Having to adjust the lens once in a while is a good habit to get into. The truth is that all of us have to prioritise and make sacrifices to live the life we want. There is no magic wand that is going to allow you to have everything, all at once. Some spring cleaning wouldn’t go a miss when it comes to the clutter that is your life. So, lets get to work on how to decide what to keep and what to throw away…
As we know, talents come in all shapes and sizes. This means that there will be variation on how much your talent is likely to make you, if you chose to pursue it professionally. A recent study conducted by online platform doolid.com put it to the general public that the top three industries that were the toughest to get into were art, fashion and film. This may seem, instinctively, like bad news for creatives but do not be disheartened just yet.If you have a surplus of natural talent or you simply have a knack for the aforementioned big three then don’t just give up. It may be tough at first but if it’s really what you want to do, let nothing stand in your way. The magic combination here is being passionate and being able, if you have those two things, letting anything deter you would be ludicrously counterproductive.
If you have a surplus of natural talent or you simply have a knack for the aforementioned big three then don’t just give up. It may be tough at first but if it’s really what you want to do, let nothing stand in your way. The magic combination here is being passionate and being able, if you have those two things, letting anything deter you would be ludicrously counterproductive.
As already stated, for some of us the path to success may not be that easy and what we love doing might not be what we naturally excel at. If this is the case then you are in for some tough choices, but choices nonetheless, that will build character. Forging a path for yourself if your talents and passions do not align may involve you doing a bit of homework because chances are you don’t know that much about what you’re good at. I’d say the real challenge, but the one worth pursuing, is discovering something you love about what you can do well. That may simply be the fact that you’re good at it or (as with most cases to be honest) the fact that there are joys to everything.
Say you’ve always wanted to go into the art world but you’re finding it tough catching a break. No one is saying you should give up on your dream but if you’re a particularly talented administrator for example, then applying these talents wouldn’t hurt to get some cash together to fund your dream, surely? The trick is not to think of it as selling out. You know why? Because it’s not selling out. Doing what you’re good at, at the expense of what you love is all with the aim of developing your character and discovering more things that you love. And, if you really can’t find anything to like about your abilities, then go back to your passion later, with some money in the bank.
Being good at something feels great and working towards excellence is a thrill in itself. Never neglect your gifts as they will be the sources of positivity in your life; the things that make it worth it when you get out of bed in the morning. Some might go as far as saying that there is no better feeling in life than being the best at something.Overall, utilising abilities you may not necessarily be immediately enthused by is an important part of growing as a professional. We all do things we don’t want to do in the aim of creating a better life for ourselves, but, if these things come naturally to us then surely they can’t be that bad.