I, like so many others in this crazy environment that we live in today am really tired of hearing the same doom and gloom over and over. So my goal to you today is to put some positive thought there for you. Let’s start the New Year off with what we have and be Thankful. Let’s look around us and garner the good from the bad (even evil). Let’s focus on the goals that we have and accomplish something that makes us happy.
My son and his wife are teachers and while this has been a really difficult time for them, they have stayed focused on spending time with my two young grandchildren. This is time that they will not get back and they have not missed the time with the toddlers.
How many times has someone told you to “Follow your passion”? Advice around this topic is given ALL the time. Today, I wanted to explore this advice and maybe dispel some lies and add a little clarity around what passion is.
First, people all the time say they don’t know what their passion is. The reality is most people do not find it, they cultivate it. Most people find something that is interesting and then simply works on whatever that is.
Second, I’m sure you have heard the phrase “Go big or go home.” I read Originals by Adam Grant and the research is completely different. Most people gradually ramp up and take small consistent steps on their interests over a long time. They don’t just quit their day jobs.
Third—Balance. Today, it is heard from a lot of young people that think they can have balance every day. Not true. A friend of mine has a GREAT book called The Fantastic Life. In this book are rules and Rule 18 of his book, The Fantastic Life, is Do Nothing in Moderation. Everyone wants to have clarity and focus so we can spend our most valuable asset, our time, on the most important things in our lives. Life is all about tradeoffs.
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