Find out what makes you come alive and do that.
“If I wake up at 80, will I have regrets? Am I doing everything I’m supposed to be doing?” After several discussions, one of my friends took the active approach and against all the voices telling him, “you can’t and you’re literally crazy”…he did it, he couldn’t help it. He quit his teaching job of 8 years and moved to LA to pursue his art. WOW. Think about that for a second, he was a teacher for EIGHT YEARS before he made the move. I tip my hat to you Mr. Paul Rivet. You’re an inspiration to us all. Thank you for taking a risk. The other guy, a dear friend, a little more cautious, a little more concerned with the “what if,” continuously feels stuck in his well paying job. He’s talks about the freedom in pursuing a passion, but for some reason, he’s continuously stuck. My heart breaks for him.
I’m often approached by people wondering if quitting their job or leaving school to pursue a passion is something they should do. Let’s just say I wasn’t aware of my purpose until I started listening to the voice that said, “Just keep playing, the opportunities will come.” So, my answer is most often the unpopular one with parents, “yes, stop doing the things numb you. Find out what makes you come alive and do that for a living.” I always thought music was going to be “just a hobby” – seriously. It was terrifying to make that commitment. But it’s been worth it. SOOOOOOO worth it. Take a chance, my friend. Money is overrated.
P.S. this video was shot at Red Rocks Amphitheater.
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