Meme: Stress vs. Passion

The optimist in me hopes you’re all on the passion side. The realist hopes you at least have some of the passion side, and only a moderate amount of the stress side. 



On Finding Passion – Be Brave, Don’t Be Stupid

leaves-smallIgnore what everyone else needs, what’s practical, and what’s coming tomorrow. Set it aside and think long and hard about what makes you feel alive. Only once you’ve found it should you worry about how to make it work. It won’t be easy, but you will make it work because it will bring you joy that far outweighs the difficulty of making it happen.

Now, bear with me. I do know that you can’t just throw out everything practical and chase a dream that may or may not make you a living. This post is just about FINDING your passion(s), you can come back down to earth and figure out how those things fit into your life, whether personally or professionally, after you know what your passions are. Continue reading

On Passion

leaves-smallPassion is a fire that burns deep in you; its light shines through your eyes and the warmth of it emanates from you in every interaction.

One of the easiest ways to inspire others is to be inspired yourself, to have passion about the thing at hand. This is especially true in discussions about goal-building or vision setting, but it’s something that will shine through on a daily basis around the things most important to you. Now, I have found that I am a highly passionate person, and for me it is easy to find new passion around a subject whether I’m intending to or not. I am also aware that the identification of passions is not so easy for some other people so I will address both types of people, but first, let’s define passion so we’re all talking about the same thing. If you use a different word to describe the definition below, that’s fine, but know that when I say passion what I mean is the following. Continue reading

A Summation

“We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.” ~Sheryl Sandberg