The other night I was reading the “Ask E. Jean” section in Elle on a rather lengthy flight back from Chicago. E. Jean always captures my attention, but in this month’s November issue, she really got me thinking. A twenty-five year old recent grad wrote to her expressing her fears of not being able to find a job, recently getting cut off from her parents, and driving her “sweet” boyfriend into debt. E. Jeans response to this was so simple and blunt that it completely caught me off guard. “Never waste time looking for a job when you can invent a job.” That easy? Theres no way, but think for a minute, really think. There is a way, and it’s almost as easy done as said. I’m a firm believer that “a job done with passion is a job well done”. With that said, think about your passion. Is it writing? Art? Interior decorating? Technology? YOU have the power to create a job out of each and every one of your passions! With today’s technology, social media, internet, free marketing strategies etc. there is no reason for you not to take matters into your own hands. You love interior design? Get on your computer, start a website, broadcast your ideas and thoughts with the world via facebook, twitter, instagram, tumblr and get started! We are our own sources of success, why do we all keep forgetting that? Going to college and furthering your education is fantastic, especially when its within a field that you’re passionate about, but people going through all this simply because “it’s the right thing to do” infuriates me more than anything I can think of. Algebra, statistics, and reading comp can all be taught in school, but passion and talent cannot.
Today, relive your true passion. Rediscover your talent’s if they’ve been long gone, and take some time to re-asses and re-evaluate your life. Are you passionate about the life you are leading, your career, and the overall path you are on? Always remember that your true passion and love will never fail you in the long run. While it may take a few wrong turns, and miles of bumpy roads, risk the journey. In the end, not only will you, yourself be fulfilled, but you’ll be looking at your previous paychecks as pocket change. We all can read this and feel inspired but in most cases that inspiration is only a temporary high. Tomorrow, we are right back to where we were this morning at 8 AM, on our way to work and that inspiration we captured for a short moment is lost. That’s the problem with us humans. For the most part, we all know what the right thing to do is but we’re scared. We fear failure. Either let your ego, pride, and fear of failure go, or continue on with your 9-5 with no complaints. I want you to ask yourself “Do I want to be average or do I want to take the risk, expect failure, and saddle up for the ride to my final, fulfilling destination?” Always remember you, and only you control your destiny. As a closing comment, keep in mind Emerson’s challenging quote, “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Happy Destiny xx