The process, the doing of the thing, the thing that you love, that’s got to stay the core of it. That’s got to stay the main reason that you’re doing it. That’s got to be the sustaining part of it. All the other stuff, if you’re wanting to make a living, I don’t know…
Jeff Tweedy from Sound Opinions
The above is more of a train-of-thought than a quote, but I whole-heartedly agree with the sentiment. Doing what you love is a great way to gain personal fulfillment, however, if you rely on your passions as a means to gain alternate value, than you’re setting yourself up for failure. Not to say that it can’t or won’t happen… but even the Beatles never set out to be the Beatles. Instead they were just four dudes who loved to play music and found a way to make it happen.
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