It’s so common for people my age to say that they want to go through the professional/ideal route before finally choosing to do their ‘true passions’ by the time they’re much much older.
“I will be selling my soul to investment banking for a couple of years..And then I will do whatever I want. Perhaps start a non-profit and help those who are less fortunate.”
In response to statements like these, idealists would claim, “Why later? Do what you want and what you love to do NOW.”
But is it really that easy?
It takes a lot of courage to purely pursue your passions while ignoring common responsibilities. For example, someone who’s financially unstable (in my honest opinion) probably should do something more ‘safe’ before choosing to do something risky that could endanger the entirety of their lives. But that’s an opinion of someone who likes to play it safe :P
As for me, personally….I’m not going to lie and say that financial stability is not one of the most important factors in choosing what career path I should pursue. Luckily, I can still achieve it without neglecting my passions. And luckily, my passion happens to involve something that….well….will sorta award me with financial freedom.
But what if there’s something else I want to do? What if I discovered a new passion that would require me to take a U-turn and change everything I’ve worked my ass for?
Well…I am a firm believer that there’s not only one ideal path to success or achieving your dreams. Whatever it takes, however long, however risky and dangerous…..You know yourself better than anyone, so….
Even if that means you have to ‘sell your soul’ for a couple of years, noone knows what’s best for you more than YOU do.
If you believe it’ll take you to where you want to go,
then so DO IT!