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How to Pursue Your Dream While Working to Pay Bills

How to Pursue Your Dream While Working to Pay Bills

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Sara Ramani

Founder & Owner of: From Beginning 2 Trend

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Business and Fashion Writer


Many people are stuck on the conveyor belt of life; wake up, go to work, make money, pay bills. Our society has made it very difficult for us to take time off from our daily lives in order to pursue our passions, but if we don’t what do we have to live for?

Having goals and dreams is huge and even if you’re stuck working forty or more hours per week at a job you can’t stand, there’s still a chance for you to achieve happiness and fulfillment.

1) Set short term (but achievable) goals: setting goals is essential in pursuing your dreams. Oftentimes people focus on the big picture and lose their way because it’s taking too long or they don’t know exactly how to get there. Narrowing down your end game into a handful of small yet achievable goals will help you advance your current situation. For example, if you want to open a consulting business for something you’re good at, start giving advice to friends and coworkers and ask them to spread the word about you. Make it a goal to advise a certain number of people per week and you’ll have people approaching you in no time.

2) Educate yourself: even if you’ve majored in a subject and graduated from school, there’s always something new to learn in every subject. Invest your time into learning all that you can and more about the things you really want go do in life and you’ll feel more confident in your abilities and become an expert in that field.

3) Find people who are where you’d like to be: meeting new people and networking with them will help you gain insight into the life you’ve been dreaming of living. People are often willing to tell their success stories. If you can’t find anyone you know personally, research people who have had success in your particular field online. You should be able to find some biographies and get new ideas on how to get your foot in the door.

4) Don’t give up: it can be very difficult to stay focused on your end game when you’re drowning in work and stress from bills, low paying jobs, and constant sting of regret doesn’t help. It’s important to constantly remind yourself why you are pushing yourself so hard in a temporary work situation. Think about how happy you will be once you have made your dream come true. Use that feeling to motivate yourself to never give up.

If you feel stuck in life and feel unfulfilled because you’re not exactly where you want to be, there’s time to get there. Life should be more than going to work just to pay your bills. If you have a dream you want to pursue go after it because you deserve more!


Article Credits: Sara Ramani

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

(For Beauty, Fashion, Food Bloggers & More)

58 thoughts on “How to Pursue Your Dream While Working to Pay Bills”

  1. Great post! This speaks to me on so many levels. I am that person that set goals to big and get frustrated because it seems like it’s taking for ever to achieve them.

  2. Yeah, I think steadily working on small achievable goals will eventually snowball in realising big dreams- which is super exciting when you think about it! πŸ™‚

  3. I thoroughly enjoyed this and it was very well written and motivating. Growing up I was taught by my father that if you want to eat an elephant, you have to take it on one small piece at a time, otherwise you’ll get discouraged looking at the entire elephant. I literally believe any dream is possible if we set goals and deadlines, otherwise, if we just see the big picture instead of breaking it down into small tasks, we will wither fail or we wont get started at all. Thank you for this. Peace and love to you.

  4. Its been over a year since I quit blogging. Today I woke up with a new focus to follow my passion and start beauty blogging again! I am extremely happy that I have stumbled across this inspiring post! Thank you for the words of wisdom!

  5. An absolutely wonderful reminder, especially about not giving up. I’ve felt like that too many times and I’m exhausted. Having goals and dreams of financial freedom is my wish and I want to have my website be of service to others, network and hopefully gain an income too. I keep at the best I can and every day I feel my heart explode with possibilities and creativity. Fantastic article. Spot on!

  6. I’m really trying to work on the networking/setting short term goals part. Short-term can be hard for me because I’m always thinking ahead, planning epic books. I’m currently writing an epic fantasy novel, as well as developing a sci-fi series. But until then I’m trying to work on gaining exposure through the blogosphere (recently started Medium). I think networking can be one of the most daunting but, in the long run, effective methods of getting your writing out. What were some tactics you used?

  7. Post like these will never get old, because misery is always lurking in the back of my head while working, then with that repeated question “will this be forever” but your post answered my question by saying no its not. Thank you- Kamasduty blog#3

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