When I was ten I wanted to become the world’s greatest skateboarder. Each day I’d leave my home and practice well beyond midnight. Gasping for breath, underneath the stars, my little mind spent the whole time dreaming up creative ways I would excite the world as a professional.
As I grew up, it hit me that I spent more time wanting to be a skater then actually going out and skating. So I stopped.
I run into people all the time who still haven’t learned this lesson. If you want to write, but don’t – you aren’t a writer. If you want to workout, but never do – you aren’t an athlete. And if you want to own a business but don’t – you aren’t an entrepreneur.
Do what you love and leave dreaming about the job description to someone who will never get there.