If you are about to enter the University of your Dreams, do you already have a clear idea about what course you are going to get? Are you sure about the lessons that you would like to study? When I was about to go to college, I also had the dilemma of choosing the course that can help make me a lot of money or choosing the course that I have always wanted to take which is film making. I have to tell you that it was not easy. I had to consult with so many people. Finally, I consulted with my parents and I am extremely lucky that they told me that I should follow what I feel is right for me. I know that most parents will say otherwise. When I heard my parents’ approval regarding film making, I knew then that I was on my road to fulfilling my dream.
Often times, I have heard other people advising people that they are close to, to just study the course that is the most in demand, the course that will give a lot of cash in the future. While this may seem practical right now, a lot of people end up hating the course that they have chosen. They lose passion for studying and sometimes, they drop out.
This has already happened to some of my classmates in other subjects that were learning different courses from me. They ended up not liking what they had to do so they either switched to another course or they just ended up working early because they do not want to study anymore.
Studying for Passion
There are times when people who are analytical and very straightforward might think that passion is unnecessary in order to achieve things but here are just some of the things to remember:
- Being passionate about something will help the appreciation for the craft to grow fonder. I liked film making from the very beginning but in the end, I really loved it.
- Studying will become easier because things can be easily understood. You have to admit that sometimes, it is hard for you to study some lessons because you do not understand why you need to study that lesson in particular. If you are passionate about what you are learning, you tend to forget to question the need to learn because you already understand the reasons why.
- Studying for passion can make you more truthful and you will tend to accept reality easier. I know that in film making, there are some things that I still have to improve and instead of getting disheartened, I strived and I am still striving to make things better.
I have to say that during the whole time that I was studying, I never felt a burn out. I was always on the go, I was always ready for new adventures that was always related to film making.
Some people have said that once people already see the money that they have always wanted to get, they will forget about their passion or the things that they have always wanted to do but what if the two can be integrated? Won’t that be better? Some people who are working for money may be happy that they are increasing the amount of money that they have, they are increasing their net worth but is the money worth every pain, every effort into doing something that they are not passionate about? If the time would come that you have to choose, what do you think will be your best choice? I chose to study for passion and I do not regret it one bit.