There's a popular mindset that if we are going to be successful, we have to suffer in some way or say "yes" to every task presented, until we're completely overworked, uninspired, and exhausted. It's as if the majority belief is that if you haven't suffered, you don't deserve success.
Do you know that isn't true?
You are allowed to believe in yourself, follow your dreams, and enjoy what you do. The most important thing is believing you are capable of achieving your dream.
Being in a job you don't like, but that "pays the bills" is widely accepted- it doesn't challenge the status quo, and to credit all of us who are, or have been there, it takes self discipline and maturity to continue work you don't enjoy so that you can support yourself and/or your family.
What many are afraid to believe or accept, is that you don't have to say "yes" to everything that presents itself as a safe way to make money or go farther in your current job. Often times, we can be so worried about not being financially stable, that we accept any responsibility or opportunity thrown at us until we are spread so thin that we're unable to do anything well.
You're allowed to be obsessed with a goal/dream, and you're allowed to work toward it. The responsibilities you choose to agree to are allowed to be streamlined and leave you with enough free time to work on your dream. It's ok to say no.
Now I'm not saying quit a job you hate immediately and end up homeless, BUT. No matter how draining your current situation my be, you can fill yourself up with energy if you begin making small steps to work towards achieving your passion.
Have you ever seen the quote: "you're not tired, you're uninspired?"
Being in an unhappy personal, professional, or life situation can leave us feeling completely hopeless and numb, and it's up to you to stop accepting that reality. It's up to you to start mapping out how to reach your real-life, awe-inspiring, passion-filled goals.
So, what are you willing to do for YOU?
~The Wonder Vegan