Turning Passion to Profession.
May 18, 2012 8:11am CST
One would perform in his best potential when he does his passion and does his work through his natural instinct. There's an intangible burst of energy when a person do what he really desires, and it's unstoppable; and because he is in this invincible state of mind, at ease, he'll find comfort and self-satisfaction in it. Some may have turned their passion to profession had been successful in their lives by doing so. I guess it's understandable, because when a person had always been passionate about a certain thing, he would work more efficiently and try to satisfy himself by doing his best in it. And when he had turned this passion as his profession, we'll expect that he would really do great for he won't easily get fed up with his work because he had loved doing it to begin with. Personally, I don't want to turn my passion to profession, because unlike those people, I would feel like my passion had been tainted and it wouldn't be pure anymore. I believe that when it became my profession I wouldn't do any better, you may call me selfish but this is really what I think, I don't want to make and work my passion and live up in other's expectation. I find freedom in my passion and when I turned it to my profession I would never be able to soar like before.
19 May 12
I know a person who have turned his passion into his profession and he regretted it because his attitude changed. In the past he spent time on his passion simply because he loved those things and now he spends time on his passion because he needs the money. The excitement has disappeared and his passion has become a chore instead of something enjoyable. I have also turned my passion into my profession and I havem mixed feelings about that. I am an artist and sometimes I feel the same way as my friend. In the beginning I only painted when I felt like it. Today I sometimes paint things that other people ask me to paint. I get paid for it, but I don't have the freedom to make my own choices about colours and motives and I have a deadline. In the past I painted for hours because I wanted to, today I paint for hours because the buyer is impatient. On the other hand I am very happy that I am able to get paid for something that I enjoy. I have to follow the directions from the buyer, but I still like to paint. I think that is both good and back to turn your passion into your profession.
20 May 12
That's exactly I believe I would feel when I ever turned my passion to a profession, or maybe the happiness I gain from doing it can still remain if I wouldn't make my passion my basic profession right? At least I'll still have other source of income, and I would only feel leashed when I do my work for passion-turned-side-job. Yes, there would always be black and white in every situation, and I could see it, but I guess I'm just too afraid to try to take sides in this choice right? I'm happy for you, I've always wanted to be a good artist, and this passion I've actually been discussing about is ART itself. I'm happy to hear the opinion of another artist about this, thank you so much for voicing your thoughts here. :D Have a nice day!
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18 May 12
I do not think you are selfish. There are many people who have a passion and they dont want to make money off of it, because sometimes if you turn a hobby into a work thing, you stop loving it, and then once you stop loving it, it becomes meaningless.
18 May 12
Can I say you are just enjoy your passion too much?lol...But I'd have to say that I agree with your words.I have the same feeling sometimes.Passion is one of the most important things in our life.One can hardly do something well without it. But I wouldn't deny the importance of turning passion to profession.I think that passion and profession can exist at the same time.The problem is keep the balance of these two things. Why do I think that profession is as important as passion?The reason is that it's hard to live in this society with only passion.Though there are some successful examples of people with only passionate,most of us need a job to live.I enjoy the feeling of doing something with all my heart and soul,enjoy the feeling of soaring in my thoughts.But I also enjoy the feeling of being a professional person.Being professional can be cool,isn't it?Like now,I enjoy the feeling of being a professional person on computer knowledge.Actually,you can also find the sense of achievement in the process of being professional,can't you? Anyway,I agree with what you've said,though I like both the pure passion you referred and the organic combination of passion and profession.
20 May 12
Hmm..I think you misunderstood this. Yeah, I love this 'passion' I have very much and I don't want to turn it to a profession as much as possible, but that doesn't mean that I don't have plans to be a professional some day. What's college and university for anyway? My passion and the course I'm taking to be a professional is very contradicting, they don't have any relations at all, but I still think I could balance them pretty well. I think you can still do your job in your professional work while you can spend some time to render your heart and soul in your passion. We shouldn't ignore the possibility of having a passion that is not actually related to one's profession. ^^
21 May 12
Maybe I misunderstood your words before,but I do know the possibility of having a passion that is not actually related to one's profession. As you have said,you still think you could balance your passion and course pretty well.I think this is nice.Whatever the situation is,keeping balance is always important.Friend,really hope you can do well in both your profession and going for your passion!
19 May 12
hi dear, jhustinian, passion is like our choice whatever we want look like and profession is like shows personality when we do in daily life its shows how we works and speak to others. It grows our passion also and shows a good command in ourself. so, we choose always profession because every person in their life want to grow up in their field. And passion is automatically comes in. thanks