Doing what you love to do as the purpose of life is not easy.
Many people struggle with their current lifestyle: they dislike their job, they settle down for a lower standard spouse, they give up things that mean to them, you name it.
These people want to escape from these nightmares, but they completely have no idea about what actions should be taken.
I met these problems too. In past, many nights I can't sleep well due the unsatisfied conditions in life haunt me all the time.
I told myself, I can't keep these conditions remain in their ways. I must do something to alter the situation.
After several years, today I have some thoughts about what it takes to do what you love.
Before reading, I want to "remind" you something at the first place. (If you think you are a winner then skip this part and straightly read the three aspects.)
Stop whining, you fucking crybaby.
I believe that you have read somewhere guides or sources about how to be successful, or how to do blah, blah, blah, but you didn't give out everything what you capable to giving in order to be successful.
You did not use all your potentials, and then claim these guides are useless. You fucking loser.
There are three aspects you must take care to allow you doing what you love to do as living. They are mental, emotional and physical.
But in short, what it takes to do what you love is being a working machine, work, work, work, work, and more work.
So stop being a crybaby, stop being a loser, man up, take your sword and fight.
Mental is about your mindset. You need a mind that helps you to be successful, it's the root of success.
A broken mindset will lead to failure, so take it seriously.
Do you know yourself?
If you know yourself, answer these questions should not be a problem.
Who are you? What you're good at? What values do you hold highest? What do you enjoy doing? What you absolutely hate? What are your personal boundaries?
Successful people don't stop improving themselves. They don't feel safe by staying in the comfort zone, they feel safe by conquering the discomfort, they believe in themselves.
If you think staying in the comfort zone is good enough, then you do not use all your potentials. That's why you can't do what you love as living.
Enhance your skills, master your skills, and be an expert on the thing you love. Have the courage to live dangerously.
You have to see the success differently.
Success is not a hit by one shot. Success is a hit by many shots with different angles, different guns, and different bullets.
Success is not a linear path. There's no formula to guarantee your success. The one who never give up is the one who will succeed.
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If mental is IQ then emotional is EQ. A successful person can't succeed with only high IQ but have zero EQ.
There's a saying, but I can't remember it exactly: Winners win while losers are sleeping
If you are passionate about what you are doing, you can't sleep when midnight because you are excited when doing it and you can't wait to finish it.
You know the fire inside you is burning, it motivates you to keep doing. You don't want to stop because it makes you feel bad.
It's better to sleep after doing what you should do because only that you can sleep comfortably.
It's unstoppable when you know the big way.
You know the reason why you love to do the thing. You know why you want to do it. You know why it is important to you. You know why it is the best option to you.
It reminds you all the time when you are created in this world. You know where you have and want to go. You know what is the mission in your life.
Most people don't know about their big why. That's why successful people are a rare species animal.
If the life you wanted the most needs a lot of sacrifices, will you go and get it?
My answer is always the YES. It's not negotiable to live a life that's lower than your standard.
It's always there, all you need to do is go and take it.
But do you have the courage? I fear more spending my whole life on doing things that are not I wanted than taking a portion of life to fight until I live the life I satisfied.
You can't succeed with only a great mind and motivation. It's like a vehicle, you can't go a long distance with only a great design and high-quality fuel, you need to consider other factors like the quality of the vehicle and the road conditions.
Therefore, you need to take care about the physical aspect.
A great and healthy body is like a great vehicle, it can take you to go as far as you want.
So don't neglect the nutrition of your every meal and don't do exercise less than 5 days of a week.
Eat more proteins, lesser carbohydrates and lesser fats. Because carbohydrates can turn into fats if you take more than your body needs, and fats don't benefit your body at all. Proteins can give you energies like carbohydrates do and won't make you fat.
You want to exercise constantly. No matter it's a cardio or weight training, just move your body. A body doesn't move is a dead body. If you are into bodybuilding, eat more proteins will also help you to lose fats and build more lean muscles. This will improve your metabolic rate so you burn calories faster.
Doing what you love to do for most people it is a thing that is extraordinary: do your own business, be an actor, be a singer, be a model, be a writer, be a coach and the list goes on.
It needs many practices and times to achieve it. So you need to spend your time wisely. It means you have to get things done efficiently and effectively.
Be good at goal setting and time management. You need to know what should be done in a period of time and manage your every 24 hours to achieve it. Otherwise, you spend too much time on things that don't help you doing what you love.
Your environment is being taken, seriously.
You are responsible to your environment. If you don't have a good environment, go and creat it.
If your friends and families don't support what you do, leave them. If you don't have enough money, find ways to earn or borrow it. If you don't have enough time, drop things that are unimportant and do things faster.
Don't get me wrong, I don't mean unfriend with your friends or drop the relationship with your families, you need to wisely spend your time with people who worth it.
'You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.' - Jim Rohn
There is a phenomenon that your income will be the average income of the five people closest to you. So, take your environment very, very, very seriously.
Everyone can succeed.
There's no failure, only give up.
When you decide to do what you love, be prepared to work. When mental, emotional and physical matters are no longer an issue, unstoppable best things will come to you.
Rome wasn't built in a day. Make it happen, my friend.