How to Follow Your True Passion


They say if you follow your passion you’ll never have to work a day in your life. The thing is, following your passion isn’t the easiest task in the world. That’s why so many people are working dead-end jobs for a living. Often people start out loving something, but they don’t have a clue about what it takes to achieve success. The dead ends and traps that even professionals fall for are unknown to them. Coaching is the answer to this problem.

Coaches are already aware of the problems an industry is rife with. They’re aware of the mistakes that have been made thousands of times by thousands of people. Hence, they can help young and talented people follow their passions and then some.

Above is a picture of Karajan. Herbert von Karajan was one of the most celebrated conductors in history. He was famous for conducting Beethoven, Mozart, Mahler, and nearly every classical composer in the western world. His albums sold 200 million copies and he remains famous to this day.

However, his success as a conductor wouldn’t have been as pronounced if his teacher didn’t encourage him. At the Mozarteum in Salzburg, he was encouraged to pursue conducting by his teacher Paumgartner. After his graduation in 1926, Karajan kept concentrating on his music. His prowess grew and eventually, he became the principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for 34 years.

Even a small word of encouragement can do wonders for a promising talent. At times, you need someone to tell you where to go and what to pursue to make the best use of your talent.

A Coach Can Help During Times of Crisis

Coaches don’t just encourage you when you have potential and when you have drive. They have a tendency to keep encouraging you when you’re down and out. Take the example of Kevin Rooney. He’s a boxing coach who has trained Mike Tyson. However, he also trained Vinny Paz, the middleweight boxer who made a miraculous recovery.

Vinny Paz was injured very severely in his spine and was told he’d never walk again. After that, Kevin Rooney helped him train and get back to his roots to make a full recovery. Not only that, but as a result of that training, Vinny Paz became the middleweight champion of the world. It has been called the greatest comeback in sports history.

So coaching doesn’t just involve training, or encouragement. It involves helping someone achieve their true potential even when they don’t believe in themselves. That’s why it matters so much. Coaches don’t just work with their students; they also understand them. They understand how hard it is to get through everything and keep moving forward.

So coaching isn’t just a luxury for professionals and aspiring leaders, it’s a necessity to make it in life.