“I like so many different things, I wouldn’t know which one I would want to pursue as a career.”
Sitting back, I looked at my friend and remembered having those same emotions.
One year ago I didn’t know what I wanted to do with life. I was 25 years old and ready for a change.
365 days later, I am in Croatia writing this after four months of backpacking through Central America and Europe. I work remotely, taking my work with me on the road as I bounce from hostel to hostel and get to see some of the most beautiful places in the world.
It all stemmed from one action:
Picking one thing that I really liked and pursuing it.
Almost one year ago, I started my own blog. After months of writing online I realized that the only way for me to create the lifestyle that I wanted was to create an online portfolio and personal brand that could showcase that I was going for my dreams and I wanted to help others do it too.
My passions far extend writing. I love marketing, photography and videography, travel and healthy foods but how realistic would it have been for me to try to pursue all of those passions at once? I still had a full time job and didn’t have the time or money to put into becoming the best traveler, photographer, healthy food advocate and marketer that existed.
Looking at my friend, I was able to confidently say from experience, “Choose one and go for it.”
What happens when you go after one of your passions is something you don’t realize until you’re living it.
You bounce off of it on to something else.
My passion was writing. Writing inspired me to create a blog and then a personal brand and I discovered that my interests in content far exceeded just writing.
Instead of looking at your passion as a whole encompassing aspect of your life, look at it as the pinball in one those old arcade games.
When you hit that ball, you don’t always know where it is going to go-but you know it is going to go somewhere.
Your goal for creating a passionate career is to take one action towards only one of your passions.
Consider it as a trial run, an action that is suited specifically to teach you if that passion is your end all or if there is an even greater passion that you will discover along the way.
After you have completed that one action, follow through on what is being asked of you next. I started writing online with no intention of creating a personal brand but at one point I realized that I had no choice. This was the next step if I wanted to level up and continue creating the lifestyle that I desired.
One action today means that in 365 days you could be living the life of your dreams. I can’t imagine having ever let the fear of following my passions keep me from the past four months of world travels, new friends and epic experiences.
Get your head in the game, pull back the handle and let the ball fly allowing your passions to take you on the adventure of a lifetime.