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When NOT to Follow a Passion

You hear it all the time – follow your passion, do what you love, go after your dreams.

That’s all well and fine – until the to-do list comes calling or the bills need to be paid. It often feels easier to just collect a paycheck because doing something big to make your passion a career is just too hard, too confusing and too much work.

It’s true that starting a business and living the life of an entrepreneur is not easy. It requires longer hours than a typical 9-5 job. You are ALWAYS thinking about your business because every dime is contingent upon the work YOU put into it. Stress is inevitable for everyone but even more so for business owners.

So what does it really take to be a successful entrepreneur?

It requires persistence, commitment, open-mindedness and experimentation. But there are also some clear reasons NOT to set off on the path of entrepreneurship.

Here are 6 times when NOT to follow a passion:

    • You don’t like hard work.
    • You’re scared of change.
    • You don’t like asking for help.
    • You don’t like to fail.
    • You dislike networking.
    • You like security and routine.

On the other hand, if you are ready to dive in with the tenacity to succeed despite all odds, then following a passion could be your calling.