Take a chance at what you love

Jim Carrey Ace Ventura

Do you love your job? Did you take your job because it is typically considered safer than what you truly wanted to do? Maybe it was hard to find a job doing what you love, or it didn’t make much money and so you took an office job as….an insurance underwriter. Solid pay, consistent hours, and something that gives you the security to raise a family.

Taking no risks makes for a dull life.

Now imagine taking that safe route. You put your passions aside, and have a mediocre life and then you hear those two little words from the boss who you gave too much power to: “You’re FIRED!”

Now you have to scrimp and save and do whatever you can to make ends meet.

So much for a safe job. So much for that job you took to avoid scrimping and saving. Your family now needs to do whatever they can to make ends meet. That job wasn’t really safe at all, and you hated it. No job is really ‘safe’. The safest ‘job’ in my opinion is when you sell your own services, or run your own business, and serve a diverse client-base. Create value for people with your skills, and be adaptable to any circumstances.

“You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance at what you love”

Also save a lot of money so that you always have large cash reserves for a situation anything like that. And become a producer for most of your needs, instead of a consumer. That way your reliance on money is very low and you don’t need to stress about finding an income source right away. (I added that part, but Jim Carrey would agree. I think.)

Listen to this one minute video where Jim Carrey says it best:

Jim Carrey continues to add much value to my life. I enjoyed many of his movies, including Liar Liar, Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura, and The Mask. His stand-up has graced me with many laughs.

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Now, it seems he is really living with his brain, and is giving me great life lessons. What a guy! Here is another great quote:

“I wish everyone could get rich and famous and have everything they ever dreamed of so they would know that’s not the answer.”

It is nice to hear a rich person confirming that money does indeed not buy happiness. He sounds like he is also on a search for a deeper (than the pursuit of money) meaning to life and, being rich, has discovered that it isn’t the answer.

Wise words from a wise man.