A few days ago, I started work on the 2013 design for this blog.
It’s my first ever attempt at a seriously responsive site design (about time, I know). PS: You can help me test it before it releases by joining GDB insiders on facebook.
And last night, after we ate dinner and I spent some time with the family, I found myself really not wanting to go to sleep.
It was the usual time I go to bed.
I was tired.
But I didn’t want to sleep.
I wanted to keep working.
Sure there are millions of people who have to keep working at home, at night, and at the most inconvenient times.
But wanting to keep working?
Was I crazy?
Not crazy, passionate
It was in that moment (late last night) that I realized there’s definitely, as they say, a fine line between passion and insanity.
So what’s the really easy way to tell if you’re passionate enough about what you do to freelance?
Are you passionate enough to freelance?
Ask yourself the following question:
What projects make you stay awake at night with excitement?
Pursue that. If that’s freelancing, be a freelancer. If not, well, you get the point.
If you’re smart, money will follow the passion. You may not be filthy rich, but you’ll be happy. You’ll be excited to wake up every morning, and you too will find yourself staying up late at night letting hour by hour fly by as you feed your passion.
Do you agree? Is this a good measuring stick for success as a freelancer? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.