else around U. Nothing feels better than waking up and starting a day that U designed entirely.

Not everything in your life is necessary, whether it’s appliances, clothing or clutter. When U have that sense of clarity, U understand that less is more and that material wealth isn’t what will fulfill U, rather your actions and activities will help U live a full life. So, why not design the life that U really want to live?

The Pay Off
If U choose to make your passion your career, it will eventually pay off in monetary ways whether U are a blogger, an artist, a musician, or a makeup artist. When U are truly passionate about what U do, it shows and success is inevitable.

While U don’t need the acknowledgment of others, there is something to be said for people realizing that they were wrong when they said U were crazy for chasing your passion. There will always be naysayers that fight U every step of the way. However, if you’re truly passionate about your life and the choices you have made, then no one will be able to stand in your way.

“Passion is oxygen for the soul.” – Kalpana Chowdhary

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

“There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela