Why you should change your major

And change your career. And maybe even your mind.

First, I want you to make a list. Which careers do you associate with financial security? Which not?

I bet your list looks much like everyone else’s:
Easy street: lawyer, business, doctor, etc.
A tougher go: artist, social work, teacher, etc.

I’m going to start right here and tell you you’re wrong. (Aren’t I nice?)

Did you ever have a dream you shared with someone and they told you that you’d be better off doing ____? Why did they tell you to not follow your dream? Well, they’re wrong too.

It’s not about what you can do, what other people think you should do, but rather about your passion. If you are passionate about what you’re doing, you’ll do it well, and so well, you maybe actually could make a living doing it.

Life is about challenges and taking risks. When you’re young, you feel invincible. You’re full of passion for changing the world by following your dream.

Then someone gets in your head.

“You won’t make money by doing dream.”

Dream is just a hobby.”

Make up your mind and prepare for that dream. Change your major and change career, and don’t deny your true passion.

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Larry Smith’s TEDx talk Why you will fail to have a great career

Steve Job’s Stanford Commencement Address

12 TED Talks that will change the way you think about your career