I as just came across this video and thought it was something I should share on here. It is one of the best videos I've seen on the subject of following your dreams.
I've watched it before, but I watched at again just to remind myself of why I do what I do.
It poses the question "What would you do with your life if money was no object?"
It's a chilling question?
What would you do?
What would you change?
What type of person would you be?
Why go after your dreams, why follow your passion, why do whatever it is that gives you pleasure and joy?
Why? Because! It is your life! You only live it once!
If you live it as a servant to money, or as a servant to a job you don't like, or to ideas projected on you from another person, you will always feel like something is missing. You will always feel unhappy, and unfulfilled, and a victim of circumstance.
You may feel that if you do go after your passion, if you do what it is that gives you joy, it won't make a difference.
Well, I'm here to say that it does.
It makes a difference. Even if it makes a difference to one person, (You) then it wasn't for nothing.
Your happiness is important.
I'll say it again. Your happiness is important!
And it tends to reason that if you are happy, then it will create a ripple effect and those around you will be happier, as well.
They may be little stinkers at first, seeing you happy, and fulfilled. They even may try to rain on your parade, and say that what you are doing is pointless.
But don't buy into it.
They're just jealous that you are happy. That is all.
So keep on doing whatever it is that gives you joy.
What you are doing may take a long time to create, learn, do. It may be slow. You may not see all the results of your endeavors for a long time. Some people may not even see the effects of their lives, their creativity, their work, until long after they created it. Some die without ever seeing it.
But that isn't the point.
The point is that they were true to themselves.
The point is they followed their passion.
They lived their dream.