My point is, if you're going to spend a large amount of time doing something, that means that time spent on something from column A cannot be spent in column B -- displacement of time.
Therefore, if I can find a way to have the activities that I enjoy spending time doing -- that I value and others value by consuming it -- make an income, then from a professional/fiscal standpoint that's an ideal way to spend my time. Because after all our time is valuable.
So what's the point of doing these things that you might value, and putting it out into the world?
Financial gain is one measure or aspiration to have, but beyond meeting your living expenses/necessities, is it worth it?
I guess I would answer that with some questions:
- Do the activities you value and spend time on help you personally grow and learn?
- Do the activities you value and spend time on bring value to others who consume it, even if that's a small audience?
- By spending time on those activities, do they ultimately have a positive impact on the people closest to you? Meaning, because you are following a passion and sharing what you value with others, you are in a better mood and thus, a better person to those around you?
If you answered yes to those questions then I would ask you one more question:
Do you find your participation in what you do fills you with love and happiness, and do you enjoy learning about or experiencing when the people affected by what you do are filled with love and happiness?
Even if the impact is one person (maybe it's only you), it's worth it.
Posted by: Nick Venturella