It’s going to be difficult. Doing what you love requires a lot of effort – especially emotionally. You’re doing something that you believe in and connect with. You’re putting your heart into your work. It’s going to be so much more draining.

It’s extremely risky. Often, doing what you love means taking a risk. You’ll have to step out of your comfort zone, and try new things. You have to put yourself out there and risk rejection. You may have to risk losing money, even.

The people closest to you may not understand what you’re doing or why you’re doing it. Your friends and family want the best for you, but they can’t feel the passion you feel. Your passion is your own, and it’ll be hard for those around you to see what you see and understand why it matters so much to you. They’ll tell you to be more realistic and practical.

The money may not follow. In fact, it probably won’t. You can probably make money it at – but you’ll have to work hard at it, it’s not going to just follow.

The world may not appreciate it. There are going to be lots of people who disagree with your choices and the work you create. You’re going to get criticized, maybe even ridiculed.

But here’s why you should do what you love. All those things could happen anyway. And your choices and journey would be so much more meaningful (to you) when you’re doing what you love.