If you weren’t born in the time of flower-power and bell-bottoms, then your parents probably were. And that means you’re likely a believer in following your dreams. But even with the free-love mindset of today’s Millennials, there are still oodles of people who are stuck in jobs they hate. If you’re one of them, take the hint with our 3 Top Reasons to Do What you Love:

1. For yourself

You’ll never know how capable you are of achieving something until you give it a bash. Challenges will come, yes. But you’ll be amazed by how resilient you can be when you love what you do. And that will make you feel really good.

2. For other people

You’ve heard stories about how others followed unorthodox paths and achieved great things, right? Were you inspired? Of course you were. And that’s who you get to become when you do the same. An inspiration to others. Got a few naysayers putting you down? As Walter Bagehot, 19th century economist and journalist, said; “The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

3. For no regrets

If there’s one thing we’ve learnt from people on their deathbeds, it’s that they regret not doing the things they really wanted to do. Following your dreams is one of those things. So, if for no other reason, follow your dreams so you don’t end up a bitter old hag who never took a chance.

There are many reasons to do what you love. From loving yourself to being a beacon in the darkness for others. But at the end of the day, the biggest question is: Can you live with yourself if you don’t?