Could it be possible some are just not capable to dream? To have passion for something more?
I refuse to believe that.
Over Mexican, conversation was light; about people, life paths, and passions (including mine). Fact: I love these kind of conversations. But this one quickly was doing an unwelcomed balancing act on the border of insulting. In regards to the topic at hand, he stated that we aren’t all suppose to have “that kind of passion.” And that only a “lucky few” are to experience a drive for something more.
Fuming at his passive aggressiveness to those that sacrifice so much to work hard for something different (and indirectly, his undertones pointing to me), it made me start to question. The next few days I rolled the thought around in my head about these “lucky few” and the others that are dreaded to live a path decided by others. I discussed this idea with close friends.
Is passion really only for a few?
After conversations and some extracurricular research, my theory about this thought could be relative to those starting out in a career, green in experience..but also for those who are established, even highly-successful, yet unfulfilled. Maybe they haven’t been introduced/inspired to the idea that they can do more.. (hmm.)
As a natural “pep squad” myself for new ideas that revolutionize past ones and positive, innovative concepts that are born from a place of wanting to help communities be more effective, I encourage you to do your best at whatever it is that makes your heart beat a little faster. From “He raised four kids who became happy, healthy adults,” or “She invented a device that made people’s lives easier.” Do it with fullness.
Because we should be passionate! And because life is awesome when you do what you love and love what you do!
Heres’s 8 thought-provoking questions that can help you find your’s.. http://www.fastcodesign.com/3028946/find-your-passion-with-these-8-thought-provoking-questions
Do you know someone who may wanna read this too? Share it! Because things are more fun when you share ’em anyways.
(Thanks dude for the blog post inspiration ;))
referenced from FastCompany article linked above by Warren Berger