If You Don't Love It, Don't Do It

Too many times, people tend to do things for the quick money and to have a good payday. Most people don't have a passion for what they're doing. If you're not passionate at what you do, you shouldn't really be doing it. Eventually it all comes back to get you and you lose out on what you're really meant to do in your life.

It's perfectly okay to be passionate about different things, it's just a matter of what things are you going to put your heart into daily. It's what are you putting 100% into every single day. I'm passionate about plenty of things but over the past few years, I've weeded out what I don't want to do and have put my focus and energy into writing.

It's hard to give anyone sound advice on how to find your passion and what you love. The reason why is I was once passionate about being a basketball analyst for the NBA and be on television. Then I was passionate about the retail trends, I loved television production and the behind the scenes work of basketball.

Eventually I came to a realization that my writing was what I should have been doing. So I made a decision to start putting all of my energy into writing poetry and talking about societal issues going on in the world today. While my writing style is different and my storytelling is written in a way that hasn't been done, I wouldn't change a thing.

What I'm trying to say is, don't follow trends, don't try to be like others, carve out your own path in life. Being different is not necessarily a bad thing, trust me. When you go down your own path, you're seen as a leader, you go against the grain and you don't change what's made you who you are. So appreciate the journey, no matter how long it takes, just keep going.

Be good and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers


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