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It’s October’s episode of the Freestyle section of this channel and in this section, I usually freestyle a topic under the umbrella of Living a peaceful life.
So today in this video, I’ll be talking about something that has come up in regards to following your passion in relation to your talent and your gifts.
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So as we’re growing up, finishing high school, getting into college, you’ re expected to start getting ready into adulting. At this stage, it becomes apparent that now you’re expected to be an adult. You should have started mastering this right from entering college, and for some, this has started little before high school ends. You’re starting to make decisions for yourself, especially right before you finish high school actually, you’ve already decided what you’re going to do study in college and then what you’re going to do for the rest of your life. For me, right from when I was in elementary school, I knew I wanted to be a nurse and I was surprised when we came to the States that they had a nursing program right in high school so that was good for me. I have a lot of experiences in my career now that I might say maybe I want to change my career and also I’ve had a lot of experiences where I’ve told myself, there is nothing else in this world that I would rather be doing than to be helping people in their sick time to get better.
A conflict that occurs as you’re growing up might be not knowing what you want to study or what your career will be when you’re grown. One thing I’ve always said on my channel is that your parents have a lot to do with your progress in life. As you’re growing up, they should hopefully know your personality, your strengths, and your weakness and it becomes very important for them to steer you and guide you and advise you in the direction of those strengths, exposing you to different career paths and see which ones would stick for you. Another important factor in this strategy is that it becomes important that the child himself or herself communicate his or her passions to said parents to avoid a situation where the child will now be forced to do certain programs that might bring money in the future but that the child might not be interested in, you know what I mean? If I hated nursing now, I can’t blame anybody because it was my choice and I’ve stuck with my choice over and over again,
In this day and age of technology and exposure, it won’t be wrong to say that the way we educate our children is becoming very different from what we knew many many years ago. Technology is making it very easy for students nowadays to learn and it is always changing to impact more knowledge in a safer, more technical, and ultimately in a more advanced manner. Back in the day, students might have to travel hours to get to school or have to carry heavy textbooks or pay high prices to be educated, times have changed thanks to technology. As a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, I realized I actually also have passion for writing, back home this might not have benefited me in a short term range the long run because they (meaning my parents) would have advised me that there’s no money in it, but now we know of course there actually is money in blogging, writing if you know what you’re doing. So my parents would have encouraged me against it. But being in a country where opportunities are only a dream away with lots of hard work and persistence, it becomes important to know where your individual dream lies and then you use that to your advantage. There’s a reason why we do what we do, there’s a reason why we have a passion for some things over others. There’s a reason why we have a talent, we’re to use it to help solve other people’s problems, our creative energy is to help fill a gap in the world which can, in turn, become a financial gain.
Back in the day I would’ve said and I did say it. Work where you will get the money first even if you don’t like the job or project or your boss, but use that to save money and then you can focus on your passion. What this does is actually wastes the time you could’ve been getting betting at your talent but instead, now I’d advise that you focus on your passion get the best education in it and then show the world what you can do. Provided you have a place where you can live for free, and eat and save, oh wait for your parents’ house. If you do research on some successful or mega-million businesses today, a good percentage of them started in their parent’s garages or basements. So please follow your passion, people might even look at it in the beginning as a waste of time but don’t listen to sidewalk talk, focus and keep being you while being prayerful and hopeful and keep dreaming of your success.
- Don’t be picky about where you are today
- Be respectful of where you are today, your parent’s garage, basement, your 1 room apartment
- Be proactive, save and really save your money, for what-ifs and incidents
- Be helpful, God helps those who help themselves, and in your little way show that you care
- Don’t be lazy, the journey to making it with your passion is longer than long journeys and harder than hard lives but the reward is sweet.
- When you get there, don’t forget your supporters.
- When you get there, don’t forget to give back
I hope this helps a special someone out there. And I pray that you won’t struggle too much to make it in this life provided you’ve done your part because nothing comes by accident, either hard work or persistence.
Thank you very much for reading this post. God willing, we are on this earth for an average of 75-80yrs. Let’s not waste any of that precious time on matters that don’t help us positively in some way. You have a decision to make, if not now, maybe later, the ball of your passion is in your court, free kick it and score a goal, don’t kick it out of your field. Ask questions if you have any, don’t hesitate to leave a comment as well. Like this video by giving it a thumbs up so that I can make more of them and also you can follow me on Facebook and Instagram @Laraddiji and subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss the many more hot topics to come, why wait, its free to be automatically notified of new uploads from me. Please, let’s love our neighbors as ourselves and remember, to Rest.In.Peace, we all need to be Living.In.Peace, Stay blessed. Bye-bye. Since I can’t see you, You’ll see me in my next one.