Everyone has something that they’re good at and that they love to do. For me, it’s writing; it always has been. I write every day whether I have to or not. I write in my sleep.
But how do you take that desire, that talent and use it to support yourself? How can you turn your life’s passion into profit? The answer to those questions are different for everyone, but once you know the answer, it changes everything.
So, how does one figure it all out? For me, it was the way I do everything: I tend to jump in with both feet, like a child jumping into their favorite wading pool on a hot, humid summer’s day. I’ve never done anything less than 100 percent, however everyone has their own style, and what works for me may not work for you.
Therein lies my point.
You have to know how you work best. Do you like to start slowly, doing all the research, talking to others in the same field or business and then creating a business plan? Perhaps you like to learn by your mistakes, or work as part of a team, rather than as the boss. Whatever it is that helps you operate at your best, if you know exactly what it is, you can be successful.
Having said all that, one more important thing to add is that you should push your limits. Try to go outside your comfort zone and stick your neck out once in a while. Although too much stress is never good for anyone, I’m not talking about doing something that strikes terror in your heart. What I’m talking about is doing something that you really want to do, but it’s just a little bit daunting for you.
Baby steps, baby!
Start by simply taking one thing and making it your goal. Choose something you have the desire to accomplish and then do it. Make it happen in your way and in your time – and when that’s done, make another goal – and another – until, one by one, you’ve managed to make some really exciting progress.
I hope you found this helpful – please let me know if you did and don’t hesitate to send me questions: Writemystuff@yahoo.com.
And, please return for the next installment of this blog, “You Don’t Have to Go it Alone,” next week!