“Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.” –Alan Watts
It’s overly simplistic to say that all you need to do to be successful is to “follow your passion.” It’s and important factor, but not the only one.
Money is a powerful force. Our view of it and need for it impacts our decision making in many — often subconscious — ways. One good way to make sure you’re on track for living a great story is to ask yourself, “What would you be doing if money were no object?”
How would you spend your time? What would be the first thing you did each day? What would be the last thing?
If your story seems to be stalled in neutral, sometimes taking money out of the equation can be a great way to get yourself in gear.