Working a full time job has really put things into perspective for me.  It is HARD to have the motivation to do anything after working all day.  Even going to the gym is starting to feel like a chore.  So herein lies my issue: how is it possible to chase your dreams if your dreams aren’t your career?

I’ve read a lot of blogs from people in situations like mine — they want to reach a certain goal, but due to financial situations, must take a full time job that’s completely irrelevant.  And again, finding the energy to continue working after work is hard for them as well.

So would it be better to struggle financially, just to devote all of your time and energy to writing? (or whatever said goal may be).

I’ve heard stories about famous actors, like Nick Canon, living in their cars, struggling to get by for the first few years.  But they were able to transcend the struggle, eventually.

On the other hand, there are thousands of others struggling just as hard to get by that never reach their goals or get discovered.  And on top of that, they’re broke.

It seems like there are only two options for people with big goals in a competitively large market. 

1. Devote all time and effort towards the goal.  Do what you need to get by day to day, but overall concentrate on the goal.

2. Focus on making sure you are financially secure first, then donate whatever time and energy you have left to working towards your goal.

Honestly, I’m not sure which situation is better to be in.  What do you think?