The deep waters of doing what you love

When you do the things you’re most passionate about or when you decide not to get the white-collar job everyone has always gotten in your family, you’re going to get big push back from people whom you care about the most. It may even lead you to resent them.

Amid the frustration of hearing their continued concerns for what you’re doing or always feeling that they don’t trust you, it becomes very easy to get frustrated and give up. Or blame failures you have on their lack of support.

That’s the trick about doing this stuff you love. Do it, do it well, and never losing passion. Oh, and not hating everyone around you while you’re doing it. The biggest thing I’ve learned in the past ten years is that to be successful you must have an unwavering belief in yourself even when every single person around you doubts you. Stand strong.