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How Pursuing Passion is More Important for Gen Z's and Young Millennials Now Than Ever

In a world that's constantly changing and evolving, it can be hard to take a step back and examine what truly drives us. Do we pursue our passion or push them aside in favor of what society tells us is "normal"--something more practical?

Exploring the Benefits of Following Your Passion

When you pursue what you love, you’re more likely to put in the hard work and dedication required for success. You’ll be less likely to give up when things get tough. Pursuing your passion is a great way to increase your chances of finding happiness and satisfaction in your life. When you love what you do, work doesn’t feel like work at all. You’ll wake up each day eager to get started on whatever project or task you’re working on. And even when things get tough, knowing that you’re doing what you love will help you push through.

We all have different areas of interest and by pursuing our passions, we can maintain a well-rounded perspective.

Breaking Down the Barriers to Pursuing Your Passion

Because of the obstacles that prevent us from pursuing what we love, some people are dissatisfied with their professions.

Lack of time is the initial cause. Even though each of us has a 24-hour day, it often feels as if there is never enough time to complete all of our goals.

One more aspect is money. People frequently believe they need a lot of money to start in their chosen profession.

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There are several alternatives to exploring your passions without breaking the bank, even though some activities are more expensive than others. If you love to write, for instance, you may create a blog at no cost or enroll in an online course that costs very little.

Finally, fear. This feeling prevents people from pursuing their passions. Remember, fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

Finding Ways to Balance Passion and Responsibility

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There’s no doubt that we live in a fast-paced world. With the workforce becoming increasingly competitive, it can be easy for any of us to get caught up and lose sight of what’s truly important. When we’re passionate, we’re more likely to be motivated and put in the extra effort required to achieve success. Productivity can spill over into other areas of our lives, making us more organized and efficient. Pursuing our passions allow us to tap into our creativity and use our talents to their fullest potential. We’re more likely to find a healthy balance between our professional and personal lives because we don’t see one as an intrusion on the other. Instead, they complement each other perfectly.

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Life is too short and unpredictable to be doing something you don’t love. It's no surprise how the young generation is consciously looking for and pursuing what we love and what would make us feel more fulfilled.

Are you currently doing something that energizes you? Where are you when it comes to pursuing your passion? I'd love to know about your journey!

-- Kristin, Copywriter at Lit Digital


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