I was chatting on-line today with an old friend from high school. We were catching up on each other’s lives over the past 40 or so years. He has spent his career in the public sector working in social services. I told him I had great respect for what he does because I just couldn’t do it. The red tape would drive me nuts! The point is he loves it. He gets great satisfaction from helping people especially when there is no other help available. He has spent his lifetime working in a field he is passionate about.
I have the same luxury. I am truly passionate about what I do. This passion drives me. It has me bounce out of bed every morning. I hear people talk about pursuing their passion. I have found that true passion is not something that needs to be pursued because it is within you. Finding the things in life you are passionate about is like finding an alternate universe. Everything fits. Everything is exciting, alive, inspiring.
Far too often I am asked to give advice. I don’t like giving advice although I love helping people discover the answers. One of the few pieces of advice I can offer is: Find the things in life you are passionate about and do them!