Myth: If you can’t turn it into a career, then it’s not worth doing.
Alternative Concept: If you love it, it’s worth doing for its own sake.
Myth: If you don’t make any money from it, you’ve failed.
Alternative Concept: Doing something for free isn’t failure. If you enjoy what you do, that’s the definition of fun. If someone else benefits from what you do, that’s the definition of charity. Either way, no one loses. That’s the definition of win-win.
Myth: It may be okay to do something you love without making any money for it, but it should at least be somewhat related to your career or professional goals.
Alternative Concept: Building a career isn’t the same as constructing a meaningful life. The latter might involve the former, but it certainly doesn’t depend on it.
Myth: There is such a thing as a good reason for not doing something you love.
Alternative Concept: In the absence of a morally compelling reason for doing otherwise, you should always do what you love.
If you’re 21 or over, you’ve probably already worked at more than one job. But no matter how old you are, you only get one life.
Live it the way you want.
Kill the excuses and get on with it.