Do you remember a few years ago when a video of a forty-seven year old British spinster at a talent show went viral? That she still pursued her dream of success as a singer at her age serves as excellent inspiration. Do you have a dream you have given up pursuing? Try these three things to tend your passion, even if you cannot work at something as much as you would like.
One – Keep doing it as a hobby
Whatever you love that you wish you could do full time but cannot, be sure to at least do it as a hobby. Anything can be a hobby; building sailboats, tutoring kids, coaching baseball. If you cannot find a way to make a living doing it YET, keep active with it as a hobby.
Two – Keep learning about it
Whatever your passion, study it until you are the most expert person in the world. That expertise alone may be the catalyst to turning it into a profession. Take classes, attend seminars, read, practice. To everything there is a season, and yours may just not have turned yet.
Three – Keep asking people you meet if they know anyone in that field
If you want to break into an unusual or difficult field, never stop asking the people you meet and work with if they know someone who works in that area, or any area related to it. Do informational interviews and maintain contact with everyone you meet who does anything remotely related. You never know when one of these contacts will yield an opportunity. More people have felt frustration and wanted to give up than you can imagine. Especially if you are juggling full-time work, a family, or other demands.
The point is to keep doing what you love in some way, even if it is a small effort, until you have more time and energy to go at it again. Just don’t give up!