You hear a lot about “doing what you love, don’t think about the money, it’ll follow”. But half the time, “what you love” does not pay the bills. So you give up and put it on the back burner until a point of time in your life when it’s a little too late to do the “thing” that you think would make you happy.
I think it’s something a lot of people find familiar. A lot of people dream of doing something they love only to be restrained by ‘obstacles’, largely related to the financial aspect and whether they will “succeed” or “not”.
Doing something you love is never an “either or” situation. You can still do what you’ve been curious to try and start what you’ve been itching to start, all while still keeping your day job.
Whether what you start will succeed or not does not matter. It’s the evolution of what you’ve started that matters.
Rarely does anything first started by someone is exactly what they’ll be doing for the rest of their lives.
Rovio, the developer of Angry Birds developed 51 titles before Angry Birds. Apple used to only make computers, then music players, then the iPhone.
If you start doing something you love today, it may not be profitable, but it may evolve into something else that is. The later you put this off, the lesser time you’ll have for this evolution to take place.
Don’t worry about perfection, don’t worry about the problems that may come along. The more time you have, the better your chances. So there’s no better time to start than now.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” ~ Chinese Proverb