I never liked the quote... "If you do something you love you'll never work a day in your life"... mainly because I never thought it was true.
Many times people have this concept that working for yourself or doing what you love feels like a vacation. BUT quite frankly, if you're not working hard, you're not getting paid - that's a simple formula for running your own business.
Yes, it takes passion and love for this form of art, because it's not a breeze, it's not luck, it's hard work. I love what I do, I love design, I feel empowered meeting my clients and I'm constantly looking for ways to expand my reach. This can be overwhelming though. This can feel like a lot of work and that's ok because that's exactly what it is - work.
My passion is why I hustle. Some days are harder than others. Heck, any business owner can tell you it's far from easy. But I'm not aspiring to live a life of "no-work," I'm living the life of my dreams and that involves working my butt off (resting when needed) and I'm ok with that.
As dream chasers, we need to understand this concept when creating our business. That's why I always advise my clients and anyone who's asking for advice to always have a hobby, that you love, that in no way will ever become a business. For me this is yoga and creating my own skincare, it brings me the rest of a vacation, and doesn't feel like work. Although I could turn it into a business, I don't want to because I don't have the passion to hustle for it every day. Whereas I do have that hustle for design.
So do what you love - but get ready to put in the work!