You have to love what you do because if you don't it would just be plain suicide to get up and go to work everyday! When cooking I feel as though it takes on its own life form, something I like to do what I am menu planning is think really deep and connect with myself about how I want something to look and taste. I was having a conversation yesterday with a neighbor of mine and he was telling me that he really hates what he does. I have no idea why you would continue to do things that you HATE to do! To me that would be like eating liver and onions every day for 25 years even though I hate liver and onions. Let me take you through some things that I just don't understand.
1.) You literally only get one chance at life, why would you make it a miserable experience instead of one that is truly amazing? There are a ton of things in the life that you are able to do much more than one time but living life is not one of those things. There are two FACTS in life, you will LIVE and you will DIE. You owe it to yourself to wake up everyday and do what you genuinely enjoy doing.
2.) If you are doing what you love the money and financial freedom will come. There is no double about it. There are people out there that make a ton of money and guess what? They are the creators of their own journey. Nobody ever twisted your hands behind your back and MADE you do what you are doing. Think really hard about how you want to be remembered and also think really hard about how you would spend your last days on earth. You should be remembered as a person who was incredibly happy and you should be content with your last days because you always did whatever you wanted to do.
3.) Never take your work for granted. There are a lot of people out there who are miserable at work because they were told at age 18 that they needed to find a career path or else they would be doomed forever. What a load of crap this is, especially to be telling a young person that has no idea who they even are yet. I am a firm believer that you can do whatever you want to do and create things that can make you happy. Don't get stuck living somebody else's dogma as Steve Jobs once said. Go out there and do what you love to do.
4.) The answer isn't just being able to do one thing. You have to get creative and try new things, if you don't try new things than you will never truly know what you love to do. I often times find myself thinking about what I should be, who I want to become, what I am good at, etc. The problem with this is that is all I am doing... instead of taking massive action and DOING these things, I just sit and think about doing them.
Always remember that having a dream is a normal thing. The difference between people who are happy doing what they do and those that are miserable is that the dreamers created their reality. Meanwhile, a lot of people just dream. Keep pushing yourself to do better, there is always somebody that is going to tell you that you cannot do it. Do not listen to them, they are the people that will stop you from creating your own reality.