People worry too much about making money nowadays. We are taught throughout our lives the importance of having money to buy that big two story house with a nice backyard located in the suburbs, to buy that fancy car you can show off, to buy the newest 72 inch flat screen T.V. We are taught when we finally have enough money to afford these materialistic objects, we will be happy. We’ve been lied to our whole lives. Slaving away at jobs we hate, hoping the time passes by quicker, working with indifference– is this how we want to live our lives? Why are we are expected to work jobs we may find boring but are jobs that will surely make us money?
When we were young we loved playing outside, exploring our surroundings, and doing things because they made us happy. As we grow older, we forget about those things because we had to focus on school, work part time jobs, and hang out with friends. The things we loved to do were slowly forgotten or place in a box under our beds. We didn’t have time for the things we loved anymore. I challenge you to take a minute, bring that dusty box out from underneath your bed, and remember what it was that you loved most as a child.
Life is too short to waste your timing doing anything besides the thing you love. When you love what you do, you will excel because you have the passion and dedication for it. You will want to be the best and want to do your best because you will love what you do– not because you have to do it. Do what you love and love what you do and the money may or may not come, but you will find happiness. You will live a life worth living and be richer than money can ever make you.