When reading the news or catching up on social media sites, from time to time we hear about someone who has achieved something they’ve always wanted to do. It seems that they have taken a chance, and put their fears aside, and followed their passion. But is this something that you should consider doing? Is it something that is worth the risk? Let’s take a look at this right now:
There’s nothing wrong with trying
If you never take a risk, you never achieve anything. If you want to play it safe for the rest of your life, then you may not achieve your deepest desires. If you give something a try, even if it doesn’t go according to plan, at least you’ve given it your best shot. This is what can be said for those thousands of people in this country every year, who have a go at something they’re passionate about.
Try, and you may succeed, if you don’t try, you never know.
Is it worth the risk?
So you have a mortgage, you have a job, and a family to look after. Would following your passion put your mortgage at risk? Would you be able to make those payments every month if you followed the job of your dreams? If you went to work for someone else and your work hours were contracted, then it may be worth the risk. At least if you get the job, you will have a steady income. If you are looking to become self-employed, you may want to consider working on your new venture part-time, while you’re also in full-time employment.
Do you understand the industry?
I’m not talking about having a smidgen of an idea about the industry, what I mean is, do you understand it do an impressive degree? Ok, so you don’t need to know all that there is to know about the industry, but it will help if you have a bit of knowledge. Although you do need to brush up on your knowledge, you should also be aware that you will learn a great deal if and when you get the job in question. If you’re having a job interview for a position you’ve always wanted, then make sure you brush up on the industry and the company. If you’re venturing out and going freelance, a little more knowledge could help you to see what you need to do, when, and for who.
Is there a market for what you want to do?
Are you about to step into an industry that has a lot of interest from others? Will there always be a need for the job in hand. We know that in life only a few things are certain: Birth, death, taxes, and the need for food. Will the job you can see yourself being a part of be around for quite some time? Is there a global, national, or local market that you can satisfy? If there is, you could be onto a winner.
Do you have a back-up plan?
Occasionally things don’t go according to plan. Sometimes even with the greatest intentions and a lot of hard work, things just don’t work out. You need to play things safe where you can, which may mean having a back-up plan. I for one know that if my little business goes under, that my qualifications and experience will get me a job elsewhere. What about you? Do you have a plan that will get you out of trouble? You may need to have one, just in case.
see if you can make the most of what you have. If it looks to be worth the risk and you’re willing to put in the work, then it could be worth a try.