I know that it is an often repeated line now that, ‘if you do what you love, money will follow.’ It is also possible that you have read quite a lot on the subject, but I think that it is really important that you keep reading things on this concept until it really starts to sink in.
Why is it so important to keep repeating this statement? It is important because repetition is a wonderful tool to help you condition your mind. The boys on ‘Madison Avenue’ have known this for decades and will show you a commercial as many times as they can get away with it. Unlike them I think that you should use this power of repetition for your personal gain instead of theirs. Read and keep reading all of those articles, posts, and ideas. Keep reading those things that make you feel good, or try to show you ideas and ideals that YOU think are worthwhile and positive.
Why is it important to repeat the idea that ‘if you do what you love, money will follow’? It is important for a number of reasons;
1. It is first of all a true statement. This is perhaps the most important point to try and convince someone of because if you really believe it then you will start to incorporate this belief in your own life (to great personal benefit). It is true that you can make money doing something that you don’t like or something that you are totally indifferent about. But this is usually far more difficult, especially if you don’t like what you are currently doing.
The simple reason for this is that if you are doing what you love then you are passionate. Doing what you love gets you excited, it increases your energy and when you accomplish something, you feel satisfied and happy.
In order to do well at something, you have to be pretty good at it, and the only way to be good at something is to either have a natural talent or to work at getting good at it. It is very difficult to work at things that you don’t care about or that you hate. The mere thought of having to get up to do them is very difficult. Everything is a chore and you have to develop this incredible discipline, that sounds wonderful on paper but is really a terrible thing to have to put yourself through; especially in lives as short as ours.
Working at what you love on the other hand is easy and fun. You want to do it, it’s your hobby and it makes you feel excited just thinking about what you might want to try next. In order to make good money at something, you have to be pretty good at whatever that something is, and you have to be willing to put in the extra time and go the extra mile. When you are doing your ‘life work’ it is super easy to put in this time and effort. It’s not really effort, you either do it or you do not feel satisfied with yourself. And even if you never get rich at doing what you love to do, you won’t care because while others work away, you are playing with your hobby.
2. Repetition as I have already said will help you change your beliefs. There is another phrase that gets shot about a lot now a days, “you get what you focus on”. This phrase is very true and will work to change anything in your life, whether you are conscious of it or not. You do not have to believe in Metaphysics to realize that your attention is an incredibly powerful tool that can be used for good or ill.
By focusing on one thing, you exclude something else. You cannot see everything so you choose (or others choose for you) what you will pay attention to and what you will ignore. Repetition trains for attention so that you start to focus more on that which you keep repeating. Then that focus and attentions take over and naturally guides you to your goal.
3. This is always worth repeating because it is something that will make you happy. Doing what you love will make you happy. Getting paid for doing what you love will make you even happier. Since this is a the simple truth of the matter, then repeating this belief is always a good idea; it’s good for you because you want to be happy!
4. This belief is worth repeating also because if you believe it and start to implement it; it will begin to fulfill you. We are all here to try and fulfill our values and doing what you love will allow you to grow and expand your personal being.
In order to grow and expand, it is very important that you start bringing out all of those wonderful things inside you so that you start to create your ideal life. You grow and expand as a spiritual being by doing and creating those things that bring you joy. If it is true that, if you do what you love money will follow, then it is also true that doing what you love will expand your being and fulfill your soul. So really how can you lose?
Finally, just start out slow, and remember that what you love tends to change with time so be prepared to change and grow as you develop your potential. Start from where you are right now, trying to do more and more of what you love during your spare time. Eventually you will discover how you can make a difference with your passions. And as you grow and develop, you will change and expand these passions, and they will lead you into better and better ways to help others and yourself. Good Luck!