While there are so much to gain, there is so much to lose.
It’s not just about the money, not just about the time. It’s those moments you doubt yourself in spite of the tremendous effort you had put in, the criticism from the world that tells you how much you are doing wrong, and situations going south when you really need them to go right so you can start believing in yourself again.
If this isn’t about that something dear to your heart, you could have tell yourself oh well, this isn’t for me. Let me try something else. No, this will be as heartbreaking as your soulmate telling you no babe, this is all wrong, we are not meant for each other.
This why some of us worked for other people’s dream. This is why we rather have a to-do list of the things we need to check off at work, then go home to watch the telly and call that contention. Less hope, less devastation.
But if you devote yourself to your passion, if you have the guts and bravery to walk on this path, the payoff will be immensely satisfying. I’m not saying there will always be a happily-ever-after fairytale ending, but the journey will make you strong, determined, courageous. Willing to bare yourself and show the world what you like, and what you think you might be good at, risk yourself of the possibility of being slammed by hateful feedbacks- you are gonna come out of the other end of the tunnel a different but better person.
So are you willing to take the chance?