There are moments in life when the world may not understand you, and everything you say or do may sound crazy to them. That was precisely the case when I decided to pursue my passion rather than just settling for a living.
In my conversation with my loved ones, truly they desire me to succeed, but their definition of success was different from mine. They wanted me to get a job and make a good living, but there is creativity within me that I desire to express. I wanted to do what I love to do; what I'm curious about; what is fascinating to me; and what I could spend hours doing without getting tired.
When I look into my future, I do not see myself living a pay check life, although that was my original intention, because I never thought I could own a brand. But right now, I could feel that capacity within me; the ability to create, to invent, to inspire, to motivate and to provide a means of living for multitudes.
Though, the path I've chosen may seem complicated and unpredictable. Whether I'll succeed or fail, I do not know. All I know is my undying passion for creating and for doing something meaningful.
In the world we live today, only a few have dared to tread this kind of unpredictable path. "It's too risky", they all thought. And maybe only a few bothered to search within themselves for more. No wonder only few people could ever understand the message I was trying to get across to them. They all thought I was crazy. They thought I was young and inexperienced. In their mind, I know nothing about reality; the reality that pushes people to settle for a living rather than making an impact.
I tried convincing them, but by their response, I became afraid myself. I was losing my confidence gradually. What if they were right? What If I don't succeed?
To them, I should be thinking of how to get a job and start living the usual, boring and non-challenging life that half of the world's population are living. But I wanted more. I wanted more from life. I can feel my potentials calling out for expression within me. That voice is calling me to tread the dreaded and unpredictable path that most people do not want to tread. To the world, right now, I do not have focus, I do not know where I'm going, I will get tired along the journey, I'll quit, and I'll realize how this life truly works.
But no! No matter what the world says, I'll remain true to myself. I'll listen to the voice from within. That is the voice of destiny. It's calling me to express and shine! It's calling me to be a blessing! It's calling me to impact! I'll pursue my passion until my passion leads me to my purpose.
By Mercy Daramola
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