Your Passion Will Not Please You. Not Always.
I have written many posts on passion or the rather on the redundant and over used titles of “Do what you love”. But as I am reaching my mid 20’s I have come to realize that its not about doing what you love but sticking to what you love even when at that particular moment you do not enjoy it.
And as I listen to positive vibe mixes on youtube with their perfect peach butt emoji like thumbnail, I can’t help but really question is life all about doing what you love? In my recent series of knowledge and incidents of my life, it definitely is not, even the youtube click bait remix over done edm music took perhaps hours to compile and while in our heads we see a cool looking hipster dude busting out the beats while throwing his hand in the air, while the peach emoji girl hands him his favorite drink the reality can possibly be a sweaty dude probably with diet coke in his hand slogging good hours in the back doors of his study or ragidity old studio putting in his 110% even if he does not want to.
Unfortunately, while you and I both would love to think and believe that doing what we love will always feel like a vacation the truth is it usually feels like conscious decision. A decision to forgo your ego, learn and grow. To leave out the things you like to do things that you need. Late nights to make good work happen, rather then drunken nights with your friends.
A whole lot of creative difference, dealing with new people, questioning your talent, questioning your work, questioning what works and what does not. Your passion is not their to please you, its not their to tell you hey its okay slack away you deserve it, its their to make you feel uncomfortable as you waste your years youtubing food recipes you will not make, its about giving it your all even when you do not really want to.
Its at times putting yourself out there being vulnerable and honest and at time working hard and still not getting the results.
Passion is not perfection.
I hope this helped those that feel lost even whilst doing the things they love. Sometimes you are not supposed to love the things you usually love. Its about doing the things you love even when you really don’t love it at that particular moment.