I believe passion is everything

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It has taken me a short while to come to this conclusion and there are many events that have helped guide me to this decision. I now realize that with a lack of passion it is near impossible to complete anything worthwhile. Coming to college thinking that I already had everything figured out was my first mistake. Meeting with an advisor that is genuinely interested in my well being and future and also just thinking about what makes me happy have helped steer me in the right direction. When I started college I was fresh out of an internship with an optometrist and I was sure that was what I wanted to do when I grew up.

After several college classes, though, I quickly lost interest in this career path. Over the last few years I have thought about many different career paths ranging from naturopathic doctor to osteopathic doctor to even a normal medical doctor but none of them seems to be what I wanted to do. I now realize that I had a lack of passion. I have always wanted to be in the field of helping others and I know that I have a great passion for that, but all of the options that I was thinking about just seemed to be something that I was going to have to force myself to be happy with. As it just so happens I am now on track to revive a bachelor’s of science in nutritional sciences and I am so full of passion that I wouldn’t be able to tell you what it’s like anymore to lack this passion for what I am doing.

My journey helped me realize that I wasn’t happy with the field I was studying, and that I needed to find what I was passionate about for everything to fall into place. Once I stopped thinking about my situation in a white and black kind of way and started looking at possibilities that interested me, I finally felt like I could take control of any situation and excel at what I was working toward. My advice to any and all people would be to find something that you love and to pursue it. It doesn’t matter about the money or the glamour of the job, what really matters is how well you do what you do. And, let’s face it, without passion, you won’t be doing anything well.


About the Author
Clayton Craig

Clayton Craig

Clayton Craig is a junior at Texas Tech University and is currently studying nutrition on a pre-professional/health and wellness track. He loves his jobs at Starbucks, Pearson, and his school’s REC center. He was been a YogaFit certified instructor for a little over three years and enjoys being active and always learning! Once he finishes undergraduate school he plans to move to Chicago to pursue a doctorate of chiropractic degree and someday open his own health and wellness clinic.