For those of you who have done this or who are in the process of doing this now, you know that if you are passionate about your dreams, they will become a priority, and will not suffer at the hands of a 9 to 5. Therefore, the key to following your dreams while gainfully employed is passion, passion, passion. If you have this, you’re honestly already halfway there!
I consider myself the QUEEN of multitasking. I have worked a full time job, attended graduate school, become a blogger while maintaining an editing gig on the side and a social life! I wouldn’t recommend others try this because I’m a professional, and everyone isn’t able. But, for those of you who only have to juggle your dreams and a job, here is what you must do:
Sacrifice - When you are pursuing your dreams full time, you WILL have less time to do other things you enjoy – like sleeping (my personal favorite), watching Hoarders, dating, and the like. A financial sacrifice may also be required to achieve your dreams. However, your sacrifice will only be temporary. Work hard now so you can play hard later.
Believe - I always say, “if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will.” At times, you will want to give up. Some will try to convince you to give up. But, if you truly believe, your dreams will not perish because of negative outside influences, and your dreams WILL ultimately come to past.
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