We can make a difference not only through the dreams we are pursuing, but also through our day jobs.
What’s your passion?
I read a blog post today that said, in my own words, that the number of artists that the current economy can support is tiny.
Maybe that’s the reason why it’s easier to get a day job today than become a best-selling author or a thriving artist. Sure, there are people who made it, but for every one person who has made it, hundreds or thousands of others haven’t. (Or at least, not yet.)
But that’s not a reason for us, dreamers, to be discouraged.
One thing I realized today is that we can make a difference not only through the dreams we are pursuing, but also through our day jobs.
Our day jobs also keep us humble and help us not to take our dreams for granted.
The hardships, the difficulties, and the daily grind in our day jobs also help us prove to ourselves how much we want our dreams and how determined we are to achieve them.
Most importantly, our day jobs teach us to serve the people who depend on us — our customers, bosses, coworkers, investors, and other stakeholders. Service is also the key that will unlock our dreams.
Service is also the key that will allow us to love and to make a difference with our drams:
“Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, ‘If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.’” — Mark 9:35
Oftentimes, we learn to serve through our work.
May your life-changing dreams come true. In the meantime, embrace your work.