Create a shit sandwich to determine if you’re pursuing the right thing
Get a pen and paper.
Write down the passion that you want to pursue forever.
Below your written passion, draw a sandwich. Put two layers in it.
It doesn’t matter if your drawing is very simple as long as you can identify it’s a sandwich.
Label the first layer as the “struggles” section. Then, label the second layer as the “sacrifices” section.
In the first section, write down all the struggles you may experience while pursuing your creative passion.
An example of this is experiencing creative blocks while working on a project.
In the second section, write down all the things you are willing to sacrifice to pursue your creative passion.
For example, it could be sacrificing some time to spend with your creative passion. It could also be giving up some of your hobbies so you can focus more on this.
Review what you’ve written. Imagine that what you drew was an actual sandwich. Ask yourself, “Am I willing to eat this shit sandwich that comes with pursuing the thing that I love the most?”
If you answered yes, it means you are doing the right thing. However, if you answered no, this might not be the right thing for you. In this case, you can try exploring other things.