People have repeatedly said, “Make your passion your work, and you will never work.” I have believed that, yes, past tense, because I realized, there are things bigger than passions… those are DREAMS.
DREAMS are the root of goals and successes. Yes, passion maybe an instrument why you reached that goal but dreams are the bigger pictures. Yes you will never get tired of doing your passions but sometimes, giving in to bizzare dreams just make up the world. Sometimes, it’s not the passions that makes the dreams. It’s the DREAMS that build your real passions.
For an instance, how I chose my college program that I am pre-enlisted to and will be enrolling in tomorrow.
Eversince I was a little kid, I have had passion for fashion, artsy and filmsy clothing, color, sketching and designing… BACK THEN, I WAS VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT BECOMING A FASHION DESIGNER.
Teens, I started reading all these articles, blogs, newspapers, novels, and the like. I joined in school paper orgs and tries to build a blog. I WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT BECOMING A WRITER OR A JOURNALIST.
A year before finishing senior year, I thought about what I really want to be… then all the things that I was doing since I was a kid, came rushing to me. I have always dreamt of wearing a white coat or green scrubs, sometimes seated in a clinic or sweating buckets to make someone feel better. I have always loved reading health, anatomy, sciences, watched National Geographic and Discovery Channel for fun and little by little understood what it showed.
IT IS MY DREAM TO BE A MEDICAL PRACTITIONER AND UNCONSCIOUSLY, I WAS TELLING THE WORLD THAT I AM GOING TO BE MAKING MY DREAM A REALITY IN TEN YEARS.
I may have given in to my dream but that doesn’t mean that I am shoving my passions on to the trash bin, maybe if I have rightfully fulfilled my dreams and have served the purpose of my dream to the world, then maybe I can give in to myself and my passions. This is a personal theory, if you are willing to give in to your passions, then, GO FOR IT! 🙂