I met with a woman the other day whose husband just retired from a job he hated for most of his career. I was shocked.
“Why did he do it?”
She said he had graduated in architecture but after a year of doing it decided, “You can’t make money in architecture…” and jumped to a job that paid more but had horrible quality of life.
Again, I was shocked. I don’t know much about architecture, but I know enough to know thatsomeone is making money in architecture or else we would have no architecture.
I spoke with a friend the other day with the same dilemma. He’s a born educator with a passion for marriage counseling. He’s felt drawn back to that career path over and over by his inner voice, but each time he starts down the path the thought surfaces, “You can’t make money doing that…” and it’s enough to dissuade him.
Meanwhile, the world is in need of passionate, talented marriage counselors more than ever.
When I started my career I wanted to teach seminary for my Church, but the voices were overwhelming. “You can’t make money doing that!” So I bailed on it and only came back to it 6 years later. Turns out you can make money in it. In fact, the best can make a great living doing it.
Enough of the “can’t make money” excuse. I can’t take it anymore. Show me any job and I’ll show you someone who’s making dang good money doing it.
If we’re going to use the excuse, we should at least say, “I can’t make money doing it” instead of “you (as in ‘people in general’) can’t make any money in that.” Oh, and what sets apart the people who are making the money, regardless of the industry?
Passion. Grit. Determination. Effort.
The standard drivers of success. But it all starts with passion.
“There’s always room at the top of any industry for those who love what they do.” -My Dad
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