Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.

  • -Andre Gide

"Be faithful to that which exists within yourself." This quote speaks to the importance of staying true to ourselves and our values, even when it's difficult. It reminds us that we each have unique talents, passions, and desires, and that it's important to nurture and embrace these qualities.

Being faithful to ourselves can be challenging at times, especially when we're faced with external pressures and expectations. It's easy to get caught up in the opinions of others and try to conform to what we think they want us to be. But the truth is, the only way to truly be happy and fulfilled is to be true to ourselves.

This means paying attention to what makes us feel alive and excited, and pursuing those things with passion and purpose. It means standing up for what we believe in, even when it's not the popular opinion. And it means being honest with ourselves about our strengths and weaknesses, and working to improve in areas where we may be lacking. The money will come as long as we stay true to ourselves.

That for me was baking! I don't want to sound stereotypical but when I was younger I had the Food Network on replay. I'd watch show after show after show and wished that I could create those delectable dishes. However, I never tried to do it. I wanted to eat the dishes more than make them. I can't quite remember what recipe sparked my baking passion but it was wanting to taste the breads, cakes and pastries that I watched. And in that process of creating something I wanted to taste I felt alive. Also having the option to customize it exactly how I wanted, made the possibilities endless. It meant I could keep creating and continue feeling this joy because there are more combinations than I could complete in a lifetime, which meant a lifetime of happiness! Haha yes I know. A bit over the top but that's genuinly how I feel about baking. And I believe its because its my passion. It brings me true joy and comfort.

So, the next time you're faced with a tough decision or a challenge, remember the quote "Be faithful to that which exists within yourself." It's a reminder to stay true to who you are and to never compromise your values or passions. Even if you think it might pay less, remember anything can make you a lot of money if you're passionate about it.

Any risk takers going against the grain and pursuing your passion? Let me know in the comment section!