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8 Things People Will Tell You When You Are Trying To Live Your Passion



Some of us did let other people’s opinion fashion how our lives will be. Which shouldn’t be so! I have seen someone who gave up what he was pursuing because of what friends said to him.

What Is Your Passion?

Your passion is that thing that keeps you awake late in the midnight. It is that thing you do for free and still remain happy. It is that thing that if you don’t do, you may fall sick or feel sad.

Your passion may not necessarily be what you study in school. But imagine if you study the course you are passionate about. Your passion could be caring, it could be reading, it could be teaching, cooking, writing, and so on.

You should know that, your passion is nothing, until you are known for it. And the only way for you to be known, is to show yourself. What is not shown is not known.

You would agree with me that it wasn’t only Mark Zuckerberg that had the passion of connecting people together using the internet. Some might have it before him, but they couldn’t go far probably because of what they heard from people around them. And there was someone who didn’t give a damn about what others may say about his passion.

Maybe you just discovered what you are passionate about, and want to crawl out of your cocoon of comfort to let people hear or read about/from you, take note of these things you are likely to hear from people.

1). What Are You Doing?

Don’t be surprise to hear this. It is not that they don’t know what you are doing, as a matter of fact, they knew you love writing but they will still ask, what are you doing? When you hear that you may want to ask yourself too. And may gradually be letting go of your passion.

2). Why Are You Wasting Your Time?

People will surely ask this especially when your passion requires you go and do stuffs. To some, it may seem as a waste of time. For example, if you love reading a lot, don’t be surprise to hear people say that.

3). No One Likes That

Yes, you will hear this especially if you are into selling something. When you are trying to venture out, people will tell you, no one likes that, many people don’t do that, don’t waste your time doing it.

4). Don’t Waste Your Money

When you are trying to update your skills as regarding your passion, some will tell you it’s a waste of money. For example, Let’s say you love blogging and you want to upgrade by signing up for an online HTML tutorial, people may tell you, since you know a little about it, why wasting your money? You may be forced to sit so long in your comfort zone. And the more comfortable your are in your comfort zone, the more obsolete you become.

5). You Don’t Need It

Suppose you are a Nurse and want to venture into turning your passion to profit, some will tell you, you don’t need that. Why would you want to do business?

6). It Is Not Profitable

You are going to hear this countless of time from people who are only looking for money, from people who only do things for people because of money. Before it can bring money, you must be able to do it for free. If you can’t do it for free, no one may hear about you and you won’t be happy doing it.

7). Your Mates Are Doing This And That

This is usually from parents and elder ones. You may be forced to give up your passion if you are not really passionate about it. The moment you hear, “You want to be a Photographer when your mates are Doctors, Lawyers?“. They probably don’t know happiness is not in the title you bear, but in what you do passionately joyfully.

Let’s look at some artistes. Some are Medical doctors and Lawyers, but don’t practice. You know why? They only study it probably to fulfil their parents’ wish, not what they love to do. I am not discouraging not to go to school, there are schools for any passion you may have.

8). No One Employs Them

The moment you want to study a course you so much love, because of the rate of unemployment in that area, people may tell you, no one employs graduate from that course. Why not study another course that are hot cakes? If you are not passionate about the hot cake course and you go ahead to study it, it’s as good as wasting your time in school and you will keep asking yourself, why am I in this course till you graduate [that is if you don’t drop the course].

You may be living your passion for the fun of it or you may turn it to profit. As long as you are going to continue living your passion, as long as you are going to make a landmark with your passion, as long as your are going to make some impacts with your passion, let your desire to live your passion burns. Let no one tell you it is not possible.

Whether it is possible or not, you should decide, not me, not your friends or anyone.

What have you heard from people that discouraged you from doing what you love? Share it in the comment below and endeavor to share this post.

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JUNE URGES: Revisit Your Resolution (2)



Continuation of Revisit your resolution, part one.

The S.E.L.F reasons that infringes our resolutions.

S= Self-doubt
E= Enormosity (big)
L= Little/no drive
F= Fault finders.

Many a person gets hooked by one or many of these factors above, on the pursuit of their vision. This could keep such an individual spinning the wheels of opportunities repeatedly, but without tangible results.

Self doubt as learnt from Karyl MC Bride , a seasoned psychologist, is different from an “impostor syndrome” or ” low self esteem”

SELF DOUBT IS lack of confidence in oneself and one’s abilities.

Believers (Followers of Christ) have an edge at this juncture, and you may want to ask why,

Well, Check this out please:

1 COR 2:16 says:
…Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ

But we HAVE the MIND of CHRIST

This type of mind is devoid of fear, curruption of the world, pride, e.t.c.

It doesn’t come naturally by birth: but supernaturally by a re-birth.

At every point when the Pharisees come testing JESUS to see whether he will fall by his words, they become disappointed, because he knew the intent of their hearts.

So, you want to enjoy this kind of creative mind? Then you need to be friends with that successful man of Gallilee, JESUS.

“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.”

Doubters operate in the realms of luck,
But divine ability (of the mind) operates in the realm of the spirit.

Consequently; Self-doubt breeds excuses.

Surprisingly, failures tend to come with more reasons than successes, these reasons are referred to as “Excuses”

You remember David in the Holy scriptures right? Did you know he could have attributed his failure in the battle against that huge man of Gath (Goliath) to many reasons? In fact, he could have said he was too small, or he was just a shepherd, or he only killed a bear, and not a man in the first place, but he didn’t.


Every great success focuses on an inner ability.

Little wonder, that Great Nurse and Philanthropist, Florence Nightingale said; “I never gave or took an excuse”

Sometime ago, a friend said, you want to be a high achiever? LIVE BEYOND EXCUSES. Its is an element of self doubt!

Self doubt is an anti-resolution spirit.

¤Next up is ENORMORSITY (big, huge, complex…)

While resolutions may be big,
Steps (goals) toward achieving those resolutions should be simple,realistic and uncomplicated.

In fact, When you set a goal, you are working towards something. You can work backwards from where you want to get to and create an action plan of little steps you need to take to get there. This is a much more realistic way of creating the change you want because you’re slowly building yourself up to reach it, SAYS Susanna Halonen.

Its almost getting too bulky,
you dont like that right?, I don’t either, (😁 lafs)

But, believing we are being challenged by some truths entailed herein,


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