I work at a coffee shop, though that is not what I want to do for the rest of my life. I love coffee don't get me wrong, but it is not my passion. I came into work one night and began to talk with one of my co-workers. We got on the topic of school and what we want to do as a profession. One of the first things my co-worker said to me was "I feel like I have been in a drought, but I woke up this morning and was so happy." I asked him why and he said: "I picked up my guitar for the first time in years and did what I loved."
Now, why would anyone want to do something they don't love? The answer to this is fear. Fear of not living up to peoples expectations or not making enough money. Many people don't realize that the biggest fear they have is not being happy. People go to school, get a college degree hoping to make money. Some people love what they went to school for, while other people just did it because of reasons other than because it makes them happy. It's scary to follow your passion and when you do you have to be smart about it. First, does this make you happy? If it does, how can you be the best at it so you can make a living?
I grew up in a family who did what they loved and luckily was able to make a living off of it. This is because they focused all of their time and energy in practicing their craft, learning about the business, and continuously looking for ways to better themselves and their business. If you have a vision for something, don't just throw it away because of fear. Every creation started with just one idea. It is your job to put that idea into action.