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In practical life we are often divided with the thoughts of why we make some certain choices, between money and passion?

Why do we work? Why do we do what we are doing? Why do many of us take to Writing? Does writing really pay? Can writing pay so much? These questions are often responsible for why many people opt for what they call well established office jobs. What they call 5-9 jobs.

For Passion, or for Money? This is the big question everyone wants an answer. Both are equally very important. So, which one to choose ahead of the other? Questions, and more questions. That is very important.

Yes, Money is important in many aspects of today’s life. It gives food, clothing and shelter. It adds values to our living. It attracts respects. People often take up jobs that pay better. But feel restricted to the job because of fewer options available.

Does money give all the needed satisfaction? More percentage of people feel less satisfied with the job they are doing. Sometimes it gives the money, but most times with pressure and less satisfaction. It makes them feel helpless. As they have nothing else to do. They complain from within and it affects them and their environment.

Every day going to a job is like fighting a battle with oneself. Any amount of money can never give job satisfaction. If a person is doing a job and not happy with it, he or she may not be satisfied with what he or she is doing.

What’s the point? After some time, the person will get frustrated to the point where he will want to decide of looking for a new job or working on his own. The reason could be trouble with the boss, office culture, rude staff, politics and disaffections in the office, etc. There could be many reasons for frustration.

The most important thing is to address the problem. Then work towards changing it.
You and I want to have more and more money. No matter how many times a person is getting insulted, or put down in front of others. It’s fine, the more the money, the more, the better, but no satisfaction.

Yes, we all want money. There is no doubt about that, if the money comes in a way which makes us happy and satisfied. That will be the best.

So it is very important to follow your passion. Passion is more important than money. A person passionate about something what he is doing will surely earn good money with satisfaction.

Many people who earn large amounts of money are satisfied following their passion. They earn more money doing what they love to do. Doing what they love to do will increase their income. It comes like compensation after following their passion unlike somebody doing what he is forced to do. Such people are not satisfied with the work they do despite the money they earn from doing it.

People sacrifice their passion for money initially. But at a later stage in life they feel the vacuum in their life. Your work takes 70% of your life. Can you imagine, how will you be, five years down the line in the job you don’t like?

Passion will not give you immediate results. But in the long run, you will be happy with whatever you do. You might make less money as compared to corporates. But you will be happy with what you are doing.

It is important to follow your life’s calling. Then no matter how many obstacles you might have to face. You will face it with courage, dedication, commitment, and determination to see it through.

The most important thing is to develop yourself. It means that you don’t run after money. But money comes after you for your knowledge and expertise. There is a saying that goes “Go for excellence, master your skills, money will automatically come to you.”

I am a writer, and this is what I have been doing for more than 30 years. The rewards may not come very big, but it has been coming solving my basic needs.

Most writing career are driven more by passion than money. Writing is a specialized calling, only the passionate can do it. It is the job for the knowledgeable. It is the job for the enlightened and the informed.

Will you like to explore and develop your potentials in writing today? Leave your comments and join my writers’ family.



Julius Adegunna, a writer, and publisher of good news and reports. He is also a trainer in Writing and Publishing, a Media Consultant and an Entrepreneur. A 1987 Graduate of International Relations of the University of Ife, (Now Obafemi Awolowo University) with Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations, and Master in Communication Studies of Lagos State University. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

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