[tweetability]“You can fail at doing what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”[/tweetability]
These are the words of Jim Carrey.
Hands up who was surprised to see that good ol’ Ace Venturer turns out to be full of amazing wisdom?!
A bit of back story to the quote – Jim was talking about his father, who he says was an incredible comedian, and yet put his love aside to take the safe career in order to support his family. Years down the line he was made redundant from that unwanted carer and the family found themselves doing whatever they could to survive. So when it became Jim’s turn to forge a career, he knew there was only one thing he wanted to be.
I always feel sad when I hear people complaining about their job – and I’m not talking about complaining like “Oh, it was a tough day today”, I am talking about genuine complaining stemming from true unhappiness. So many people are in jobs they can’t stand, but stay out of fear of leaving, fear of trying something else, or they are they because it’s safer and pays well.
I’m very fortunate to be able to say I absolutely love my job, it may not pay the best, there may be long hours and intense deadlines and lots of stress (like many other people’s jobs), but I love it. I work in an industry I only ever thought would be a pipe dream.
But this wasn’t always the dream I had.