Do What You Love--You Could Get Paid for It

Confucius has said if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. As we come closer to the middle of the spring semester, some of us are thinking about spring break.

Then again, for some of us, reality is setting in: What do I do after I graduate?

We’ve all spent the last 3 ½ years taking classes. But, not just any classes. We chose to take them.

But, why? Most of us didn’t just pick these classes out of a hat…did we? Nah. Couldn’t be. We chose these classes because we decided what we want to do “when we grow up.”

Of course, whether we grew up could be argued for years to come. I, myself, am Peter Pan and will “never grow up.”

But, I digress.

For some of us, it’s almost time to get out there in “the real world” and start doing what we love—and get paid for it.

There are some nay-sayers. You know the ones. They say that you shouldn’t mix your hobby and your job.

But, why not? It’s also been said that doing what you love helps you do it better.

Think about it. What classes did you like—this semester or otherwise? How did you do in them? I’m willing to bet you did well.

But, here’s the point. You chose those classes because—subconsciously or not—because you chose your career.

Sure, getting out there can be scary. But, take it from me—a guy who’s been out there for a while. You got this!

Sure, I could give the usual pep-talk. But, let’s face it. That’ll go in one ear and out the other.
Instead, I’ll say this. You’ve worked hard to get here, and you got here. Sure, there are a few weeks left, and your big projects are due at the end of the semester.

But, again, you’ve done all this before. You’ve been doing it all semester…and, maybe even before that.

You know what that is? Preparation for the career.

So, instead of being nervous, get excited. You’ve already been doing everything you need to do for that career you wanted.

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and do it. You’ve already got the skills. Now, it’s time to get PAID for the thing you’ve always wanted to do—you know…that career.

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