Why You Should Never Follow Someone Else’s Passion (Even If It Makes You Money)

Why You Should Never Follow Someone Else’s Passion (Even If It Makes You Money)

Do you find your neighbor, your friend or any of your relative doing much better than you by just doing what they love?

You might find that they see success after success because what they love to do is fairly easier than your head scratching work.

Because you are not doing well with your career, You may decide to follow them, their work and passion. You believe that you can easily be successful in doing so, and earn in millions.

You are wrong my friend. Yes, you can get success and make millions initially, but it will not be worth in the long run.

When you value money over your overall health and your passion, you will find yourself in an endless cycle of misery.

Here are six reasons why you should never follow someone else’s passion


1. No Guarantee Of Success

why you should never follow someone's passion

Yes, you heard it right! You are obviously risking your career by following someone else’s passion. There’s no guarantee of success even after working hard, giving it a whole lot of time and following a serious routine for it.

You can make it a priority among other necessary things, but since you are not enjoying while doing it, and that too doing it without passion, then there’s a high chance that you will be annoyed with the work if you don’t see positive results initially.

If you cannot love your work, it will be tough for you to achieve success.


2. Less Productive

Since you are doing something you don’t really like, you need to work longer hours than the average time taken by someone who’s passionate about it.

Not only this, but you will also lack productivity in your other activities, as you will already be tired of working on something you have no interest in.

If this happens, It will be a major drawback for your career.

Further Reading: 10 Things Extremely Productive People Refuse to Do


3. Depression and Anxiety

Never Follow Someone Else's PassionYou are working for months on it. You checked your progress, but you didn’t find it worthy of your hard work. You kept your patience and then worked harder than before.

After a while, you rechecked your graph, but you were disappointed again. This cycle continues for a while, and you start feeling depressed about it. Depression causes sadness, makes you feel low, there’s also a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities.

However, that’s not the case when you follow your passion. When you do something you are passionate about, you never feel annoyed, even if it fails to bring in positive results.

You can be patient; you can digest a short time failure as you believe deep inside in your heart that you will succeed in the end.

But when you do something that’s not made for you, you pretty much aren’t assured of your own success. You live with the fear of failure. This is the single reason why shouldn’t try to master something, just for the money.

If you believe that making money is everything in this world, then you need to know that 3 out of 5 CEO’s of top companies suffer from depression.

Money should never be the reason for doing something, or for making a career.

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4. Frustration and Irritation

Since you are doing something you lack expertise in, it will be hard for you to see results. Delayed results will make you frustrated. You get upset or annoyed as a result of being unable to change or achieve something. In such a case frustration and irritation are common.

Frustration also has many negative impacts on our lives. It weakens our relations, we constantly feel irritated, and anger over little things.

Further Reading: Mental Exhaustion: 6 Ways to Recover


5. You will never be satisfied even if you succeed.

Never Follow Someone Else's PassionYou will never enjoy it even after reaching the pinnacle of success. You might feel good at the start, but as you age, you will realize that money was not all that matters. Money cannot buy you happiness.

It might be too late to realize that the numbers in your bank balance are not worth the life you have left behind, which has passed away and which you can never bring back even in exchange for millions of dollars in your account.

You will know that the fulfillment of soul was more important than anything else in this life. This soul satisfaction can only be achieved by doing things that give you pleasure and soothes your soul.

You get one life, better try to make the most out of it.

Don’t set limits. Don’t surround yourself with the walls made in your mind.


6. You will waste 80% of your Life

Our work consumes 80% of our total life span. Why spend it in making yourself a machine, whose products(money) are only luxurious but not satisfactory in the long run.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of your heart, you’ll know when you find it.

– Steve Jobs

It is much better to avoid doing something in which you don’t find any pleasure at all.

Try to follow your heart. Your heart knows what you want, and it will take you to the place you belong.

Further Reading: 7 Hard Truths About Success You Should Know About

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