Goal vs Job: Following your passion
Suuuup guys! It’s Monday and it’s the perfect day to be happy, to be excited, pumped and maybe even an opportunity for a fresh start!! So I know I’m technically a “fashion blogger” but I definitely want to blog about real-life situations and things we are moved by. I will of course always end up connecting my blogs to fashion or the OOTD. So today I chose a topic I feel many of us can relate to. How to follow your passion, goals and dreams vs your job. Now I know that not everybody’s goal is to have a company of their own or own a business and that’s OK. That’s why I tried to emphasize following your passion more so.
We all have different goals we aspire to accomplish. Mines specifically is owning my own fashion brand/label and making a complete profit out of it. There’s a lot more that goes into that goal, like maybe selling my company at one point because I have come to understand that fashion is an in and out game… that’s another topic though lol. One thing I’ve come to understand having big goals is how to balance my full-time job right now while staying grounded in my vision and consistently working towards it.
What I mean by that is that maybe many of us and I say myself first, may sometimes fall into becoming unappreciative of our job, or almost resent or hate where we work and everything around us that has to do with our job. I only say this because there was a point where I used to feel this way and it almost made me start feeling like I was better than everyone else around me, just because I wanted to build a business and they didn’t. I quickly realized that’s not the right way of thinking. Everybody has different aspirations and just because they don’t see things the way you do doesn’t make them lesser than you or give you the opportunity to belittle them. If I want to own a business that’s cool and if my co-worker wants to become the manager of the company that’s cool too! Not everybody is meant to own a business. So that was first, second… let’s be grateful to God for our jobs. For me, my full-time job is my main source of income so I ‘m grateful for having one that helps me reach my business goals while also sustaining me financially. Moral of the paragraph, don’t become arrogant in your journey. Be supportive of others goals and be grateful for the job you currently have while continuing to consistently make time to work on your bigger picture and main goal.
Don’t become content either or impatient of where you’re at. What I mean by that is that big dreamers such as myself, sometimes we get impatient and I kid you not I’ve thought about going back to school to become a Physical Therapy Assistant so I can make a little more money and have a better current title (I work at a Physical Therapy clinic as a Receptionist.) When that thought creeps in my head I know it can only be my impatience because I get frustrated and wish I was closer to my goals. It’s part of it though and I remind myself that McDonalds or Amazon weren’t built in a day so what makes me think my business is gonna wake up and build itself overnight. Also, I wouldn’t be happy taking an impulsive shot like that, my goal has never been to be a PTA… therefore I just shut myself up and say “just keep working.” In a job we might also get too comfortable and again if you end up finding out that you’re okay with that, that’s cool too but just make sure that you know what you want. If you know what you want and you have a strong passion and purpose and “why” you will know what’s really best for you.
So… just follow your passion. Don’t be arrogant or belittle anyone just because they don’t think the way you do. Always remember, most people haven’t read the books you’ve read or have the same situation you have. We are all different and react or act a certain way because we have a unique blueprint. I felt this outfit was somewhat appropriate for this talk lol. I mean the sweater is like a “I got my 9-5 swag on” but then the jeans gives it that “but then I do what I want and get down to business” end look and the heels just give you the “I’m a boss with a signature at the end” look. (HAHA, I think I’d be the only one to think of it that way.) Anyway, I got the sweater at my favorite resale shop (Instyle Resale) it was Juicy Couture btw (just putting that out there.) And got the jeans at Gap, they’re legit my new favorite pair of jeggings and were only $25! I’ve had the heels for a while so I totally forgot where I got them (LOL) but I linked some similar ones!
Hope ya’ll enjoyed this blog and have a great rest of your Monday and week! Let’s get after it!